Racing in Texas

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Houston, Texas for the NHRA Spring Nationals and what a  great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Leah Pritchett (3.68) vs #16 Terry Brian (4.27), #2 Brittany Force (3.70) vs #15 Terry Haddock (4.08), #3 Tony Schumacher (3.70) vs #14 Bill Litton (3.92), #4 Billy Torrence (3.73) vs #13 Kebin Kinsley (3.81), #5 Antron Brown (3.74) vs #12 Terry McMillen (3.78), #6 Clay Millican (3.74) vs #11 Mike Salinas (3.76), #7 Doug Kalitta (3.74) vs #10 Richie Crampton (3.76) and #8 Scott Palmer (3.75) vs #9 Steve Torrence (3.75). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Leah Pritchett (3.69) and Steve Torrence (3.74), Billy Torrence (3.75) and Terry McMillen (3.77), Brittany Force (3.75) and Doug Kalitta (3.73) and Tony Schumacher (3.70) and Clay Millican (4.66). The semifinals were Leah Pritchett (3.74) vs Terry McMillen (3.76) and Brittany Force (3.73) vs Tony Schumacher (3.73). The finals featured Terry McMillen (5.12) and the Amalie Motor Oil team and Brittany Force (3.76) and the Monstet Energy team. With the winner being Brittany Force (3.76). This is Brittany’s first win of the season.

Moving on we have Funny Car, where for the first time in ten years, John Force did not qualify. And the laddder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.89) vs Todd Simpson (4.31), #2 Courtney Force (3.91) vs Jeff Diehl (4.15), #3 Matt Hagan (3.91) vs #14 Ron Capps (4.07), #4 Jack Beckman (3.91) vs #13 Richard Townsend (4.02), #5 Cruz Pedregon (3.91) vs #12 Del Worsham (4.01), #6 Tim Wilkerson (3.92) vs #11 Shawn Langdon (3.99), #7 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92) vs #10 JR Todd (3.98) and #8 Jonnie Lindberg (3.92) vs #9 Bob Tasca (3.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Robert Hight (3.87) and Jonnie Lindberg (3.95), Jack Beckman (4.12) and Del Worsham (4.00), Jeff Diehl (4.13) and JR Todd (3.95) and Matt Hagan (3.95) and Tim Wilkerson (4.35). The semifinals were Robert Hight (3.95) vs Jack Beckman (5.28) and JR Todd (3.98) vs Tim Wilkerson (3.97). The finals featured Robert Hight (3.95) and the AAA team and JR Todd (4.01) and the DHL team. With the winner being JR Todd (3.95). This is JR’s second win of the season and his second win in a row.

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.49) vs #16 Steve Graham (6.77), #2 Jeg Coughlin (6.50) vs #15 Alan Prusiensky (6.62), #3 Tanner Gray (6.50) vs #14 John Gaydosh (6.59), #4 Vincent Nobile (6.51) vs #13 Erica Enders (6.54), #5 Jason Line (6.51) vs #12 Rodger Brogdon (6.54), #6 Chris McGaha (6.52) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.53), #7 Drew Skillman (6.52) vs #10 Bo Butner (6.53) and #8 Deric Kramer (6.52) vs #9 Alex Laughlin (6.53). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.53) and Alex Laughlin (7.49), Erica Enders (6.53) and Rodger Brogdon (6.56), Jeg Coughlin (6.53) and Bo Butner (6.56) and Tanner Gray (6.53) and Matt Hartford (6.53). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.51) vs Erica Enders (6.52) and Jeg Coughlin (6.51) vs Matt Hartford (6.53). The finals featured Erica Enders (6.56) and the Elite Motorsports team and Matt Hartford (6.56) and the Total Seal team. With the winner being Matt Hartford (6.52). This is Matt’s first career win.

The next race will be the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 27-29 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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