Racing in North Carolina

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Charlotte, North Carolina for the NHRA Carolina Nationals and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.70) vs #16 Audrey Worm (4.05), #2 Steve Torrence (3.70) vs #15 Chris Karamesines (3.99), #3 Clay Millican (3.71) vs #14 Kyle Wurtzel (3.90), #4 Mike Salinas (3.72) vs #13 Pat Dakin (3.85), #5 Doug Kalitta (3.72) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.78), #6 Tony Schumacher (3.73) vs #11 Antron Brown (3.78), #7 Leah Pritchett (3.75) vs #10 Richie Crampton (3.77) and #8 Dom Lagana (3.76) vs #9 Terry McMillen (3.76). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (3.71) and Dom Lagana (3.71), Mike Salinas (3.72) and Doug Kalitta (3.71), Steve Torrence (3.95) and Leah Pritchett (3.70) and Clay Millican (4.40) and Tony Schumacher (3.69). The semifinals were Brittany Force (3.70) vs Mike Salinas (3.72) and Steve Torrence (3.71) vs Tony Schumacher (3.71). The finals featured Brittany Force (3.70) and the Monster Energy/Advanced Auto Parts team and Steve Torrence (3.72) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.70). This is Steve’s ninth win of the season and so far in Countdown races he’s 4 for 4.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.87) vs #16 Dave Richards (4.24), #2 Ron Capps (3.87) vs #15 Dale Creasy (4.18), #3 Tim Wilkerson (3.87) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.03), #4 JR Todd (3.89) vs #13 Jonnie Lindberg (3.95), #5 Cruz Pedregon (3.90) vs #12 Courtney Force (3.94), #6 Matt Hagan (3.90) vs #11 Shawn Langdon (3.93), #7 Robert Hight (3.91) vs #10 Jack Beckman (3.92) and #8 John Force (3.91) vs #9 Bob Tasca (3.92). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Dave Richards (4.28) and John Force (3.97), JR Todd (3.87) and Cruz Pedregon (4.01), Ron Capps (3.92) and Robert Hight (3.87) and Tim Wilkerson (3.91) and Matt Hagan (3.89). The semifinals were John Force (3.94) vs JR Todd (3.91) and Ron Capps (3.88) vs Tim Wilkerson (3.91). The finals featured JR Todd (3.89) and the DHL team and Ron Capps (3.90) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (3.89). This is Ron’s third win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where with 14 cars, the ladder looked like this; #1 Drew Skillman (6.50) vs #14 Shane Tucker (6.73), #2 Erica Enders (6.51) vs #13 Wally Stroupe (6.70), #3 Tanner Gray (6.51) vs #12 Alan Prusiensky (6.60), #4 Jeg Coughlin (6.52) vs #11 Fernando Cuadra (6.56), #5 Jason Line (6.52) vs #10 Bo Butner (6.55), #6 Alex Laughlin (6.52) vs #9 Deric Kramer (6.55) and #7 Greg Anderson (6.53) vs #8 Vincent Nobile (6.54). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Drew Skillman (6.52), Jeg Coughlin (6.49) and Jason Line (6.50), Erica Enders (6.49) and Vincent Nobile (6.52) and Tanner Gray (6.53) vs Alex Laughlin (6.50). The semifinals were Drew Skillman (15.96) vs Jason Line (6.51) and Erica Enders (6.52) vs Tanner Gray (6.56). The finals featured Jason Line (6.52) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Tanner Gray (6.52) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Jason Line (6.53). This is Jason’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (6.80) vs #16 Jim Underdahl (6.90), #2 Chip Ellis (6.80) vs #15 Joey Gladstone (6.90), #3 Jerry Savoie (6.81) vs #14 Steve Johnson (6.89), #4 Matt Smith (6.83) vs #13 Karen Stoffer (6.88), #5 Hector Arana Jr (6.83) vs #12 Scotty Pollacheck (6.87), #6 Andrew Hines (6.84) vs #11 Hector Arana (6.87), #7 Angie Smith (6.85) vs #10 Ryan Oehler (6.87) and #8 Angelle Sampey (6.85) vs #9 LE Tonglet (6.85). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawiec (6.84) and Angelle Sampey (6.80), Matt Smith (6.86) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.87), Chip Ellis (6.77) and Angie Smith (6.90) and Jerry Savoie (6.88) and Andrew Hines (6.81). The semifinals were Angelle Sampey (6.83) vs Matt Smith (6.88) and Chip Ellis (6.83) vs Jerry Savoie (6.84). The finals featured Matt Smith (6.86) and the Polaris Victory Magnum team and Chip Ellis (6.85) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Matt Smith (6.83). This is Matt’s third win of the season.

The next race will be the second to last race of the season, the NHRA Toyota Nationals October 25-28 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 Texas

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Dallas, Texas for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, the third race in the Countdown and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.72) vs #16 Richie Crampton (3.94), #2 Steve Torrence (3.74) vs #15 Bill Litton (3.90), #3 Tony Schumacher (3.74) vs #14 Shawn Reed (3.88), #4 Terry McMillen (3.77), #5 Brittany Force (3.78) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.82), #6 Doug Kalitta (3.78) vs #11 Antron Brown (3.81), #7 Blake Alexander (3.79) vs #10 Billy Torrence (3.80) and #8 Kebin Kinsley (3.80) vs #9 Leah Pritchett (3.80). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (3.74) and Leah Pritchett (3.83), Terry McMillen (3.80) and Brittany Force (3.76), Steve Torrence (3.76) and Blake Alexander (3.75) and Tony Schumacher (3.74) and Antron Brown (3.77). The semifinals were Clay Millican (3.78) vs Terry McMillen (3.81) and Steve Torrence (3.80) vs Tony Schumacher (3.81). The finals featured Terry McMillen (3.81) and the Amalie Motor Oil team and Steve Torrence (3.77) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.78). This is Steve’s eighth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.91) vs #16 Terry Haddock (5.14), #2 Bob Tasca (3.95) vs #15 Matt Hagan (4.16), #3 Tim Wilkerson (3.95) vs #14 Jeff Diehl (4.14), #4 JR Todd (3.96) vs #13 John Hale (4.10), #5 Jack Beckman (3.96) vs #12 Courtney Force (4.07), #6 Robert Hight (3.97) vs #11 Jim Campbell (4.05), #7 Ron Capps (3.98) vs #10 John Force (4.04) and #8 Cruz Pedregon (4.99) vs #9 Shawn Langdon (4.00). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tommy Johnson Jr (3.98) and Cruz Pedregon (4.01), JR Todd (3.98) and Jack Beckman (3.96), Bob Tasca (3.99) and John Force (3.98) and Tim Wilkerson (4.00) and Robert Hight (3.94). The semifinals were Tommy Johnson Jr (3.93) vs JR Todd (3.99) and Bob Tasca (4.02) vs Robert Hight (3.95). The finals featured JR Todd (3.95) and the DHL team and Robert Hight (3.96) and the AAA team. With the winner being Rober Hight (3.95). This is Robert’s fourth win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.59) vs #16 Val Smeland (6.74), #2 Greg Anderson (6.60) vs #15 Alan Prusiensky (6.66), #3 Jason Line (6.60) vs #14 Kenny Delco (6.65), #4 Vincent Nobile (6.60) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra (6.64), #5 Erica Enders (6.61) vs #12 Chris McGaha (6.60), #6 Alex Laughlin (6.61) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.62), #7 Tanner Gray (6.61) vs #10 Deric Kramer (6.62) and #8 Drew Skillman (6.61) vs #9 Bo Butner (6.61). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.62) and Drew Skillman (6.61), Vincent Nobile (6.60) and Erica Enders (6.60), Greg Anderson (6.62) and Tanner Gray (6.62) and Kenny Delco (6.64) and Matt Hartford (6.63). The semifinals were Jeg Coughlin (6.61) vs Vincent Nobile (6.63). And Tanner Gray (6.63) vs Matt Hartford (6.63). The finals featured Jeg Coughlin (6.61) and the JEGS team and Tanner Gray (9.69) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.62). This is Tanner’s seventh with of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (6.87) vs #16 Anthony Vanetti (7.16), #2 Matt Smith (6.87) vs #15 Karen Stoffer (7.01), #3 Hector Arana Jr (6.88) vs #14 Kelly Clontz (6.98), #4 Angelle Sampey (6.90) vs #13 Scotty Pollacheck (6.95), #5 LE Tonglet (6.91) vs #12 Andrew Hines (6.95), #6 Steve Johnson (6.92) vs #11 Hector Arana (6.94), #7 Jerry Savoie (6.93) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.94) and #8 Angie Smith (6.93) vs #9 Ryan Oehler (6.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawiec (6.89) and Angie Smith (6.93), Angelle Sampey (6.91) and LE Tonglet (6.89), Karen Stoffer (7.04) and Jerry Savoie (6.94) and Kelly Clontz (7.19) and Steve Johnson (6.97). The semifinals were Eddie Krawiec (6.91) vs LE Tonglet (6.90) and Jerry Savoie (7.01) vs Steve Johnson (6.94). The finals featured LE Tonglet (6.88) and the Nitro Fish team and Jerry Savoie (6.92) and the White Alligator Racing team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.89). This is LE’s fourth win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA Carolina Nationals October 12-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Race number four in the Countdown.

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 St. Louis

Hi everyone,

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

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Torrence (3.67) vs #16 Bill Litton (3.92), #2 Clay Millican (3.69) vs #15 Shawn Reed (3.81), #3 Billy Torrence (3.71) vs #14 Pat Dakin (3.79), #4 Blake Alexander (3.71) vs #13 Terry McMillen (3.79), #5 Leah Pritchett (3.71) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.77), #6 Tony Schumacher (3.73) vs #11 Richie Crampton (3.77), #7 Antron Brown (3.75) vs #10 Doug Kalitta (3.76) and #8 Brittany Force (3.75) vs #9 Mike Salinas (3.76). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Steve Torrence (3.75) and Mike Salinas (3.75), Blake Alexander (3.73) and Leah Pritchett (5.56), Clay Millican (3.75) and Antron Brown (3.72) and Pat Dakin (3.81) and Tony Schumacher (4.06). The semifinals were Steve Torrence (3.77) vs Leah Pritchett (3.80) and Clay Millican (3.80) vs Pat Dakin (3.94). The finals featured Steve Torrence (3.77) and the Capco team and Clay Millican (3.85) and the Great Clips/Parts Plus team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.77). This is Steve’s seventh win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.84) vs #16 Dale Creasy (4.06), #2 Ron Capps (3.87) vs #15 Cruz Pedregon (4.01), #3 Courtney Force (3.88) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.01), #4 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.89) vs #13 Del Worsham (4.00), #5 Bob Tasca (3.91) vs #12 Jonnie Lindberg (3.99), #6 Tim Wilkerson (3.92) vs #11 Matt Hagan (3.96), #7 JR Todd (3.92) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (3.94) and #8 Jack Beckman (3.92) vs #9 John Force (3.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Robert Hight (3.93) and John Force (4.02), Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92) and Bob Tasca (3.99), Cruz Pedregon (3.99) and JR Todd (3.95) and Courtney Force (3.93) and Tim Wilkerson (4.34). The semifinals were Robert Hight (4.01) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95) and JR Todd (4.06) vs Tim Wilkerson (4.00). The finals featured Robert Hight (3.94) and the AAA team and Tim Wilkerson (5.18) and the Levi, Ray and Shoup team. With the winner being Robert Hight (4.03), but it did come at a price. Robert had a massive explosion that resulted in him hitting the wall, so best wishes to him. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on the NHRA’s YouTube channel. And this is Robert’s third win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.49) vs #16 Mark Hogan (6.76), #2 Erica Enders (6.50) vs #15 Charlie Westcott (6.73), #3 Jason Line (6.51) vs #14 Val Smeland (6.62), #4 Bo Butner (6.51) vs #13 Alan Prusiensky (6.58), #5 Drew Skillman (6.51) vs #12 Kenny Delco (6.56), #6 Vincent Nobile (6.51) vs #11 Fernando Cuadra (6.54), #7 Tanner Gray (6.52) vs #10 Chris McGaha (6.53) and #8 Greg Anderson (6.52) vs #9 Deric Kramer (6.52). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.54) and Greg Anderson (6.57), Bo Butner (6.54) and Drew Skillman (6.54), Erica Enders (6.55) and Tanner Gray (6.54) and Jason Line (6.53) and Vincent Nobile (6.54). The semifinals were Jeg Coughlin (6.57) vs Drew Skillman (6.55) and Tanner Gray (6.56) vs Vincent Nobile (6.58). The finals featured Drew Skillman (6.58) and the Ray Skillman Chevrolet team and Tanner Gray (6.57) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.56). This is Tanner’s sixth win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle,  where the ladder looked like this; #1 Chip Ellis vs #16 Mark Paquette (6.93), #2 Andrew Hines (6.78) vs #15 Ryan Oehler (6.93), #3 LE Tonglet (6.81) vs #14 Jim Underdahl (6.92), #4 Eddie Krawiec (6.82) vs #13 Joey Gladstone (6.89), #5 Matt Smith (6.82) vs #12 Scotty Pollacheck (6.89), #6 Steve Johnson (6.83) vs #11 Angie Smith (6.87), #7 Hector Arana (6.86) vs #10 Jerry Savoie (6.87) and #8 Hector Arana Jr (6.86) vs #9 Angelle Sampey (6.87). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Chip Ellis (6.88) and Angelle Sampey (6.92), Joey Gladstone (6.89) and Matt Smith (6.88), Andrew Hines (6.88) and Jerry Savoie (7.13) and LE Tonglet (6.83) and Angie Smith (6.87). The semifinals were Chip Ellis (6.86) vs Matt Smith (6.86) and Jerry Savoie (6.89) vs LE Tonglet (6.86). The finals featured Matt Smith (6.87) and the Polaris Victory Magnum team and LE Tonglet (6.89) and the Nitro Fish team. With the winner being Matt Smith (6.87). This is Matt’s second win of the season.

The next race, number three in the Countdown, will be the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals October 4-7 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 first race of the Countdown and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.72) vs #16 Jim Maroney (8.76), Tony Schumacher (3.74) vs #15 Dan Mercier (4.24), #3 Leah Pritchett (3.75) vs #14 Audrey Worm (4.16), #4 Steve Torrence (3.76) vs #13 Bill Litton (3.90), #5 Mike Salinas (3.76) vs #12 Terry McMillen (3.80), #6 Antron Brown (3.76) vs #11 Brittany Force (3.80), #7 Scott Palmer (3.77) vs #10 Dom Lagana (3.79) and #8 Doug Kalitta (3.79) vs #9 Richie Crampton (3.79). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (3.76) and Doug Kalitta (3.80), Steve Torrence (3.78) and Mike Salinas (3.73), Tony Schumacher (3.81) and Dom Lagana (3.82) and Leah Pritchett (3.78) and Antron Brown (3.80). The semifinals were Clay Millican (3.81) vs Steve Torrence (3.81) and Tony Schumacher (3.82) vs Antron Brown (3.84). The finals featured Steve Torrence (3.79) and the Capco team and Tony Schumacher (3.93) and the US Army team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.81). This is Steve’s sixth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.90) vs #16 Mike Smith (5.87), #2 Tim Wilkerson (3.91) vs #15 Terry Haddock (4.16), #3 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.11), #4 Jack Beckman (3.93) vs #13 Cruz Pedregon (4.06), #5 Ron Capps (3.94) vs #12 Jonnie Lindberg (4.03), #6 Shawn Langdon (3.94) vs #11 Robert Hight (3.98), #7 John Force (3.94) vs #10 Matt Hagan (3.96) and #8 JR Todd (3.94) vs #9 Bob Tasca (3.95). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Mike Smith (4.39) and JR Todd (3.98), Cruz Pedregon (4.21) and Ron Capps (3.97), Tim Wilkerson (4.00) and John Force (4.00), and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95) and Robert Hight (3.94). The semifinals were JR Todd (3.99) vs Ron Capps (3.97) and Tim Wilkerson (4.00) vs Robert Hight (3.94). The finals featured JR Todd (3.97) and the DHL team and Tim Wilkerson (4.04) and the Levi Ray and Shoup team. With the winner being JR Todd (3.97). This is JR’s fourth win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Tanner Gray (6.54) vs #16 Val Smeland (6.69), #2 Jeg Coughlin (6.54) vs #15 John Gaydosh (6.66), #3 Erica Enders (6.55) vs #14 Alan Prusiensky (6.65), #4 Drew Skillman (6.55) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra (6.60), #5 Bo Butner (6.55) vs #12 Kenny Delco (6.60), #6 Vincent Nobile (6.55) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.58), #7 Greg Anderson (6.56) vs #10 Deric Kramer (6.57) and #8 Jason Line (6.56) vs #9 Chris McGaha (6.57). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tanner Gray (6.55) and Jason Line (6.56), Drew Skillman (6.56) and Bo Butner (6.58), Jeg Coughlin (6.55) and Greg Anderson (6.57) and Erica Enders (6.57) and Vincent Nobile (6.57). The semifinals were Tanner Gray (6.59) vs Drew Skillman (6.59) and Greg Anderson (6.59) vs Vincent Nobile (6.59). The finals featured Drew Skillman (6.57) and the Ray Skillman Chevrolet team and Vincent Nobile (6.59) and the Mountain View Tire team. With the winner being Vincent Nobile (6.58). This is Vincent’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle,  where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Smith (6.82) vs #16 John Hall (6.96), #2 Eddie Krawiec (6.82) vs #15 Jim Underdahl (6.95), #3 Hector Arana Jr (6.83) vs #14 Ron Tornow (6.95), #4 Andrew Hines (6.84) vs #13 Ryan Oehler (6.94), #5 LE Tonglet (6.86) vs #12 Mark Paquette (6.91), #6 Joey Gladstone (6.87) vs #11 Scotty Pollacheck (6.90), #7 Angelle Sampey (6.87) vs #10 Angie Smith (6.89) and #8 Steve Johnson (6.88) vs #9 Jerry Savoie (6.88). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Smith (6.84) and Steve Johnson (6.86), Andrew Hines and LE Tonglet (6.84), Eddie Krawiec (6.88) and Angie Smith (6.93) and Hector Arana Jr (6.90) and Joey Gladstone (6.90). The semifinals were Matt Smith (6.86) vs LE Tonglet (6.84) and Eddie Krawiec (6.85) vs Hector Arana Jr (6.88). The finals featured Matt Smith (6.81) and the Polaris Victory Magnum team and Hector Arana Jr (6.88) and the Lucas Oil team. With the winner being  Hector Arana Jr (6.84). This is Hector’s second win of the season.

The next race, number two in the Countdown will be the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals September 21-23 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 Indianapolis

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Chevrolet Performance US Nationals, the biggest race of the year and the last chance for those outside of the top ten to try and make their way in. And what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Mike Salinas (3.75) vs #16 Wayne Newby (3.88), #2 Clay Millican (3.76) vs #15 Richie Crampton (3.84), #3 Antron Brown (3.77) vs #14 Brittany Force (3.83), #4 Scott Palmer (3.79) vs #13 Terry McMillen (3.83), #5 Steve Torrence (3.79) vs #12 Pat Dakin (3.83), #6 Leah Pritchett (3.79) vs #11 Doug Kalitta (3.82), #7 Tony Schumacher (3.80) vs #10 Billy Torrence (3.81) and #8 TJ Zizzo (3.81) vs #9 Blake Alexander (3.81). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Mike Salinas (4.22) and Blake Alexander (3.90), Terry McMillen (4.41) and Steve Torrence (3.83), Clay Millican (3.82) and Billy Torrence (3.83) and Antron Brown (3.83) and Doug Kalitta (3.88). The semifinals were Blake Alexander (3.89) vs Terry McMillen (3.96) and Billy Torrence (4.40) vs Doug Kalitta (4.08). The finals featured Terry McMillen (3.96) and the Amalie Motor Oil team and Doug Kalitta (3.94) and the Mac Tools team. With the winner being Terry McMillen (4.03). This is Terry’s first win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 JR Todd (3.91) vs #16 Jim Campbell (5.06), #2 Bob Tasca (3.92) vs #15 Bob Bode (4.66), #3 Matt Hagan (3.94) vs #14 Jonnie Lindberg (4.11), #4 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.94) vs #13 Ron Capps (4.09), #5 Tim Wilkerson (3.95) vs #12 Del Worsham (4.07), #6 Courtney Force (3.95) vs #11 Jack Beckman (4.01), #7 Shawn Langdon (3.96) vs #10 Cruz Pedregon (4.00) and #8 Robert Hight (4.00) vs #9 John Force (4.00). The winners and who they would face in the second round were JR Todd (3.99) and Robert Hight (3.98), Tommy Johnson Jr (4.10) and Tim Wilkerson (4.10), Bob Bode (4.17) and Shawn Langdon (4.05) and Matt Hagan (4.40) and Courtney Force (4.09). The semifinals were JR Todd (4.16) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (4.08) and Shawn Langdon (4.24) vs Matt Hagan (4.39). The finals featured JR Todd (4.04) and the DHL team and Matt Hagan (4.12) and the MOPAR team. With the winner being JR Todd (4.06). This is JR’s third win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Tanner Gray (6.60) vs #16 John Gaydosh (6.70), #2 Greg Anderson (6.61) vs #15 Steve Graham (6.68), #3 Bo Butner (6.62) vs #14 Kenny Delco (6.68), #4 Erica Enders (6.62) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra (6.65), #5 Chris McGaha (6.62) vs #12 Drew Skillman (6.64), #6 Deric Kramer (6.62) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.64), #7 Jeg Coughlin (6.62) vs #10 Alex Laughlin (6.62) and #8 Vincent Nobile (6.62) vs #9 Jason Line (6.62). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tanner Gray (6.63) and Jason Line (6.64), Erica Enders (6.66) and Drew Skillman (6.64), Greg Anderson (6.63) and Jeg Coughlin (6.65) and Bo Butner (6.63) and Matt Hartford (6.64). The semifinals were Tanner Gray (6.65) vs Drew Skillman (6.64) and Jeg Coughlin (6.64) vs Bo Butner (6.65). The finals featured Tanner Gray (6.65) and the Gray Motorsports team and Jeg Coughlin (6.65) and the JEGS team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.64). This is Tanner’s fifth win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Smith (6.81) vs #16 Jim Underdahl (6.94), #2 Hector Arana Jr (6.81) vs #15 Karen Stoffer (6.94), #3 Eddie Krawiec (6.82) vs #14 Jerry Savoie (6.94), #4 Chip Ellis (6.83) vs #13 Scotty Pollacheck (6.94), #5 LE Tonglet (6.84) vs #12 Ryan Oehler (6.94), #6 Andrew Hines (6.85) vs #11 Angelle Sampey (6.94), #7 Mark Paquette (6.89) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.93) and #8 Hector Arana (6.92) vs #9 Steve Johnson (6.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jim Underdahl (6.96) and Steve Johnson (6.89), Chip Ellis (6.85) and LE Tonglet (6.85), Hector Arana Jr (6.84) and Mark Paquette (6.96) and Eddie Krawiec (6.85) and Andrew Hines (6.88). The semifinals were Steve Johnson (6.98) vs LE Tonglet (6.89) and Hector Arana Jr (6.87) vs Eddie Krawiec (6.90). The finals featured LE Tonglet (6.87) and the Nitro Fish team and Eddie Krawiec (6.87) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.86). This is LE’s third win of the season.

All spots in the Countdown have been clinched and the top ten in each category looks like this:

Top Fuel: Steve Torrence, Clay Millican, Tony Schumacher, Leah Pritchett, Doug Kalitta, Terry McMillen, Antron Brown, Brittany Force, Mike Salinas, Scott Palmer

Funny Car: Courtney Force, Matt Hagan, Robert Hight, Ron Capps, JR Todd, Jack Beckman, Tommy Johnson Jr, Shawn Langdon, John Force, Tim Wilkerson

Pro Stock: Tanner Gray, Greg Anderson, Erica Enders, Jeg Coughlin, Vincent Nobile, Deric Kramer, Drew Skillman, Jason Line, Bo Butner, Chris McGaha

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Eddie Krawiec, Andrew Hines, LE Tonglet, Hector Arana Jr, Jerry Savoie, Matt Smith, Scotty Pollacheck, Steve Johnson, Angie Smith, Angelle Sampey

The next race will be the Dodge NHRA Nationals September 13-16 in Reading, Pennsylvania. The start of the Countdown.

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

-K

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Racing in Minnesota

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Brainerd, Minnesota for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Billy Torrence (3.78) vs #16 Terry Totten (12.28), #2 Steve Torrence (3.78) vs #15 Bill Litton (7.17), #3 Antron Brown (3.78) vs #14 Luigi Novelli (4.64), #4 Clay Millican (3.79) vs #13 Chris Karamesines (4.00), #5 Mike Salinas (3.79) vs #12 Doug Kalitta (3.94), #6 Brittany Force (3.80) vs #11 Richie Crampton (3.87), #7 Tony Schumacher (3.81) vs #10 Terry McMillen (3.84) and #8 Leah Pritchett (3.81) vs #9 Scott Palmer (3.83). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Billy Torrence (3.90) and Scott Palmer (3.83), Clay Millican (3.78) and Mike Salinas (3.80), Steve Torrence (3.78) and Tony Schumacher (3.79) and Antron Brown (3.80) and Brittany Force (3.91). The semifinals were Billy Torrence (3.78) vs Mike Salinas (3.81) and Steve Torrence (3.79) vs Antron Brown (3.76). The finals featured Billy Torrence (3.75) and the Capco team and Antron Brown (3.73) and the Matco Tools team. With the winner being Billy Torrence (3.75). This is Billy’s first career national win.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.95) vs #16 Cruz Pedregon (4.08), #2 Ron Capps (3.96) vs #15 Jonnie Lindberg (4.08), #3 Matt Hagan (3.99) vs #14 Jack Beckman (4.02), #4 Tim Wilkerson (3.99) vs #13 John Force (4.02), #5 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.00) vs #12 Del Worsham (4.02), #6 Shawn Langdon (4.01) vs #11 Bob Tasca (4.02), #7 Jim Campbell (4.01) vs #10 Courtney Force (4.02) and #8 JR Todd (4.01) vs #9 Bob Bode (4.01). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Robert Hight (4.20) and JR Todd (4.02), Tim Wilkerson (3.99) and Tommy Johnson (3.98), Jonnie Lindberg (4.07) and Courtney Force (3.97) and Jack Beckman (4.04) and Shawn Langdon (4.01). The semifinals were JR Todd (4.02) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (3.93) and Courtney Force (3.94) vs Jack Beckman (3.98). The finals featured Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95) and the Make-A-Wish team and Jack Beckman (3.96) and the Infinite Hero team. With the winner being Jack Beckman (3.96). This is Jack’s second win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Erica Enders (6.60) vs #16 Dave River (7.00), #2 Chris McGaha (6.61) vs #15 Mark Hogan (6.85), #3 Alex Laughlin (6.61) vs #14 Alan Prusiensky (6.73), #4 Bo Butner (6.61) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra (6.67), #5 Tanner Gray (6.61) vs #12 Dave Connolly (6.65), #6 Deric Kramer (6.61) vs #11 Vincent Nobile (6.64), #7 Jason Line (6.62) vs #10 Drew Skillman (6.64) and #8 Jeg Coughlin (6.62) vs #9 Greg Anderson (6.62). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Erica Enders (6.62) and Greg Anderson (6.65), Fernando Cuadra (6.67) and Tanner Gray (6.62), Mark Hogan (6.83) and Jason Line (6.63) and Alex Laughlin (6.64) and Deric Kramer (6.63). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.63) vs Tanner Gray (6.75) and Jason Line (6.63) vs Deric Kramer (6.64). The finals featured Tanner Gray (6.62) and the Gray Motorsports team and Deric Kramer (6.64) and the American Ethanol team. With the winner being Deric Kramer (6.65). This is Deric’s second win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Smith (6.85) vs #16 Jim Underdahl (6.99), #2 Hector Arana Jr (6.87) vs #15 Scotty Pollacheck (6.98), #3 Eddie Krawiec (6.88) vs #14 Ryan Oehler (6.98), #4 Andrew Hines (6.89) vs #13 Karen Stoffer (6.97), #5 Jerry Savoie (6.90) vs #12 Steve Johnson (6.97), #6 Mark Paquette (6.91) vs #11 Hector Arana (6.96), #7 Joey Gladstone (6.92) vs #10 Angelle Sampey (6.96) and #8 Angie Smith (6.92) vs #9 LE Tonglet (6.94). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Smith (6.88) and Angie Smith (6.94), Andrew Hines (6.91) and Jerry Savoie (6.95), Hector Arana Jr (6.91) and Angelle Sampey (6.97) and Eddie Krawiec (6.90) and Mark Paquette (10.40). The semifinals were Angie Smith (6.99) vs Andrew Hines (6.93) and Hector Arana Jr (6.93) vs Eddie Krawiec (6.91). The finals featured Andrew Hines (6.95) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Eddie Krawiec (6.91) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Eddie Krawiec (6.89). This is Eddie’s fourth win of the season.

Those who have clichéd a spot in the Countdown are;

Top Fuel: Steve Torrence, Tony Schumacher, Clay Millican, Leah Pritchett, Doug Kalitta, Antron Brown

Funny Car: Courtney Force, Ron Capps, Robert Hight, Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan, Tommy Johnson Jr, JR Todd

Pro Stock: Greg Anderson, Tanner Gray, Erica Enders, Vincent Nobile, Jeg Coughlin, Deric Kramer, Jason Line, Chris McGaha, Drew Skillman

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Andrew Hines, Eddie Krawiec, Hector Arana Jr, LE Tonglet, Jerry Savoie, Matt Smith

The next race will be the Chevrolet Performance US Nationals August 29-September 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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 Seattle

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Seattle, Washington for the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Torrence (3.72) vs #16 Ron Smith (4.86), #2 Doug Kalitta (3.73) vs #15 Bill Litton (3.97), #3 Clay Millican (3.74) vs #14 Jim Maroney (3.93), #4 Tony Schumacher (3.75) vs #13 Terry McMillen (3.89), #5 Antron Brown (3.76) vs #12 Shawn Reed (3.86), #6 Leah Pritchett (3.76) vs #11 Troy Buff (3.86), #7 Mike Salinas (3.76) vs #10 Scott Palmer (3.81) and #8 Brittany Force (3.78) vs #9 Richie Crampton (3.79). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Steve Torrence (3.80) and Richie Crampton (4.30), Tony Schumacher (4.13) and Antron Brown (3.79), Doug Kalitta (3.79) and Mike Salinas (3.74) and Clay Millican (3.77) and Leah Pritchett (3.80). The semifinals were Steve Torrence (3.81) vs Antron Brown (4.13) and Mike Salinas (3.79) vs Leah Pritchett (3.82). The finals featured Antron Brown (3.81) and the Matco Tools team and Leah Pritchett (3.83) and the Sparkling Ice team. With the winner being Antron Brown (3.83). This is Antron’s first win of the season and his 50th career win.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.91) vs #16 Cruz Pedregon (4.18), #2 Robert Hight (3.91) vs #15 Gary Densham (4.08), #3 Courtney Force (3.92) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.07), #4 Bob Tasca (3.94) vs #13 JR Todd (4.05), #5 Tim Wilkerson (3.96) vs #12 Richard Townsend (4.04), #6 Shawn Langdon (3.97) vs #11 Jack Beckman (4.02), #7 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.97) vs #10 John Force (4.02) and #8 Jonnie Lindberg (3.99) vs #9 Ron Capps (4.00). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Hagan (4.04) and Ron Capps (3.98), JR Todd (4.03) and Tim Wilkerson (4.00), Robert Hight (3.95) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.17) and Courtney Force (4.06) and Shawn Langdon (4.01). The semifinals were Ron Capps (3.99) vs Tim Wilkerson (4.03) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.07) vs Courtney Force (4.02). The finals featured Ron Capps (4.00) and the Pennzoil/NAPA Auto Parts team and Courtney Force (4.01) and the Advanced Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (4.03). This is Ron’s second win of the season, his 60th career win and it makes this a DSR double up.

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.50) vs #16 Joey Grose (6.70), #2 Greg Anderson (6.50) vs #15 Steve Graham (6.63), #3 Erica Enders (6.50) vs #14 Alan Prusiensky (6.61), #4 Tanner Gray (6.51) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra (6.56), #5 Jason Line (6.51) vs #12 Matt Hartford (6.55), #6 Deric Kramer (6.52) vs #11 Drew Skillman (6.55), #7 Bo Butner (6.52) vs #10 Alex Laughlin (6.54) and #8 Vincent Nobile (6.52) vs #9 Chris McGaha (6.54). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.54) and Vincent Nobile (6.59), Tanner Gray (6.54) and Jason Line (6.54), Greg Anderson (6.54) and Bo Butner (6.60) and Erica Enders (6.54) and Deric Kramer (6.55). The semifinals were Vincent Nobile (6.57) vs Tanner Gray (6.57) and Bo Butner (6.57) vs Deric Kramer (6.54). The finals featured Tanner Gray (6.57) and the Gray Motorsports team and Deric Kramer (6.56) and the American Ethanol team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.63). This is Tanner’s fourth win of the season.

Those who have clinched a spot in the Countdown are;

Top Fuel:

Steve Torrence, Tony Schumacher, Clay Millican, Leah Pritchett, Doug Kalitta

Funny Car:

Courtney Force, Ron Capps, Robert Hight, Matt Hagan

Pro Stock:

Greg Anderson, Tanner Gray, Erica Enders, Vincent Nobile, Jeg Coughlin

Pro Stock Motorcycle:

Andrew Hines, Eddie Krawiec, Hector Arana Jr, LE Tonglet, Jerry Savoie

The next race will be the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals August 16-19 in Brainerd, Minnesota.

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

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

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