Racing in North Carolina- Four Wide edition

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Charlotte, North Carolina for the NHRA Four Wide Nationals. This is unlike any other race during the season and it was full of excitement. Close races and staging miscues and confusion.

Starting with Top Fuel, the first quad looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.71) vs #16 Terry Haddock (4.40), #8 Shawn Langdon (3.76) and #9 Leah Pritchett (3.77). Quad number two; #4 Steve Torrence (3.72) vs #13 Dom Lagana (3.88), #5 Troy Coughlin Jr (3.72) and #12 Scott Palmer (3.84). Quad number three; #2 Doug Kalitta (3.71) vs #15 Chris Karamesines (4.05), #7 Brittany Force (3.74) and #10 Terry McMillen (3.79). And quad number four; #3 Antron Brown (3.72) vs #14 Ike Maier (3.95), #6 Tony Schumacher (3.74) and #11 Pat Dakin (3.82). The winners of the first quad were Clay Millican (3.74) and Leah Pritchett (3.73). They were joined in the semifinals  by Steve Torrence (3.77) and Dom Lagana (3.85). The winners of the third quad were Doug Kalitta (3.75) and Terry McMillen (4.34). And they were joined by Antron Brown (3.76) and Tony Schumacher (4.37). The finals featured Leah Pritchett (3.75) and the Papa John’s team, Steve Torrence (3.77) and the Capco team, Terry McMillen (3.83) and the Amalie Motor Oil team and Tony Schumacher (3.79) and the US Army team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.78). Followed by Tony Schumacher (3.87), Leah Pritchett (3.79) and Terry McMillen (4.65). This is Steve’s first win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the first quad looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.85), she did hit the wall pretty hard in the first round but wasn’t seriously injured, vs #16 Jonnie Lindberg (4.07), #8 JR Todd (3.95) and Bob Tasca (3.96). Quad number two; #4 Matt Hagan (3.89) vs #13 Bob Bode (4.02), #5 Tim Wilkerson (3.90) and #12 Cruz Pedregon (4.00). Quad number three; #2 Robert Hight (3.87) vs #15 Jim Campbell (4.05), #7 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92) and #10 Jack Beckman (3.97). And quad number four; #3 John Force (3.88) vs #14 Chad Head (4.03), who was filling in for Alexis DeJoria who was dealing with a family matter, #6 Ron Capps (3.90) and #11 Del Worsham (3.98). The winners of the first quad were Jonnie Lindberg (3.98) and JR Todd (7.76) and they were joined in the semifinals by Matt Hagan (3.93) and Tim Wilkerson (4.33). The winners of the third quad were Robert Hight (3.88) and Jack Beckman (4.02) and they were joined by John Force (3.93) and Ron Capps (3.92). The finals featured JR Todd (4.03) and the DHL team, Matt Hagan (3.98) and the Mopar team, Jack Beckman (3.99) and the Infinite Hero Team and Ron Capps (3.92) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (3.93). Followed Jack Beckman (3.95), JR Todd (4.10) and Matt Hagan (8.82). This is Ron’s second win of the season.

Moving on, we have Pro Stock, where the first quad looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.57) vs #16 John Gaydosh (6.76), #8 Drew Skillman (6.61) and #9 Vincent Nobile (6.61). Quad number two; #4 Chris McGaha (6.59) vs #13 Alan Prusiensky (6.65), #5 Jason Line (6.59) and #12 Allen Johnson (6.64). Quad number three; #2 Erica Enders (6.58) vs #15 Shane Tucker (6.75), #7 Tanner Gray (6.59) and #10 Alex Laughlin (6.61). And quad number four; #3 Greg Anderson (6.58) vs #14 Deric Kramer (6.66), #6 Bo Butner (6.59) and #11 Shane Gray (6.63). The winners of the first quad were Drew Skillman (6.60) and Vincent Nobile (6.61) and they were joined in the semifinals by Chris McGaha (6.60) and Jason Line (6.59). The winners of the third quad were Tanner Gray (6.59) and Alex Laughlin (6.65) and they were joined by Greg Anderson (6.59) and Shane Gray (6.62). The finals featured Drew Skillman (6.61) and the Ray Skillman Chevrolet team, Chris McGaha (6.58) and the Harlow Sammons team, Greg Anderson (6.60) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Shane Gray (6.61) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Chris McGaha (6.59). Followed by Greg Anderson (6.61), Shane Gray (6.64), and Drew Skillman (6.59). This is Chris’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the first quad looked like this; #1 Jerry Savoie (6.82) vs #16 Steve Johnson (6.97), #8 LE Tonglet (6.88) and #9 Scotty Pollacheck (6.88). Quad number two; #4 Chip Ellis (6.85) vs #13 Angie Smith (6.91), #5 Joey Gladstone (6.86) and #12 Karen Stoffer (6.91). Quad number three; #2 Eddie Krawic (6.83) vs #15 Shawn Gann (6.95), #7 Hector Arana Jr (6.87) and #10 Matt Smith (6.88). And quad number four; #3 Andrew Hines (6.84) vs #14 Angelle Sampey (6.94), #6 Hector Arana (6.87) and #11 Cory Reed (6.89). The winners of the first quad were LE Tonglet (6.82) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.81) and they were joined in the semifinals by Joey Gladstone (6.88) and Karen Stoffer (6.86). The winners of the third quad were Eddie Krawic (6.79) and Matt Smith (6.92). They were joined by Andrew Hines (6.83) and Angelle Sampey (6.95). The finals featured LE Tonglet (6.88) and the Nitro fish team, Scotty Pollacheck (6.88) and the Underdahl Racing/ Suzuki Extended Protection team, Eddie Krawic (6.86) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Andrew Hines (6.86) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team (6.86). With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.86). Followed by Eddie Krawic (6.82), Andrew Hines (6.90) and Scotty Pollacheck (no time). This is LE’s first win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA Southern Nationals, May 5-7 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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

-K

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