Racing in Las Vegas

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Dodge NHRA Nationals, the second to last race of the season, and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Leah Pritchett (3.65) vs #16 Cameron Ferre (3.94), #2 Brittany Force (3.65) vs #15 Pat Dakin (3.84), #3 Billy Torrence (3.66) vs #14 Justin Ashley (3.78), #4 Mike Salinas (3.68) vs #13 Clay Millican (3.76), #5 Steve Torrence (3.69) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.75), #6 Terry McMillen (3.70) vs #11 Antron Brown (3.72), #7 Richie Crampton (3.70) vs #10 Austin Prock (3.72) and #8 Shawn Reed (3.70) vs #9 Doug Kalitta (3.72). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Leah Pritchett (3.86) and Doug Kalitta (3.72), Mike Salinas (3.72) and Steve Torrence (3.69), Brittany Force (3.68) and Austin Prock (3.74) and Billy Torrence (3.70) and Terry McMillen (3.73). The semifinals were Doug Kalitta (3.73) vs Steve Torrence (3.71) and Brittany Force (3.70) vs Billy Torrence (3.72). The finals featured Steve Torrence (3.68) and the Capco team and Brittany Force (3.71) and the Advanced Auto Parts team. With the winner being Brittany Force (3.65). This is Brittany’s second win of the season. Not only did Brittany leave with the win and close the gap in the points but she set a new national speed record at 338.17.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jack Beckman (3.83) vs #16 Terry Haddock (4.14), #2 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.84) vs #15 Jim Campbell (4.07), #3 John Force (3.85) vs #14 Steven Densham (4.02), #4 JR Todd (3.85) vs #13 Jonnie Lindberg (3.94), #5 Shawn Langdon (3.86) vs #12 Cruz Pedregon (3.92), #6 Bob Tasca (3.86) vs #11 Ron Capps (3.90), #7 Matt Hagan (3.87) vs #10 Paul Lee (3.88) and #8 Robert Hight (3.87) vs #9 Tim Wilkerson (3.88). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jack Beckman (3.87) and Robert Hight (3.89), Jonnie Lindberg (3.89) and Cruz Pedregon (4.01), Tommy Johnson Jr (3.89) and Matt Hagan (3.90) and John Force (3.92) and Bob Tasca (3.91). The semifinals were Jack Beckman (3.90) vs Jonnie Lindberg (3.89) and Matt Hagan (3.86) vs Bob Tasca (3.89). The finals featured Jonnie Lindberg (3.93) and the Head Inc team and Matt Hagan (3.88) and the Dodge team. With the winner being Matt Hagan (3.87). This is Matt’s fourth win this season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.58) vs #16 Cristian Cuadra (6.67), #2 Erica Enders (6.58) vs #15 Steve Graham (6.66), #3 Bo Butner (6.59) vs #14 Val Smeland (6.66), #4 Aaron Stanfield (6.59) vs #13 Shane Tucker (6.65), #5 Jeg Coughlin (6.59) vs #12 Fernando Cuadra (6.62), #6 Deric Kramer (6.60) vs #11 Kenny Delco (6.62), #7 Chris McGaha (6.60) vs #10 Alex Laughlin (6.62) and #8 Jason Line (6.60) vs #9 Matt Hartford (6.62). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.60) and Jason Line (6.62), Aaron Stanfield (6.65) and Jeg Coughlin (6.62), Erica Enders (6.63) and Alex Laughlin (6.63) and Bo Butner (6.61) and Kenny Delco (6.62). The semifinals were Jason Line (6.64) vs Jeg Coughlin (6.62) and Erica Enders (6.63) vs Bo Butner (6.62). The finals featured Jeg Coughlin (6.63) and the Jeg’s team and Erica Enders (6.63) and the Melling team. With the winner being Erica Enders (6.61). This is Erica’s second win of the season and the 150th female pro win.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Smith (6.84) vs #16 Katie Sullivan (7.04), #2 Steve Johnson (6.84) vs #15 Ronald Tornow (7.04), #3 Eddie Krawiec (6.86) vs #14 Kelly Clontz (6.99), #4 Andrew Hines (6.86) vs #13 Melissa Surber (6.94), #5 Jerry Savoie (6.87) vs #12 Ryan Oehler (6.94), #6 Scotty Pollacheck (6.87) vs #11 Hector Arana (6.93), #7 Angelle Sampey (6.87) vs #10 Hector Arana Jr (6.93) and #8 Karen Stoffer (6.89) vs #9 Angie Smith (6.92). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Smith (6.89) and Angie Smith (6.99), Andrew Hines (6.91) and Jerry Savoie (6.87), Steve Johnson (6.86) and Angelle Sampey (6.91) and Eddie Krawiec (6.90) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.91). The semifinals were Matt Smith (6.90) vs Andrew Hines (6.93) and Steve Johnson (6.88) vs Scotty Pollacheck (6.92). The finals featured Matt Smith (6.89) and the Denso team and Steve Johnson (6.87) and the Steve Johnson Racing/Suzuki team. With the winner being Matt Smith (6.85). This is Matt’s second win of the season.

The next race will be the Auto Club NHRA Finals, November 14-17 in Pomona, California. Points and a half will be awarded and the battle in each category is tight, it’s a race you won’t want to miss.

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

-K

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