Racing in Colorado

Hi everyone,

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

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Leah Pritchett (3.73) vs #16 Troy Coughlin Jr (5.69), #2 Doug Kalitta (3.76) vs #15 Greg Carillo (5.24), #3 Steve Torrence (3.77) vs #14 Rob Passey (4.95), #4 Tony Schumacher (3.77) vs #13 Steve Chrisman (4.81), #5 Shawn Langdon (3.78) vs #12 Terry Haddock (4.22), #6 Brittany Force (3.78) vs #11 Terry McMillen (4.02), #7 Antron Brown (3.79) vs #10 Scott Palmer (3.90) and #8 Clay Millican (3.79) vs #9 Bob Vandergriff (3.85). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Leah Pritchett (3.79) and Clay Millican (3.79), Tony Schumacher (3.83) and Terry Haddock (4.17), Doug Kalitta (3.82) and Antron Brown (3.83) and Steve Torrence (3.81) and Brittany Force (3.91). The semifinals were Leah Pritchett (3.81) vs Tony Schumacher (3.80) and Antron Brown (3.79) vs Brittany Force (3.80). The finals featured Leah Pritchett (3.79) and the Papa John’s team and Antron Brown (3.79) and the Matco Tools team. With the winner being Antron Brown (3.79). This is Antron’s third win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.88) vs #16 Jim Campbell (5.31), #2 John Force (3.89) vs #15 Matt Hagan (4.94), #3 Robert Hight (3.90) vs #14 Todd Simpson (4.34), #4 Jonnie Lindberg (3.94) vs #13 Jeff Diehl (4.25), #5 Ron Capps (3.96) vs #12 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.05), #6 Jack Beckman (3.97) vs #11 Alexis DeJoria (4.01), #7 Cruz Pedregon (3.98) vs #10 Del Worsham (3.99) and #8 JR Todd (3.98) vs #9 Tim Wilkerson (3.98). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jim Campbell (4.26) and JR Todd (4.07), Jonnie Lindberg (4.04) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.04), Matt Hagan (4.10) and Cruz Pedregon (4.46) and Robert Hight (13.65) and Jack Beckman (4.02). The semifinals were Jim Campbell (4.08) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (4.05) and Cruz Pedregon (4.05) vs Robert Hight (4.14). The finals featured Tommy Johnson Jr (3.98) and the Make-A-Wish team and Robert Hight (4.06) and the AAA team. With the winner being Robert Hight (3.99). This is Robert’s first win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where with 14 cars the ladder looked like this; #1 Drew Skillman (6.92) vs #14 Richie Stevens (7.07), #2 Erica Enders (6.93) vs #13 Alan Prusiensky (7.02), #3 Vincent Nobile (6.93) vs #12 Deric Kramer (7.01), #4 Greg Anderson (6.94) vs #11 Jeg Coughlin (6.98), #5 Jason Line (6.95) vs #10 Tanner Gray (6.97), #6 Allen Johnson (6.95) vs #9 Bo Butner (6.97) and #7 Matt Hartford (6.96) vs #8 Chris McGaha (6.97). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Drew Skillman (6.96), Greg Anderson (6.97) and Jason Line (6.96), Erica Enders (6.98) and Chris McGaha (7.01) and Vincent Nobile (6.97) and Bo Butner (6.99). The semifinals were Drew Skillman (6.92) vs Jason Line (6.94) and Erica Enders (6.97) vs Bo Butner (6.94). The finals featured Drew Skillman (6.95) and the Ray Skillman Chevrolet team and Bo Butner (6.94) and the Jim Butner Auto team. With the winner being Drew Skillman (6.91). This is Drew’s second win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (7.17) vs #16 David Hope (7.37), #2 Hector Arana Jr (7.17) vs #15 Steve Johnson (7.36), #3 Matt Smith (7.18) vs #14 Angie Smith (7.30), #4 LE Tonglet (7.18) vs #13 Melissa Surber (7.28), #5 Scotty Pollacheck (7.18) vs #12 Mike Berry (7.28), #6 Andrew Hines (7.19) vs #11 Angelle Sampey (7.27), #7 Jerry Savoie (7.20) vs #10 Cory Reed (7.27) and #8 Joey Gladstone (7.22) vs #9 Karen Stoffer (7.26). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawiec (7.15) and Joey Gladstone (7.23), LE Tonglet (7.26) and Scotty Pollacheck (7.20), Hector Arana Jr (7.19) and Jerry Savoie (7.23) and Matt Smith (7.21) and Andrew Hines (7.19). The semifinals were Eddie Krawiec (7.18) vs Scotty Pollacheck (7.19) and Jerry Savoie (7.19) vs Matt Smith (7.24). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (7.19) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and Matt Smith (7.22) and the Victory Gunner team. With the winner being Eddie Krawiec (7.14). This is Eddie’s second win of the season.

So far the following drivers have clinched a spot in the Countdown:

Top Fuel:

Steve Torrence, Leah Pritchett, and Antron Brown

Funny Car:

Ron Capps, Matt Hagan

Pro Stock:

Bo Butner, Greg Anderson

Pro Stock Motorcycle:

LE Tonglet

The next race will be the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationls July 28-30 in Sonoma, California. The second stop on the Western Swing.

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

-K

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Summer reading list 2017

Hi everyone,

This week I wanted to talk about something I haven’t talked about in a while and that’s books and reading. Ever since I could read I’ve been a huge bookworm. I don’t have as much time to read as I used to but when I do get time I go all in. Basically I put together a list of books that I wanted to have for this summer and hopefully I could get around to reading at least two and if not I can always read them later and with so many amazing books out and coming out right now it was hard to choose. But I did manage to pick my top four. I will leave links down below for each book if you find yourself wanting a new read.

The first book is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. This book was turned into a movie, which I heard was absolutely amazing but I haven’t watched yet. I might just be a weirdo, but if I can help it I like to read the book first before watching the movie. But if you’re not familiar with either it’s about the untold story of the African American women who took part in some of NASA’s biggest successes. This is the book I’m currently reading, I started it on Saturday and I’m loving it so far. This is something I never knew about and being the history nerd that I am, I’m so fascinated by it.

The next book is also space related and it’s Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. Astronaut Wives Club is about the wives of the Mercury Seven astronauts and their lives. I think I was so intrigued by it because I didn’t think about what it would have been like to be an astronaut’s wife, especially back then. There were so many unknowns and it was a risk to go to space, or attempt to go to space and I think these women were extraordinarily strong. This book was turned into a show on ABC, with the same name, in 2015 and I loved it. I understand why it only was one season, but I wish it would’ve lasted longer.

The third book is Can I Speak to Someone in Charge by Emily Clarkson. This book actually just came out, but I can’t wait to read it. It’s about Emily essentially writing a series of open letters on various different topics. I’ve been reading her blog Pretty Normal Me for a while, and I think it’s great. She has great wit and she isn’t afraid to talk about anything. Her dad is Grand Tour presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who I love and find hilarious, and I find the two of them to be similar so if you like him definitely check her out.

And finally, this isn’t new, but one thing I’ve been wanting to do for a while is reread Harry Potter, so I bought this box set of all the Harry Potter books. It’s been absolute ages since I’ve sat down and read them and I’m excited to do so.

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys are reading or have read any of these books let me know and let me know what’s on your reading list this summer.

Until next time, enjoy your books and happy reading :).

-K

Hidden Figures:

Astronaut Wives Club:

Can I Speak to Someone in Charge:

Harry Potter box set:

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July Glam Bag unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my July Glam Bag from Ipsy and thought today would be the perfect day to go over it. This month’s theme is Ipsy Over Easy, basically lazy Sunday vibes. I have to say that this month’s bag may be the most adorable they’ve done.

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I don’t normally talk in depth about the bags themselves, but this one is too cute not to. The mascot for Ipsy Over Easy is an incredibly chill egg named Gudetama. I think this is a great concept and applaud them for making the bag design 360, it’s adorable.

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Moving on to actual products, the first is Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. I actually used this last night and I’m a big fan. It smells amazing, it really sinks into your skin and it’s light. All things I appreciate.

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The second product is the Ciate London Wonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid liner in Black. I really like Ciate London as a brand. I mostly buy their nail polishes, which are amazing if you’re looking for a new polish brand, but I’ve only ever heard good things about the rest of their products. What I like about the eyeliner is that it’s double ended. One side is the pencil and the other side is a smudging/blending brush.

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Next we have Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold blush. This blush is really pretty, it has ginger, lychee, mangosteen, and chamomile extracts that help give radiance and hydration. Color wise it’s a light pink with a gold shimmer and I can’t wait to wear it.

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The second to last product is Winky Lux Double Matte Whip in Angel Food. Essentially a gorgeous nude. You guys know how much I love matte lipsticks, so I’m excited by this.

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And lastly we have the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea deep dive cleansing gel. Tarte is one of my all time favorite brands and I think their Rainforest of the Sea is brilliant. This product in particular is for taking off your makeup and cleansing your face. I’m almost out of my current cleanser, so this is a product I will be trying within the next couple of days.

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That about wraps it up for this post. If you guys got any of the same products in your July Glam Bag let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get in your bag.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get next month :).

-K

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Racing in Illinois

Hi everyone,

Before I get into this I want to take a moment to talk about Terry  Chandler. Terry sadly passed away last week leaving a huge hole in the NHRA. Terry was an incredibly giving woman with a huge heart and she will be dearly missed.

So, this weeks race took us to Chicago, Illinois for the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.71) vs #16 Luigi Novelli (3.97), #2 Leah Pritchett (3.72) vs #15 Troy Coughlin Jr (3.93), #3 Clay Millican (3.73) vs #14 Kyle Wurtzel (3.92), #4 Steve Torrence (3.75) vs #13 Scott Palmer (3.89), #5 Tony Schumacher (3.75) vs #12 Blake Alexander (3.88), #6 Shawn Langdon (3.75) vs #11 Terry McMillen (3.85), #7 Antron Brown (3.76) vs #10 Doug Kalitta (3.84) and #8 TJ Zizzo (3.78) vs #9 Pat Dakin (3.83). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (4.30) and TJ Zizzo (3.79), Steve Torrence (3.82) and Blake Alexander (3.94), Leah Pritchett (3.85) and Antron Brown (3.77) and Clay Millican (3.81) and Shawn Langdon (3.83). The semifinals were TJ Zizzo (3.78) vs Steve Torrence (3.84) and Antron Brown (3.85) vs Clay Millican (3.78). The finals featured Steve Torrence (3.81) and the Capco team and Antron Brown (3.78) and the Matco Tools team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.77). This is Steve’s fifth win this season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.85) vs #16 Jim Campbell (4.17), #2 Jack Beckman (3.85) vs #15 Bob Bode (4.10), #3 Courtney Force (3.88) vs #14 JR Todd (4.06), #4 Matt Hagan (3.89) vs #13 Del Worsham (3.97), #5 Alexis DeJoria (3.91) vs #12 Cruz Pedregon (3.96), #6 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.91) vs #11 John Force (3.94), #7 Brian Stewart (3.92) vs #10 Tim Wilkerson (3.94) and #8 Jonnie Lindberg (3.93) vs #9 Ron Capps (3.94). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jim Campbell (4.08) and Ron Capps (4.00), Matt Hagan (4.16) and Alexis DeJoria (3.97), Jack Beckman (4.02) and Tim Wilkerson (4.36) and JR Todd (4.48) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.02). The semifinals were Ron Capps (4.11) vs Matt Hagan (4.00) and Tim Wilkerson (4.10) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (4.02). The finals featured Ron Capps (4.03) and the NAPA Auto Parts team and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.01) and the Make-A-Wish team. With the winner being Ron Capps (4.02). This is Ron’s sixth win this season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.56) vs #16 Val Smeland (6.83), #2 Bo Butner (6.57) vs #15 Mark Hogan (6.77), #3 Drew Skillman (6.58) vs #14 Shane Tucker (6.72), #4 Jeg Coughlin (6.58) vs #13 Kenny Delco (6.66), #5 Jason Line (6.58) vs #12 Alan Prusiensky (6.65), #6 Tanner Gray (6.59) vs #11 Alex Laughlin (6.64), #7 Vincent Nobile (6.59) vs #10 Allen Johnson (6.61) and #8 Chris McGaha (6.59) vs #9 Erica Enders (6.60). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.59) and Erica Enders (6.65), Kenny Delco (6.72) and Jason Line (6.61), Bo Butner (6.60) and Vincent Nobile (6.63) and Drew Skillman (6.62) and Tanner Gray (6.60). The semifinals were Erica Enders (6.64) vs Jason Line (6.63) and Bo Butner (6.62) vs Drew Skillman (6.62). The finals featured Erica Enders (6.64) and the Elite Motorsports team and Drew Skillman (6.62) and the Ray Skillman Chevrolet team. With the winner being Drew Skillman (6.62). This is Drew’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle,  where the ladder looked like this; #1 LE Tonglet (6.80) vs #16 Cory Reed (6.96), #2 Hector Arana Jr (6.81) vs #15 Angelle Sampey (6.94), #3 Matt Smith (6.82) vs #14 Eddie Krawiec (6.94), #4 Jerry Savoie (6.82) vs #13 Chip Ellis (6.92), #5 Karen Stoffer (6.84) vs #12 Andrew Hines (6.91), #6 Steve Johnson (6.86) vs #11 Mike Berry (6.90), #7 Angie Smith (6.86) vs #10 Melissa Surber (6.88) and #8 Scotty Pollacheck (6.86) vs #9 Joey Gladstone (6.87). The winners and who they would face in the second round were LE Tonglet (6.83) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.85), Jerry Savoie (6.81) and Karen Stoffer (6.94), Hector Arana Jr (6.85) and Angie Smith (6.89) and Eddie Krawiec (6.94) and Mike Berry (6.89). The semifinals were LE Tonglet (6.84) vs Karen Stoffer (6.94) and Hector Arana Jr (6.88) vs Eddie Krawiec (6.93). The finals featured LE Tonglet (6.84) the Nitro Fish team and Hector Arana Jr (6.84) and the Lucas Oil team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.83). This is LE’s fourth win of the season.

The next race will be the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals July 21-23 in Denver, Colorado.

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

-K

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June favorites

Hi everyone,

As today is the last day of June I thought it would be the perfect time to do my June favorites. Honestly, this month went by so fast I can hardly believe that tomorrow is July 1st. Back to my favorites, I’m going to start with beauty. The first beauty favorite is the Balm, Balm Springs blush in Full Swing. I mentioned that I really like the blushes from the Balm in my June Glam Bag post, which I will leave a link to below if you haven’t read it yet. And I think this one is great, it’s a light pinky shade and it’s one of those great summer blushes for sure.

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My next beauty favorite is the NYX Whipped Lip and Cheek Soufflé in Plush. I’m actually wearing this today and I’ve been loving it since I got it. The color is great, the texture is nice and it being whipped makes it light on your lips. And it smells like vanilla frosting and that’s always a plus. I love NYX and I would definitely recommend any of their products.

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And my last beauty favorite is a nail polish. It’s from Trust Fund Beauty and it’s in the shade Game Changer. Trust Fund Beauty makes fantastic nail polishes in my opinion. The staying power is great and I really like the formulation. This one in particular is gorgeous, a perfect summer color.  If you’re looking for nail polish definitely check out Trust Fund Beauty.

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My next favorite is actually an app and it’s WhatsApp. It’s been around for a while, but I didn’t have a use for it until recently and I so appreciate it. It really does make group chats so much easier.

Next I have a television favorite and it’s Pretty Little Liars. PLL just had it’s series finale and I’m so sad that it’s over. Yes, I may have gotten a little emotional when I watched it, but I’d been watching for so long, it was bound to happen. I’m not going to spoil anything if there’s anyone who hasn’t watched the finale yet. But I will say that I was right in my theory and I was okay with how it ended. It made sense to me. But now I have one less show to watch, so if any of you have good show recommendations let me know.

My last couple of favorites are music. The first is the band Take That. I love them always but recently I’ve been loving their latest album Wonderland. There isn’t a song on that album that I don’t like. Their Wonderland tour is brilliant, from the videos I’ve seen and I’m jealous because they aren’t doing an American tour. But for future reference, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, an American tour would be fantastic and much appreciated. Let me know what songs you guys are loving from the Wonderland album.

Next is a song and it’s Hold On by Michael Buble. This song came up on my Pandora and I’m so happy it did because it’s amazing and I love it. I actually found sheet music for it for the piano and I’m really excited to play it.

And my last favorite is Robbie Williams Heavy Entertainment Show album. From top to bottom it’s a fantastic album. Robbie is also on tour and again, based on the videos I’ve seen it’s a great show. I know it can be hard to put together a setlist when you have so many songs, but he’s done good. If you guys haven’t heard any of the songs or albums that I’ve mentioned look them up because they are all insanely good.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we have any of the same favorites let me know and if not let me know what you loved during June.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great June :).

-K

June Glam Bag post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/june-glam-bag-unboxing/

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Racing in Ohio

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Norwalk, Ohio for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and what an exiting race it was. I don’t know the last time I saw so many perfect lights.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Doug Kalitta (3.70) vs #16 Troy Buff (3.97), #2 Brittany Force (3.71) vs #15 Pat Dakin (3.91), #3 Steve Torrence (3.71) vs #14 Troy Coughlin Jr (3.89), #4 Leah Pritchett (3.72) vs #13 Ike Maier (3.88), #5 Antron Brown (3.73) vs #12 Dom Lagana (3.85), #6 Clay Millican (3.74) vs #11 Scott Palmer (3.82), #7 Terry McMillen (3.75) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (3.79) and #8 Tony Schumacher (3.76) vs #9 Mike Salinas (3.79). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Doug Kalitta (3.74) and Tony Schumacher (3.78), Leah Pritchett (3.76) and Antron Brown (3.76), Brittany Force (3.77) and Terry McMillen (3.80) and Steve Torrence (3.78) and Clay Millican (3.77). The semifinals were Doug Kalitta (3.78) vs Leah Pritchett (3.84) and Brittany Force (3.80) vs Steve Torrence (3.79). The finals featured Doug Kalitta (3.76) and the Mac Tools team and Steve Torrence (3.75) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.74). This is Steve’s fourth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car where Courtney Force did not qualify for the first time in her career. The ladder for Sunday looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.86) vs #16 Jeff Diehl (4.56), #2 Robert Hight (3.87) vs #15 Jim Campbell (4.09), #3 John Force (3.91) vs #14 Dale Creasy Jr (4.07), #4 Jonnie Lindberg (3.92) vs #13 Ron Capps (4.01), #5 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92) vs #12 JR Todd (4.00), #6 Bob Tasca (3.93) vs #11 Tim Wilkerson (3.99), #7 Alexis DeJoria (3.94) vs #10 Del Worsham (3.98) and #8 Cruz Pedregon (3.96) vs #9 Jack Beckman (3.97). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Hagan (4.34) and Jack Beckman (4.06), Ron Capps (3.99) and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.94), Robert Hight (3.91) and Alexis DeJoria (3.97) and John Force (3.93) and Bob Tasca (3.94). The semifinals were Jack Beckman (4.07) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (3.96) and Robert Hight (3.97) vs Bob Tasca (4.00). The finals featured Jack Beckman (4.07) and the Infinite Hero team and Robert Hight (3.92) and the AAA team. With the winner being Jack Beckman (4.07). This is Jack’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 Mark Hogan (6.86), #2 Bo Butner (6.58) vs #15 Val Smeland (6.79), #3 Drew Skillman (6.59) vs #14 John Gaydosh (6.70), #4 Tanner Gray (6.59) vs #13 Kenny Delco (6.70), #5 Jason Line (6.59) vs #12 Alan Prusiensky (6.66), #6 Jeg Coughlin (6.61) vs #11 Alex Laughlin (6.63), #7 Vincent Nobile (6.61) vs #10 Erica Enders (6.62) and #8 Chris McGaha (6.61) vs #9 Allen Johnson (6.61). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.57) and Allen Johnson (6.62), Tanner Gray (6.55) and Jason Line (6.56), Bo Butner (6.57) and Vincent Nobile (6.59), and John Gaydosh (6.66) and Jeg Coughlin (6.56). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.59) vs Jason Line (6.58) and Bo Butner (6.61) vs John Gaydosh (6.69). The finals featured Greg Anderson (6.59) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Bo Butner (6.60) and the Jim Butner Auto team. With the winner being Bo Butner (6.60). This is Bo’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 Joe Desantis (7.05), #2 LE Tonglet (6.84) vs #15 Melissa Surber (7.01), #3 Hector Arana Jr (6.88) vs #14 Karen Stoffer (6.95), #4 Joey Gladstone (6.90) vs #13 Eddie Krawiec (6.95), #5 Scotty Pollacheck (6.90) vs #12 Angelle Sampey (6.94), #6 Andrew Hines (6.91) vs #11 Angie Smith (6.94), #7 Chip Ellis (6.92) vs #10 Steve Johnson (6.93) and #8 Mike Berry (6.93) vs #9 Cory Reed (6.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Smith (6.84) and Mike Berry (6.95), Joey Gladstone (6.88) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.92), LE Tonglet (6.85) and Steve Johnson (6.90) and Hector Arana Jr (6.86) and Andrew Hines (6.91). The semifinals were Matt Smith (6.87) vs Scotty Pollacheck (6.90) and LE Tonglet (6.82) vs Hector Arana Jr (6.84). The finals featured Matt Smith and the Victory Gunner team and LE Tonglet (6.83) and the Nitro Fish team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.82). This is LE’s third win of the season.

News out of Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hector Arana Sr had shoulder surgery and will be sideline for 3 months.

The next race will be the Route 66 NHRA Nationals July 6-9 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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Racing in Tennessee

Hi everyone,

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

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Torrence (3.77) vs #16 Chris Karamesines (4.26), #2 Doug Kalitta (3.78) vs #15 Shawn Langdon (4.02), Langdon had a crazy explosion during qualifying and if you haven’t seen it definitely look it up, #3 Leah Pritchett (3.79) vs #14 Troy Coughlin Jr (4.01), #4 Clay Millican (3.81) vs #13 Kyle Wurtzel (3.95), #5 Brittany Force (3.81) vs #12 Terry McMillen (3.90), #6 Tony Schumacher (3.82) vs #11 Scott Palmer (3.88), #7 Antron Brown (3.83) vs #10 Pat Dakin (3.86) and #8 Kebin Kinsley (3.83) vs #9 Mike Salinas (3.85). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Steve Torrence (4.28) and Mike Salinas (3.85), Clay Millican (5.31) and Brittany Force (3.89), Shawn Langdon (4.18) and Antron Brown (3.95) and Leah Pritchett (4.37) and Scott Palmer (3.96). The semifinals were Steve Torrence (4.00) vs Clay Millican (4.01) and Shawn Langdon (4.25) vs Leah Pritchett (7.09). The finals featured Clay Millican (3.81) and the Parts Plus/ Great Clips team and Leah Pritchett (3.79) and the Papa John’s team. With the winner being Clay Millican (3.82). This is Clay’s first career win. I’ve been watching Clay race for many years, he’s one of the nicest people you could meet and to see him finally get that first win made me emotional, it was well deserved and I’m very happy for him.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Tim Wilkerson (3.89) vs #16 Bob abide (8.36), #2 Robert Hight (3.91) vs #15 Jeff Diehl (7.63), #3 Matt Hagan (3.92) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.99), #4 Courtney Force (3.95) vs #13 JR Todd (4.06), #5 Jack Beckman (3.95) vs #12 Cruz Pedregon (4.04), #6 John Force (3.98) vs #11 Del Worsham (4.04), #7 Alexis DeJoria (3.99) vs #10 Ron Capps (4.03) and #8 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.00) vs #9 Jonnie Lindberg (4.02). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tim Wilkerson (4.36) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.10), Courtney Force (4.13) and Jack Beckman (4.17), Robert Hight (3.98) and Ron Capps (4.10) and Matt Hagan (4.38) and John Force (4.13). The semifinals were  all Don Schumacher Racing, Tommy Johnson Jr (4.08) vs Jack Beckman (4.32) and Ron Capps (4.09) vs Matt Hagan (4.20). The finals featured Jack Beckman (4.00) and the Infinite Hero team and Ron Capps (4.04) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (4.05). This is Ron’s fifth win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock, where with 13 cars the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.69), #2 Bo Butner (6.69) vs #13 Wally Stroupe (7.30), #3 Erica Enders (6.70) vs #12 Alan Prusiensky (6.78), #4 Greg Anderson (6.71) vs #11 Tanner Gray (6.77), #5 Jason Line (6.72) vs #10 Shane Gray (6.75), #6 Vincent Nobile (6.72) vs #9 Drew Skillman (6.75) and #7 Allen Johnson (6.73) vs #8 Alex Laughlin (6.74). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.74) and Alex Laughlin (6.76), Tanner Gray (6.73) and Shane Gray (6.74), Bo Butner (6.71) and Erica Enders (6.74) and Vincent Nobile (6.75). The semifinals were Alex Laughlin (6.76) vs Tanner Gray (6.74) and Bo Butner (6.76) vs Erica Enders (6.76). The finals featured Alex Laughlin (6.76) and the Gas Monkey Energy team and Bo Butner (6.73) and the Jim Butner Auto team. With the winner being Alex Laughlin (6.71). This is Alex’s first win of the season.

The next race will be the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals June 22-25 in Norwalk, Ohio.

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

-K

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