2021 Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented By Pennzoil

The 2021 Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals held at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, TX was a soggy affair coupled with some outstanding performances. Several Louisiana racers enjoyed a successful weekend as Darian Boesch of Kenner defended his Top Sportsman title from a year ago and Ross Laris of Raceland took home the Top Dragster trophy. Other Louisiana racers made their presence felt throughout the sportsman categories while the Fuel categories were dominated by familiar faces. Complete results can be found at NHRA.com

Ross Laris of Raceland took home the Top Dragster title with a 6.12 – 217 mph pass in the final round
Richard Hogan (l) and Bobby Lagana (r) tuned Steve Torrence to yet another event win in Top Fuel
Josh Hart experienced a massive blower explosion in the first round of Top Fuel competition
Robert Hight grabbed the win in Funny Car over Ron Capps with a solid 3.91 – 327 mph run
Marrero’s Mark Jones continues to progress with his new car, bowing out in the 3rd round of Top Dragster.
2020 World Competition Eliminator Champion Craig Bourgeois of Metairie made an early exit from competition when he turned on the red light in round one
Kyle Firestone advanced to the third round in Top Sportsman in his beautiful 1951 Chevy
St. Amant’s Cole Prejean advanced to round two of Top Sportsman in his ’99 Pontiac
Top Fuel driver Justin Ashley advanced to round two with a 3.77 – 317 mph win over Leah Pruett
Defending event and World Champion Darian Boesch of Kenner took home the title in Top Sportsman, piloting his beautiful 2018 Camaro to a 6.30 – 216 mph final round run.
Steve Torrence claimed his third Top Fuel win of the season.
Ron Capps raced to a runner up finish in Funny Car.
Derek Kramer lost a tire shaking affair to Matt Hartford in the Pro Stock final
Craig Bourgeois (pictured) and Darian Boesch picked up their World Championship rings during a pre-race ceremony on Sunday
Doug Kalitta advanced to the final round of Top Fuel before losing a tire smoking contest with Steve Torrence