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

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Racing in Sonoma

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Sonoma, California for the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals and what a race it was. Before we start, my computer crashed and deleted some files, so I only have bits and pieces from the race. But not round by round numbers like I normally do so I apologize for that.

So, starting with Top Fuel, the number one qualifier was Clay Millican. The finals featured Tony Schumacher and the US Army team and Blake Alexander and the Pronto Auto Parts team. With the winner being Blake Alexander. This is Blake’s second win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, the number one qualifier was Courtney Force. The finals featured Ron Capps and the NAPA Auto Parts team and Robert Hight and the AAA team. With the winner being Robert Hight. This is Robert’s second win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, the number one qualifier was Greg Anderson. The finals featured Jeg Coughlin and the JEGS team and Deric Kramer and the American Ethanol team. With the winner being Jeg Coughlin. This is Jeg’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where I want to congratulate Matt Smith for winning the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle and $25,000. The number one qualifier was Eddie Krawiec, who ran 200.08 mph and is now is the Denso Spark Plugs 200 MPH Club. The finals featured LE Tonglet and the Nitro Fish team and Andrew Hines and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being LE Tonglet. This is LE’s second 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

Pro Stock Motorcycle:

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

The next race will be the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals August 3-5 in Seattle, Washington and the conclusion of the Western Swing.

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 Colorado

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Denver, Colorado for the MOPAR Mile High NHRA Nationals, aka the start of the Western Swing, and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Leah Pritchett (3.79) vs #16 Terry Totten (4.44), #2 Brittany Force (3.80) vs #15 Jim Maroney (4.29), #3 Steve Torrence (3.81) vs #14 Bill Litton (4.28), #4 Clay Millican (3.81) vs #13 Greg Carrillo (4.12), #5 Richie Crampton (3.82) vs #12 Terry McMillen (3.99), #6 Blake Alexander (3.83) vs #11 Mike Salinas (3.86), #7 Tony Schumacher (3.83) vs #10 Doug Kalitta (3.86) and #8 Antron Brown (3.85) vs #9 Scott Palmer (3.86). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Leah Pritchett (3.85) and Scott Palmer (3.89), Clay Millican (3.82) and Richie Crampton (3.87), Jim Maroney (4.26) and Doug Kalitta (3.84) and Steve Torrence (3.89) and Blake Alexander (3.86). The semifinals were Leah Pritchett (3.80) vs Clay Millican (3.88) and Doug Kalitta (3.89) vs Blake Alexander (3.84). The finals featured Leah Pritchett (3.82) and the Dodge 1320 team and Doug Kalitta (3.87) and the Mac Tools team. With the winner being Leah Pritchett (3.83). This is Leah’s second win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.94) vs #16 Terry Haddock (4.46), #2 Jack Beckman (3.97) vs #15 Todd Simpson (4.46), #3 Robert Hight (3.98) vs #14 Jeff Diehl (4.28), #4 Cruz Pedregon (3.99) vs #13 Jonnie Lindberg (4.19), #5 John Force (3.99) vs #12 Matt Hagan (4.09), #6 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.00) vs #11 Bob Tasca (4.08), #7 Ron Capps (4.00) vs #10 JR Todd (4.08) and #8 Shawn Langdon (4.04) vs #9 Tim Wilkerson (4.05). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (4.08) and Tim Wilkerson (4.05), Cruz Pedregon (4.10) and John Force (4.15), Jack Beckman (4.68) and Ron Capps (4.10) and Robert Hight (4.08) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.09). The semifinals were Courtney Force (4.12) vs John Force (4.13) and Ron Capps (4.08) vs Robert Hight (4.05). The finals featured John Force (4.04) and the Peak Antifreeze team and Ron Capps (4.05) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being John Force (4.07). This is John’s first win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Deric Kramer (6.92) vs #16 Alan Prusiensky (20.33), #2 Greg Anderson (6.93) vs #15 Joey Grose (10.06), #3 Tanner Gray (6.93) vs #14 Will Hatcher (7.14), #4 Jason Line (6.93) vs #13 Matt Hartford (6.97), #5 Alex Laughlin (6.93) vs #12 Fernando Cuadra (6.97), #6 Drew Skillman (6.94) vs #11 Jeg Coughlin (6.96), #7 Vincent Nobile (6.94) vs #10 Bo Butner (6.95) and #8 Erica Enders (6.93) vs #9 Chris McGaha (6.95). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Deric Kramer (6.97) and Chris McGaha (6.97), Jason Line (6.96) and Alex Laughlin (6.98), Greg Anderson (6.96) and Vincent Nobile (6.97) and Tanner Gray (6.97) and Jeg Coughlin (6.99). The semifinals were Chris McGaha (6.97) vs Jason Line (6.98) and Greg Anderson (6.98) vs Jeg Coughlin (6.99). The finals featured Jason Line (6.95) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Greg Anderson (6.94) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Greg Anderson (6.94). This is Greg’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (7.11) vs #16 Karen Stoffer (7.31), #2 Hector Arana Jr (7.13) vs #15 Ryan Oehler (7.30), #3 Andrew Hines (7.14) vs #14 Joey Gladstone (7.28), #4 Matt Smith (7.15) vs #13 Jim Underdahl (7.26), #5 Hector Arana (7.20) vs #12 Jerry Savoie (7.25), #6 Scotty Pollacheck (7.22) vs #11 Angie Smith (7.24), #7 LE Tonglet (7.23) vs #10 Angelle Sampey (7.24) and #8 Cory Reed (7.23) vs #9 Steve Johnson (7.23). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Karen Stoffer (7.34) and Steve Johnson (7.29), Matt Smith (7.19) and Jerry Savoie (7.26), Hector Arana Jr (7.14) and LE Tonglet (7.21) and Andrew Hines (7.19) and Scotty Pollacheck (7.22). The semifinals were Karen Stoffer (7.34) vs Jerry Savoie (7.27) and Hector Arana Jr (7.15) vs Andrew Hines (7.21). The finals featured Jerry Savoie (7.28) and the White Alligator Racing team and Hector Arana Jr (7.16) and the Lucas Oil team. With the winner being Hector Arana Jr (7.17). This is Hector’s first win of the season.

This weekend we had the first drivers clinch their spots in the Countdown, Steve Torrence in Top Fuel and Courtney Force in Funny Car.

The next race will be the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals July 27-29 in Sonoma, California. Where the top 8 in Pro Stock Motorcycle will take each other on in hopes of winning $25,000 and the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle. It’s also a must win for Leah Pritchett, John Force and Greg Anderson if they want to sweep the Swing.

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

-K

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Racing in New Hampshire

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Epping, New Hampshire for the NHRA New England Nationals and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Leah Pritchett (3.74) vs #16 Audrey Worm (5.79), #2 Tony Schumacher (3.74) vs #15 Jim Maroney (4.82), #3 Steve Torrence (3.75) vs #14 Dan Mercier (4.53), #4 Brittany Force (3.77) vs #13 Mike Salinas (4.00), #5 Clay Millican (3.77) vs #12 Antron Brown (3.97), #6 Dom Lagana (3.78) vs #11 Shawn Reed (3.89), #7 Scott Palmer (3.80) vs #10 Richie Crampton (3.88) and #8 Terry McMillen (3.85) vs #9 Doug Kalitta (3.87). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Leah Pritchett (3.94) and Doug Kalitta (4.11), Brittany Force (4.18) and Antron Brown (4.27), Tony Schumacher (3.87) and Richie Crampton (4.29) and Steve Torrence (3.84) and Shawn Reed (3.90). The semifinals were Leah Pritchett (3.88) vs Antron Brown (3.92) and Tony Schumacher (3.90) vs Steve Torrence (3.87). The finals featured Antron Brown (3.95) and the Matco Tools team and Steve Torrence (3.94) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.90). This is Steve’s fifth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.93) vs #16 Terry Haddock (5.87), #2 Jack Beckman (3.95) vs #15 Jeff Diehl (4.31), #3 Shawn Langdon (3.97) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.20), #4 Ron Capps (3.97) vs #13 Courtney Force (4.16), #5 Robert Hight (3.97) vs #12 Bob Tasca (4.12), #6 John Force (3.98) vs #11 Jonnie Lindberg (4.11), #7 JR Todd (4.02) vs #10 Tim Wilkerson (4.10) and #8 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.02) vs #9 Cruz Pedregon (4.04). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Hagan (4.06) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.13), Ron Capps (4.08) and Robert Hight (4.46), Jack Beckman (4.07) and Tim Wilkerson (4.09) and Shawn Langdon (4.15) and John Force (4.14). The semifinals were Matt Hagan (4.23) vs Ron Capps (4.13) and Tim Wilkerson (4.24) vs Shawn Langdon (4.13). The finals featured Matt Hagan (4.11) and the Sandvik Coromant team and Tim Wilkerson (4.11) and the Levi, Ray and Shoup team. With the winner being Matt Hagan (4.15). This is Matt’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.51) vs #16 Val Smeland (7.22), #2 Erica Enders (6.52) vs #15 Alan Prusiensky (6.65), #3 Vincent Nobile (6.52) vs #14 John Gaydosh (6.61), #4 Drew Skillman (6.53) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra (6.59), #5 Tanner Gray (6.54) vs #12 Kenny Delco (6.58), #6 Alex Laughlin (6.54) vs #11 Jason Line (6.56), #7 Bo Butner (6.54) vs #10 Matt Hartford (6.55) and #8 Jeg Coughlin (6.54) vs #9 Chris McGaha (6.54). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.54) and Chris McGaha (6.57), Drew Skillman (6.56) and Kenny Delco (6.61), Erica Enders (6.53) and Matt Hartford (6.58) and Vincent Nobile (6.55) and Jason Line (6.57). The semifinals featured Chris McGaha (6.58) vs Kenny Delco (8.30) and Erica Enders (6.57) vs Vincent Nobile (6.57). The finals featured Chris McGaha (16.76) and the Harlow Sammons team and Erica Enders (6.56) and the Elite Motorsports team. With the winner being Chris McGaha (6.57). This is Chris’s second win of the season.

The next race will be the MOPAR Mile High NHRA Nationals, aka the start of the Western Swing, July 20-22 in Denver, Colorado.

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 Ohio

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Norwalk, Ohio for the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals and what a race it was.

With shortened qualifying due to rain, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.75) vs #16 Dom Lagana (5.03), #2 Brittany Force (3.77) vs #15 Terry McMillen (4.38), #3 Steve Torrence (3.78) vs #14 Chris Karamesines (4.09), #4 Tony Schumacher (3.79) vs #13 Kyle Wurtzel (4.03), #5 Antron Brown (3.80) vs #12 Blake Alexander (3.98), #6 Mike Salinas (3.81) vs #11 Luigi Novelli (3.97), #7 Pat Dakin (3.83) vs #10 Richie Crampton (3.88) and #8 Leah Pritchett (3.83) vs #9 Doug Kalitta (3.84). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (3.75) and Leah Pritchett (3.79), Tony Schumacher (3.80) and Blake Alexander (3.80), Terry McMillen (3.81) and Richie Crampton (3.80) and Steve Torrence (3.80) and Mike Salinas (3.88). The semifinals were Leah Pritchett (3.78) vs Blake Alexander (3.79) and Terry McMillen (3.79) vs Steve Torrence (4.02). The finals featured Blake Alexander (3.79) and the Pronto Auto Parts team and Terry McMillen (3.85) and the Amalie Motor Oil team. With the winner being Blake Alexander (4.01). This is Blake’s first career win and first win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where Cruz Pedregon did not qualify, and the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.93) vs #16 John Smith (4.30), #2 Ron Capps (3.96) vs #15 Jeff Diehl (4.25), #3 Matt Hagan (3.98) vs #14 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.20), #4 John Force (3.99) vs #13 Jim Campbell (4.19), #5 Robert Hight (4.01) vs #12 Dale Creasy Jr (4.14), #6 Tim Wilkerson (4.03) vs #11 Jack Beckman (4.10), #7 JR Todd (4.04) vs #10 Bob Tasca (4.06) and #8 Shawn Langdon (4.05) vs #9 Del Worsham (4.05). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (3.99) and Shawn Langdon (4.04), John Force (4.06) and Robert Hight (3.99), Ron Capps (4.03) and JR Todd (4.01) and Matt Hagan (3.99) and Jack Beckman (4.04). The semifinals were Courtney Force (3.97) vs John Force (4.08) and JR Todd (4.00) vs Matt Hagan (4.01). The finals featured Courtney Force (4.00) and the Advanced Auto Parts team and Matt Hagan (3.98) and the MOPAR team. With the winner being Matt Hagan (4.09). This is Matt’s second win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.61) vs #16 Charlie Westcott (6.96), #2 Jason Line (6.62) vs #15 Kenny Delco (6.95), #3 Matt Hartford (6.62) vs #14 Wally Stroupe (6.84), #4 Bo Butner (6.63) vs #13 John Gaydosh (6.78), #5 Vincent Nobile (6.63) vs #12 Deric Kramer (6.64), #6 Tanner Gray (6.63) vs #11 Chris McGaha (6.64), #7 Greg Anderson (6.63) vs #10 Drew Skillman (6.64) and #8 Alex Laughlin (6.64) vs #9 Erica Enders (6.64). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.58) and Erica Enders (6.63), Bo Butner (6.62) and Vincent Nobile (6.61), Jason Line (6.59) and Drew Skillman (6.60) and Matt Hartford (6.75) and Tanner Gray (6.60). The semifinals were Erica Enders (6.63) vs Bo Butner (6.67) and Drew Skillman (6.61) vs Tanner Gray (6.60). The finals featured Erica Enders (6.63) and the Elite Motorsports team and Tanner Gray (6.61) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.61). This is Tanner’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Smith (6.86) vs #16 Jim Underdahl (7.02), #2 Hector Arana Jr (6.87) vs #15 Ryan Oehler (7.01), #3 Angelle Sampey (6.89) vs #14 Joey Gladstone (7.00), #4 Andrew Hines (6.91) vs #13 Scotty Pollacheck (6.97), #5 Jerry Savoie (6.91) vs #12 Hector Arana (6.97), #6 Eddie Krawiec (6.91) vs #11 Cory Reed (6.95), #7 LE Tonglet (6.92) vs #10 Mark Paquette (6.94) and #8 Steve Johnson (6.92) vs #9 Angie Smith (6.93). This winners and who they would face in the second round were Jim Underdahl (6.92) and Angie Smith (6.93), Andrew Hines (6.95) and Jerry Savoie (6.89), Hector Arana Jr (6.86) and LE Tonglet (6.90) and Angelle Sampey (6.90) and Eddie Krawiec (6.90). The semifinals were Angie Smith (6.97) vs Jerry Savoie (6.91) and LE Tonglet (6.94) vs Eddie Krawiec (6.88). The finals featured Jerry Savoie (7.18) and the White Alligator Racing team and Eddie Krawiec (6.86) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Eddie Krawiec (6.92). This is Eddie’s third win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA New England Nationals July 6-8 in Epping, New Hampshire.

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 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

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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

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Mother’s Day cocktails

Hi everyone,

As Mother’s Day is Sunday and brunch is a very popular option, I thought I would give you guys some drink recipes that I love. They’re super easy and guaranteed to be a hit, so let’s get into it.

First up we have Moscato Wine Punch.

What you need:

  • 1 bottle of your mom’s favorite wine. My mom, like myself is a white wine person
  • Simply Lemonade, regular lemonade or one of the flavors. That is totally up to you
  • Half a liter of Sprite
  • Various fruits, I like blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.

What you do:

  • Get a punchbowl and fill it with the wine, lemonade and the Sprite.
  • You can put it in the fridge to chill, then add the fruit. Or you can put the fruit in the freezer and use that to chill the punch
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have Peach Sangria, this is great for any summer party and this recipe makes four to six drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 bottle of dry white wine
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 3 ounces of peach brandy
  • 2 ounces of triple sec
  • 2 ounces of simple syrup
  • 2 to 4 ounces of peach puree
  • 1 Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apple. Cored and sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 3 peaches, pitted and sliced

What you do:

  • Place all the ingredients in a large pitcher and put in the fridge to chill for at least eight hours, or overnight depending on when you’re going to serve it.
  • Fill your glasses with ice and pour the sangria over top.
  • Add fresh cut fruit on top to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Our second to last cocktail is Strawberry Bellinis and this recipe makes four drinks.

What you need:

  • 3 cups of strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry Moscato
  • 2 cups of rose champagne or prosecco
  • Strawberries to garnish

What you do:

  • Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor and strain through a sieve.
  • In a blender combine the strained strawberry juice, powdered sugar and strawberry Moscato and blend until smooth.
  • Put in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Evenly distribute the strawberry mixture among four champagne flutes and top each with 1/2 cup of champagne or prosecco.
  • Garnish with a strawberry, serve and enjoy!

And finally we have Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade. This one is non-alcoholic but you can add champagne to it.

What you need:

  • 6 medium lemons
  • 3/4 cups of sugar, divided
  • 2 cups of thawed frozen raspberries
  • 2 liters of Sprite

What you do:

  • Add 1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup of raspberries and gently mash. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Juice all of the lemons and pour through a strainer. Add that to a pitcher with the remaining sugar.
  • Add the Sprite and stir to combine. Put in the fridge to chill until you’re ready to serve.
  • Garnish with the remaining frozen raspberries, if you want to add the champagne now would be the time to do it.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks let me know how they turn out.

Until next time, enjoy your drinks and have a happy Mother’s Day :).

-K

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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

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