As you can imagine, our Celebrities have learned long ago the power of giving back to their community.             The more we re-invest, the more our community will grow. Coupled with this commitment is their appreciation for our local veterans who have sacrified more than we'll ever know. From all the Racing Fans in Southwest Louisiana, we thank you for your continued inspiration to serve. 
Driving Kart #17 for J&J Exterminating

    While attending LSU Law School Mr. Derosier enlisted in the Marine Corp as a Machine Gunner and spent 11 months in Vietnam
    John DeRosier was awarded the Naval Achievement Medal with Combat “V.” 
    Mr. DeRosier served as City Attorney for Lake Charles and General Counsel for Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
     John DeRosier has served as the District Attorney for Calcasieu Parish since 2005 and today we honor him for serving both his community and his country.

John DeRosier, District Attorney

Driving Kart #13 for Harlow Lawnmower & Lake City Trucking 

- Amie was born and raised here in Lake Charles and is the Anchor of the KPLC Midday Show. 
- She received her race training from her 11-year old son Jackson, who is a NASCAR expert. 
- Amie is proud to represent KPLC 7 NEWS in support of our Local Veterans and the Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission.

Amie Herbert- KPLC Midday Anchor

Driving Kart #5 for Cheniere Kart

 - 2008: Times of Southwest Louisiana’s “Up & Coming Under 40” 
 - 2011: Family & Youth Counseling Agency’s “Philanthropist of the Year

 - 2011: Mayor’s Armed Forces Committee’s “Patriot of the Year Award”
 - 2011: Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Louisiana

           Chapter’s “Philanthropy Day 2011 Honoree” 
           Was elected to the Calcasieu Police Jury
 - 2013: “The Louisiana Distinguished Civilian Service Medal,” presented by  

              the Louisiana National Guard
 - 2017: Elected Mayor of Lake Charles

Mayor Nic Hunter

Driving Kart #9 for Pumpelly Tire Center

 - Dr. Eric Snow is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician and is certified in Applied Clinical Nutrition. 
 - A Lake Charles native, Dr. Snow earned his chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College. 
 - Dr. Snow’s philosophy is simple—A body with a properly functioning nervous system that is provided the specific nutrition it needs will heal in seemingly miraculous ways, thanks to its innate healing ability. 
 - If you’re suffering, chiropractic and nutrition may help restore your health. 
 - His passion is working with people interested in making lifestyle changes for better health and longevity.

Dr. Eric Snow, DC

Driving Kart #12 for Sloppy's Downtown

 - This Cajun Boy started in radio in 1990 following in the footsteps of the man he admired the most...his father, Dave Soileau. Dave had a passion for Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop music and he knew SWLA needed a platform for this heritage music. In March of 2005, Cajun Radio was born. 
 - Mike took his Dad's baton after he passed away and kept his legacy and the music of his heart alive.
 - Today Mike is the Morning Host at Gator 99.5 FM, the #1 station for New Country in Southwest Louisiana.
 - In addition to Country and Cajun music, Mike loves bass fishing, cooking, and having a great time with his family and friends 
 - He’s epitomizes a real home grown Southwest Louisiana native 

Mike Soileau

Driving Kart #70 for Louisiana Radio Communications

- You can catch Stormi from 6-9AM on KBYS 88.3 FM 
- Stormi has teamed up with legendary on-air personality and Vietnam Veteran, Wes Guidry to co-Host of the Generation Gap
- Stormi has worked with her father at for Louisiana Radio Communications 

 - She is a Yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance and teaches classes at Yoga Ya’ll

Stormi Vincent Soileau

Driving Kart #47 for Alfred Miller Contracting 

This amazing young lady has quickly become a pillar in our community
- Lensi has earned prominence as a Master Stylist AND Barber at Signatures Salon in Lake Charles and has truly developed into a hair artist!
- She is committed to her family, friends and clientele
- Above all, Lensi choses to serve her Lord, Jesus Christ and will never compromise her core beliefs 
- Lensi only knows excellence and believes that every day is a blessing to bless others

Lensi White

Driving Kart #7 for Image 360 

 - JP Spees enlisted in the Naval Reserves when he was 17 and went on active duty after 2 semesters at McNeese. 
 - He served aboard the USS Randolph (CVA-15), an aircraft carrier operating in the Mediterranean Sea.
 - J.P. is 84 years young and ready to race today
- We thank you J.P. for your service to your country and to our local veterans today

JP Spees

Driving Kart #1775 for the Armed Forces Recruits 

 - Ty has served our community for over 10 years as a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Officer 
 - For the past two years he has worked as a Patrol Sergeant and Crash Reconstructionist Motor Officer
 - Ty also serves as a Supervisor over the Motor Division and is a Police Radar Instructor
 - He’s been married for 9 years and has two great kids – a 13-yer old daughter and an 8-year old son – BOTH who are very proud of their Dad!

Ty Istre