Author: Pollage, Cody D
Date published: May 20, 2011
NO PROBLEM RACEWAY PARK, Belle Rose, La. (April 23) - Racing returned to No Problem Raceway Park, and there was a good turnout of racers and very close races.
In the Jr. Dragster (age 8-9) final, Blaze LeBlanc took on Bryant Huesers. LeBlanc was .052 on the Tree and went 13.20 on his 13.12 dial to defeat Huesers, who cut a .189 light and went 13.18 on his 12.98 dial.
In Jr. Dragster (10-12), points leader Samuel Hickey advanced to the final by defeating Lemuel Oubre, who went red, and fourthplace Darian Boesch had a bye run. In the final, Hickey was .067 on the Tree and ran an 8.87 on his 8.90 dial to defeat Boesch's .047 light and 8.87 on his 8.90 dial.
Tara Elliser took on Tristian Sholar in the Jr. Dragster (13) final. Elliser reached the final by taking out third-place Trene Cressonie, and Sholar advanced by defeating points leader Jesse Marceaux. In the final, Elliser was .072 on the Tree and went 7.901 on her 7.90 dial to stop Sholar's .103 light and 7.93 on his 7.92 dial.
In Quick 16 action, Michael Schaeffer advanced to the final by taking out second-place Mike Borne, and points leader Paul Lulei had a bye run in the semi's. In the final round, Schaeffer was .079 on the Tree and went 8.23 on his 8.18 dial for the win. Lulei cut a .099 light and went 7.77 on his 7.79 dial in the losing effort.
Joshua Hymel reached the Super Pro final by taking out Charles Laurent, and Norman Griffin advanced by defeating fifth-place John Shea. Hymel, driving his E-Z Chassis, was .012 on the Tree and ran an 8.074 on his 8.07 dial to beat Griffin's .044 light and 9.546 on his 9.54 dial.
In the Non-Electronics final, Roy Latino took on Glenn Waguespack. Latino got to the final by taking out Jim Lee, and second-place Waguespack advanced by defeating Kurt Curole. In the money round, Latino cut a .002 light and ran an 11.40 on his 11.35 dial to defeat Waguespack's .076 reaction and 9.89 on his 9.90 dial.
Johnny Ezell reached the Street final by taking out thirdplace Andre Waguespack, and points leader Cody Pollage advanced by defeating secondplace Ron Boudreaux. In the final round, Ezell was .007 on the Tree and ran an 11.99 on his 11.96 dial to stop Pollage's .057 light and 15.42 on his 15.37 dial.
Shaun Bizette faced Dave Gautreaux in the Motorcycle final. Seventh-place Bizette stopped second-place Randy Guitreau in the semi's, and third-place Gautreaux had the bye. In the final round, Bizette had a .030 reaction and ran an 8.98 on his 8.92 dial to defeat Gautreaux's .064 light and 9.03 on his 8.99 dial.
- Cody D. Pollage