Racing in Ohio

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Norwalk, Ohio for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. It was a great race and a good way to end the 4 in a row “eastern swing”.

Starting off with Top Fuel, it was without Steve Torrence who wasn’t feeling well. Hopefully he’ll be back for the next race. The ladder for Sunday looked like this; #1 Doug Kalitta (3.71), #2 Antron Brown (3.73) vs #15 Luigi Novelli (13.63), #3 Brittany Force (3.73) vs #14 Chris Karamesines (4.34), #4 Richie Crampton (3.73) vs #13 Leah Prichett (4.30), #5 JR Todd (3.75) vs #12 Terry McMillen (3.96), #6 Tony Schumacher (3.76) vs #11 Tripp Tatum (3.94), #7 Shawn Langdon (3.79) vs #10 Troy Buff (3.83) and #8 Pat Dakin (3.82) vs #9 Clay Millican (3.82). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Doug Kalitta (7.52) and Pat Dakin (3.83), Leah Prichett (3.88) and JR Todd (3.80), Antron Brown (3.77) and Shawn Langdon (8.81) and Brittany Force (3.77) and Tony Schumacher (3.79). The semifinals were Doug Kalitta (3.81) vs JR Todd (3.83) and Shawn Langdon (3.80) vs Brittany Force (3.80). The finals featured JR Todd (3.86) and the SealMaster team and Shawn Langdon (3.80) and the RedFuel team. With the winner being Shawn Langdon (3.84). This is Shawn’s second win in a row and second win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Del Worsham (3.87), #2 Ron Capps (3.88) vs #15 Jeff Diehl (7.20), #3 Robert Hight (3.88) vs #14 Brandon Welch (5.09), #4 Courtney Force (3.88) vs #13 John Hale (4.06), #5 Jack Beckman (3.89) vs #12 Alexis DeJoria (4.04), #6 Matt Hagan (3.90) vs #11 John Force (4.00), #7 Cruz Pedregon (3.95) vs #10 Chad Head (3.97) and #8 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95) vs #9 Tim Wilkerson (3.96). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Del Worsham (4.33) and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.98), Courtney Force (3.94) and Alexis DeJoria (3.98), Ron Capps (3.96) and Cruz Pedregon (4.80) and Robert Hight (3.97) and John Force (4.25). The semifinals were Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95) vs Courtney Force (3.98) and Ron Capps (3.99) vs Robert Hight (3.98). The finals featured Courtney Force (4.04) and the Traxxas team and Ron Capps (3.96) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (3.95). Not only is this another DSR double up, but it’s Ron’s third win in four races.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.56) vs #16 Charlie Westcott Jr (6.81), #2 Jason Line (6.56) vs #15 Curt Steinbach (6.76), #3 Drew Skillman (6.59) vs #14 V Gaines (6.75), #4 Bo Butner (6.59) vs #13 Allen Johnson (6.74), #5 Shane Gray (6.60) vs #12 John Gaydosh Jr (6.68), #6 Vincent Nobile (6.60) vs Kenny Delco (6.67), #7 Chris McGaha (6.62) vs #10 Erica Enders (6.65) and #8 Alex Laughlin (6.64) vs #9 Jeg Coughlin (6.65). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.63) and Alex Laughlin (6.69), Allen Johnson (6.67) and Shane Gray (6.68), Jason Line (6.63) and Erica Enders (6.72) and Drew Skillman (6.65) and Vincent Nobile (6.68). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.65) vs Shane Gray (6.68) and Jason Line (6.66) vs Vincent Nobile (6.67). The finals featured Greg Anderson (6.67) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Jason Line (6.67) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Jason Line (6.67). This is Jason’s seventh win making it Jason: 7 and Greg: 5. Greg and Jason also both clinched spots in the Countdown.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawic (6.82) vs #16 Chip Ellis (6.97), #2 Andrew Hines (6.85) vs #15 Michael Phillips (6.97), #3 Matt Smith (6.85) vs #14 Michael Ray (6.96), #4 Jerry Savoie (6.86) vs #13 Jim Underdahl (6.96), #5 LE Tonglet (6.87) vs #12 Angie Smith (6.95), #6 Angelle Sampey (6.87) vs #11 Steve Johnson (6.93), #7 Cory Reed (6.88) vs #10 Scotty Pollacheck (6.91) and #8 Hector Arana Jr (6.89) vs #9 Hector Arana (6.89). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawic (6.91) and Hector Arana (7.01), Jerry Savoie (6.86) and LE Tonglet (6.91), Andrew Hines (6.94) and Cory Reed (6.95) and Matt Smith (6.87) and Angelle Sampey (6.91). The semifinals were Eddie Krawic (6.90) vs Jerry Savoie (6.89) and Andrew Hines (6.88) vs Angelle Sampey (6.88). The finals featured the teammates Eddie Krawic (6.89) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Andrew Hines (6.89) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Eddie Krawic (6.92). This is Eddie’s third win of the season.

The next race will be the Route 66 NHRA Nationals July 7-10 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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