Racing in St. Louis

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to St. Louis, Missouri for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Mike Salinas (3.68) vs #16 Cameron Ferre (3.97), #2 Billy Torrence (3.69) vs #15 Kyle Wurtzel (3.87), #3 Austin Prock (3.70) vs #14 TJ Zizzo (3.79), #4 Brittany Force (3.70) vs #13 Pat Dakin (3.75), #5 Steve Torrence (3.70) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.75), #6 Leah Pritchett (3.70) vs #11 Antron Brown (3.74), #7 Richie Crampton (3.71) vs #10 Doug Kalitta (3.74) and #8 Clay Millican (3.72) vs #9 Terry McMillen (3.72). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Mike Salinas (3.73) and Terry McMillen (3.78), Pat Dakin (3.79) and Steve Torrence (3.74), Billy Torrence (3.79) and Doug Kalitta (4.28) and Austin Prock (3.74) and Leah Pritchett (3.76). The semifinals were Mike Salinas (3.77) vs Steve Torrence (3.78) and Billy Torrence (3.80) vs Leah Pritchett (3.83). The finals featured Steve Torrence (3.80) and the Capco team and Billy Torrence (3.76) and the Capco team. With the winner being Billy Torrence (3.83). This is Billy’s third win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 John Force (3.84) vs #16 Terry Haddock (4.23), #2 Matt Hagan (3.85) vs #15 Jim Campbell (4.03), #3 Bob Tasca (3.85) vs #14 Cruz Pedregon (4.01), #4 Robert Hight (3.87) vs #13 Bob Bode (3.96), #5 Ron Capps (3.87) vs #12 Blake Alexander (3.96), #6 Jonnie Lindberg (3.87) vs #11 Tim Wilkerson (3.94), #7 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.88) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (3.90) and #8 JR Todd (3.89) vs #9 Jack Beckman (3.89). The winners and who they would face in the second round were John Force (3.93) and JR Todd (3.95), Robert Hight (3.92) and Ron Capps (3.96), Jim Campbell (4.19) and Shawn Langdon (3.90) and Bob Tasca (3.92) and Tim Wilkerson (3.91). The semifinals were JR Todd (3.98) vs Robert Hight (3.98) and Shawn Langdon (5.87) vs Bob Tasca (3.94). The finals featured JR Todd (3.97) and the DHL team and Shawn Langdon (3.95) and the Global Electronic Technology team. With the winner being Shawn Langdon (4.06). This is Shawn’s second win of the season. 

Moving on, we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Erica Enders (6.55) vs #16 Alan Prusiensky (6.64), #2 Jeg Coughlin (6.55) vs #15 Val Smeland (6.63), #3 Jason Line (6.56) vs #14 Steve Graham (6.63), #4 Greg Anderson (6.56) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra Jr (6.63), #5 Deric Kramer (6.57) vs #12 Chris McGaha (6.60), #6 Matt Hartford (6.57) vs #11 Kenny Delco (6.60), #7 Bo Butner (6.57) vs #10 Fernando Cuadra (6.59) and #8 Aaron Stanfield (6.58) vs #9 Alex Laughlin (6.58). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Erica Enders (6.59) and Aaron Stanfield (6.62), Greg Anderson (6.60) and Chris McGaha (6.63), Jeg Coughlin (6.60) and Bo Butner (6.60) and Jason Line (6.59) and Matt Hartford (6.61). The semifinals were Erica Enders (6.61) vs Chris McGaha (6.65) and Bo Butner (6.63) vs Matt Hartford (6.64). The finals featured Erica Enders (6.62) and the Melling team and Matt Hartford (6.64) and the Total Seal team. With the winner being Erica Enders (6.59). This is Erica’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Smith (6.80) vs #16 Jianna Salinas (7.16), #2 Steve Johnson (6.83) vs #15 Andie Rawlings (7.14), #3 Andrew Hines (6.85) vs #14 Michael Ray (6.99), #4 Eddie Krawiec (6.85) vs #13 Kelly Clontz (6.94), #5 Jerry Savoie (6.86) vs #12 Hector Arana Jr (6.93), #6 Angie Smith (6.87) vs #11 Hector Arana (6.93), #7 Angelle Sampey (6.87) vs #10 Scotty Pollacheck (6.89) and #8 Ryan Oehler (6.88) vs #9 Karen Stoffer (6.88). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Smith (6.90) and Karen Stoffer (6.91), Eddie Krawiec (6.87) and Hector Arana Jr (6.93), Steve Johnson (6.85) and Angelle Sampey (6.90) and Andrew Hines (6.87) and Angie Smith (6.93). The semifinals were Karen Stoffer (6.91) vs Eddie Krawiec (6.89) and Steve Johnson (6.91) vs Andrew Hines (6.89). The finals featured Karen Stoffer (6.92) and the Stoffer Enterprises/Suzuki team and Andrew Hines (6.91) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Karen Stoffer (6.86). This is Karen’s first win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA Carolina Nationals, October 11-13 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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

-K

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