Racing in Pomona- Champion edition

Hi everyone,

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

Top Fuel Champion: Brittany Force

Team and Sponsor: John Force Racing and Monster Energy

Wins this season: 4

Championship: 1, this is her first and this makes Brittany the second woman ever to win the Top Fuel World Championshp. The other was Shirley Muldowney.

Funny Car Champion: Robert Hight

Team and Sponsor: John Force Racing and AAA

Wins this season: 4

Championships: 2

*John Force Racing double up

Pro Stock Champion: Bo Butner

Team and Sponsor: Bo Butner Racing and Jim Butner Auto

Wins this season: 5

Championships: 1, this is his first

Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion: Eddie Krawiec

Team and Sponsor: Vance and Hines and Harley Davidson

Wins this season: 7

Championships: 4

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

Brittany Force: @BrittanyForce

Robert Hight: @roberthight7000

Bo Butner: @BoKnowsRacing

Eddie Krawiec: @EddieKrawiec

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

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

Instagram: Kyra Sage

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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, the last race of the year and what a crazy and emotion filled race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel the ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.66) vs #16 Terry Haddock (3.87), #2 Clay Millican (3.67) vs #15 Shawn Reed (3.83), #3 Leah Pritchett (3.67) vs #14 Scott Palmer (3.81), #4 Antron Brown (3.69) vs #13 Mike Salinas (3.79), #5 Steve Torrence (3.71) vs #12 Troy Buff (3.78), #6 Tony Schumacher (3.72) vs #11 Shawn Langdon (3.78), #7 Doug Kalitta (3.73) vs #10 Wayne Newby (3.78) and #8 Richie Crampton (3.74) vs #9 Terry McMillen (3.75). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (3.68) and Richie Crampton (3.72), Antron Brown (3.71) and Steve Torrence (3.70), Clay Millican (4.94) and Doug Kalitta (3.68) and Leah Pritchett (3.71) and Shawn Langdon (3.72). The semifinals were Brittany Force (3.67) vs Antron Brown (3.69) and Doug Kalitta (3.68) vs Shawn Langdon (3.68). The finals featured Brittany Force (3.67) and the Monster Energy team and Shawn Langdon (3.71) and the Global Electronic Technology team. With the winner being Brittany Force (3.66). This is Brittany’s fourth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jack Beckman (3.83) vs #16 Jeff Arend (4.14), #2 Tim Wilkerson (3.86) vs #15 Robert Hight (4.13), #3 Courtney Force (3.87) vs #14 Jeff Diehl (4.10), #4 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.88) vs #13 Bob Bode (4.03), #5 Alexis DeJoria (3.89) vs #12 Jim Campbell (4.02), #6 Ron Capps (3.89) vs #11 Del Worsham (3.97), #7 Matt Hagan (3.89) vs #10 Gary Densham (3.96) and #8 John Force (3.93) vs #9 JR Todd (3.94). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jack Beckman (3.83) and John Force (4.17), Tommy Johnson Jr (4.04) and Alexis DeJoria (3.93), Robert Hight (3.83) and Matt Hagan (3.87) and Courtney Force (4.15) and Del Worsham (4.04). The semifinals were Jack Beckman (3.85) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (3.91) and Robert Hight (3.85) vs Courtney Force (3.84). The finals featured Tommy Johnson Jr (3.89) and the Make-A-Wish team and Robert Hight (3.86) and the AAA team. With the winner being Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92). This is Tommy’s second win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.54) vs #16 Alan Prusiensky (6.66), #2 Jason Line (6.54) vs #15 Deric Kramer (6.62), #3 Drew Skillman (6.55) vs #14 Kenny Delco (6.61), #4 Jeg Coughlin (6.55) vs #13 Matt Hartford (6.59), #5 Bo Butner (6.55) vs #12 Shane Gray (6.59), #6 Tanner Gray (6.56) vs #11 Alex Laughlin (6.58), #7 Erica Enders (6.56) vs #10 Allen Johnson (6.58) and #8 Chris McGaha (6.57) vs #9 Brian Self (6.57). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.56) and Brian Self (6.60), Jeg Coughlin (6.61) and Bo Butner (6.58), Jason Line (6.55) and Erica Enders (6.55) and Drew Skillman (6.54) and Tanner Gray (6.55). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.56) vs Bo Butner (6.56) and Jason Line (6.56) vs Tanner Gray (6.55). The finals featured Bo Butner (6.55) and the Jim Butner Auto team and Tanner Gray (6.55) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Bo Butner (6.55). This is Bo’s fifth win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (6.78) vs #16 Lance Bonham (7.15), #2 Andrew Hines (6.79) vs #15 Ryan Oehler (7.00), #3 Chip Ellis, who was racing with Vance and Hines for the weekend, (6.80) vs #14 Katie Sullivan (6.96), #4 Scotty Pollacheck (6.81) vs #13 Freddie Camarena (6.95), #5 Hector Arana Jr (6.82) vs #12 Matt Smith (6.95), #6 LE Tonglet (6.86) vs #11 Karen Stoffer (6.93), #7 Joey Gladstone (6.87) vs #10 Angie Smith (6.91) and #8 Steve Johnson (6.87) vs #9 Jerry Savoie (6.88). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawiec (6.87) and Jerry Savoie (6.90), Scotty Pollacheck (6.83) and Matt Smith (6.99), Andrew Hines (6.82) and Joey Gladstone (6.92) and Chip Ellis (6.83) and LE Tonglet (6.86). The semifinals were Eddie Krawiec (6.82) vs Matt Smith (6.85) and Andrew Hines (6.82) vs LE Tonglet (6.89). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (6.80) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Andrew Hines (6.81) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Andrew Hines (6.85). This is Andrew’s first win of the season.

Important note: This was the last race for Alexis DeJoria and Allen Johnson as they have both decided to retire and they will definitely be missed.

I’m going to do a separate post about each champion if you want to read about the season they had individually.

Until next time, congrats to all of the winners this season, the champions and the their teams. It’s been an amazing season. Thank you to everyone for reading and I will see you all in February for the start of the 2018 season :).

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

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Racing in Las Vegas

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Las Vegas, Nevada for the NHRA Toyota Nationals, the fifth race in the Countdown. And what a great and drama filled race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Tony Schumacher (3.67) vs #16 Troy Buff (3.97), #2 Steve Torrence (3.69) vs #15 Terry Haddock (3.95), #3 Clay Millican (3.70) vs #14 Mike Salinas (3.89), #4 Brittany Force (3.72) vs #13 Shawn Reed (3.85), #5 Doug Kalitta (3.73) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.81), #6 Terry McMillen (3.73) vs #11 Richie Crampton (3.77), #7 Shawn Langdon (3.74) vs #10 Antron Brown (3.76) and #8 Leah Pritchett (3.74) vs #9 TJ Zizzo (3.75). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tony Schumacher (3.73) and Leah Pritchett (3.70), Brittany Force (3.69) and Doug Kalitta (3.75), Steve Torrence (3.74) and Shawn Langdon (3.73), and Clay Millican (3.71) and Terry McMillen (3.78). The semifinals were Leah Pritchett (3.75) vs Brittany Force (4.34) and Shawn Langdon (3.79) vs Terry McMillen (3.78). The finals feature Brittany Force (3.71) and the Monster Energy team and Terry McMillen (3.79) and the Amalie Motor Oil team. With the winner being Terry McMillen (3.87). This is Terry’s first career win and I could not be happier for him and his entire team.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jack Beckman (3.85) vs #16 Jim Campbell (4.08), #2 Courtney Force (3.87) vs #15 Jeff Arend (4.07), #3 Robert Hight (3.88) vs #14 Tim Wilkerson (4.02), #4 Matt Hagan (3.88) vs #13 Gary Densham (3.99), #5 JR Todd (3.88) vs #12 Del Worsham (3.95), #6 Ron Capps (3.89) vs #11 John Force (3.92), #7 Cruz Pedregon (3.89) vs #10 Alexis DeJoria (3.92) and #8 Jonnie Lindberg (3.91) vs #9 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jack Beckman (3.91) and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.96), Matt Hagan (3.91) and Del Worsham (4.02), Courtney Force (6.04) and Alexis DeJoria (3.95) and Robert Hight (3.92) and John Force (4.46). This is where the controversy came in, the race between John and Robert, I won’t say too much about what I think about it but if you guys watched it let me know your opinions. The semifinals were Jack Beckman (3.94) vs Matt Hagan (3.95) and Courtney Force (3.93) vs Robert Hight (3.93). The finals featured Matt Hagan (3.96) and the MOPAR team and Courtney Force (3.92) and the Advanced Auto Parts team (3.92). With the winner being Matt Hagan (3.94). This is Matt’s fourth win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.66) vs #16 Alan Prusiensky (6.74), #2 Drew Skillman (6.66) vs #15 Deric Kramer (6.74), #3 Bo Butner (6.67) vs #14 Shane Tucker (6.74), #4 Jason Line (6.67) vs #13 Larry Morgan (6.74), #5 Jeg Coughlin (6.68) vs #12 Brian Self (6.72), #6 Erica Enders (6.68) vs #11 Allen Johnson (6.71), #7 Tanner Gray (6.69) vs #10 Alex Laughlin (6.70) and #8 Chris McGaha (6.69) vs #9 Matt Hartford (6.69). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.67) and Chris McGaha (6.68), Jason Line (6.68) and Jeg Coughlin (6.69), Drew Skillman (6.66) and Tanner Gray (6.68) and Bo Butner (6.69) and Allen Johnson (6.71). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.68) vs Jason Line (6.69) and Drew Skillman (6.69) vs Bo Butner (6.69). The finals featured Greg Anderson (6.71) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Bo Butner (6.77) and the Jim Butner Auto team. With the winner being Greg Anderson (6.69). This is Greg’s fourth win this season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (6.93) vs #16 John Hall (7.03), #2 Hector Arana Jr (6.94) vs #15 Katie Sullivan (7.03), #3 LE Tonglet (6.95) vs #14 Melissa Surber (7.02), #4 Andrew Hines (6.95) vs #13 Joey Gladstone (7.01), #5 Scotty Pollacheck (6.95) vs #12 Matt Smith (7.01), #6 Angie Smith (6.97) vs #11 Karen Stoffer (7.00), #7 Hector Arana (6.97) vs #10 Mike Berry (6.99) and #8 Jerry Savoie (6.97) vs #9 Angelle Sampey (6.97). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawiec (6.93) and Angelle Sampey (7.00), Andrew Hines (6.96) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.95), Hector Arana Jr (6.94) and Mike Berry (7.03) and LE Tonglet (6.98) and Karen Stoffer (7.04). The semifinals were Eddie Krawiec (11.54) vs Scotty Pollacheck (6.92) and Hector Arana Jr (6.96) vs LE Tonglet (6.97). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (6.93) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Hector Arana Jr (7.06) and the Lucas Oil team. With the winner being Eddie Krawiec (6.92). This is Eddie’s seventh win this season.

The points battles are heating up and with points and a half being awarded at the Finals for the first time, qualifying well and going rounds on Sunday will be incredibly important.

The next race will be the Auto Club NHRA Finals, November 9-12 in Pomona, California.

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

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

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Racing in Texas

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Dallas, Texas for the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals, the fourth race in the Countdown. And what an intense race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Torrence (3.68) vs #16 Blake Alexander (3.84), #2 Tony Schumacher (3.69) vs #15 Terry Haddock (3.84), #3 Antron Brown (3.69) vs #14 Shawn Reed (3.81), #4 Doug Kalitta (3.70) vs #13 Kebin Kinsley (3.81), #5 Brittany Force (3.74) vs #12 Terry McMillen (3.81), #6 Leah Pritchett (3.74) vs #11 Scott Palmer (3.77), #7 Shawn Langdon (3.74) vs #10 Clay Millican (3.77) and #8 Richie Crampton (3.74) vs #9 Billy Torrence (3.77). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Steve Torrence (3.68) and Richie Crampton (3.68), Doug Kalitta (3.86) and Brittany Force (3.70), Terry Haddock (4.04) and Shawn Langdon (3.99) and Antron Brown (3.72) and Leah Pritchett (3.72). In the second round Steve Torrence had an scary crash, but he was alright and was able to bring out a backup car for the next round. The semifinals were Steve Torrence (3.72) vs Brittany Force (3.71) and Shawn Langdon (5.86) vs Antron Brown (3.68). The finals featured Brittany Force (3.68) and the Monster Energy team and Shawn Langdon (3.70) and the Global Electronic Technology team. With the winner being Brittany Force (3.68). This is Brittany’s third win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.87) vs #16 Jim Campbell (4.13), #2 Ron Capps (3.87) vs #15 Del Worsham (4.11), #3 Jack Beckman (3.87) vs #14 JR Todd (3.99), #4 Jonnie Lindberg (3.87) vs #13 Matt Hagan (3.99), #5 Tim Wilkerson (3.90) vs #12 Cruz Pedregon (3.98), #6 Courtney Force (3.92) vs #11 Daniel Wilkerson (3.98), on Friday during qualifying Daniel Wilkerson had a crazy explosion. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on the NHRA’s YouTube channel. #7 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.93) vs #10 John Force (3.95) and #8 Bob Tasca (3.94) vs #9 Alexis DeJoria (3.94). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Robert Hight (3.82) and Alexis DeJoria (3.93), Jonnie Lindberg (4.37) and Tim Wilkerson (3.88), Ron Capps (4.28) and John Force (4.41) and Jack Beckman (4.59) and Daniel Wilkerson (3.97). The semifinals were Robert Hight (3.86) vs Tim Wilkerson (3.90) and Ron Capps (3.92) vs Jack Beckman (5.08). The finals featured Robert Hight (3.89) and the AAA team and Ron Capps (3.90) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Robert Hight (3.87). This is Robert’s fourth win of the season and gives John Force Racing the double up.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Bo Butner (6.58) vs #16 Shane Tucker (6.73), #2 Jason Line (6.62) vs #15 Alan Prusiensky (6.69), #3 Tanner Gray (6.62) vs #14 Deric Kramer (6.68), #4 Greg Anderson (6.62) vs #13 Larry Morgan (6.67), #5 Erica Enders (6.62) vs #12 Kenny Delco (6.65), #6 Brian Self (6.63) vs #11 Allen Johnson (6.65), #7 Alex Laughlin (6.63) vs #10 Chris McGaha (6.64) and #8 Drew Skillman (6.63) vs #9 Jeg Coughlin (6.63). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Bo Butner (6.53) and Drew Skillman (6.55), Greg Anderson (technical issue gave him a 4.30 time) and Erica Enders (6.70), Jason Line (6.55) and Alex Laughlin (6.56) and Tanner Gray (6.53) and Brian Self (6.56). The semifinals were Drew Skillman (6.53) vs Greg Anderson (6.57) and Jason Line (6.55) vs Brian Self (6.56). The finals featured Drew Skillman (6.55) and the Ray Skillman Chevrolet team and Jason Line (6.59) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Jason Line (6.54). This is Jason’s second win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (6.86) vs #16 David Hope (7.16), #2 Jerry Savoie (6.87) vs #15 Gunner Courtney (7.12), #3 Andrew Hines (6.87) vs #14 Mark Paquette (7.08), #4 Scotty Pollacheck (6.87) vs #13 Steve Johnson (7.01), #5 Angie Smith (6.88) vs #12 Mike Berry (7.00), #6 Matt Smith (6.88) vs #11 Melissa Surber (6.98), #7 LE Tonglet (6.89) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.95) and #8 Hector Arana Jr (6.90) vs #9 Karen Stoffer (6.91). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawiec (6.88) and Karen Stoffer (6.95), Scotty Pollacheck (6.94) and Angie Smith (6.88), Jerry Savoie (6.85) and Joey Gladstone (6.91) and Andrew Hines (6.93) and Matt Smith (6.90). The semifinals were Eddie Krawiec (6.78) vs Scotty Pollacheck (6.89) and Jerry Savoie (6.84) vs Matt Smith (6.86). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (6.85) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Jerry Savoie (6.86) and the White Alligator Racing team. With the winner being Eddie Krawiec (9.33). This is Eddie’s sixth win of the season.

Some news coming out of the Nitro categories, Alexis DeJoria announced that at the end of the season she will be retiring and she will be missed.

Filling her spot in the Funny Car ranks will be her Kalitta Motorsports teammate Shawn Langdon and I’m interested to see how the transition from Top Fuel to Funny Car is for Shawn.

The next race will be the NHRA Toyota Nationals, October 26-29 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

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Racing in Missouri

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to St. Louis, Missouri for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the third race in the Countdown and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, Clay Millican set the new national ET record with a 3.631 at 330.39, and the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.63) vs #16 Kyle Wurtzel (3.86), #2 Leah Pritchett (3.67) vs #15 Ashley Sanford (3.84), #3 Tony Schumacher (3.68) vs #14 Troy Buff (3.83), #4 Doug Kalitta (3.68) vs #13 Scott Palmer (3.78), #5 Brittany Force (3.69) vs #12 Pat Dakin (3.76), #6 Antron Brown (3.69) vs #11 Terry McMillen (3.74), #7 Steve Torrence (3.69) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (3.72) and #8 Dom Lagana (3.71) vs #9 Richie Crampton (3.71). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (3.66) and Dom Lagana (3.72), Doug Kalitta (3.84) and Brittany Force (3.64), Leah Pritchett (3.67) and Steve Torrence (3.67) and Tony Schumacher (3.69) and Antron Brown (3.72). The semifinals were Dom Lagana (3.73) vs Doug Kalitta (3.71) and Steve Torrence (3.67) vs Antron Brown (3.69). The finals featured Doug Kalitta (3.71) and the Mac Tools team and Steve Torrence (3.68) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.68). This is Steve’s eighth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.83) vs #16 Dale Creasy Jr (4.03), #2 John Force (3.83) vs #15 Brian Stewart (4.01), #3 Ron Capps (3.84) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.00), #4 Alexis DeJoria (3.86) vs #13 Cruz Pedregon (3.97), #5 Jonnie Lindberg (3.87) vs #12 Tim Wilkerson (3.92), #6 Jack Beckman (3.87) vs #11 Del Worsham (3.91), #7 Courtney Force (3.87) vs #10 JR Todd (3.90) and #8 Matt Hagan (3.89) vs #9 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.89). The winner and who they would face in the second round were Robert Hight (3.87) and Matt Hagan (3.83), Alexis DeJoria (3.88) and Jonnie Lindberg (3.94), John Force (5.56) and Courtney Force (3.88) and Ron Capps (3.90) and Jack Beckman (3.85). The semifinals were Robert Hight (3.91) vs Jonnie Lindberg (3.87) and John Force (3.91) vs Ron Capps (3.88). The finals featured Jonnie Lindberg (3.89) and the Head Racing team and Ron Capps (3.90) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (3.87). This is Ron’s eighth win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.50) vs #16 Dave River (6.90), #2 Bo Butner (6.51) vs #15 Mark Hogan (6.73), #3 Jason Line (6.51) vs #14 Alan Prusiensky (6.62), #4 Drew Skillman (6.51) vs #13 Brian Self (6.59), #5 Chris McGaha (6.52) vs #12 Jeg Coughlin (6.57), #6 Tanner Gray (6.52) vs #11 Deric Kramer (6.57), #7 Erica Enders (6.55) vs #10 Allen Johnson (6.56) and #8 Alex Laughlin (6.55) vs #9 Larry Morgan (6.55). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.52) and Larry Morgan (6.65), Brian Self (6.61) and Chris McGaha (6.54), Bo Butner (6.52) and Erica Enders (6.56) and Jason Line (6.51) and Deric Kramer (6.59). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.56) vs Brian Self (6.59) and Bo Butner (6.56) vs Jason Line (6.55). The finals featured Greg Anderson (6.57) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Jason Line (6.57) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Greg Anderson (6.57). This is Greg’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looks like this; #1 Andrew Hines (6.78) vs #16 Andie Rawlings (7.65), #2 Eddie Krawiec (6.78) vs #15 David Hope (7.08), #3 Matt Smith (6.79) vs #14 Steve Johnson (7.02), #4 Scotty Pollacheck (6.80) vs #13 Ryan Oehler (6.99), #5 Jerry Savoie (6.81) vs #12 Marc Ingwerson (6.98), #6 Angie Smith (6.82) vs #11 Mike Berry (6.92), #7 LE Tonglet (6.83) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.88) and #8 Hector Arana Jr (6.83) vs #9 Karen Stoffer (6.85). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Andrew Hines (6.96) and Karen Stoffer (6.84), Scotty Pollacheck (6.84) and Jerry Savoie (6.81), Eddie Krawiec (6.78) and LE Tonglet (6.82) and Matt Smith (6.83) and Angie Smith (6.84). The semifinals were Andrew Hines (6.80) vs Scotty Pollacheck (6.82) and LE Tonglet (6.82) vs Matt Smith (6.82). The finals featured Andrew Hines (6.84) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and LE Tonglet (6.81) and the Nitro Fish team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.79). This is LE’s sixth win of the season.

The next race will be the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, October 12-15 in Dallas, Texas.

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

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

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Racing in Pennsylvania

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Reading, Pennsylvania for the Dodge NHRA Nationals, the second race in the Countdown and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.69), #2 Doug Kalitta (3.70) vs #15 Audrey Worm (6.44), #3 Steve Torrence (3.72) vs #14 Terry Haddock (3.93), #4 Brittany Force (3.73) vs #13 Wayne Newby (3.87), #5 Tony Schumacher (3.73) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.80), #6 Leah Pritchett (3.74) vs #11 Terry McMillen (3.79), #7 Dom Lagana (3.76) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (3.78) and #8 Antron Brown (3.76) vs #9 Richie Crampton (3.76). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (3.70) and Antron Brown (3.75), Brittany Force (3.72) and Tony Schumacher (3.75), Doug Kalitta (3.76) and Dom Lagana (3.79) and Steve Torrence (3.78) and Leah Pritchett (3.76). The semifinals were Antron Brown (3.77) vs Brittany Force (3.74) and Dom Lagana (4.30) vs Steve Torrence (3.76). The finals featured Brittany Force (3.90) and the Monster Energy team and Steve Torrence (3.74) and the Capco team. With the winner being Brittany Force (3.75). This is Brittany’s second win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.84) vs #16 Mike Smith (6.25), #2 Matt Hagan (3.87) vs #15 Jeff Diehl (4.77), #3 Ron Capps (3.87) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.06), #4 Jonnie Lindberg (3.89) vs #13 John Force (3.97), #5 Jack Beckman (3.91) vs #12 Cruz Pedregon (3.96), #6 Alexis DeJoria (3.91) vs #11 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95), #7 JR Todd (3.92) vs #10 Tim Wilkerson (3.94) and #8 Courtney Force (3.93) vs #9 Bob Tasca (3.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Robert Hight (3.87) and Courtney Force (3.96), Jonnie Lindberg (3.94) and Jack Beckman (3.93), Matt Hagan (3.91) and Tim Wilkerson (3.95) and Ron Capps (4.16) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.22). The semifinals were Courtney Force (3.96) vs Jack Beckman (3.95) and Matt Hagan (3.95) vs Ron Capps (3.98). The finals featured Courtney Force (3.96) and the Advanced Auto Parts team and Ron Capps (3.94) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (3.96). This is Ron’s seventh win of the season and he retakes the Funny Car points lead.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Bo Butner (6.55) vs #16 Val Smeland (6.81), #2 Jason Line (6.56) vs #15 Alan Prusiensky (6.67), #3 Tanner Gray (6.56) vs #14 Larry Morgan (6.63), #4 Allen Johnson (6.57) vs #13 Kenny Delco (6.62), #5 Drew Skillman (6.57) vs #12 Jeg Coughlin (6.60), #6 Greg Anderson (6.57) vs #11 Brian Self (6.60), #7 Alex Laughlin (6.59) vs #10 Matt Hartford (6.59) and #8 Chris McGaha (6.59) vs #9 Erica Enders (6.59). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Bo Butner (6.59) and Erica Enders (6.65), Allen Johnson (6.64) and Drew Skillman (6.61), Jason Line (6.60) and Matt Hartford (6.62) and Tanner Gray (6.62) and Greg Anderson (6.62). The semifinals were Bo Butner (6.63) vs Allen Johnson (6.64) and Jason Line (6.62) vs Greg Anderson (7.46). The finals featured Bo Butner (6.65) and the Jim Butner Auto team and Greg Anderson (6.67) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Bo Butner (6.61). This is Bo’s fourth win of the season and he too, retook the points lead.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Scotty Pollacheck (6.82) vs #16 Andie Rawlings (7.78), #2 Jerry Savoie (6.82) vs #15 Lance Bonham (7.20), #3 Hector Arana Jr (6.83) vs #14 Charlie Sullivan (7.00), #4 Eddie Krawiec (6.84) vs #13 Kelly Clontz (6.95), #5 Andrew Hines (6.86) vs #12 Ron Tornow (6.95), #6 Karen Stoffer (6.86) vs #11 Steve Johnson (6.94), #7 LE Tonglet (6.86) vs #10 Angie Smith (6.89) and #8 Matt Smith (6.86) vs #9 Joey Gladstone (6.87). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Scotty Pollacheck (6.88) and Matt Smith (6.86), Eddie Krawiec (6.87) and Andrew Hines (6.90), Jerry Savoie (6.87) and LE Tonglet (7.08) and Hector Arana Jr (6.88) and Karen Stoffer (6.94). The semifinals were Scotty Pollacheck (6.90) vs Eddie Krawiec (6.87) and LE Tonglet (6.95) vs Hector Arana Jr (6.92). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (6.89) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and LE Tonglet (6.94) and the Nitro Fish team. With the winner being Eddie Krawiec (6.85). This is Eddie’s fifth win this season and third win in a row.

You may have noticed that Vincent Nobile was absent from this race, he and his team decided to sit for the rest of the season. They weren’t happy with their performance and are planning to continue next season.

The next race will be the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals, September 29- October 1 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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 North Carolina for the NHRA Carolina Nationals and the first race of the Countdown. And what a good race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Doug Kalitta (3.72) vs #16 Chris Karamesines (4.73), #2 Steve Torrence (3.72) vs #15 Terry Haddock (4.70), #3 Leah Pritchett (3.72) vs #14 Wayne Newby (3.83), #4 Antron Brown (3.72) vs #13 Terry McMillen (3.82), #5 Clay Millican (3.74) vs #13 Dom Lagana (3.80), #6 Brittany Force (3.74) vs #11 Pat Dakin (3.79), #7 Richie Crampton (3.74) vs #10 Scott Palmer (3.79) and #8 Shawn Langdon (3.77) vs #9 Tony Schumacher (3.78). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Doug Kalitta (3.85) and Tony Schumacher (3.76), Antron Brown (3.79) and Clay Millican (3.72), Steve Torrence (3.77) and Richie Crampton (3.75) and Wayne Newby (3.82) and Brittany Force (3.75). The semifinals were Doug Kalitta (3.77) vs Clay Millican (3.75) and Richie Crampton (3.76) vs Brittany Force (3.79). The finals featured Doug Kalitta (3.78) and the Mac Tools team and Richie Crampton (3.80) and the SealMaster team. With the winner being Doug Kalitta (3.77). This is Doug’s first win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.89) vs #16 Bob Gilbertson (4.44), #2 JR Todd (3.89) vs #15 Jeff Diehl (4.24), #3 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.90) vs #14 Dave Richards (4.06), #4 Jack Beckman (3.90) vs #13 Jim Campbell (4.06), #5 Alexis DeJoria (3.91) vs #12 Jonnie Lindberg (3.98), #6 Robert Hight (3.91) vs #11 Matt Hagan (3.98), #7 Tim Wilkerson (3.96) vs #10 Ron Capps (3.98) and #8 Cruz Pedregon (3.96) vs #9 John Force (3.96). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (3.94) and John Force (4.07), Jim Campbell (4.18) and Alexis DeJoria (3.98), JR Todd (3.95) and Ron Capps (4.36) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.06) and Robert Hight (3.92). The semifinals were Courtney Force (3.93) vs Alexis DeJoria (3.97) and JR Todd (3.97) vs Robert Hight (3.95). The finals featured Courtney Force (3.95) and the Advanced Auto Parts team and Robert Hight (3.98) and the AAA team. With the winner being Robert Hight (3.94). This is Robert’s third win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Tanner Gray (6.55) vs #16 Val Smeland (6.82), #2 Greg Anderson (6.56) vs #15 Alan Prusiensky (6.70), #3 Bo Butner (6.57) vs #14 Shane Tucker (6.70), #4 Jason Line (6.57) vs #13 Larry Morgan (6.66), #5 Chris McGaha (6.58) vs #12 Kenny Delco (6.63), #6 Jeg Coughlin (6.58) vs #11 Vincent Nobile (6.62), #7 Drew Skillman (6.58) vs #10 Allen Johnson (6.60) and #8 Alex Laughlin (6.60) vs #9 Erica Enders (6.60). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tanner Gray (6.58) and Erica Enders (6.65), Jason Line (6.60) and Kenny Delco (6.76), Greg Anderson (6.61) and Drew Skillman (6.62) and Bo Butner (6.59) and Jeg Coughlin (6.62). The semifinals were Tanner Gray (6.58) vs Jason Line (6.60) and Greg Anderson (6.60) vs Bo Butner (6.62). The finals featured Tanner Gray (6.61) and the Gray Motorsports team and Greg Anderson (6.61) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.61). This is Tanner’s fifth win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle where the ladder looked like this; #1 Andrew Hines (6.82) vs #16 Charles Sullivan (7.11), #2 Eddie Krawiec (6.83) vs #15 Mark Paquette (7.00), #3 Jerry Savoie (6.83) vs #14 Melissa Surber (6.97), #4 Hector Arana Jr (6.84) vs #13 Kelly Clontz (6.95), #5 Scotty Pollacheck (6.85) vs #12 Steve Johnson (6.94), #6 LE Tonglet (6.86) vs #11 Joey Gladstone (6.91), #7 Matt Smith (6.87) vs #10 Karen Stoffer (6.90) and #8 Angie Smith (6.87) vs #9 Chip Ellis (6.87). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Andrew Hines (6.89) and Chip Ellis (6.98), Hector Arana Jr (6.86) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.86), Eddie Krawiec (6.83) and Matt Smith (6.87) and Jerry Savoie (6.87) and LE Tonglet (6.93). The semifinals were Andrew Hines (6.83) vs Hector Arana Jr (6.86) and Eddie Krawiec (6.82) vs Jerry Savoie (6.86). The finals featured Andrew Hines (6.86) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Eddie Krawiec (6.84) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Eddie Krawiec (6.85). This is Eddie’s fourth win of the season.

The next race will be the Dodge NHRA Nationals, September 21-24 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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

-K

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