By Tyler Hooks
(Photos Courtesy of JConcepts)
This past weekend the 2018 Southern Nationals were held in West Monroe, Louisiana at Ike Hamilton Convention Center. Over 400 entries raced in over 10 classes.
In pro buggy Adam Drake would take the win over Joe Bornhorst who mounted a late race charge, and TQ Cole Ogden in 3rd. JR Mitch would finish 4th with Dillon Caldwell taking home 5th.
Pro Truggy would see TQ Ryan Lutz retire early while leading, Joe Bornhorst would inherit the lead and the win with Cole Ogden 2nd and Brandon Rose 3rd. Adam Drake and Joseph Quagraine would round out the top 5.
Pro Ebuggy would again see Joe Bornhorst take the win after finishing first in both A1 and A2 with TQ, Ryan Lutz, finishing 2nd. A 3 way tie would occur for 3rd through 5th with Tyler Hooks coming out 3rd, Brandon Rose 4th, and JR Mitch 5th.
Open Buggy: 1st Jonathan Reeves, TQ and 2nd Kody Watson, 3rd Jake French, 4th Cody Avant, 5th Wade Moore
Open Truggy: TQ and 1st Wade Moore, 2nd Kayla Espinel, 3rd Billy Tylaska, 4th Pablo Tejada, 5th Robert Chapman
Open Ebuggy: TQ and First Kody Watson, 2nd Brian Rohde, 3rd Jake French, 4th Mike Ankey, 5th Austin Bauer
Sportsman Buggy: TQ Bryan Glorioso, 1st Tyler Stephens, 2nd Francis Sosing, 3rd Eddie Garza, 4th James Williams, 5th Justin Roy
Sportsman Ebuggy: TQ and 1st James Williams, 2nd Will Kaess, 3rd Phi Nguyen, 4th Ben Lewis, 5th Moe Agha
40+ Buggy: TQ Drew Spurgeon, 1st Shane Ogden, 2nd Jimbo Kvidera, 3rd Jeff Keeton, 4th Billy Tylaska, 5th Kevin Tomsovic
Etruggy: TQ and 1st William Ables, 2nd Joey Bourdon, 3rd AJ Schumacher, 4th John Bernard Jr., 5th Jonathan Reeves
4WD SC: TQ and 1st Boodrow Nicholson, 2nd Bruce McCallum, 3rd Myk Willis, 4th Mark Santa Maria, 5th Peter Labarre