MEET OUR CELEBRITIES

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 Pumpelly Tire Center

Hal McMillin was first elected in 1999, and is serving his fifth term as a Police Juror. He served as President of the Police Jury in 2005 and 2009. He served as a Westlake City Councilman from 1995 to 1999, and helped to lead the recovery efforts after Hurricane Rita as Police Jury President in 2005. He works for Levingston Engineers as Business Development Manager. He and his wife, Sue, have five children, Marsha, Boone, Amy, Chris, and Patrick, and four grandchildren - Carter, Kylier, Haydan, and Madison.

Hal McMillin, Police Juror, District 14

Driving Kart #13 for Harlow Lawnmower & Lake City Trucking 

 - The man who puts the Diamonds in Diamond Durrell's
 - Durrell Hudson is the owner of Diamond Durrell's in Lake Charles and Philanthropist.
- For over 26 years, Diamond Durrell's has been one of the most trusted names in jewelry in the Lake Charles region.
 - Along with his staff of professionals Durrell has served generations of families as their trusted jeweler for brilliant diamonds, beautiful fine jewelry, elegant watches, treasured gifts, custom made styles and expert jewelry repairs.
- He is a great sports enthusiast, proud supporter of McNeese State Athletics.

Durrell Hudson

Driving Kart #777 for Coushatta Casino Resort

 - Jonathan became a Tribal Member of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana in June of 2013. 
 - The Coushatta Tribe was officially recognized by the Federal government in 1973 and marked a major turning point in tribal history in 1985 with the election bypopular vote of the first Coushatta tribal government.
 - Jonathan received his Masters Degree from Liberty University in Management 
 - This highly competitive visionary is "In it to Win it" today. He's expecting great results on the track this year.

Jonathan Cernek

Driving Kart #9 for J&J Exterminating
 - Proudly born and raised in SWLA, Russ graduated from Barbe High School in 2001. Go Bucs! 
 - He did try college a few times - 5 times to be exact; He just tells everyone he has a well-rounded education. 
 - Russ became a DJ in middle school in order to get into the dances for free. 
 - Today Russ hosts afternoons on Gator 99.5 FM. Buddy Russ invites you to come join him on the Drive at 5 from 3p-7p, and experience just how random things can get. You’ll enjoy talking music, food, have a few laughs, and probably talk about more food!

Buddy Russ

Driving Kart #12 for Sloppy Ta

 - 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 epitomizes a real home grown Southwest Louisiana native 

Mike Soileau

Driving Kart #70 for Louisiana Radio Communications

 - Last year, Stormi represented Kart #70 and plans to lead the pack of celebrities once again
  - 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 Sonnier

Driving Kart #47 for Alfred Miller Contracting 

 - Returning as the Celebrity Champion from the 2018 Gator Grand Prix, Lensi White is back strongert and more focused than ever to win it all!
 - 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 

 - Big Boy Chill was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA., and hosts "Tha Chill Factory" each weeknight on 107 JAMZ. 
 - In his off time, Chill loves to cook, workout, travel, and spend time with family and friends. 
 - He's also a German Shepherd owner. Tune into "Tha Chill Factory" with Big Boy Chill Monday – Friday from 7 pm - 12 am for the hottest mainstream and underground Hip-Hop and R&B! 

Big Boy Chill

Driving Kart #1775 for the Armed Forces Recruits 

 - Born in from Meridian, Mississippi, Erik moved to Southwest Louisiana in 2001 and feels privileged to be the Brand Manager for 107 JAMZ. 
 - Erik is proud to call Lake Charles his home and was recently promoted to Operations Manager of all 6 stations for Townsquare Media. 
 - Tune into 107.5 FM every weekday afternoon from 2-7 to catch Erik Tee forThe Afternoon Jump Off.
 - Driving Kart #1775 for the US Army Recruits, please welcome the Afternoon Show Host on 107 JAMZ, Erik Tee.

Erik Tee

Meet Our Celebrity Announcer...Mikey O

 - Born and raised in SWLA, Mikey O grew up in Moss Bluff and graduated from Sam Houston High and McNeese
 - He loves the culture of Southwest Louisiana - from the food and music to the southern hospitality!
 - Music is his muse which explains his passion for Radio.
 - This year Mikey O will take center stage at this year's Gator Grand Prix Celebrity Race.