September Favorites

Hi everyone,

As today is the last day of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my September favorites. I have good mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have two favorites from my September BoxyCharm box, which I’ll link below if you haven’t read. The first Boxy favorite is the Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Shadows in Private Jet & Shimmering Sunset. I’ve worn these in a couple different ways since getting them, and they’re both really pretty and versatile. The matte, Private Jet, is very velvety and dries down quickly. Color wise it’s a light pink but it had a lot of warmth to it. The metal, Shimmering Sunset, is a gorgeous shadow. I’ve used it as a liner and all over the lid and it works great in both applications and color wise it’s an amber/slightly rose gold.

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My second Boxy favorite is the Alamar Cosmetics Spanglish Pressed Pigment Palette. I’m not going to talk too much about this palette here because I am doing a Three Recent Looks post with it. But what I will give you some of the basics. This palette has eight shadows, four mattes and four shimmers. 

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The shimmers in this palette are very shimmery. They have reflective pearls and fine glitters and the mattes are nicely pigmented. When I did my original swatching two of the mattes were a little powdery, but they blended out very nicely. 

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This is a great palette and if you want to have fun with color, then I would recommend it. 

My last beauty favorite is a MAC lipstick in the shade 640, Red Rock. I bought this during the BoxyCharm Pop Up Sale and since my initial about it I’ve worn it quite a few times. 

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This lipstick has a matte finish, it’s highly pigmented and very creamy. Tone wise I would say that this is a classic red. MAC does red so well and this is a perfect example of that. This is going to be one of my go to lipsticks for the holidays. 

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Moving on, I have a couple of random favorites. The first is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Normally the 24 is held is June, but this year it was rescheduled to September and despite the fact that there were fewer cars in the field it was a very exciting and action packed race and I really enjoyed it. 

My second random favorite is my sunflowers. My poor sunflowers went through a lot this year, they got eaten by slugs in their early stages of growing, although I did take care of the slug problem with copper tape, and just recently heavy rain and wind blew three of them over. But before that happened they all opened up and were so pretty.

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And my last favorite is a music favorite, specifically the live stream concert Joe Bonamassa did at the Ryman Auditorium. With there being practically no live music this year it was really great to sit down and listen to some even if it was over a live stream. I think the setlist for the show was great, he played a few songs off of his upcoming album Royal Tea, out October 23rd, and some of his other classic and popular songs. I thought it was great and I can’t wait to listen to Royal Tea in full. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were. 

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great September :). 

-K 

September BoxyCharm Unboxing Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/09/24/september-boxycharm-unboxing/

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August Favorites

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Happy Friday! Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my August favorites. I tried out quite a few things this month and I feel like I have a pretty good mix, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty I have a few favorites from my August BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the MineTan Body Skin Hydra Glow Sleep Serum. This has a triple action hyaluronic acid formula with time release technology so it moisturizes while you sleep and is supposed to give you glowing skin when you wake up. I really like this, it sinks in super quickly, my skin feels really soft and moisturized and I can see that it’s more glowy. I will say that the first time I went to use this the pump was broken, but I managed to MacGyver it and it works great now. If you’re looking for a new nighttime serum I would recommend giving this a try.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Primer. I was interested to see how this would compare to my favorite eye primers, Too Faced and Pretty Vulgar, and it’s just as good. This is quick drying, dries down clear, is cruelty free and not only locks in your eyeshadow all day but enhances the shadow.

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My second to last Boxy favorite is from the Trestique Summer Glow + Go Set and it’s the Maldives Luminescent highlighter. This highlighter is so good. It’s a gorgeous champagney shade, buildable and has a fantastic glow. I’ve been using this under my brows and in the inner corner of my eyes as well and it works so perfectly everywhere you put it. I don’t always like a cream highlighter, but this one is really creamy and blends out nicely. Definitely recommend this if you’re in the market for a new highlighter.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Clarins Lip Perfector in 03 Velvet Red. So this is a liquid lipstick with a moussey texture and a velvet finish. This is deep red in color but you can see it has some berry undertones. This feels really light on the lips, it’s long lasting and because of the shea butter it does leave your lips feeling hydrated. I wasn’t sure if I would really like the cushion applicator, but I do. It applies the product evenly and smoothly.

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And my last beauty favorite is two of the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks. I did a review of two of the liquid matte mini sets, Au Naturel Nudes and Blushed Nudes, so I have a favorite from each. The first is from Au Naturel Nudes and it’s Sugar Mama. This is a peachy nude and it’s definitely true peach in color.

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My favorite from the Blushed Nudes set is Muse. This is so pretty, it’s deep rose in color and it looks so pretty on.

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Moving on I have a racing favorite and it’s the Indy 500. This year the 500 was very different than years past, but it was still super fun to watch and action packed. The USAF Thunderbirds did the flyover, Roger Penske gave the “Start Your Engines” command, there were great battles for position and ultimately Takuma Sato took home the victory, so huge congrats to him.

And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s my Summer Rewind playlist that Spotify put together for me. It has a good mix of my favorite songs, specifically those I’ve been loving during the summer months and I’m enjoying it.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your August favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great August :).

-K

August BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/08/19/august-2020-boxycharm-unboxing/

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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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June Favorites

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As it’s the last day of the month, I thought today would be the perfect time to do my June favorites. There were so many things I tried and liked this month, but didn’t include because I have them set aside for other posts. I do think I still have a pretty good mix though, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a few favorites from my June BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it. My first Boxy favorite is the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. This is a very hydrating primer that leaves your skin super smooth and gives you a lasting glow. I like that it’s enough of a glow that you can see it under foundation but it’s not too much. If you want more of a glow you can apply multiple layers of it to build it up. It also sinks in to the skin pretty quickly and it smells really good.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Coco Bling. This is a loose highlighting powder that has a good amount of shimmer and pigment. This comes in a bunch of different shades, but Coco Bling is a light silver. I find this to be great for face and body and it’s very buildable. I don’t have any other highlighters in this shade or tone, so I’m really enjoying this.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Beauty Vaulte Circadian Lip Liner Trio. I really like these. I’ve worn all three of them as liners and as all over lip colors, they go on really smooth and creamy and they have great staying power.

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The first one we have is Kozy Kira and it’s a nice medium brown, this is a brown shade that I didn’t already have as a liner, and I’m glad I do now because it goes with so many of my brown lipsticks.

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Then we have Beau Babe and this is a rusty brown. This is a perfect match for the Too Faced Gingerbread Man Melted Matte Lipstick.

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Then we have Natty Nat. This is a deep red and it’s a really good red, I like it a lot.

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And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Bite Size palette in Cream & Sugar. This has a nice range of light to dark neutral mattes and shimmers. These are colors I tend to gravitate towards when doing a neutral look and I’ve already gotten a lot of use out of it.

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Moving on I have a couple of fashion favorites. The first is a black and white American flag shirt from Tactical Pro Supply. I always buy myself new America gear, so I have options not only for July 4th, but for any time of the year. Tactical Pro Supply is a veteran owned company who donates a portion of their proceeds to a charity that’s important to them and I really like that. This shirt in particular is black with a white flag on the back that’s sitting in a cool way, a flag on the right arm and an eagle on the left side on the front.

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My second fashion favorite is a Team Penske hoodie. Now that racing is slowly but surely starting back up, I thought it was time to treat myself to some new gear. I’m always rooting for the Penske cars in IndyCar and IMSA, and I have so much respect for Roger, I mean he’s The Captain for a reason. But I didn’t have gear to support, so I went to the website and found quite a few things that I’ll probably go back and purchase at some point, but I liked this hoodie a lot. It’s dark grey with the red line and ‘Team Penske’ written in white. It’s so soft on the inside and it keeps me warm and cozy but it’s also really light so I can wear it all year. Additionally it has the holes for your thumbs, which I like.

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And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s Let Me Love You Baby by B.B. King and Eric Clapton. This is the second previously unreleased song from their album Riding With The King. This song is straight up two blues masters doing what they do best and it’s just so good. I highly recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t heard it.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your June favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great June :).

-K

June BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/06/15/june-2020-boxycharm-unboxing/

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Racing in Phoenix

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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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January Favorites

Hi everyone,

Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my January favorites. This month has been really busy, which I love, but at the same time feels like it’s been 79 years long. But within all of that I’ve collected a good group of favorites, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from this month’s Sephora Play Box. I will link that down below if you haven’t read it. My first Play favorite is the Kat Von D Beauty, who have rebranded themselves as KVD Vegan Beauty, Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I talk about this liner all the time, I love it. It’s really precise, it lasts all day and it doesn’t smudge. It’s just so good.

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My other Play favorite is the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. I’ve been using this for a little while and my hair loves it. This helps to prevent future damage, restores moisture and creates vibrancy. I take pretty good care of my hair already, but I love a good hair mask and I can tell the difference when I use this one.

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Moving on, my next beauty favorite is the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold. I am always on the lookout for a great highlighter and this one has been raved about for a while now, so I thought I would try it. I’m so happy I did because it’s fantastic. It’s the perfect rose gold shade, it’s buildable and the shine you get when the light hits it is so nice. They do make this in three other colors that I do want to look at, but if you’re looking for a drugstore highlighter I highly recommend this one.

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My second to last beauty favorite is the makeup I did on my birthday. I wanted to do something really fun and a little extra because if you can’t be extra on your birthday then when can you. So I went with a gold sparkly eye and a bold lip and I love the way it turned out.

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And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Cosmetics Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar palette. I did a post all about this palette, which I’ll link below, and since then I’ve been playing around with it and creating some fun looks. It’s a solid palette.

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Moving on, I have a food favorite and it’s cinnamon rolls. Every year on my birthday, for my actual birthday my mom makes me cinnamon rolls and they are some of the best cinnamon rolls I’ve had. I don’t know her recipe, I need to get it from her, but they’re so well balanced and it’s everything you want in a cinnamon roll without it being too sweet.

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My second to last favorite is the Rolex 24. The Rolex 24 is the first race of the IMSA season, it’s always exciting and this year was no different. There were a lot of moves with teams, drivers and cars made in the off season so I was really interested to see how it was going to play out. I can honestly say it looks like it’s going to be an exciting season and I of course want to congratulate the Rolex 24 winners.

And my last favorite is a music favorite, the blues. This is a really broad thing to say and I listen to the blues a lot anyway, but this month has been filled with a lot of rain and crap weather that it’s been very fitting. My Joe Bonamassa playlist has gotten extra use this month.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great January :).

-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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