BELLE ROSE, La. (March 18) — The JEGS Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals got under way Friday at No Problem Raceway with a big contingent from Team JEGS among the whopping 510 cars entered in the event.

Qualifying dominated Friday’s racing, but a few classes held started class eliminations.

Jerry Emmons made his way past the fourth round of Stock Eliminator class racing late in the evening by beating Jeff Adkinson. Emmons cut a .003 second light to start a pass of 10.349 seconds at 126.67 mph to Adkinson’s 10.377 at 117.08 mph with a .052 light.

In Super Stock, No. 1 qualifier Jerry Silveus made it through three rounds of the bracket with a highlight victory over Todd Frantz. Silveus cruised through with a 9.247 second pass at 141.47 mph. Frantz encountered trouble and coasted through with a 15.511 at 54.91 mph.

Team JEGS’ Mike Coughlin was No. 6 in Top Sportsman qualifying with a 6.677 at 209.85 mph. His brother Jeg Jr., sister-in-law-to-be Samantha Kenny, and nephew Troy Jr. all made passes in Super Comp, while another nephew, Jack, got off to a very quick start in his Junior Dragster.

Racing continues Saturday and Sunday at No Problem Raceway. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day with action kicking off at 9 a.m. Saturday’s action will see final qualifying in Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman, and Top Dragster along with a variety of specialty race activities.

Tickets are $20 each day. For more information, call No Problem Raceway, 985-369-3692 or visit www.noproblemraceway.com.

Friday results:
COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Lee Adkins, Linden, Tenn., ’68 Camaro, A/PM, 6.249 seconds, -0.711 (under index)
2) Larry Pritchett, Clarkrange, Tenn., ’07 Sunfire, B/SM, 7.998, -0.682
3) Kevin Self, Caddo, Okla., ’32 Bantam, F/EA, 7.810, -0.680
4) Chase Williams, Carthage, Texas, ’09 GXP, E/A, 7.655, -0.655
5) Robert Hass, Houston, Texas, ’08 Stratus, B/AP, 7.181, -0.639
6) Steve Szupka, Willow Groove, Pa., dragster, G/EA, 8.165, -0.635
7) Grant Lewis, Jesup, Ga., ’05 Grand Am, H/AA, 8.547, -0.633
8) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., ’32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.207, -0.633
9) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., ’07 GTO, D/AA, 7.542, -0.628
10) Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, B/DA, 6.765, -0.625

SUPER STOCK
1) Jerry Silveus, Van Buren, Ohio, ’05 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.253 seconds, -1.147 (under index)
2) Gary Summers, Franklin, Ky., ’85 Mustang, SS/N, 10.880, -1.070
3) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., ’10 Mustang, SS/EA, 9.282, -1.068
4) Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., ’09 Cobalt, SS/DM, 8.730, -1.020
5) Irvin Johns, Charlestown, Ind., ’08 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.238, -1.012
6) Jeff Colvert, Arkadelphia, Ark., ’69 Mustang, SS/G, 9.444, -1.006
7) Mark Nowicki, Gaylord, Mich., ’98 Avenger, GT/EA, 9.645, -1.005
8) Anthony Bongiovanni, Rockaway, N.J., ’08 Mustang, SS/CA, 9.060, -0.990
9) Gary Coccaro, Panama City, Fla., ’05 Sunfire, SS/BS, 8.686, -0.964
10) Randy Hopkins, Scandia, Minn., ’10 Mustang, SS/AA, 8.745, -0.955
STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jeff Teuton, Houma, La., ’09 Challenger, H/SA, 10.846 seconds, -1.304 (under index)
2) Bob Shaw, Sedalia, Mo., ’77 Seville, U/SA, 13.789, -1.061
3) Danny Byrd, Sikeston, Mo., ’66 Chevy II, D/S, 10.472, -1.028
4) Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, ’73 Duster, F/SA, 10.831, -1.019
5) Bill McClister, Shoreacres, Texas, ’72 Mustang, E/SA, 10.719, -0.981
6) John Duzac, Covington, La., ’67 Camaro, D/S, 10.534, -0.966
7) Sam Pourciau, Walker, La., ’00 Z28, C/SA, 10.445, -0.955
8) Chris Stewart, Ridgeland, Miss., ’90 Firebird, I/SA, 11.345, -0.955
9) Joseph Teuton, Houma, La., ’11 Challenger, AA/SA, 9.647, -0.953
10) Tyler Wudarczyk, Wamego, Kan., ’70 Camaro, D/SA, 10.610, -0.940
TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., ’08 GTO, 6.347 seconds, 220.26 mph
2) Earl Folse, Raceland, La., ’68 Camaro, 6.620, 208.65
3) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., ’07 GTO, 6.638, 208.49
4) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., ’01 S-10, 6.653, 203.71
5) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., ’10 GXP, 6.672, 208.97
6) Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, ’06 Cobalt, 6.677, 209.85
7) Tommy Turner, Naples, Fla., ’06 GTO, 6.725, 209.72
8) Joseph Mohana, Bourg, La., ’70 Camaro, 6.781, 203.89
9) Steve Benoit, Scott, La., ’02 Camaro, 6.785, 194.72
10) Curt Fredrich, Burlington, Wis., ’68 Camaro, 6.878, 199.40
TOP DRAGSTER
1) Michael Kile, Westlake, La., dragster, 6.450 seconds, 215.79 mph
2) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., dragster, 6.468, 212.83
3) Pete Vicari, Marrero, La., dragster, 6.492, 207.91
4) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.536, 206.64
5) Robert Cool, La Place, La., dragster, 6.536, 201.94
6) Allen Constantine, La Place, La., dragster, 6.555, 205.98
7) Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., dragster, 6.564, 211.46
8) Chase Murray, Orange, Texas, dragster, 6.571, 209.01
9) Rob Moser, Portland, Ind., dragster, 6.578, 202.21
10) Robert Lejeune, Lafayette, La., dragster, 6.588, 209.56
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Jacob Verscla, Kewanee, Ill., ’78 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.002 seconds reaction time
2) Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, ’09 Koenig, ETMX, 0.003
3) Mike McCullah, Houston, Texas, ’00 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.004
4) Brandon Bruner, Abita Springs, La., ’04 Timblin, ETMX, 0.004
5) Ronnie Harris, Metarie, La., ’03 Harley, ETMX, 0.005
6) Chad Isley, Charleston, Ill., unknown, ETMX, 0.007
7) Mike Hamby, Loheens, La., ’89 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.007
8) James Enloe, Prairieville, La., ’00 Bandit, ETMX, 0.010
9) Bruce Sampson, Forest Lake, Minn., ’85 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.011
10) Dave Gautreaux, River Ridge, La., ’03 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.017

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