Racing in Tennessee

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Bristol, Tennessee for the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.81) vs #16 Terry Totten (6.89), #2 Tony Schumacher (3.83) vs #15 Terry McMillen (4.72), #3 Antron Brown (3.83) vs #14 Richie Crampton (4.62), #4 Scott Palmer (3.86) vs #13 Bill Litton (4.11), #5 Brittany Force (3.87) vs #12 Doug Kalitta (4.09), #6 Steve Torrence (3.87) vs #11 Shawn Reed (4.01), #7 Dom Lagana (3.88) vs #10 Pat Dakin (4.00) and #8 Mike Salinas (3.91) vs #9 Leah Pritchett (4.00). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (4.01) and Mike Salinas  (4.02), Scott Palmer (4.01) and Doug Kalitta (3.99), Tony Schumacher (3.91) and Pat Dakin (4.01) and Antron Brown (3.89) and Steve Torrence (3.97). The semifinals were Mike Salinas (4.03) vs Scott Palmer (4.06) and Tony Schumacher (4.02) vs Steve Torrence (4.23). The finals featured Mike Salinas (4.04) and the Scrappers Racing team, his first final, and Tony Schumacher (4.03) and the US Army team. With the winner being Tony Schumacher (3.94). This is Tony’s first win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.99) vs #16 Jonnie Lindberg (4.77), #2 JR Todd (4.07) vs #15 Del Worsham (4.33), #3 Robert Hight (4.07) vs #14 Jeff Diehl (4.29), #4 Bob Tasca (4.07) vs #13 Tim Wilkerson (4.26), #5 Cruz Pedregon (4.10) vs #12 Jim Campbell (4.21), #6 John Force (4.11) vs #11 Ron Capps (4.19), #7 Jack Beckman (4.13) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (4.19) and #8 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.16) vs #9 Matt Hagan (4.18). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (4.16) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.25), Bob Tasca (4.13) and Cruz Pedregon (4.58), JR Todd (4.21) and Jack Beckman (4.28) and Robert Hight (4.75) and Ron Capps (4.24). The semifinals were Courtney Force (4.19) vs Bob Tasca (4.23) and JR Todd (4.20) vs Ron Capps (4.20). The finals featured Bob Tasca (4.21) and the Ford team and Ron Capps (4.24) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (4.23). This is Ron’s first win of the season and the first DSR double up of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.67) vs #16 Wally Stroupe (7.55), #2 Jeg Coughlin (6.68) vs Tommy Lee (7.01), #3 Drew Skillman (6.68) vs #14 Alan Prusiensky (6.86), #4 Tanner Gray (6.68) vs #13 John Gaydosh (6.80), #5 Alex Laughlin (6.69) vs #12 Tim Freeman (6.74), #6 Jason Line (6.70) vs #11 Erica Enders (6.71), #7 Deric Kramer (6.70) vs #10 Chris McGaha (6.70) and #8 Vincent Nobile (6.70) vs #9 Bo Butner (6.70). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.71) and Vincent Nobile (6.73), Tanner Gray (6.75) and Tim Freeman (6.78), Jeg Coughlin (6.71) and Chris McGaha (6.73) and Drew Skillman (6.71) and Erica Enders (6.72). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.72) vs Tanner Gray (6.78) and Jeg Coughlin (6.74) vs Drew Skillman (6.72). The finals featured Greg Anderson (6.76) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Jeg Coughlin (6.75) and the JEGS team. With the winner being Jeg Coughlin (6.70). This is Jeg’s second win of the season.

The next race will be the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals June 21-24 in Norwalk, Ohio.

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 Virginia

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Richmond, Virginia for the NHRA Virginia Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Tony Schumacher (3.77), #2 Brittany Force (3.80) vs #15 Bill Litton, #3 Terry McMillen (3.81) vs #14 Terry Haddock (4.24), #4 Doug Kalitta (3.82) vs #13 Dan Mercier (3.94), #5 Leah Pritchett (3.83) vs #12 Clay Millican (3.90), #6 Steve Torrence (3.83) vs #11 Scott Palmer (3.89), #7 Mike Salinas (3.84) vs #10 Antron Brown (3.87) and #8 Richie Crampton (3.86) vs #9 Dom Lagana (3.86). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tony Schumacher (3.82) and Richie Crampton (3.87), Doug Kalitta (3.93) and Leah Pritchett (4.63), Bill Litton (4.02) and Antron Brown (3.86) and Terry McMillen (3.94) and Steve Torrence (3.81). The semifinals were Richie Crampton (3.80) vs Doug Kalitta (3.81) and Antron Brown (3.86) vs Steve Torrence (3.79). The finals featured Doug Kalitta (4.00) and the Mac Tools team and Steve Torrence (3.87) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.81). This is Steve’s fourth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.98) vs #16 Jeff Diehl (4.28), #2 Robert Hight (4.03) vs #15 Cruz Pedregon (4.15), #3 Ron Capps (4.03) vs #14 Tim Wilkerson (4.15), #4 JR Todd (4.04) vs #13 Bob Tasca (4.11), #5 Jack Beckman (4.05) vs #12 Del Worsham (4.11), #6 Jonnie Lindberg (4.05) vs #11 Matt Hagan (4.08), #7 John Force (4.06) vs #10 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.08) and #8 Jim Campbell (4.07) vs #9 Shawn Langdon (4.08). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (4.20) and Jim Campbell (4.21), JR Todd (4.42) and Del Worsham (4.82), Cruz Pedregon (4.25) and John Force (4.14) and Tim Wilkerson (4.13) and Jonnie Lindberg (4.09). The semifinals were Courtney Force (3.97) vs JR Todd (4.07) and John Force (4.09) vs Tim Wilkerson (4.01). The finals featured Courtney Force (4.06) and the Advanced Auto Parts team and John Force (4.07) and the Peak team. With the winner being Courtney Force (4.03). This is Courtney’s fourth win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.57) vs #16 Tommy Lee (6.95), #2 Bo Butner (6.57) vs #15 Wally Stroupe (6.76), #3 Jeg Coughlin (6.57) vs John Gaydosh (6.72), #4 Vincent Nobile (6.58) vs #13 Val Smeland (6.68), #5 Tanner Gray (6.58) vs #12 Kenny Delco (6.65), #6 Chris McGaha (6.59) vs #11 Buddy Perkinson (6.62), #7 Alex Laughlin (6.59) vs #10 Erica Enders (6.60) and #8 Jason Line (6.59) vs #9 Drew Skillman (6.59). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.61) and Drew Skillman (6.63), Vincent Nobile (6.62) and Tanner Gray (6.63), Bo Butner (6.63) and Erica Enders (6.66) and Jeg Coughlin (6.61) and Chris McGaha (6.63). The semifinals were Drew Skillman (6.61) vs Tanner Gray (6.59) and Erica Enders (6.78) vs Chris McGaha (6.60). The finals featured Tanner Gray (6.63) and the Gray Motorsports team and Erica Enders (6.63) and the Elite Motorsports team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.59). This is Tanner’s second win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Hector Arana Jr (6.79) vs #16 Kelly Clontz (6.96), #2 Andrew Hines (6.83) vs #15 Hector Arana (6.96), #3 Matt Smith (6.83) vs #14 Cory Reed (6.93), #4 Eddie Krawiec (6.85) vs #13 Mark Paquette (6.93), #5 LE Tonglet (6.85) vs #12 John Hall (6.92), #6 Jerry Savoie (6.86) vs #11 Jim Underdahl (6.92), #7 Scotty Pollacheck (6.87) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.88) and #8 Steve Johnson (6.88) vs #9 Angie Smith (6.88). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Hector Arana Jr (6.86) and Angie Smith (6.90), Eddie Krawiec (6.93) and LE Tonglet (6.88), Andrew Hines (6.88) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.93) and Matt Smith (6.87) and Jerry Savoie (6.88). The semifinals were Hector Arana Jr (6.84) vs LE Tonglet (6.87) and Andrew Hines (6.85) vs Matt Smith (6.88). The finals featured LE Tonglet (6.84) and the Nitrofish team and Andrew Hines (6.92) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.84). This is LE’s first win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals June 15-17 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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 Chicago

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Chicago, Illinois for the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Torrence (3.67) vs #16 Luigi Novelli (3.98), #2 Brittany Force (3.72) vs #15 Kyle Wurtzel (3.97), #3 Tony Schumacher (3.74) vs #14 Billy Torrence (3.90), #4 Clay Millican (3.75) vs #13 Pat Dakin (3.84), #5 TJ Zizzo (3.77) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.83), #6 Blake Alexander (3.78) vs #11 Richie Crampton (3.81), #7 Antron Brown (3.78) vs #10 Leah Pritchett (3.79) and #8 Doug Kalitta (3.78) vs #9 Terry McMillen (3.79). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Luigi Novelli (4.00) and Doug Kalitta (3.97), Clay Millican (3.75) and Scott Palmer (3.78), Kyle Wurtzel (3.92) and Leah Pritchett (3.76) and Billy Torrence (3.78) and Blake Alexander (3.77). The semifinals were Doug Kalitta (3.93) vs Clay Millican (3.96) and Leah Pritchett (3.92) vs Blake Alexander (3.83). The finals featured Clay Millican (3.78) and the Great Clips/Parts Plus team and Leah Pritchett (3.83) and the Papa Johns team. With the winner being Clay Millican (3.89). This is Clay’s second win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.91) vs #16 Jonnie Lindberg (4.46), #2 Ron Capps (3.92) vs #15 Justin Schriefer (4.15), #3 Jack Beckman (3.94) vs #14 Dale Creasy Jr (4.11), #4 Courtney Force (3.96) vs #13 Jim Campbell (4.08), #5 Cruz Pedregon (3.96) vs #12 Robert Hight (4.07), #6 John Force (3.97) vs #11 Tim Wilkerson (4.05), #7 Shawn Langdon (3.98) vs #10 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.01) and #8 Bob Tasca (3.98) vs #9 JR Todd (4.00). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Hagan (4.01) and Bob Tasca (4.02), Courtney Force (4.10) and Robert Hight (4.35), Ron Capps (4.09) and Shawn Langdon (4.47) and Jack Beckman (4.21) and John Force (4.05). The semifinals were Bob Tasca (4.08) vs Robert Hight (4.06) and Ron Capps (4.10) vs John Force (4.20). The finals featured Robert Hight (4.07) and the AAA team and Ron Capps (4.05) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Robert Hight (4.07). This is Robert’s first win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.54) vs #16 Dave River (6.95), #2 Tanner Gray (6.55) vs #15 Wally Stroupe (6.81), #3 Matt Hartford (6.55) vs #14 Mark Hogan (6.80), #4 Jason Line (6.56) vs #13 Tim Freeman (6.62), #5 Vincent Nobile (6.56) vs #12 Chris McGaha (6.60), #6 Jeg Coughlin (6.57) vs #11 Alex Laughlin (6.58), #7 Erica Enders (6.58) vs #10 Drew Skillman (6.58) and #8 Deric Kramer (6.58) vs #9 Bo Butner (6.58). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.57) and Deric Kramer (6.58), Jason Line (6.57) and Vincent Nobile (6.57), Tanner Gray (6.57) and Erica Enders (6.58) and Matt Hartford (6.57) and Jeg Coughlin (6.56). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.61) vs Vincent Nobile (6.58) and Tanner Gray (6.60) vs Jeg Coughlin (6.56). The finals featured Greg Anderson (6.60) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Jeg Coughlin (6.57) and the JEGS team. With the winner being Jeg Coughlin (6.57). This is Jeg’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Andrew Hines (6.84) vs #16 Cory Reed (7.03), #2 Hector Arana Jr (6.85) vs #15 Marc Ingwersen (7.02), #3 Eddie Krawiec (6.86) vs #14 Kelly Clontz (7.00), #4 Matt Smith (6.87) vs #13 Steve Johnson (6.98), #5 Jerry Savoie (6.88) vs #12 Jim Underdahl (6.97), #6 LE Tonglet (6.89) vs #11 Scotty Pollacheck (6.96), #7 Angie Smith (6.92) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.96) and #8 Hector Arana (6.93) vs #9 Ryan Oehler (6.94). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Andrew Hines (6.80) and Ryan Oehler (6.91), Matt Smith (6.78) and Jim Underdahl (6.88), Hector Arana Jr (6.83) and Angie Smith (6.82) and Eddie Krawiec (6.81) and LE Tonglet (6.82). The semifinals were Andrew Hines (6.81) vs Matt Smith (6.78) and Hector Arana Jr (6.79) vs LE Tonglet (6.80). The finals featured Matt Smith (6.79) and the Polaris Victory Magnum team and LE Tonglet (6.81) and the Nitrofish team. With the winner being Matt Smith (6.81). This is Matt’s first win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA Virgina Nationals June 8-10 in Richmond, Virgina.

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 Kansas

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Topeka, Kansas for the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals and what an interesting race it was. With rain all day Sunday, only the first two rounds were run and the last two were finished off today.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.73) vs #16 Terry Totten (4.22), #2 Steve Torrence (3.74) vs #15 Terry Haddock (4.09), #3 Billy Torrence (3.76) vs #14 Kebin Kinsley (4.01), #4 Tony Schumacher (3.77) vs #13 Bill Litton (3.91), #5 Leah Pritchett (3.77) vs #12 Antron Brown (3.83), #6 Terry McMillen (3.79) vs #11 Mike Salinas (3.81), #7 Brittany Force (3.79) vs #10 Richie Crampton (3.81) and #8 Doug Kalitta (3.79) vs #9 Scott Palmer (3.80). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (3.78) and Doug Kalitta (3.77), Tony Schumacher (3.78) and Leah Pritchett (4.06), Steve Torrence (3.73) and Brittany Force (3.72) and Billy Torrence (3.73) and Terry McMillen (3.93). The semifinals were Clay Millican (3.72) vs Tony Schumacher (3.93) and Steve Torrence (3.68) vs Terry McMillen (3.78). The finals featured Clay Millican (3.67) and the Great Clips/Parts Plus team and Terry McMillen (3.75) and the Amalie Motor Oil team. With the winner being Clay Millican (3.72). This is Clay’s first win of the season.

Next up we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.91) vs #16 Richard Townsend (4.24), #2 Jonnie Lindberg (3.96) vs #15 Jim Campbell (4.18), #3 Cruz Pedregon (3.98) vs #14 Robert Hight (4.16), #4 JR Todd (3.99) vs #13 Dale Creasy Jr (4.08), #5 Bob Tasca (4.00) vs #12 Jack Beckman (4.08), #6 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.00) vs #11 John Force (4.05), #7 Ron Capps (4.02) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (4.05) and #8 Matt Hagan (4.02) vs #9 Tim Wilkerson (4.04). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (5.32) and Matt Hagan (3.94), JR Todd (4.38) and Jack Beckman (4.77), Jonnie Lindberg (8.88) and Shawn Langdon (4.02) and Robert Hight (4.76) and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95). The semifinals were Courtney Force (3.93) vs JR Todd (3.94) and Shawn Langdon (4.01) vs Robert Hight (3.92). The finals featured Courtney Force (3.89) and the Advanced Auto Parts team and her John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight (3.91) and the AAA team. With the winner being Courtney Force (3.92). This is Courtney’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Deric Kramer (6.61) vs #16 Will Hatcher (7.64), #2 Erica Enders (6.61) vs #15 Mark Hogan (6.88), #3 Greg Anderson (6.62) vs #14 Alan Prusiensky (6.71), #4 Chris McGaha (6.62) vs #13 Richard Freeman (6.68), #5 Jason Line (6.62) vs #12 Alex Laughlin (6.65), #6 Vincent Nobile (6.62) vs #11 Drew Skillman (6.64), #7 Tanner Gray (6.63) vs #10 Bo Butner (6.64) and #8 Matt Hartford (6.63) vs #9 Jeg Coughlin (6.63). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Deric Kramer (7.59) and Matt Hartford (7.37), Richard Freeman (6.65) and Jason Line (6.61), Erica Enders (6.61) and Tanner Gray (6.64) and Greg Anderson (6.59) and Drew Skillman (11.58). The semifinals were Deric Kramer (6.62) vs Jason Line (6.58) and Erica Enders (6.55) vs Greg Anderson (6.56). The finals featured Deric Kramer (6.60) and the American Ethanol team and Erica Enders (6.60) and the Elite Motorsports team. With the winner being Deric Kramer (6.61). This is Deric’s first career win.

The next race will be the Fall Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals May 31-June 3 in Chicago, Illinois.

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 Georgia

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Atlanta, Georgia for the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.75) vs #16 Audrey Worm (6.07), #2 Brittany Force (3.76) vs #15 Terry McMillen (4.88), #3 Steve Torrence (3.78) vs #14 Terry Haddock (4.21), #4 Leah Pritchett (3.78) vs #13 Pat Dakin (3.97), #5 Tony Schumacher (3.79) vs #12 Bill Litton (3.90), #6 Doug Kalitta (3.80) vs #11 Richie Crampton (3.87), #7 Antron Brown (3.80) vs #10 Blake Alexander (3.84) and #8 Mike Salinas (3.81) vs #9 Scott Palmer (3.83). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (3.83) and Mike Salinas (3.78), Leah Pritchett (3.90) and Bill Litton (3.91), Brittany Force (3.77) and Blake Alexander (3.82) and Steve Torrence (3.80) and Doug Kalitta (3.84). The semifinals were Mike Salinas (4.12) vs Leah Pritchett (3.84) and Blake Alexander (4.12) vs Steve Torrence (3.97). The finals featured Leah Pritchett (3.90) and the FireAde team and Blake Alexander (3.97) and the Pronto Auto Parts team. With the winner being Leah Pritchett (3.87). This is Leah’s first win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.93) vs #16 Jeff Diehl (4.85), #2 Robert Hight (3.95) vs #15 Bob Tasca (4.60), #3 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.96) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.15), #4 Cruz Pedregon (3.96) vs #13 John Smith (4.15), #5 John Force (3.97) vs #12 Ron Capps (4.10), #6 Jonnie Lindberg (4.00) vs #11 Matt Hagan (4.05), #7 JR Todd (4.01) vs #10 Jack Beckman (4.03) and #8 Tim Wilkerson (4.02) vs #9 Shawn Langdon (4.03). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (4.58) and Tim Wilkerson (4.18), Cruz Pedregon (4.00) and Ron Capps (4.39), Bob Tasca (4.54) and Jack Beckman (4.41) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.16) and Matt Hagan (4.10). The semifinals were Courtney Force (4.14) vs Cruz Pedregon (4.11) and Jack Beckman (4.14) vs Matt Hagan (4.20). The finals featured Courtney Force (4.03) and the Advanced Auto Parts team and Matt Hagan (4.11) and the MOPAR team. With the winner being Courtney Force (4.04). This is Courtney’s second win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.58) vs #16 Val Smeland (7.22), #2 Drew Skillman (6.59) vs #15 Wally Stroupe (6.83), #3 Tanner Gray (6.59) vs #14 Kenny Delco (6.72), #4 Chris McGaha (6.60) vs #13 John Gaydosh (6.62), #5 Vincent Nobile (6.60) vs #12 Alan Prusiensky (6.68), #6 Jeg Coughlin (6.60) vs #11 Erica Enders (6.65), #7 Alex Laughlin (6.60) vs #10 Bo Butner (6.62) and #8 Jason Line (6.61) vs #9 Deric Kramer (6.61). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (7.79) and Deric Kramer (6.61), Chris McGaha (6.59) and Vincent Nobile (6.58), Drew Skillman (6.58) and Bo Butner (6.61) and Tanner Gray (6.62) and Jeg Coughlin (6.59). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.63) vs Vincent Nobile (6.61) and Drew Skillman (6.62) vs Tanner Gray (6.63). The finals featured Vincent Nobile (6.61) and the Mountain View Tire team and Tanner Gray (6.62) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Vincent Nobile (6.59). This is Vincent’s second win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Hector Arana Jr (6.80) vs #16 Ryan Oehler (6.95), #2 Hector Arana (6.85) vs #15 Karen Stoffer (6.95), #3 Andrew Hines (6.86) vs #14 Joey Gladstone (6.95), #4 LE Tonglet (6.87) vs #13 Angie Smith (6.94), #5 Eddie Krawiec (6.87) vs #12 Melissa Surber (6.94), #6 Matt Smith (6.88) vs #11 Angelle Sampey (6.93), #7 Cory Reed (6.88) vs #10 Scotty Pollacheck (6.90) and #8 Jerry Savoie (6.89) vs #9 Steve Johnson (6.89). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Hector Arana Jr (6.81) and Jerry Savoie (6.93), LE Tonglet (6.90) and Eddie Krawiec (6.87), Hector Arana (6.97) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.93) and Andrew Hines (6.91) and Angelle Sampey (7.17). The semifinals were Hector Arana Jr (6.86) vs Eddie Krawiec (6.87) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.89) vs Angelle Sampey (6.93). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (6.87) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Scotty Pollacheck (6.96) and the Suzuki Extended Protection team. With the winner being Eddie Krawiec (6.92). This is Eddie’s second win of the season.

The next race will be the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals May 18-20 in Topeka, Kansas.

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 North Carolina: Four- Wide edition

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Charlotte, North Carolina for the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and what an exciting race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the quads looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.68), #8 Shawn Reed (3.83), #9 Scott Palmer (3.84) and #16 Audrey Worm (4.14). Quad #2; #4 Steve Torrence (3.73), #5 Terry McMillen (3.74), #12 Pat Dakin (3.90), and #13 Kyle Wurtzel (3.90). Quad #3; #2 Tony Schumacher (3.69), #7 Clay Millican (3.77), #10 Dom Lagana (3.84), and #15 Leah Pritchett (4.00). Quad #4; #3 Antron Brown (3.71), #6 Doug Kalitta (3.75), #11 Mike Salinas (3.88) and #14 Richie Crampton (3.93). The semifinals were Shawn Reed (4.04) vs Audrey Worm (4.23) vs Steve Torrence (3.70) vs Terry McMillen (4.45) and Dom Lagana (3.83) vs Clay Millican (4.37) vs Doug Kalitta (3.76) vs Mike Salinas (4.08). The finals featured Terry McMillen (3.85) and the Amalie Motor Oil team vs Steve Torrence (3.87) and the Capco team vs Doug Kalitta (3.80) and the Mac Tools team vs Clay Millican (3.87) and the Great Clips/Parts Plus team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.81) followed by Doug Kalitta (4.01), Terry McMillen (4.36) and Clay Millican (5.29). This is Steve’s third win of the season.

Next up we have Funny Car, where the quads looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.87), #8 John Force (3.93), #9 Tim Wilkerson (3.94) and #16 Jim Campbell (4.13). Quad #2; #4 JR Todd (3.88), #5 Bob Tasca (3.90), #12 Shawn Langdon (3.97) and #13 Jack Beckman (3.98). Quad #3; #2 Ron Capps (3.88), #7 Robert Hight (3.92), #10 Jonnie Lindberg (3.96) and #15 Dale Creasy Jr (4.08). Quad #4; #3 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.88), #6 Cruz Pedregon (3.90), #11 Matt Hagan (3.96) and #14 John Smith (4.08). The semifinals were Courtney Force (3.97) vs John Force (4.30) vs JR Todd (4.03) vs Jack Beckman (4.42) and Robert Hight (4.56) vs Ron Capps (4.58) vs Cruz Pedregon (4.15) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (4.37). The finals featured John Force (4.10) and the Peak Antifreeze team vs Courtney Force (4.11) and the Advanced Auto Parts team vs Cruz Pedregon (4.05) and the Snap On team vs Tommy Johnson Jr (4.00) and the Make-A-Wish team. With the winner being Cruz Pedregon (4.05) followed by John Force (4.09), Tommy Johnson Jr (4.14) and Courtney Force (6.21). This is Cruz’s first win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the quads looked like this; #1 Drew Skillman (6.53), #8 Erica Enders (6.56), #9 Jason Line (6.56) and #16 Val Smeland (6.65). Quad #2; #4 Bo Butner (6.55), #5 Deric Kramer (6.55), #12 Alex Laughlin (6.57) and #13 John Gaydosh (6.61). Quad #3; #2 Greg Anderson (6.54), #7 Tanner Gray (6.56), #10 Chris McGaha (6.56) and #15 Kenny Delco (6.63). Quad #4; #3 Vincent Nobile (6.54), #6 Jeg Coughlin (6.55), #11 Matt Hartford (6.56) and #14 Alan Prusiensky (6.63). The semifinals were Erica Enders (6.50) vs Drew Skillman (6.52) vs Alex Laughlin (6.54) vs Bo Butner (6.54) and Tanner Gray (6.53) vs Chris McGaha (6.54) vs Jeg Coughlin (6.51) vs Vincent Nobile (6.51). The finals featured Erica Enders (6.51) and the Elite Motorsports team vs Drew Skillman (6.52) and the Ray Skillman Chevrolet team vs Chris McGaha (6.54) and the Harlow Sammons team vs Vincent Nobile (6.54) and the Mountain View Tire team. With the winner being Erica Enders (6.53) followed by Vincent Nobile (6.52), Chris McGaha (8.23) and Drew Skillman (18.51).

Finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the quads looked like this; #1 LE Tonglet (6.81), #8 Jerry Savoie (6.84), #9 Hector Arana Jr (6.84) and #16 Jim Underdahl (6.94). Quad #2; #4 Andrew Hines (6.82), #5 Hector Arana (6.83), #12 Angelle Sampey (6.89) and #13 Karen Stoffer (6.91). Quad #3; #2 Eddie Krawiec (6.81), #7 Cory Reed (6.83), #10 Joey Gladstone (6.86) and #15 Ryan Oehler (6.93). Quad #4; #3 Scotty Pollacheck (6.81), #6 Matt Smith (6.83), #11 Steve Johnson (6.86) and #14 Angie Smith (6.92). The semifinals were LE Tonglet (6.85) vs Jerry Savoie (6.85) vs Andrew Hines (6.84) vs Angelle Sampey (6.84) and Cory Reed (6.81) vs Ryan Oehler (6.89) vs Scotty Pollacheck (6.82) vs Matt Smith (6.89). The finals featured Jerry Savoie (6.76) and the White Alligator Racing team vs Andrew Hines (6.80) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team vs Scotty Pollacheck (6.84) and the Suzuki Extended Protection team vs Matt Smith (6.88) and the Polaris Victory Magnum team. With the winner being Jerry Savoie (6.78) followed by Andrew Hines (6.87), Scotty Pollacheck (6.86) and Matt Smith (DQ). This is Jerry’s first win of the season.

The next race will be the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals May 4-6 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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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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