BELLE ROSE, La. (Feb. 5, 2024) – The NHRA is pleased to announce the return of the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals, a prestigious race for drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series that will take place on March 15-17 at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La.
Featuring the classic crawfish artwork from the 1978 NHRA Cajun Nationals, the race will be the first Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals since the 2015 season. It will take place over three days, giving racers a second SPORTSnationals event in 2024, with the JEGS SPORTSnationals taking place on July 10-13.
Hundreds of sportsman racers from all seven NHRA divisions across the country will return to No Problem Raceway for the Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals this year, with racing taking place in eight different categories. The event will offer more than $150,000 to the race teams, which includes more than $50,000 in contingency offerings. Competitors will also be able to enjoy a unique atmosphere that will celebrate all the exciting distinctions of Cajun culture, making it a special weekend to remember for everyone involved.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun SPORTSnationals back to No Problem Raceway after a 10-year hiatus,” No Problem Raceway Owner Nelson Hoyos said. “Having a company like Laris Motorsports Insurance step up as title sponsor shows their commitment to grassroots racing and highlights the lasting partnerships we’re building. This event is near and dear to us. Our goal is to deliver an experience that embodies Louisiana’s unique culture – think incredible racing with a side of amazing food, music and good times.
“We want to thank the fans, racers, sponsors and staff who worked hard to help bring this race back where it belongs. No Problem Raceway was created to host prominent events like this to celebrate racing and community. We feel honored the Laris family has entrusted us to remake the Cajun SPORTSnationals into something truly special. We can’t wait to show everyone why this race means so much to Louisiana and why it needs to stay at NPR for the long haul. It will be a one-of-a-kind party at the track!”
The event will include racer appreciation meals throughout the weekend, including the popular Cajun cuisine and hospitality from the Hoyos family at No Problem Raceway and the Laris family. Of course, the racing will be non-stop and action-packed all weekend, with stellar spring conditions providing an opportunity for standout runs in Stock and Super Stock throughout eliminations.
Other must-see items at the event include the Right Trailers Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Shootouts, Motorcycle Gambler, Super Shootouts and more. A Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals victory has always held significant prestige, with winners receiving a one-of-a-kind copper Wally. The event will also be streamed for free on NHRA.tv and the NHRA YouTube page.
“Laris Motorsports Insurance is proud to announce its partnering with NHRA and No Problem Raceway to bring the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun SPORTSnationals to No Problem Raceway,” Laris Motorsports Insurance President/Owner Holden Laris said. “Laris Motorsports Insurance takes pride in giving back to the racing community. Our sponsorship of Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun SPORTSnationals is just another way for us to show our appreciation and support of the sportsman racer.”
Laris Motorsports Insurance has been involved in drag racing for more than 60 years, and with more than eight decades in the insurance industry, they boast a wealth of experience, creating the first insurance policy for racers by racers. Their policy provides broad coverage and with an experienced staff well-versed in drag racing, they are able to provide customized solutions to protect a customer’s racing investment.
“The Cajun SPORTSnationals is shaping up to be an incredible weekend for everyone involved, and we’re so thrilled to see the tremendous support from Laris Motorsports Insurance and everyone at No Problem Raceway to make this exciting event happen again,” NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer Brad Gerber said. “It’s such a fun and unique race and Nelson and everyone at the track and Laris will do a great job making everyone feel special and have a memorable three days.”
For more information about Laris Motorsports Insurance and to get a quote, please visit https://qrco.de/bdcknZ. For more information on NHRA, including the 2024 schedule, please visit www.NHRA.com.
About Laris Motorsports Insurance
Laris Motorsports Insurance has revolutionized the insurance and racing worlds by creating the first insurance policy for racers by racers. With 80+ years in the insurance industry and 60+ years’ experience on the drag strip, the Laris family is proud to have created a policy that provides broad coverage and offsets gaps commonly found with other companies. Let Laris Motorsports’ knowledgeable staff and claims department show you why so many people across the US have already chosen Laris Motorsports Insurance to protect their racing investments! For more information visit www.larismotorsportsinsurance.com.
About Lucas Oil
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products was created with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Today, it encompasses the most diversified range of products in the automotive, powersports, marine, industrial, outdoor, and motorsports marketplaces, many of which were created by Forrest Lucas himself. In total, the company boasts more than 300 premium products, representing the largest variety of shelf products of any oil company in the United States with a distribution network across 48 different countries. For more information, please visit www.LucasOil.com.
Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 21 national events featuring the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series and NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, as well as the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, NHRA Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown™, NHRA Holley EFI Factory X and Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock at select national events. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal™. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street® program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League® for youth ages 5 to 17. With 110 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services® (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service, NHRA.tv®, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.