Racing in Pennsylvania

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Reading, Pennsylvania for the Dodge NHRA Nationals, race number one in the Countdown, and what a fantastic race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, Brittany Force set the new national et record (3.623 @ 331.61), and the ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.62) vs #16 Todd Paton (9.99), #2 Leah Pritchett (3.67) vs #15 Lex Joon (4.80), #3 Doug Kalitta (3.68) vs #14 Smax Smith (4.57), #4 Richie Crampton (3.68) vs #13 Dan Mercier (4.00), #5 Antron Brown (3.68) vs #12 Terry McMillen (3.79), #6 Mike Salinas (3.69) vs #11 Billy Torrence (3.73), #7 Austin Prock (3.69) vs #10 Jordan Vandergriff (3.71) and #8 Steve Torrence (3.69) vs #9 Clay Millican (3.70). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (3.69) and Clay Millican (3.75), Richie Crampton (3.73) and Antron Brown (3.74), Leah Pritchett (3.73) and Austin Prock (3.69) and Doug Kalitta (3.72) and Mike Salinas (3.81). The semifinals were Brittany Force (3.78) vs Richie Crampton (3.78) and Austin Prock (4.73) vs Doug Kalitta (3.74). The finals featured Richie Crampton (4.65) and the DHL team and Doug Kalitta (3.74) and the Mac Tools team. With the winner being Richie Crampton (3.73). This is Richie’s second win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where Ron Capps reset both ends of the track record 3.837 @ 339.28, and the ladder looked like this; #1 Ron Capps (3.83) vs #16 Mike McIntire Jr (4.70), #2 Bob Tasca (3.86) vs #15 John Smith (4.19), #3 Jack Beckman (3.87) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.10), #4 Tim Wilkerson (3.87) vs #13 Terry Haddock (4.09), #5 John Force (3.88) vs #12 Cruz Pedregon (3.97), #6 Robert Hight (3.89) vs #11 Jonnie Lindberg (3.93), #7 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.90) vs #10 JR Todd (3.91) and #8 Shawn Langdon (3.91) vs #9 Matt Hagan (3.91). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Ron Capps (3.90) and Matt Hagan (3.89), Tim Wilkerson (3.92) and John Force (3.93), John Smith (4.28) and JR Todd (3.91) and Jack Beckman (3.90) and Robert Hight (3.91). The semifinals were Ron Capps (3.91) vs John Force (3.94) and JR Todd (3.94) vs Jack Beckman (3.92). The finals featured John Force (3.92) and the Peak team and Jack Beckman (3.91) and the Infinite Hero team. With the winner being Jack Beckman (3.95). This is Jack’s first win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Erica Enders (6.48) vs #16 Dave Miller (6.75), #2 Alex Laughlin (6.48) vs #15 Val Smeland (6.63), #3 Jason Line (6.48) vs #14 Wally Stroupe (6.59), #4 Deric Kramer (6.49) vs #13 Chris McGaha (6.59), #5 Jeg Coughlin (6.49) vs #12 Bob Benza (6.58), #6 Bo Butner (6.51) vs #11 Aaron Stanfield (6.58), #7 Matt Hartford (6.51) vs #10 Greg Anderson (6.53) and #8 Kenny Delco (6.52) vs #9 Fernando Cuadra (6.52). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Erica Enders (6.55) and Fernando Cuadra (6.58), Deric Kramer (6.56) and Jeg Coughlin (6.55), Alex Laughlin (6.56) and Matt Hartford (6.57) and Jason Line (6.54) and Bo Butner (6.54). The semifinals were Fernando Cuadra (6.57) vs Jeg Coughlin (6.56) and Matt Hartford (6.59) vs Jason Line (6.54). The finals featured Fernando Cuadra (6.59) and the Corral Boots team and Jason Line (6.57) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Jason Line (6.55). This is Jason’s second win of the season and his 50th Pro Stock win.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Angelle Sampey (6.76) vs #16 Jianna Salinas (7.31), #2 Andrew Hines (6.77) vs #15 Michael Ray (7.21), #3 Karen Stoffer (6.79) vs #14 Ronald Tornow (7.04), #4 Steve Johnson (6.81) vs #13 Kelly Clontz (6.91), #5 Hector Arana Jr (6.81) vs #12 Ryan Oehler (6.91), #6 Eddie Krawiec (6.81) vs #11 Angie Smith (6.85), #7 Jerry Savoie (6.81) vs #10 Hector Arana (6.85) and #8 Matt Smith (6.82) vs #9 Scotty Pollacheck (6.84). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Angelle Sampey (6.86) and Matt Smith (6.84), Steve Johnson (6.83) and Hector Arana Jr (6.89), Andrew Hines (6.87) and Jerry Savoie (6.80) and Karen Stoffer (6.82) and Eddie Krawiec (6.89). The semifinals were Matt Smith (6.86) vs Steve Johnson (6.85) and Jerry Savoie (6.81) vs Karen Stoffer (6.84). The finals featured Steve Johnson (6.83) and the Steve Johnson Racing/Suzuki team and Jerry Savoie (6.81) and the White Alligator Racing team. With the winner being Jerry Savoie (6.77). This is Jerry’s second win of the season.

The next race will be the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, September 27-29 in Chicago, Illinois.

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

-K

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