!!! CONGRATULATIONS !!!
Wins the "Super Production Championship"
of the "Diamond Mazda Grand Bayou Road Race Series"
at No Problem Raceway in Louisiana.
to John Walter for wining the "Super Production Championship" in the
2003 Diamond Mazda Grand Bayou Road Race Series at No Problem Raceway
located near Donaldsonville, LA.
The 2003 series was a six race program. John Walter qualified on the
pole for the first three races, winning the first two races and falling
out of the third with a broken rear end. John Centanni out qualified
Walter in the fourth event with his Corvette, but both fell out with
mechanical woes leaving the wins to Scotty Bolduc and his Porsche
996 for the third and fourth races. John Walter again qualified
the pole with the Liberto Cleaners Corvette for the fifth and sixth
races. In the fifth race, Randy
Greff and his Porsche 930 hounded Walter until lapped traffic gave
Greff the opportunity for the pass. John had to settle for a
second place finish. The sixth and final race was all or nothing for
the championship. The start was the most exciting of the year. John
Walter and Scotty Bolduc were side-by-side for the first half lap,
through turns 10 - 14 and onto the main straight, neither giving way to
the other. After a daring side-by-side move
through turn 1, Walter took the lead and never gave it up.
That's not to say that Scotty didn't try. He was never more than
a couple of car lengths from the back of the Liberto Cleaners Corvette,
except when they
moved through slower traffic. It was an exciting race to the end.
The racing in the Grand Bayou Road Race Series is extremely
competitive, as you can tell by the picture below. How many cars do you
see? This is a photo of turn 13 at No Problem Raceway. There are four
cars in this picture. John Walter's Liberto Cleaners Corvette leads
Porsche 930 (only the top of the rear wing is visible), followed by
Scotty Bolduc's white Porsche 996 (the roof is visible to the right
behind Walter's Corvette) and John Centanni's blue Corvette (the rear
of the car is visible to the left).
We at Mike Poupart Motorsports would like to congratulate all the competitors of the 2003 Diamond Mazda Grand Bayou Road Race Series for making it an exciting year. We would like to thank Christian Francois, Lori Vellutini, Patty Poupart, John Walter III and Mary Pat Walter for their crew duties and their support. We look forward to the 2004 series opener in January and wish the best for all of our teams in the coming year.