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Tonglet defeats WAR teammate Savoie near Dallas

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Pro Stock Motorcycle final round was a battle of White Alligator Racing teammates. LE Tonglet defeated his boss, Jerry Savoie, in the final round of the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.

Tonglet went 6.892 at 194.80 mph to claim the Wally and the Cowboy Hat. Savoie, the owner of WAR, went 6.907 at 193.88 mph.

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider LE Tonglet racing on Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

LE Tonglet racing on Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals (Photo by the NHRA)

“It was just a lot of fun,” Tonglet said. “It was fun in the pit while we were trying to get the bikes cooled off (after semi-finals). Once we came up to the start line though I didn’t even look at him and he didn’t look at me. It was just all business. We’re leading the points now though and we’re not going to look back.”

The Louisiana firefighter when he’s not racing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series held a 9-6 advantage over Savoie in previous events. Each rider had a win against each other in previous final rounds prior to Sunday.

Tonglet got the holeshot over Savoie off of the starting line. Then, he was able to lead throughout the rest of the race.

This is Tonglet’s fourth win of the season. In addition, it is his 20th win of his career.

Plus, Tonglet is the points leader in the Countdown to the Championship. He will now look to hold on to that lead at the zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina next weekend.

The 28-year-old is looking to win his second Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship and first since his rookie campaign in 2010. While WAR won, this may actually be the final round of Savoie’s full-time career.

He is expected to step away from full-time competition at the end of the season to focus on his business in Louisiana.

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