Racing News Archives
2006-2007 Grand Bayou
Road Race Series
- November - December, 2006
Patty & Mike Poupart
Photos by Patty Poupart
Apologies are in order for our neglecting to keep
you informed and up-to-date on the race happenings. Life seems to
get in the way for all of us from time-to-time. We will be
recapping the first three events of the 2006-2007 Grand Bayou Road Race
Series. This is something new - the series now runs 6 consecutive
months during the winter. In southern Louisiana, racing in the
winter sure beats the heat during the summer months. It also
frees up drivers and cars to race elsewhere during the rest of the
Mike decided not to drive Allan McDonnel's #44 Viper
GTS this year in order to take care of some personal responsibilities
at home. However, this doesn't keep us away from the track!
We still have drivers and cars that need our attention and TLC at the
events. We certainly can't let our friends down!
We would like to welcome Doug Boozer to the race
series. Doug is a customer of Mike Poupart Motorsports and is
racing his newly acquired #20 Panoz GTS in the GTO class.
We can't remember all of the details of the
beginning of the season. The events have been somewhat
overshadowed by the loss of our friend, Jose' Gonzales, who died in an
automobile accident on the way home from the October event. In
short, Johnny Walter, driving the #98
Super Production Corvette, has won the first three races in the series
and, with three races left, has a good probability of winning another
championship in Super Production. As Doug settles in with his new
car, he has managed a couple of second place finishes in his first two
races and shows improvement each time out. Stay tuned!
We'll have more to come and promise to keep you better informed for the
rest of the season.