The Southern Nationals were held over the weekend in Louisiana. In the Pro Buggy class Cole Ogden (TLR) took the TQ in the first two rounds of qualifying. The start of the main final then was a toss up; people were switching spots and wrecking everywhere. Cole cased the back double and lost the lead to Ryan Lutz (Tekno) on the first lap, only to regain it after dodging a wreck on the front straight. Cole continued to stretch his lead and lapped the field at about 20 minutes. Around that time, he made small mistake and flipped upside down, the marshall slipped and almost fell on Ogden’s car but stuffed his pipe in the process. Cole flamed out, got refired and got back on the track right in front of the epic second place battle between J.R. Mitch (TLR) and Joe Bornhorst (Tekno). Ultimately Cole maintained a good lead till the finish to take the win from Ryan Lutz in second and Joe Bornhorst in third.
In the Truck class Joe Bornhorst (Tekno) was able to grab a pretty easy win after Cole Ogden (TLR) ran into trouble. At the beginning small mistake dropped him back a couple of places only then to get sent off the track the next lap. Cole was send all the way to 13th and was very close to being lapped. He then put his head down and fought back to second. Ogden was turning fast laps and got the lead down to 6 seconds to finish second behind Joe Bornhorst who was on cruise control.