Racing in Ohio

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Norwalk, Ohio for the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.71) vs #16 Lex Joon (4.03), #2 Leah Pritchett (3.71) vs #15 Luigi Novelli (3.93), #3 Mike Salinas (3.72) vs #14 Pat Dakin (3.77), #4 Clay Millican (3.72) vs #13 Doug Kalitta (3.78), #5 Steve Torrence (3.72) vs #12 Jordan Vandergriff (3.77), #6 Terry McMillen (3.73) vs #11 Austin Prock (3.77), #7 Antron Brown (3.74) vs #10 Scott Palmer (3.75) and #8 Richie Crampton (3.74) vs #9 Billy Torrence (3.74). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (3.73) and Billy Torrence (3.74), Doug Kalitta (4.54) and Steve Torrence (3.74), Leah Pritchett (3.80) and Antron Brown (4.17) and Pat Dakin (3.80) and Terry McMillen (3.71). The semifinals were Brittany Force (4.43) vs Steve Torrence (3.83) and Leah Pritchett (3.82) vs Pat Dakin (7.37). The finals featured Steve Torrence (3.82) and the Capco team and Pat Dakin (4.60) and the Commercial Metals Fabricator team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.83). This is Steve’s sixth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Ron Capps (3.87) vs Bob Bode (4.09), #2 John Force (3.88) vs #15 Cruz Pedregon (4.05), #3 Paul Lee (3.91) vs #14 Dale Creasy Jr (4.03), #4 Jack Beckman (3.91) vs #13 Jonnie Lindberg (4.02), #5 Blake Alexander (3.92) vs #12 Shawn Langdon (3.99), #6 Bob Tasca (3.92) vs #11 Matt Hagan (3.94), #7 JR Todd (3.92) vs #10 Robert Hight (3.93) and #8 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92) vs #9 Tim Wilkerson (3.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Ron Capps (3.96) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.28), Jack Beckman (3.95) and Shawn Langdon (4.01), John Force (3.93) and JR Todd (3.97) and Paul Lee (4.01) and Bob Tasca (3.95). The semifinals were Tommy Johnson Jr (4.05) vs Jack Beckman (4.01) and John Force (3.99) vs Bob Tasca (3.99). The finals featured Jack Beckman (4.98) and the Infinite Hero team and Bob Tasca (3.98) and the Ford team. With the winner being Bob Tasca (4.38). This is Bob’s second win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Deric Kramer (6.55) vs #16 Shane Tucker (6.84), #2 Matt Hartford (6.55) vs #15 Kenny Delco (6.72), #3 Chris McGaha (6.56) vs #14 Wally Stroupe (6.66), #4 Jason Line (6.56) vs #13 Val Smeland (6.60), #5 Rodger Brogdon (6.56) vs #12 Alex Laughlin (6.59), #6 Greg Anderson (6.56) vs #11 Fernando Cuadra (6.58), #7 Fernando Cuadra Jr (6.57) vs Bo Butner (6.57) and #8 Jeg Coughlin (6.57) vs #9 Erica Enders (6.57). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Deric Kramer (6.60) and Jeg Coughlin (6.60), Jason Line (6.59) and Alex Laughlin (6.58), Matt Hartford (6.61) and Bo Butner (6.60) and Chris McGaha (6.58) and Greg Anderson (6.60). The semifinals were Jeg Coughlin (6.63) vs Alex Laughlin (6.58) and Bo Butner (6.62) vs Chris McGaha (6.60). The finals featured Alex Laughlin (8.79) and the Havoline team and Chris McGaha (6.61) and the Harlow Sammons team. With the winner being Chris McGaha (6.62). This is Chris’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (6.84) vs #16 Micheal Ray (7.04), #2 Matt Smith (6.84) vs #15 Kelly Clontz (7.02), #3 Andrew Hines (6.85) vs #14 Marc Ingwersen (6.96), #4 Hector Arana Jr (6.86) vs #13 Joey Gladstone (6.96), #5 Scotty Pollacheck (6.88) vs #12 Ryan Oehler (6.96), #6 Angelle Sampey (6.88) vs #11 Karen Stoffer (6.92), #7 Angie Smith (6.88) vs #10 Cory Reed (6.91) and #8 John Hall (6.90) vs #9 Hector Arana (6.90). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawiec (6.86) and John Hall (6.90), Joey Gladstone (6.96) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.90), Matt Smith (6.84) and Angie Smith (6.89) and Andrew Hines (6.86) and Angelle Sampey (6.91). The semifinals were Eddie Krawiec (6.86) vs Scotty Pollacheck (6.94) and Matt Smith (6.90) vs Andrew Hines (6.85). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (6.91) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Andrew Hines (6.86) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Andrew Hines (6.89). This is Andrew’s fifth win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA New England Nationals, July 5-7 in Epping, New Hampshire.

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

-K

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