SC: Series Belle Rose news 2009-03-19

RACERS GEARING UP FOR JEGS CAJUN SPORTSNATIONALS BELLE ROSE, La. (March 19, 2009) -- In preparation for this weekend's JEGS Cajun Sportsnationals, No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La., hosted a media-celebrity challenge today...

RACERS GEARING UP FOR JEGS CAJUN SPORTSNATIONALS

BELLE ROSE, La. (March 19, 2009) -- In preparation for this weekend's JEGS Cajun Sportsnationals, No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La., hosted a media-celebrity challenge today with local media and government officials taking to the quarter-mile dragstrip in Dodge Hemi Trucks provided by Southland Dodge.

In the final round it was Assumption Parish Constable Mr.. Richard "Roach" Arcement taking the win for the second year in a row.

Also making runs today were many of the more than 450 expected NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors for this weekend's event. This is the first stop in the NHRA South Central Division for 2009 with racers vying for NHRA National Championship points and their share of the posted $386,350 in cash and contingency awards.

Qualifying and time trials kick off on Friday at 9 a.m. with Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman, and Top Dragster making passes at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday's action includes a slue of specialty racers for all categories and eliminations are set for Sunday. Spectator tickets are $20 each day which includes a pit pass.

No Problem Raceway Park is a 200-acre, multi-use motorsports park located 55 miles southwest of New Orleans in Assumption Parish on Hwy. 996. Nestled on a ridge in the backwoods of Southern Louisiana, the quarter-mile track sits 12 feet above sea level. In addition to the drag strip, the facility also features a 14-turn, 1.8 mile road course. The track was built in Oct. 2001 by four drag racers with a $5 million initial investment. Pat Joffrion is the track's general manager.

-credit: nhra

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