Over three dozen drivers entered the inaugural road course style Enduro on Saturday afternoon at Five Flags Speedway.  The race, which was dubbed the “Sweat Hogg Grand Prix,” encouraged endurance with it’s two-hour format . With entry’s from all over the south and as far away as Missouri the event was ultimately a success.  The field was full of colorful and characterful schemed rides.  It also featured many local stars such as UMP modified hot shoe Ryan Fowler of Pace, Fl and Mississippi Street Stock Series stand out Branden Harris .

 

The road course was filled with tight twists and turns and also included two sharp left hand turns that made for some great three and four wide racing at times. The field thinned gradually throughout the race due to overheating engines , flat tires, and other mechanical issues.

 

When the two-hour mark was reached it was Ricky Johnson going into the history books as the winner of the inaugural $1,000-to-win Sweat Hogg Grand Priix. John Hunn of St. Louis , Missouri took the runner-up spot after driving nearly a thousand miles to make the race. Sebastian Martin of Amite, Louisiana finished third followed by Branden Harris in fourth.

 

-By Jody Salter, Street Stock Nation – Twitter: @StreetStkNation

-Photo credit: Street Stock Nation/Speed51.com

Inaugural Sweat Hogg Grand Prix at Five Flags a Success