Racing in New Hampshire

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Epping, New Hampshire for the NHRA New England Nationals and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Leah Pritchett (3.74) vs #16 Audrey Worm (5.79), #2 Tony Schumacher (3.74) vs #15 Jim Maroney (4.82), #3 Steve Torrence (3.75) vs #14 Dan Mercier (4.53), #4 Brittany Force (3.77) vs #13 Mike Salinas (4.00), #5 Clay Millican (3.77) vs #12 Antron Brown (3.97), #6 Dom Lagana (3.78) vs #11 Shawn Reed (3.89), #7 Scott Palmer (3.80) vs #10 Richie Crampton (3.88) and #8 Terry McMillen (3.85) vs #9 Doug Kalitta (3.87). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Leah Pritchett (3.94) and Doug Kalitta (4.11), Brittany Force (4.18) and Antron Brown (4.27), Tony Schumacher (3.87) and Richie Crampton (4.29) and Steve Torrence (3.84) and Shawn Reed (3.90). The semifinals were Leah Pritchett (3.88) vs Antron Brown (3.92) and Tony Schumacher (3.90) vs Steve Torrence (3.87). The finals featured Antron Brown (3.95) and the Matco Tools team and Steve Torrence (3.94) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.90). This is Steve’s fifth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.93) vs #16 Terry Haddock (5.87), #2 Jack Beckman (3.95) vs #15 Jeff Diehl (4.31), #3 Shawn Langdon (3.97) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.20), #4 Ron Capps (3.97) vs #13 Courtney Force (4.16), #5 Robert Hight (3.97) vs #12 Bob Tasca (4.12), #6 John Force (3.98) vs #11 Jonnie Lindberg (4.11), #7 JR Todd (4.02) vs #10 Tim Wilkerson (4.10) and #8 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.02) vs #9 Cruz Pedregon (4.04). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Hagan (4.06) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.13), Ron Capps (4.08) and Robert Hight (4.46), Jack Beckman (4.07) and Tim Wilkerson (4.09) and Shawn Langdon (4.15) and John Force (4.14). The semifinals were Matt Hagan (4.23) vs Ron Capps (4.13) and Tim Wilkerson (4.24) vs Shawn Langdon (4.13). The finals featured Matt Hagan (4.11) and the Sandvik Coromant team and Tim Wilkerson (4.11) and the Levi, Ray and Shoup team. With the winner being Matt Hagan (4.15). This is Matt’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.51) vs #16 Val Smeland (7.22), #2 Erica Enders (6.52) vs #15 Alan Prusiensky (6.65), #3 Vincent Nobile (6.52) vs #14 John Gaydosh (6.61), #4 Drew Skillman (6.53) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra (6.59), #5 Tanner Gray (6.54) vs #12 Kenny Delco (6.58), #6 Alex Laughlin (6.54) vs #11 Jason Line (6.56), #7 Bo Butner (6.54) vs #10 Matt Hartford (6.55) and #8 Jeg Coughlin (6.54) vs #9 Chris McGaha (6.54). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.54) and Chris McGaha (6.57), Drew Skillman (6.56) and Kenny Delco (6.61), Erica Enders (6.53) and Matt Hartford (6.58) and Vincent Nobile (6.55) and Jason Line (6.57). The semifinals featured Chris McGaha (6.58) vs Kenny Delco (8.30) and Erica Enders (6.57) vs Vincent Nobile (6.57). The finals featured Chris McGaha (16.76) and the Harlow Sammons team and Erica Enders (6.56) and the Elite Motorsports team. With the winner being Chris McGaha (6.57). This is Chris’s second win of the season.

The next race will be the MOPAR Mile High NHRA Nationals, aka the start of the Western Swing, July 20-22 in Denver, Colorado.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

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