Equipment for Race Day Requirements

Mike Poupart Motorsports has the equipment you need to meet your race day requirements!

AMBit Transponders (get your own and don't get left out!) 380.00 for hard-wired
420.00 for rechargeable

Call us for your HANS device and custom fitting. This is now required by GCRS! We can also order all safety equipment, belts, window nets helmets, Hoosier race tires, etc.

Mike Poupart Motorsports
504-472-0400
130 Veterans Blvd., Suite E Kenner, LA 70062 mikepoupartmotorsports.com

Friday, November 28, 2008

GBRS #3 Enduro Announcements

Mike Poupart Motorsports announced today that team driver, Patty Poupart, will be teaming up with Robert von Dullen in the #93 Mazda Miata for the Enduro race being run on November 30, 2008 in conjunction with the 2008-2009 Grand Bayou Race Series event #3. The deal was struck late this afternoon with Chris Wilken, of BCI Motorsports, who is brokering the Miata for owner, David Lastrapes.

Team principal, Mike Poupart, will be teaming up with car owner/driver Bob Jelly in the #77 Spec Miata for the upcoming Enduro event.

A deal was also struck with Mike Poupart Motorsports by Summers Racing to hire team hot-shoe, Robbie Poupart, as a co-driver in the #88 Smoothie King Camaro for the November 30th Enduro. Team/car owner, Mark Summers tapped Poupart early as his co-driver and both are looking forward to the race.

Other Enduro team-ups announced late today include Marshall St. Amant co-driving with Chris Wilken in the BCI Motorsports #0 Porsche 944; and Dennis Gros will be co-driving the #03 BMW with Ricky Ricks.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

24 Hours of LeMons Coming to No Problem Raceway in '09!

Start scouring the junkyards and get your lies, bribes and BS in order. Word has it that a contract has been signed between Pat Joffrion of No Problem Raceway and Jam Lamm, Chief Perpetrator of the 24 Hours of LeMons with a race date set for June 5-7, 2009!

Wow! Crapcan racing in the bayou! Trust me when I tell you that the roughest-looking race car in the Grand Bayou Race Series would be the finest piece of automotive machinery in comparison with the cars that run in the 24 Hours of LeMons. Our GBRS drivers will have the "edge" because it is on our H-O-M-E track!

Check out the rules and start scouting for your LeMons racer. The price is $500 per team and $100 per driver with 4-6 drivers on a team. Be careful that you stay within the "spirit" of the rules or you will face the wrath of the LeMons Supreme Court Justices. Hopefully Judges Phil and Jonny (LeMons Texas '08) will make the trip to the bayou to receive various bribes and issue decrees of cruel & unusual penalties to violators. Who knows, maybe they'll come up with a couple of new penalties in honor of the first 24 Hours of LeMons race in Louisiana!

Stay tuned for more information as we get it!
~Patty

Sunday, November 2, 2008

2008-2009 Grand Bayou Race Series - Event #2

It was a GREAT weekend for racing! The weather was very cooperative and everyone involved in running the event did their job and everything came together as it should.

The Mike Poupart Motorsports team towed the #51 Crapsman Truck up to No Problem Raceway on Saturday, Nov. 1st. Half of the team that raced it in the 24 Hours of LeMons was there and ready to take a few practice laps around NPR to see how the truck handled. In addition to Mike Poupart, Chris Wilken, and Phil LaHaye taking turns, Richard Martin went out for a few laps. I got a little bit of practice in myself in preparation for the next day's race.

On Sunday, Nov. 2nd, I entered the "Danger Ranger" in the Blue Bracket of the Grand Bayou Race Series. I had a GREAT time even though the truck was S-L-O-W! I raced by myself most of the time and tried not to be a rolling road block and drive my line at the same time, especially when the faster traffic came around to pass me. A couple of times I got split on both sides at once! That was a lot of fun! Racing is always more fun in a group!

At least I made an improvement each time I went out in lap times and average speed and, even though it is a bit dejecting to know you are in the slowest vehicle out there, I continued to drive hard. A 4th place finish is nothing to get excited about, but seat time is seat time! Now we need to change to a posi-traction rear end so that the right rear wheel will stay on the ground. It helps to go faster if you have traction! Great race, guys! I enjoy being on the track with all of you!

In the Super Production class, there was an awesome battle going on between the #98 Liberto Cleaners Corvette of Johnny Walter and the #24 Wicker Building Supply Monte Carlo being co-driven by Ralph Wicker and Steven Melton. The Monte Carlo was on the pole for the feature race with Melon behind the wheel. Walter got the jump on him at the green flag and Melton hung on the bumper of the yellow Corvette running some of his fastest lap times. Unfortunately, the #98 expired early with a broken rear end leaving the race and the win to the #24 with an ecstatic Melton to celebrate a Super Production win.

Our next event is on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. See ya at the track!
~Patty

T-Shirts For Sale!

These t-shirts are printed with our logos. The cost is $10.00 each for the short sleeve Aggressive t-shirts and $15.00 each for the long sleeve Mike Poupart Motorsports shirts - plus shipping of $4.00. You can order via e-mail and we accept money orders and Paypal.

#AG1005 - Aggressive Logo Front - 100% Cotton - Ash with Black/Red Silkscreen Logo or Brown/Green/Silver Silkscreen Logo - Sizes L, XL, XXL (Back of Shirt is Blank) - $10.00

#MPM101 - Mike Poupart Motorsports Logo Left Chest - 100% Heavy Cotton - Navy Blue with Embroidered Logo - Sizes XL, XXL (Back of Shirt is Blank) - $15.00

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