Racing in North Carolina- Four Wide Edition

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Charlotte, North Carolina for the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four Wide Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the first quad looked like this; #1 Mike Salinas (3.68) vs #16 Cameron Ferre (10.64), #8 Austin Prock (3.78) and #9 Clay Millican (3.82). Quad number two; #4 Doug Kalitta (3.73) vs #13 Lex Joon (6.87), #5 Leah Pritchett (3.75) and #12 Richie Crampton (4.35). Quad number three; #2 Antron Brown (3.72) vs #15 Dom Lagana (8.60), #7 Brittany Force (3.75) and #10 Scott Palmer (4.10). Quad number four; #3 Terry McMillen (3.72) vs #14 Audrey Worm (7.42), #6 Steve Torrence (3.75) and #11 Spencer Massey (4.13). The winners of the first quad were Clay Millican (3.81) and Mike Salinas (3.76). They were joined in the semifinals by Leah Pritchett (3.77) and Doug Kalitta (3.77). The winners of the third quad were Scott Palmer (3.78) and Dom Lagana (3.79). They were joined in the semifinals by Steve Torrence (3.74) and Terry McMillen (3.81). The finals featured Clay Millican (3.87) and the Denso/Brakes/Parts Plus team, Leah Pritchett (3.94) and the Pennzoil team, Steve Torrence (3.77) and the Capco team and Terry McMillen (3.82) and the Amalie Motor Oil team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.77). Followed by Clay Millican (4.03), Terry McMillen (4.34) and Leah Pritchett (4.43). This is Steve’s first win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the first quad looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.88) vs #16 Bob Gilbertson (4.39), #8 JR Todd (3.97) and #9 Bob Tasca (3.97). Quad number two; #4 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.93) vs #13 Jeff Diehl (4.29), #5 Shawn Langdon (3.94) and #12 Terry Haddock (4.18). Quad number three; #2 Jack Beckman (3.89) vs #15 Dave Richards (4.31), #7 Tim Wilkerson (3.96) and #10 Ron Capps (4.02). Quad number four; #3 John Force (3.90) vs #14 Cruz Pedregon (4.30), #6 Matt Hagan (3.95) and #11 Jonnie Lindberg (4.10). The winners of the first quad were JR Todd (3.96) and Robert Hight (4.61). They were joined in the semifinals by Tommy Johnson Jr (3.97) and Shawn Langdon (3.98). The winners of the third quad were Jack Beckman (3.92) and Tim Wilkerson (3.95). They were joined in the semifinals by John Force (3.92) and Matt Hagan (3.95). The finals featured Robert Hight (3.97) and the AAA team, Shawn Langdon (4.31) and the Global Electronic Technology team, John Force (4.04) and the Peak Antifreeze team and Matt Hagan (3.99) and the Pennzoil team. With the winner being Shawn Langdon (4.12). Followed by Robert Hight (4.15), John Force (4.51) and Matt Hagan (5.25). Not only is this Shawn’s first win of the season, but it’s his first Funny Car win so congrats to him and his team.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the first quad looked like this; #1 Karen Stoffer (6.79) vs #16 Jimmy Underdahl (6.93), #8 Angelle Sampey (6.83) and #9 Cory Reed (6.84). Quad number two; #4 Eddie Krawiec (6.82) vs #13 Ryan Oehler (6.89), #5 Joey Gladstone (6.82) and #12 Steve Johnson (6.89). Quad number three; #2 Hector Arana Jr (6.80) vs #15 Scotty Pollacheck (6.90), #7 Matt Smith (6.83) and #10 Angie Smith (6.84). Quad number four; #3 Andrew Hines (6.81) vs #14 Kelly Clontz (6.90), #6 Jerry Savoie (6.83) and #11 Hector Arana (6.85). The winners of the first quad were Karen Stoffer (6.81) and Cory Reed (6.88). They were joined in the semifinals by Eddie Krawiec (6.88) and Ryan Oehler (6.88). The winners of the third quad were Hector Arana Jr (6.81) and Angie Smith (6.92). They were joined in the semifinals by Andrew Hines (6.84) and Hector Arana (6.87). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (6.75) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team, Ryan Oehler (6.89) and the Flyin’ Ryan Racing/B&K Cylinder Heads team, Andrew Hines (6.82) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Hector Arana Jr (6.92) and the Lucas Oil team. With the winner being Andrew Hines (6.83). Followed by Eddie Krawiec (6.85), Hector Arana Jr (6.90) and Ryan Oehler (6.95). This is Andrew’s second win of the season and 50th career win.

The next race will be the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals, May 3-5 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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

-K

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