Tonglet gets second straight when Savoie breaks

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

White Alligator Racing’s LE Tonglet has won for the second-time since joining this team in the off-season. In fact, both of the wins have come in back-to-back weekends.

Tonglet won the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki with a 6.843 at 194.35 mph pass. He defeated his teammate Jerry Savoie – the reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion – who struggled off of the line.

LE Tonglet (Photo by Marc Gewertz/NHRA)

LE Tonglet (Photo by Marc Gewertz/NHRA)

This is Tonglet’s 12th career win and his second win at this facility.

“I’ve got a great group of guys behind me who get the bike back to running in no time,” Tonglet said. “To be able to go to the third race of the season and get both of ‘em [bikes] in the final round; it is just unbelievable. This won’t be the last time both bikes are in the finals and we’re going to put on a good show.”

This was Savoie’s first final round this season. But he put on a bad showing, as he went 34.292 at 20.68 mph.

In addition, this was Savoie’s 17th career final round. This was Tonglet’s 16th final round.

Tonglet got the holeshot, while his teammate broke shortly after hitting the throttle about five feet.

Despite winning two in a row, Tonglet is not the points leader. Harley-Davidson rider Eddie Krawiec is the points leader with 306, while Tonglet is second with 291.

Fellow Harley-Davidson rider Andrew Hines is third with a 230 points.

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