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Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals Comp winner Craig Bourgeois

16 May 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Craig Bourgeois

Four years after winning the Lucas Oil Comp national championship, Craig Bourgeois seems to be on track to win another one after taking down his fourth win of the young season at the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals.

So far this season, Bourgeois has national event wins in Gainesville and Atlanta. He also swept both ends of the South Central Division Lucas Oil Series double-header at the Texas Motorplex and was a runner-up at the Division 4 event in Houston. All told, he’s 23-1 in elimination rounds this season and the only blemish on an otherwise perfect record is a final round red-light against Keith Mawhee in Houston. 

Bourgeois lost .07-second to CIC penalties during his wins against Allen Wilson, Van Puckett, and Ed Federkeil Jr., while opponent Brian Browell entered the final with a clean index. Bourgeois helped make up the difference with a solid .018 light and won with a (-.492) 6.858 to Browell’s quicker (-.512) 7.358.