Drag Racing Posts Update

Hi everyone,

I know that there are a few people who read the NHRA posts I write here and I wanted to give an update. From now on I will be posting those to DriveTribe and I will leave a link for that.

Until next time, thanks for reading and I’m very happy drag racing is back :).

-K

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Racing in Phoenix

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Phoenix, Arizona for the NHRA Arizona Nationals and with 3 sessions of qualifying due to rain and more red lights than I’ve seen in a long time it was a very interesting race.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.67) vs #16 Terry Totten (4.12), #2 Steve Torrence (3.67) vs #15 Jim Maroney (4.01), #3 Leah Pruett (3.68) vs #14 Doug Foley (3.87), #4 Terry McMillen (3.69) vs #13 Antron Brown (3.78), #5 Justin Ashley (3.70) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.77), #6 Billy Torrence (3.71) vs #11 Austin Prock (3.77), #7 Shawn Langdon (3.73) vs #10 Clay Millican (3.77) and #8 Doug Kalitta (3.74) vs #9 Shawn Reed (3.74). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (3.64) and Doug Kalitta (3.71), Antron Brown (3.72) and Justin Ashley (3.71), Steve Torrence (3.71) and Shawn Langdon (3.71) and Leah Pruett (3.65) and Billy Torrence (3.68). The semifinals were Doug Kalitta (3.69) vs Antron Brown (3.72) and Steve Torrence (4.57) vs Billy Torrence (3.70). The finals featured Doug Kalitta (3.67) and the Mac Tools team and Steve Torrence (3.64) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.67). This is Steve’s first win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.85) vs Jeff Diehl (6.98), #2 John Force (3.86) vs #15 Terry Haddock (5.61), #3 Robert Hight (3.86) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.35), #4 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.86) vs #13 Paul Lee (4.25), #5 Bob Tasca (3.88) vs #12 Blake Alexander (3.97), #6 Jack Beckman (3.88) vs #11 Cruz Pedregon (3.96), #7 Tim Wilkerson (3.88) vs #10 Alexis DeJoria (3.91) and #8 Ron Capps (3.89) vs #9 JR Todd (3.91). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeff Diehl and Ron Capps (3.90), Tommy Johnson Jr (3.87) and Bob Tasca (4.21), John Force (3.84) and Tim Wilkerson (3.97) and Jim Campbell (4.59) and Jack Beckman (4.05). The semifinals were Ron Capps (4.18) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (3.86) and John Force (3.89) vs Jack Beckman (3.89). The finals featured Tommy Johnson Jr (3.87) and the MD Anderson Cancer Center team and Jack Beckman (3.88) and the Infinite Hero team. With the winner being Tommy Johnson Jr (3.88). This is Tommy’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.53) vs #16 Marty Robertson (6.69), #2 Erica Enders (6.55) vs #15 Fernando Cuadra Jr (6.65), #3 Aaron Stanfield (6.56) vs #14 Cristian Cuadra (6.64), #4 Kenny Delco (6.57) vs #13 Alan Prusiensky (6.63), #5 Bo Butner (6.58) vs #12 Val Smeland (6.63), #6 Jason Line (6.58) vs #11 Deric Kramer (6.59), #7 Chris McGaha (6.58) vs #10 Greg Anderson (6.59) and #8 Matt Hartford (6.58) vs #9 Alex Laughlin (6.58). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.53) and Alex Laughlin (6.54), Kenny Delco (6.60) and Bo Butner (10.10), Erica Enders (6.53) and Chris McGaha (6.58) and Cristian Cuadra (6.63) and Jason Line (6.64). The semifinals were Alex Laughlin (6.54) vs Bo Butner (6.86) and Erica Enders (6.52) vs Jason Line (6.58). The finals featured Bo Butner (7.26) and the Jim Butner Auto team and Erica Enders (6.55) and the Melling Performance team. With the winner being Erica Enders (6.53). This is Erica’s first win of the season.

The next race will be the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 12-15 in Gainesville, Florida.

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

-K

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Racing In Pomona- 2020 Season Opener Edition

Hi everyone,

Welcome back! This weeks race took us to Pomona, California for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and what a race it was. This weekend saw the retirement announcement of Jeg Coughlin, the return of Alexis DeJoria to Funny Car, the return of Shawn Langdon to Top Fuel and the absence of Torrence Racing.

Starting with Top Fuel, there was a 13 car field. Steve and Billy Torrence skipped this race for unknown reasons and Scott Palmer who gets technical support from Torrence Racing also pulled out. The ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.65), #2 Austin Prock (3.68) vs #13 Cameron Ferre (4.32), #3 Leah Pruett (3.68) vs #12 Jim Maroney (4.03), #4 Shawn Langdon (3.69) vs #11 Justin Ashley (3.96), #5 Doug Kalitta (3.74) vs #10 Brandon Welch (3.84), #6 Shawn Reed (3.77) vs #9 Antron Brown (3.78) and #7 Terry McMillen (3.74) vs #8 Clay Millican (3.75). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (8.64) and Clay Millican (3.73), Justin Ashley (3.72) and Doug Kalitta (3.88), Austin Prock (4.00) and Leah Pruett (3.65) and Shawn Reed (3.92). The semifinals were Brittany Force (3.68) vs Doug Kalitta (3.70) and Austin Prock (3.67) vs Leah Pruett (3.68). The finals featured Doug Kalitta (3.67) and the Mac Tools team and Austin Prock (3.67) and the Montana Brand/Rocky Mountain Twist team. With the winner being Doug Kalitta (3.69).

Next we have Funny Car where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.84) vs #16 Alex Miladinovich (4.55), #2 Jack Beckman (3.85) vs #15 Steven Densham (4.36), #3 Robert Hight (3.86) vs #14 Terry Haddock (4.10), #4 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.88) vs #13 Cruz Pedregon (4.03), #5 John Force (3.88) vs #12 Bob Bode (3.98), #6 Paul Lee (3.91) vs #11 Alexis DeJoria (3.95), #7 Ron Capps (3.91) vs #10 Bob Tasca (3.94) and #8 JR Todd (3.91) vs #9 Tim Wilkerson (3.91). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Hagan (3.91) and Tim Wilkerson (3.87), Tommy Johnson Jr (3.87) and John Force (3.87), Jack Beckman (4.29) and Ron Capps (5.24) and Robert Hight (8.36) and Alexis DeJoria (3.92). The semifinals were Matt Hagan (4.04) vs John Force (4.01) and Jack Beckman (3.87) vs Alexis DeJoria (5.38). The finals featured John Force (3.92) and the Peak team and Jack Beckman (3.84) and the Infinite Hero team. With the winner being Jack Beckman (3.83).

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.52) vs #16 Joey Grose (6.64), #2 Deric Kramer (6.54) vs #15 Fernando Cuadra Jr (6.63), #3 Erica Enders (6.55) vs #14 Cristian Cuadra (6.61), #4 Kenny Delco (6.55) vs #13 Val Smeland (6.61), #5 Bo Butner (6.55) vs #12 Steve Graham (6.59), #6 Aaron Stanfield (6.55) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.57), #7 Jason Line (6.55) vs #10 Alex Laughlin (6.56) and #8 Greg Anderson (6.56) vs #9 Chris McGaha (6.56). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.54) and Chris McGaha (6.59), Kenny Delco (6.55) and Steve Graham (6.61), Fernando Cuadra Jr (6.69) and Jason Line (6.56) and Erica Enders (7.42) and Matt Hartford (6.62). The semifinals were Jeg Coughlin (6.54) vs Kenny Delco (6.59) and Jason Line (6.57) vs Erica Enders (6.58). The finals featured Jeg Coughlin (6.53) and the Jegs team and Jason Line (6.58) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Jeg Coughlin (6.52).

The next race will be the NHRA Arizona Nationals, February 21-23 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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

-K

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Racing in Pomona: Champions edition

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Pomona, California for the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the last race of the year and champions were crowned. If you want to read about the race in detail see my previous post. In this one I’m going to be talking about each class champion and the season they had.

Top Fuel Champion: Steve Torrence

Team and Sponsor: Torrence Racing and Capco

Wins this season: 9

Championships: 2

Funny Car Champion: Robert Hight

Team and Sponsor: John Force Racing and AAA

Wins this season: 6

Championships: 3

Pro Stock Champion: Erica Enders

Team and Sponsor: Elite and Melling

Wins this season: 2

Championships: 3

Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion: Andrew Hines

Team and Sponsor: Vance and Hines and Harley Davidson

Wins this season: 8

Championships: 6

If you want to congratulate any of the champions here are they Twitter handles:

Steve Torrence: @SteveTorrence

Robert Hight: @roberthight7000

Erica Enders: @erica_enders

Andrew Hines: @AndrewHinesPSM

Until next time, huge congrats to the champions and it’s been a great season :).

-K

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Racing in Pomona: Finals edition

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Pomona, California for the Auto Club NHRA Finals and a lot went down. I am going to note first off that yesterday marked Richie Crampton’s last race with Kalitta Motorsports. I wish him the best and hope that he’s able to find another ride in the future. Now for the big thing, if you watched the race and even if you didn’t but you have any sort of social media, then you will have seen the altercation between Steve Torrence and Cameron Ferre that resulted in Steve hitting Cameron in the face. When I write these posts I keep my personal feelings out of it and I’m going to do that here as well. But I will say that the fans that were at the race and the fans all across the internet have been telling Steve and the NHRA exactly what they think and what they think should be done. It’s been a while since I’ve seen so many race fans, not just drag racing fans, united and agreeing on a situation which says something.

So, on to the actual racing and starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Torrence (3.68) vs #16 Cameron Ferre (3.95), #2 Leah Pritchett (3.69) vs #15 Scott Palmer (3.77), #3 Clay Millican (3.69) vs #14 Justin Ashley (3.76), #4 Mike Salinas (3.69) vs #13 Richie Crampton (3.75), #5 Billy Torrence (3.70) vs #12 Shawn Reed (3.74), #6 Doug Kalitta (3.71) vs #11 Terry McMillen (3.73), #7 Jordan Vandergriff (3.71) vs #10 Austin Prock (3.73) and #8 Brittany Force (3.72) vs #9 Antron Brown (3.72). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Steve Torrence (3.73) and Brittany Force (4.07), Richie Crampton (4.20) and Shawn Reed (4.27), Leah Pritchett (3.75) and Jordan Vandergriff (3.72) and Justin Ashley (4.36) and Doug Kalitta (3.74). The semifinals were Steve Torrence (3.74) vs Richie Crampton (3.79) and Leah Pritchett (3.74) vs Doug Kalitta (4.06). The finals featured Richie Crampton (3.76) and the DHL team and Doug Kalitta (3.73) and the Mac Tools team. With the winner being Doug Kalitta (3.71). This is Doug’s  third win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.87) vs #16 Jonnie Lindberg (4.39), #2 Jack Beckman (3.87) vs #15 John Hale (4.34), #3 Tim Wilkerson (3.87) vs #14 Steven Densham (4.12), #4 Shawn Langdon (3.89) vs #13 Jeff Arend (4.09), #5 Robert Hight (3.89) vs #12 John Force (4.03), #6 Bob Tasca (3.90) vs #11 Blake Alexander (3.99), #7 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.91) vs #10 JR Todd (3.97) and #8 Ron Capps (3.94) vs #9 Cruz Pedregon (3.96). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Hagan (4.11) and Ron Capps (3.94), Shawn Langdon (4.01) and Robert Hight (3.94), Jack Beckman (3.94) and JR Todd (3.97) and Steven Densham (5.38) and Blake Alexander (3.98). The semifinals were Matt Hagan (4.00) vs Robert Hight (3.97) and Jack Beckman (3.95) vs Blake Alexander (4.15). The finals featured Robert Hight (3.97) and the AAA team and Jack Beckman (3.95) and the Infinite Hero teams with the winner being Jack Beckman (3.92). This is Jack’s second win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.53) vs #16 Joey Grose (6.64), #2 Erica Enders (6.53) vs #15 Greg Anderson (6.53), #3 Jason Line (6.54) vs #14 Shane Tucker (6.62), #4 Bo Butner (6.55) vs #13 Val Smeland (6.61), #5 Alex Laughlin (6.56) vs #12 Steve Graham (6.59), #6 Fernando Cuadra (6.56) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.58), #7 Deric Kramer (6.56) vs #10 Chris McGaha (6.58) and #8 Kenny Delco (6.57) vs #9 Aaron Stanfield (6.57). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.57) and Aaron Stanfield (6.63), Bo Butner (6.57) and Steve Graham (6.61), Erica Enders (6.57) and Chris McGaha (6.60) and Jason Line (6.56) and Fernando Cuadra (6.60). The semifinals were Jeg Coughlin (6.59) vs Bo Butner (6.58) and Erica Enders (6.59) vs Fernando Cuadra (6.61). The finals featured Jeg Coughlin (6.58) and the Jegs team and Fernando Cuadra (6.58) and the Corral Boots team. With the winner being Jeg Coughlin (6.55). This is Jeg’s second win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Smith (6.81) vs #16 Katie Sullivan (7.02), #2 Karen Stoffer (6.83) vs #15 Kelly Clontz (7.00), #3 Jerry Savoie (6.83) vs #14 Angie Smith (6.97), #4 Andrew Hines (6.84) vs #13 Jianna Salinas (6.97), #5 Steve Johnson (6.85) vs #12 Fred Camarena (6.96), #6 Hector Arana Jr (6.86) vs #11 Hector Arana (6.91), #7 Eddie Krawiec (6.87) vs #10 Angelle Sampey (6.88) and #8 Scotty Pollacheck (6.87) vs #9 Ryan Oehler (6.87). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Smith (6.88) and Ryan Oehler (6.93), Jianna Salinas (6.98) and Steve Johnson (6.90), Karen Stoffer (6.88) and Angelle Sampey (6.88) and Jerry Savoie (6.91) and Hector Arana Jr (6.93). The semifinals were Matt Smith (6.89) vs Jianna Salinas (7.06) and Karen Stoffer (6.89) vs Jerry Savoie (6.86). The finals featured Jianna Salinas (7.02) and the Scrappers Racing team and Jerry Savoie (6.85) and the White Alligator Racing team. With the winner being Jianna Salinas (7.46). This is Jianna’s first career win, so congratulations to her and her team.

I’m going to be doing a separate post about the champions if you want to read about the seasons they had.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners this season, the champions and their teams. It’s been a great season. Thank you to everyone for reading and I’ll see you in February for the start of the 2020 season :).

-K

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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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Racing in Texas

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Dallas, Texas for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.65) vs #16 Cameron Ferre (3.95), #2 Leah Pritchett (3.68) vs #15 Kebin Kinsley (3.81), #3 Mike Salinas (3.68) vs #14 Lee Callaway (3.80), #4 Steve Torrence (3.68) vs #13 Shawn Reed (3.76), #5 Billy Torrence (3.71) vs #12 Terry McMillen (3.74), #6 Jordan Vandergriff (3.71) vs #11 Clay Millican (3.72), #7 Austin Prock (3.71) vs #10 Doug Kalitta (3.72) and #8 Antron Brown (3.71) vs #9 Richie Crampton (3.72). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (3.69) and Antron Brown (3.74), Shawn Reed (3.72) and Billy Torrence (3.73), Leah Pritchett (3.72) and Austin Prock (3.68) and Lee Callaway (3.79) and Jordan Vandergriff (3.74). The semifinals were Brittany Force (3.81) vs Billy Torrence (3.76) and Austin Prock (3.74) vs Jordan Vandergriff (3.75). The finals featured Billy Torrence (3.74) and the Capco team and Jordan Vandergriff (3.82) and the D-A Lubricant team. With the winner being Billy Torrence (3.77). This is Billy’s fourth win this season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 John Force (3.83) vs #16 Jeff Arend (4.11), #2 Robert Hight (3.85) vs #15 Jim Campbell (4.07), #3 JR Todd (3.86) vs #14 Cruz Pedregon (4.00), #4 Bob Tasca (3.88) vs #13 Jonnie Lindberg (3.96), #5 Ron Capps (3.88) vs #12 Jack Beckman (3.93), #6 Matt Hagan (3.89) vs #11 Blake Alexander (3.92), #7 Tim Wilkerson (3.89) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (3.92) and #8 Paul Lee (3.91) vs #9 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92). The winners and who they would face in the second round were John Force (3.92) and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.93), Bob Tasca (3.87) and Jack Beckman (3.89), Robert Hight (3.90) and Shawn Langdon (3.92) and JR Todd (3.91) and Matt Hagan (3.90). The semifinals were John Force (3.93) vs Bob Tasca (3.93) and Robert Hight (3.93) vs Matt Hagan (3.90). The finals featured Bob Tasca (3.92) and the Ford team and Matt Hagan (3.90) and the Mopar/Western Technical College team. With the winner being Matt Hagan (3.90). This is Matt’s third win of the season.

Moving on, we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.50) vs #16 Richie Stevens (6.64), #2 Erica Enders (6.51) vs #15 Alex Laughlin (6.61), #3 Deric Kramer (6.53) vs #14 Val Smeland (6.61), #4 Bo Butner (6.53) vs #13 Shane Tucker (6.60), #5 Matt Hartford (6.54) vs #12 Fernando Cuadra Jr (6.59), #6 Fernando Cuadra (6.55) vs #11 Chris McGaha (6.57), #7 Jason Line (6.55) vs #10 Greg Anderson (6.56) and #8 Aaron Stanfield (6.55) vs #9 Kenny Delco (6.56). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.57) and Aaron Stanfield (6.60), Bo Butner (6.61) and Matt Hartford (6.60), Erica Enders (6.57) and Greg Anderson (6.59) and Deric Kramer (6.57) and Chris McGaha (7.96). The semifinals were Jeg Coughlin (6.62) vs Matt Hartford (6.62) and Greg Anderson (6.59) vs Deric Kramer (6.61). The finals featured Jeg Coughlin (6.60) and the Jegs team and Greg Anderson (6.62) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Greg Anderson (6.60). This is Greg’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Smith (6.77), #2 Jerry Savoie (6.79) vs #15 Jianna Salinas (7.00), #3 Steve Johnson (6.83) vs #14 Michael Ray (6.97), #4 Scotty Pollacheck (6.84) vs #13 Kelly Clontz (6.93), #5 Angelle Sampey (6.84) vs #12 Hector Arana (6.88), #6 Andrew Hines (6.85) vs #11 Hector Arana Jr (6.85), #7 Karen Stoffer (6.85) vs #10 Angie Smith (6.87) and #8 Eddie Krawiec (6.85) vs #9 Ryan Oehler (6.86). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Smith (6.83) and Eddie Krawiec (6.91), Scotty Pollacheck (6.89) and Angelle Sampey (6.90), Jerry Savoie (6.82) and Karen Stoffer (6.86) and Steve Johnson (6.84) and Andrew Hines (6.88). The semifinals were Eddie Krawiec (6.89) vs Angelle Sampey (6.91) and Jerry Savoie (6.85) vs Andrew Hines (6.92). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (6.95) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Jerry Savoie (6.87) and the White Alligator Racing team. With the winner being Jerry Savoie (6.88). This is Jerry’s third win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA Nevada Nationals, October 31- November 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

-K

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Racing in North Carolina

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Charlotte, North Carolina for the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals and what a race it was. It rained all day Sunday, making this a Monday race.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Torrence (3.71) vs #16 Lex Joon (4.47), #2 Leah Pritchett (3.71) vs #15 Chris Karamesines (4.46), #3 Brittany Force (3.73) vs #14 Smax Smith (3.93), #4 Richie Crampton (3.73) vs #13 Austin Prock (3.85), #5 Mike Salinas (3.75) vs #12 Justin Ashley (3.83), #6 Billy Torrence (3.75) vs #11 Pat Dakin (3.79), #7 Antron Brown (3.75) vs #10 Doug Kalitta (3.77) and #8 Clay Millican (3.76) vs #9 Terry McMillen (3.76). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Steve Torrence (3.74) and Clay Millican (3.75), Austin Prock (3.72) and Justin Ashley (3.77), Leah Pritchett (5.46) and Doug Kalitta (3.90) and Brittany Force (3.69) and Billy Torrence (3.78). The semifinals were Steve Torrence (3.74) vs Justin Ashley (3.77) and Doug Kalitta (3.74) vs Brittany Force (3.74). The finals featured Steve Torrence (3.78) and the Capco team and Doug Kalitta (3.76) and the Mac Tools team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.77). This is Steve’s ninth win this season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jack Beckman (3.87) vs #16 Dale Creasy (4.38), #2 Robert Hight (3.87) vs #15 Mike McIntire Jr (4.21), #3 Matt Hagan (3.88) vs #14 Dave Richards (4.07), #4 Ron Capps (3.88) vs #13 Jim Campbell (3.98), #5 John Force (3.89) vs #12 JR Todd (3.97), #6 Bob Tasca (3.89) vs #11 Jonnie Lindberg (3.97), #7 Tim Wilkerson (3.94) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (3.97) and #8 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95) vs #9 Cruz Pedregon (3.95). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jack Beckman (3.86) and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.91), Ron Capps (3.96) and John Force (3.93), Robert Hight (3.90) and Tim Wilkerson (3.89) and Matt Hagan (3.93) and Bob Tasca (3.89). The semifinals were Jack Beckman (3.93) vs Ron Capps (3.90) and Robert Hight (3.92) vs Matt Hagan (3.92). The finals featured Jack Beckman (3.95) and the Infinite Hero team and Robert Hight (3.91) and the AAA team. With the winner being Robert Hight (3.91). This is Robert’s sixth win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Erica Enders (6.50) vs #16 Cristian Cuadra (6.61), #2 Jeg Coughlin (6.52) vs #15 Val Smeland (6.59), #3 Jason Line (6.53) vs #14 Shane Tucker (6.59), #4 Matt Hartford (6.54) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra Jr (6.58), #5 Alex Laughlin (6.54) vs #12 Chris McGaha (6.58), #6 Greg Anderson (6.56) vs #11 Aaron Stanfield (6.57), #7 Kenny Delco (6.56) vs #10 Deric Kramer (6.57) and #8 Fernando Cuadra (6.56) vs #9 Bo Butner (6.56). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Erica Enders (6.51) and Fernando Cuadra (6.58), Matt Hartford (6.53) and Chris McGaha (6.57), Jeg Coughlin (6.52) and Deric Kramer (6.54) and Shane Tucker (6.57) and Aaron Stanfield (6.55). The semifinals were Erica Enders (6.53) vs Matt Hartford (6.54) and Deric Kramer (6.53) vs Aaron Stanfield (6.56). The finals featured Matt Hartford (6.53) and the Total Seal team and Deric Kramer (6.53) and the American Ethanol team. With the winner being Deric Kramer (6.54). This is Deric’s second win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Johnson (6.78) vs #16 Andie Rawlings (7.21), #2 Jerry Savoie (6.78) vs #15 Jianna Salinas (7.04), #3 Andrew Hines (6.81) vs #14 Michael Ray (6.94), #4 Eddie Krawiec (6.81) vs #13 Matt Smith (6.93), #5 Karen Stoffer (6.81) vs #12 Kelly Clontz (6.91), #6 Scotty Pollacheck (6.82) vs #11 Hector Arana (6.88), #7 Hector Arana Jr (6.85) vs #10 Angie Smith (6.86) and #8 Angelle Sampey (6.86) vs #9 Ryan Oehler (6.86). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Steve Johnson (6.86) and Ryan Oehler (6.86), Eddie Krawiec (6.83) and Karen Stoffer (6.79), Jianna Salinas (7.12) and Hector Arana Jr (6.81) and Andrew Hines (6.86) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.83). The semifinals were Steve Johnson (6.93) vs Karen Stoffer (6.80) and Hector Arana Jr (6.98) vs Andrew Hines (6.81). The finals featured Karen Stoffer (6.79) and the Stoffer Enterprises/Suzuki team and Andrew Hines (6.83) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Andrew Hines (6.80). This is Andrew’s eighth win of the season.

The next race will be the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, October 17-20 in Dallas, Texas.

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

-K

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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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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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