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Tonglet wins without Savoie at the track

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

This weekend, LE Tonglet was without his team owner Jerry Savoie, who was back home in Louisiana fighting alligators. But that did not matter, as the Louisiana fire fighter got the Pro Stock Motorcycle win without his boss at the track.

Tonglet won with a 6.824 at 195.76 mph pass in his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. He defeated Matt Smith, who was looking to get his first win with his Victory Polaris Magnum bike.

LE Tonglet (Photo by the NHRA)

LE Tonglet (Photo by the NHRA)

Smith went 6.882 at 195.31 mph in the losing effort.

“I didn’t see any win lights throughout qualifying, but seeing them on Sunday is what matters and we are happy with the results,” Tonglet said. “This is huge for us and our position in the point standings, so getting as many wins as possible is definitely our goal.”

Tonglet has gone to three final rounds in the past five events. He won all three of those appearances.

He also won two of the past three events, defeating Hector Arana Jr. at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.

Prior to this final round, Tonglet was 11-9 against Smith. Each rider had a win against the other in the final round.

Tonglet got off to an 0.001 second lead off of the starting line. He then pulled away from Smith as the two went down the track.

This is Tonglet’s 13th career win.

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