White Alligator Racing Sweeps Four-Wide

The White Alligator Racing (WAR) team swept number one qualifier and the Pro Stock Motorcycle win at NHRA’s unique and difficult Four-Wide Nationals at Concord, North Carolina’s zMAX Dragway.

Champion Jerry Savoie started things off by riding his Suzuki TL1000 to the number one qualifier with a 6.824 at 196.24 mph. The Louisiana alligator farmer had to face his teammate LE Tonglet in the first round, along with Steve Johnson and Scotty Pollacheck.

Savoie didn’t survive the round, which gave WAR crew chief/tuner Tim Kulungian a chance to solve some new bike issues on Tonglet’s Nitrofish Suzuki.

Between Kulungian’s tuning and Tonglet’s cool-headed racecraft, the team came away with the huge win—Savoie’s first wearing solely his team owner’s cap and not his racing helmet.

“It’s all about focus,” said Savoie.

“I usually stage first when it’s just two of us,” said Tonglet. “In this Four Wide, you wanna get in there and don’t lose focus.”

“LE’s a great driver,” said Kulungian. “He did a great job and we’re really proud to have him as a teammate.”

Watch interviews with Savoie, Kulungian, Tonglet and LE’s dad Gary in this video: https://youtu.be/Ak2ouU_4BHc

Results from zMAX:
http://www.nhra.com/results/2017/nhra-mello-yello-drag-racing-series/1356/detailed-results/pro-stock-motorcycle/e3

Jerry Savoie thanks everyone at Vance & Hines http://vanceandhines.com , PJ1 http://pj1.com/ , Mr. Race Oil http://www.mrraceoil.com/ , Motec http://www.motec.com/ , Denso Spark Plugs http://densoautoparts.com/ , Kenny Koretsky and Nitrofish https://nitrofish.com , tuner Tim Kulungian, crewmen Jeremy Deroche, Steve Zelem, and Chris Parker, his whole family, and the staff of Savoie Alligator Farm.

The White Alligator Racing team races next April 28-30 in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina, USA

  For more information about Jerry Savoie and White Alligator Racing go to http://www.whitealligatorracing.com/
   

For media inquiries: Tim Hailey timhailey@eatmyink.com

 

Find out more about the NHRA at http://www.nhra.com/

 

This report was prepared by Tim Hailey. Enjoy everything there is to read, see and watch about motorcycle drag racing and more at http://www.eatmyink.com

 

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