2021 NHRA FALLNATIONALS - EVENT RESULTS
SUNDAY - ANDERSON, ASHLEY, CAPPS AND M. SMITH GRAB KEY WINS AT TEXAS NHRA FALLNATIONALS
Greg Anderson made history on Sunday at Texas Motorplex, picking up his 98th career win to become the all-time wins leader in Pro Stock history at the 36th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Justin Ashley (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also picked up wins at the 17th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the fourth race in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Anderson capped off another brilliant weekend in Dallas, earning his sixth victory at Texas Motorplex when Chris McGaha went red in the Pro Stock final round. For his part, Anderson went 6.624-seconds at 206.32 mph in HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro to cap off his historic day and weekend. The victory also gave him the most Pro Stock wins in Texas Motorplex history and extended his points lead in the process.
“It’s been a big build-up and I’ve had such a fantastic race car all year, it was almost impossible for it not to happen, but at the same time there’s so many great drivers that can whip you,” Anderson said. “There’s no guarantees it would happen, so I knew now was the time. I certainly expected myself to step up and get it done. I’m honored to be part of this and thank goodness we got it done.”
Anderson advanced to the final round with wins against Marty Robertson, Matt Hartford and Troy Coughlin Jr. and then finished job in the championship round to cap off an emotional day for the four-time world champion. He also moved 81 points ahead of defending world champ Erica Enders as he aims for a fifth world championship with two races remaining in the Pro Stock season.
“We had a great car all day. I can’t remember too many days of all these 98 wins where I had to depend on a lot of great luck, but today I did,” Anderson said. “There’s been a lot of great places where I’ve been at the last several races where it would have been great to get the 98th there, and Texas Motorplex is a magical place, and it makes sense. I’ve had a lot of victories here that have just been special and been career-changing. It’s a great place to race and it’s great for Pro Stock cars, and we made the most of it this weekend.”
McGaha reach the final round for the first time in 2021 thanks to wins against his son, Mason, rookie Dallas Glenn and Aaron Stanfield.
In Top Fuel, Justin Ashley beat points leader and three-time defending world champ Steve Torrence on his home turf, as Ashley went 3.759 at 326.40 in his 11,000-horsepower Smart Sanitizer dragster powered by Vita C Shot to slip past Torrence’s 3.764 at 321.81. After advancing to a pair of final rounds this season, Ashley finished the job with a clutch performance against the most dominant driver in the class. He knocked off Keith Murt, Billy Torrence and No. 1 qualifier Brittany Force to set up the marquee matchup with Torrence. Both had great identical reaction times of .035, but Ashley had just enough at the finish line to deny Torrence his 50th career win in Top Fuel.
“Racing these incredible cars gave us a real opportunity to make up some ground, so I’m real happy to collect that win,” Ashley said. “When you win a race like this, I think the key is the team. Everybody did their job and it was a complete team effort today. It felt like a bracket car and this team definitely deserves this win. For me, we had unfinished business this weekend. We were long overdue for a win and I’m glad we were able to capitalize on a final round and get the win.”
Torrence, who has nine wins in 2021, advanced to his 11th final round this year thanks to victories against Buddy Hull, Doug Kalitta and rookie Josh Hart. He did move a step closer to a fourth straight world championship, pushing his advantage to 52 points over Force with three races remaining in the season.
Capps strengthened his Funny Car championship chances with a standout performance in the final round against Don Schumacher Racing teammate Matt Hagan, picking up the holeshot victory with his run of 3.930 at 326.87 in his 11,000-horsepower NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. Hagan, the defending world champ, went a quicker 3.919 at 328.78 but Capps pulled off a strong .042 reaction time to get the win and make amends for his rough outing on the starting line two weeks ago in St. Louis.
He knocked off Jack Wyatt, Paul Lee and Cruz Pedregon to reach the final round and then held off his teammate to pull within 33 points of Hagan, picking up his second win this season and 68th in his career. It’s also his first win in Dallas since 1998.
“I made a mistake that I don’t think I ever made in 26 years in St. Louis and I could’t wait to get here and try to redeem myself,” Capps said. “I’ve got such a great crew and Matt Hagan has a tough team from top to bottom. But that final round turned out great. It’s rare to beat him on a holeshot, but I was so focused. It was a lot of emotion going into that round, so I was glad to get any way I could get it. It’s never been this tough from top to bottom in Funny Car and anybody can win. It’s good to gain a little on Hagan, but it’s going to be a lot of fun and we want to finish the year strong.”
Hagan advanced to the final round for the sixth time this season and 71st time in his career thanks to round wins against Dale Creasy Jr., Bob Tasca III and J.R. Todd.
Smith moved into the points lead to finish off a dominating weekend in Pro Stock Motorcycle, beating Hector Arana Jr. in the final round. Arana left too soon on the starting line, while Smith put together a run of 6.839 at 199.08 on his Denso Auto Parts/Stockseth/Matt Smith Racing EBR. It gave Smith his first career victory at Texas Motorplex, along with his fifth victory of the season and 31st in his career. He reached the final round with wins against Michael Ray, Chris Bostick and his wife, Angie, to advance to the final round. Smith also had the quickest run in the class in each round of eliminations, moving into the points lead where he now holds an eight-point advantage over Steve Johnson with three Pro Stock Motorcycle races remaining.
“It was a great weekend for this Denso team,” said Smith, who also set the track speed record this weekend. “We were pretty flawless all weekend and we were low every round. We’ve got a pretty awesome team. Since 2005, I’ve always wanted to win this race and never got it done, and I’m just glad to get it done. We’ve had the best bike all year. Steve has definitely stepped his program up and we’re going to go head-to-head with him the rest of the year, and hopefully we can pull this out and get a fifth championship. That’s the goal and we’re going to do everything we can to try and do it.”
Arana Jr. knocked off Kelly Clontz, Jerry Savoie and Johnson to reach the final round for the first time this season and 28th time in his career.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action Oct. 15-17 with the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
SATURDAY - HIGHT, B. FORCE, ANDERSON AND JOHNSON EARN NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT TEXAS NHRA FALLNATIONALS
Robert Hight held onto the top spot in Funny Car, powering to the No. 1 position on Saturday at Texas Motorplex at the 36th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1 at the 17th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the fourth race in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Hight raced to the No. 1 qualifier on the strength of his run of 3.878-seconds at 331.94 mph in his 11,000-horsepower AAA Texas Chevrolet Camaro on Friday, and made a strong pass to close out qualifying on Saturday. It is his second No. 1 qualifier of the season and 70th in his career as he looks for his third win of the 2021 campaign. Hight will start eliminations against Jeff Arend knowing he needs a number of big performances over the final four races to jump back into championship contention.
“We’re pretty excited,” Hight said. “Having four qualifying runs is huge and we were low E.T. three of the four runs and that gives you a lot of confidence heading into Sunday. That was a great run to close the day and you’re going to see more of the same tomorrow. This is the Countdown and we’ve dug ourselves a hole. We’ve got to win from here on out if we want to have a chance to win a fourth championship. We’ve had the performance as of late, but no consistency. We haven’t had a lot of No. 1 qualifiers, so we’re excited heading into raceday.”
Ron Capps qualified second with a 3.882 at 329.34 on Friday, and Cruz Pedregon is third with a 3.892 at 325.14. Defending world champ and points leader Matt Hagan, who won the most recent race in St. Louis, is fourth with a 3.897 at 332.34.
In Top Fuel, Brittany Force clinched an incredible 11th No. 1 qualifier this season thanks to her track record run of 3.637 at 335.32 on Friday in her 11,000-horsepower Monster Energy dragster. It is also the 31st career top spot for Force, who closed out qualifying with a strong run as well. But it was her pass on Friday that wowed everyone, as she made the quickest pass of the entire 2021 NHRA season and will now try to finish it off with her second win of the year in the thick of the championship hunt. Force, who is second in points, will open eliminations against Joe Morrison at Texas Motorplex after making the fifth-quickest run in NHRA history on Friday.
“We laid down some pretty good runs here, especially that run last night, and that gave us a good ladder going into raceday,” Force said. “We ran right on our number in the last qualifier and we feel confident going into raceday tomorrow. That last run was a big one for us. It’s getting in the car and making consistent runs, and I’m trying to do my job the best that I can.”
Texan Steve Torrence qualified second at his home track thanks to his run of 3.678 at 326.48 from Friday. The points leader and three-time defending world champ is after his second straight win at Texas Motorplex and his third victory in the past four races in Dallas. Mike Salinas took third after his 3.680 at 330.47, also making the quickest run of the third session on Saturday.
Points leader Anderson maintained his spot atop Pro Stock, as his run of 6.553 at 209.23 from Friday in his HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro ensured his 10th No. 1 qualifier of the season in 15 races in the class. It’s a remarkable number and also gives Anderson his 116th top qualifier in his standout career. Looking for his 98th career win, which would give him the all-time mark in the class, Anderson will take on Marty Robertson to open eliminations. Anderson is also seeking his sixth win at Texas Motorplex, which would give him the most in Pro Stock history at the track as the championship hunt heats up.
“It’s been awesome and I’ve just had a great car all year long,” said Anderson, who led Erica Enders by 17 points heading into the weekend. “My guys have done a great job and they’ve given me a horse to win every race I’ve been to. I really hope tomorrow is my day. I always love racing at Texas Motorplex all these years. It’s a great Pro Stock track and you don’t struggle to make clean runs, and we love that. I know we’ll be great tomorrow and we’re in good shape. We’re right where we want to be and hopefully, I can find the finish line four times.”
Anderson’s KB Racing teammate, rookie Dallas Glenn, qualified second with a 6.567 at 209.14 and defending world champ Enders will start raceday from the third spot after her run of 6.571 at 206.67.
Johnson’s run from Friday held up and he added a pair of solid runs to close out qualifying for good measure, with his 6.756 at 198.44 on his Brady Mechanical Services Suzuki giving the points leader his third No. 1 qualifier of the 2021 season. It’s also the seventh career No. 1 qualifier for the veteran, who entered the weekend with a 17-point lead over Angelle Sampey. He looked strong in qualifying, making the best run in three of the four sessions, and will meet Jianna Salinas to open raceday as he looks for his third win in what’s been a phenomenal season.
“It’s exciting to start from the number one spot,” Johnson said. “We’re preparing the right way and when you get No. 1 you’ve prepared the best way possible. If we prepare and we all do our job, we’ll all love the results. I have so much respect for every competitor and I’m glad they’re all here, but at the same time my focus is on my guys and how I drive the motorcycle on Sunday.”
Defending world champ Matt Smith qualified second with a 6.772, setting the track speed record on Saturday with a pass of 200.83. Sampey will open eliminations from third after going 6.809 at 197.74.
In the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Rickie Smith drove to the No. 1 position in his nitrous-powered Camaro with a run of 5.755 at 251.06. Points leader Jose Gonzalez is second after going 5.786 at 248.93 and two-time defending world champ Stevie “Fast” Jackson is third with a 5.793 at 247.70.
Eliminations for the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex begin at 11 a.m. CT on Sunday.
Sunday's first-round pairings for eliminations for the 36th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 17th of 20 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.
Top Fuel -- 1. Brittany Force, 3.637 seconds, 335.32 mph vs. 16. Joe Morrison, 4.328, 215.20; 2. Steve Torrence, 3.678, 326.48 vs. 15. Buddy Hull, 4.094, 293.09; 3. Mike Salinas, 3.680, 330.47 vs. 14. Krista Baldwin, 3.998, 307.79; 4. Justin Ashley, 3.687, 329.58 vs. 13. Keith Murt, 3.974, 301.87; 5. Billy Torrence, 3.715, 327.98 vs. 12. Alex Laughlin, 3.796, 320.66; 6. Josh Hart, 3.728, 325.14 vs. 11. Leah Pruett, 3.773, 323.12; 7. Antron Brown, 3.743, 326.79 vs. 10. Doug Kalitta, 3.765, 324.05; 8. Clay Millican, 3.745, 324.59 vs. 9. Shawn Langdon, 3.754, 321.88.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Mitch King, 7.243, 83.68.
Funny Car -- 1. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.878, 331.94 vs. 16. Jeff Arend, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.183, 248.75; 2. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 3.882, 329.34 vs. 15. Jack Wyatt, Charger, 4.149, 267.69; 3. Cruz Pedregon, Charger, 3.892, 325.14 vs. 14. Terry Haddock, Ford Mustang, 4.061, 310.55; 4. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.897, 332.34 vs. 13. Dale Creasy Jr., Charger, 3.992, 323.66; 5. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 3.911, 330.80 vs. 12. Jim Campbell, Charger, 3.974, 316.08; 6. Alexis DeJoria, Toyota Camry, 3.917, 327.51 vs. 11. John Force, Camaro, 3.972, 325.30; 7. Blake Alexander, Mustang, 3.922, 322.81 vs. 10. Paul Lee, Charger, 3.958, 328.22; 8. J.R. Todd, Camry, 3.924, 325.37 vs. 9. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 3.935, 322.81.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Jeff Diehl, 4.298, 231.87; 18. Todd Simpson, 7.199, 95.93.
Pro Stock -- 1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.553, 209.23 vs. 16. Marty Robertson, Ford Mustang, 6.673, 203.98; 2. Dallas Glenn, Camaro, 6.567, 209.14 vs. 15. Fernando Cuadra, Mustang, 6.662, 208.10; 3. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.571, 206.67 vs. 14. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.643, 207.46; 4. Rodger Brogdon, Camaro, 6.580, 209.56 vs. 13. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.632, 205.69; 5. Kyle Koretsky, Camaro, 6.591, 209.01 vs. 12. Troy Coughlin Jr., Camaro, 6.623, 206.42; 6. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 6.591, 207.24 vs. 11. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.619, 208.52; 7. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.597, 208.42 vs. 10. Mason McGaha, Camaro, 6.614, 208.33; 8. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.604, 206.26 vs. 9. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.605, 208.30.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Richie Stevens, 6.679, 206.07; 18. Cristian Cuadra, 6.688, 206.35; 19. Fernando Cuadra Jr., 6.746, 205.32; 20. John Callahan, 6.820, 204.63.
Pro Stock Motorcycle -- 1. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.756, 198.44 vs. 16. Jianna Salinas, Suzuki, 6.949, 193.13; 2. Matt Smith, EBR, 6.772, 200.83 vs. 15. Michael Ray, Victory, 6.938, 194.10; 3. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.809, 197.74 vs. 14. Andrew Hines, Buell, 6.924, 193.77; 4. Hector Arana Jr, EBR, 6.822, 200.74 vs. 13. Kelly Clontz, Suzuki, 6.914, 194.10; 5. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.839, 196.59 vs. 12. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.905, 195.48; 6. Eddie Krawiec, Buell, 6.878, 200.26 vs. 11. Angie Smith, EBR, 6.898, 197.08; 7. Chris Bostick, 6.878, 197.22 vs. 10. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.890, 195.73; 8. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.885, 195.68 vs. 9. Scotty Pollacheck, EBR, 6.890, 198.47.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Ryan Oehler, 6.962, 195.25; 18. Michael Phillips, 6.991, 193.18; 19. David Barron, 7.123, 185.69.
FRIDAY - B. FORCE, HIGHT, ANDERSON AND JOHNSON CLAIM PROVISIONAL NO. 1 SPOTS AT TEXAS NHRA FALLNATIONALS
Brittany Force rocketed to both ends of the track record on Friday at Texas Motorplex, blasting to the provisional No. 1 spot in Top Fuel at the 36th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also the provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 17th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the fourth race in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Force made the fifth-quickest run in NHRA history in her 11,000-horsepower Monster Energy dragster, powering to a run of 3.637-seconds at 335.32 mph to jump to the top and collect the $15,000 bonus awarded on Friday night to the low qualifier in the final session. It was also the seventh-fastest run in Top Fuel history. If it holds, it would give Force her 11th No. 1 qualifier of the season and the 31st in her career. Her streak of eight straight No. 1 qualifiers was snapped at the most recent race in St. Louis, but Force and her team got right back on track on Friday in Dallas.
“That was a killer run,” Force said. “We were going for mid-3.60s, so when they told me what I ran on the top end, that was really impressive. With (crew chief) David Grubnic and Mac Savage, you can’t put that past them. They’re capable of running crazy numbers and setting records. We’re off to a good start to this weekend and the great thing is we get two more qualifying runs (Saturday).”
Points leader Steve Torrence drove to the second spot after going 3.678 at 326.48. The Texan is the defending winner of the event and has won at his home track at two of the past three years. Mike Salinas took third after his 3.680 at 330.47.
In Funny Car, Hight ended Friday night under the lights at Texas Motorplex in impressive fashion with his run of 3.878 at 331.94 in his 11,000-horsepower AAA Texas Chevrolet Camaro SS. Should that hold, Hight would clinch his second No. 1 qualifier this season and 70th in his career. After struggling in recent races, Hight made the quickest run in each qualifying session, with his second run giving him the $15,000 bonus for the quickest run and a thrilling double-up for John Force Racing. Hight is seeking his third win of the season.
Ron Capps made a standout run earlier in the second session and is currently second after going 3.882 at 329.34, and Cruz Pedregon is third with a 3.892 at 325.14. Defending world champ and points leader Matt Hagan, who won the most recent race in St. Louis, went 3.897 at 332.34 and is fourth.
Anderson continued to be a dominant force in qualifying in Pro Stock, rolling to the No. 1 position after going 6.553 at 209.23 in his HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro. If it holds, it would give the points leader his 10th No. 1 qualifier in 15 Pro Stock races and 116 in his career. Anderson made the quickest run in both qualifying sessions, with the run under the lights also giving him a $2,500 bonus. Of course, Anderson wants to finish the deal this weekend to not only help his chances for a fifth world title, but give him 98 career wins, which would be the most in Pro Stock history.
Rookie Dallas Glenn is currently in the second spot after going 6.567 at 209.14. Defending world champ Erica Enders went 6.571 at 206.67 to sit in the third spot.
Points leader Johnson made his first pass count on Friday in Pro Stock Motorcycle, going to the No. 1 position with a run of 6.756 at 198.44 on his Mac Rak Suzuki. Johnson is on track to clinch the top spot for the third time this season, which would be by far a career-best in a single season for the veteran. He entered the weekend 17 points ahead of Angelle Sampey and made a strong run to get going. Johnson has led at every stop in the Countdown as he seeks his first world championship and third win this season.
Defending world champ Matt Smith, who is 30 points out of first, is currently second after his run of 6.772 at 200.83, setting the track speed record. He also earned the $1,500 bonus check from Texas Motorplex after making the quickest run of the second qualifying session under the lights. Sampey is third after running 6.809 at 197.74.
Qualifying continues at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
Friday's results after the first two of four rounds of qualifying for the 36th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, 17th of 20 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's final eliminations.
Top Fuel -- 1. Brittany Force, 3.637 seconds, 335.32 mph; 2. Steve Torrence, 3.678, 326.48; 3. Mike Salinas, 3.680, 330.47; 4. Justin Ashley, 3.687, 329.58; 5. Billy Torrence, 3.715, 327.98; 6. Josh Hart, 3.728, 325.14; 7. Antron Brown, 3.743, 326.79; 8. Shawn Langdon, 3.754, 321.88; 9. Doug Kalitta, 3.795, 321.88; 10. Alex Laughlin, 3.796, 320.66; 11. Clay Millican, 3.809, 287.23; 12. Leah Pruett, 3.897, 268.81; 13. Krista Baldwin, 3.998, 307.79; 14. Buddy Hull, 4.220, 283.79; 15. Joe Morrison, 4.328, 215.20; 16. Keith Murt, 4.832, 164.29.
Not Qualified: 17. Mitch King, 7.243, 83.68.
Funny Car -- 1. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.878, 331.94; 2. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 3.882, 329.34; 3. Cruz Pedregon, Charger, 3.892, 325.14; 4. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.897, 332.34; 5. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 3.911, 330.80; 6. Alexis DeJoria, Toyota Camry, 3.917, 327.51; 7. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 3.936, 327.27; 8. Jim Campbell, Charger, 3.974, 316.08; 9. Blake Alexander, Mustang, 3.986, 320.05; 10. Terry Haddock, Mustang, 4.061, 310.55; 11. John Force, Camaro, 4.122, 248.43; 12. Jeff Arend, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.183, 248.75; 13. Paul Lee, Charger, 4.183, 247.43; 14. Dale Creasy Jr., Charger, 4.227, 273.05; 15. Jeff Diehl, Camry, 4.298, 231.87; 16. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.537, 293.28.
Not Qualified: 17. Todd Simpson, 7.199, 95.93; 18. Jack Wyatt, broke.
Pro Stock -- 1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.553, 209.23; 2. Dallas Glenn, Camaro, 6.567, 209.14; 3. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.571, 206.67; 4. Rodger Brogdon, Camaro, 6.580, 209.56; 5. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 6.591, 207.24; 6. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.602, 208.94; 7. Kyle Koretsky, Camaro, 6.603, 208.01; 8. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.604, 206.26; 9. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.611, 208.62; 10. Mason McGaha, Camaro, 6.614, 208.33; 11. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.619, 208.52; 12. Troy Coughlin Jr., Camaro, 6.623, 206.42; 13. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.632, 205.69; 14. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.643, 207.46; 15. Fernando Cuadra, Ford Mustang, 6.662, 208.10; 16. Richie Stevens, Camaro, 6.680, 205.47.
Not Qualified: 17. Cristian Cuadra, 6.688, 206.35; 18. Fernando Cuadra Jr., 6.746, 205.32; 19. John Callahan, 9.254, 101.19; 20. Marty Robertson, 11.061, 99.40.
Pro Stock Motorcycle -- 1. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.756, 198.44; 2. Matt Smith, EBR, 6.772, 200.83; 3. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.809, 197.74; 4. Hector Arana Jr, EBR, 6.854, 198.73; 5. Chris Bostick, 6.878, 197.22; 6. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.890, 196.02; 7. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.890, 195.73; 8. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.894, 194.32; 9. Scotty Pollacheck, EBR, 6.896, 196.24; 10. Angie Smith, EBR, 6.898, 197.08; 11. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.907, 195.70; 12. Andrew Hines, Buell, 6.924, 193.77; 13. Eddie Krawiec, Buell, 6.940, 198.76; 14. Jianna Salinas, Suzuki, 6.949, 193.13; 15. Ryan Oehler, EBR, 6.962, 195.25; 16. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 6.991, 192.41.
Not Qualified: 17. Kelly Clontz, 6.992, 191.24; 18. David Barron, 7.189, 180.19; 19. Michael Ray, 17.121, 33.31.
THURSDAY SPORTSMAN - CHOMINSKI, G. STANFIELD AND HILDAGO SET THE PACE FOR FRIDAY ELIMINATIONS
Taylor Chomiski, Greg Stanfield and Jimmy Hidalgo set the pace in Thursday's qualifying at the NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex, located outside of Dallas.
Chominski, driving an A/Super Modified 1992 Camaro secured the top spot in Competition Eliminator, as he ran a 7.755 elapsed time, -.695 under the index to edge out Clark Smiley's gas-burning, supercharged BB/Altered GXP. Smiley went -.693 under the index with a 7.207 elapsed time. Don Thomas' C/Dragster Automatic was third with a -.663, 6.937.
Fan-favorite Rodger Brogdon's '66 Chevy II wagon produced its best qualifying effort with a 6.978, -6.42 under the B/Altered Automatic index.
Former NHRA Pro Stock driver Stanfield drove to the top of the Super Stock qualifying order with a 9.788 elapsed time, -1.012 under the GT/JA index. Jason Ochoa's S-10 truck was second with a 9.507, -.993 under the index. Christopher Dodd's Cobalt was third, -.986 under the GT/EA index. There are 40 Super Stock cars in competition this weekend.
A pair of Louisianans dominated the Stock Eliminator qualifying. Joining fellow Bayou buster Stanfield, was Hildago who, drove his Donaldsville, La-based G/Stock Automatic Corvette to an 11.001 elapsed time, -.999 under the index.
Bobby Brannon was second with his B/Stock Automatic Camaro, -.978 under the index with a 10.272. Sheila May Holt's Houston, Texas-based E/Stock '66 Nova was third with a -.951, 10.699.
Kamron Wright's (Top Sportsman) 6.221, 229.27 and William Kruse's (Top Dragster) 6.100, 240.42 set the pace for the fast-bracket divisions.
Sportsman final eliminations begin today at 8 AM, CST.
COMPETITION ELIMINATOR (FINAL)
1 5233 A/SM Taylor Chomiski, Dallas TX, '92 Camaro 7.755 8.45 -0.695
2 469 BB/A Clark Smiley, Denver City TX, '09 GXP 7.207 7.90 -0.693
3 10 C/DA Don Thomas, Amarillo TX, Dragster 6.937 7.60 -0.663
4 4171 B/AA Rodger Brogdon, Tomball TX, '66 Nova Wagon 6.978 7.62 -0.642
5 590 K/AA Clint Neff, Arvada CO, '32 Altered 7.474 8.10 -0.626
6 394 C/DA Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg IN, Dragster 6.942 7.54 -0.598
7 4548 D/A Keith Mawhee, Carrollton TX, '02 Cavalier 7.685 8.27 -0.585
8 31 D/D Brian Browell, Lafayette IN, Dragster-Che 7.179 7.76 -0.581
9 5 C/DA Chase Williams, Carthage TX, Dragster 6.984 7.56 -0.576
10 45 E/SM Keith Hall, Ravenna TX, '05 Cavalier 8.537 9.08 -0.543
SUPER STOCK (FINAL)
1 4739 GT/JA Greg Stanfield, Bossier City LA, '87 Cama 9.788 10.80 -1.012
2 420 SS/TC Jason Ochoa, Amarillo TX, '00 S-10 9.507 10.50 -0.993
3 4615 GT/EA Christopher Dodd, Double Oak TX, '08 Coba 9.114 10.10 -0.986
4 4549 GT/IA Korey Mawhee, Frisco TX, '95 Achieva 9.682 10.65 -0.968
5 4343 GT/GA Craig Gualtiere, Amarillo TX, '02 Cavalier 9.454 10.40 -0.946
6 4749 GT/M Stan Holt, Houston TX, '66 Nova 10.048 10.95 -0.902
7 4118 FGT/E Pete Peery, Bowie TX, '05 Sunfire 9.114 10.00 -0.886
8 4006 GT/KA Dale Hulquist, Crosby TX, '08 Cobalt 10.036 10.90 -0.864
9 4018 SS/H J.B. Clegg, Victoria TX, '73 Firebird 9.663 10.50 -0.837
10 427 SS/F Jarrod Granier, Labadieville LA, '66 Nova 9.517 10.35 -0.833
1 4860 G/SA Jimmy Hidalgo, Donaldsonville LA, '91 Cor 11.001 12.00 -0.999
2 47 B/SA Bobby Brannon, Bossier City LA, '15 Camaro10.272 11.25 -0.978
3 4109 E/S Sheila Mae Holt, Houston TX, '66 Nova 10.699 11.65 -0.951
4 432 B/SA Gavin Lehew, LaPorte TX, '01 Corvette 10.310 11.25 -0.940
5 76 F/SA Mike Cotten, Cave Creek AZ, '73 Duster 10.933 11.85 -0.917
6 407B F/S Don Davidson, Gilmer TX, '69 Camaro 10.886 11.80 -0.914
7 489 B/SA Sam Pourciau, Walker LA, '99 Camaro 10.340 11.25 -0.910
8 429 FS/C Brian Massingill, Houston TX, '15 Camaro 9.415 10.30 -0.885
9 5033 K/SA Rachelle Thibert, Louisburg KS, '81 Malibu11.773 12.65 -0.877
10 4311 FS/C Jeff Lopez, Fort Worth TX, '16 Camaro 9.426 10.30 -0.874
TOP SPORTSMAN (FINAL)
1 409 Kamron Wright, Midland TX, '19 Camaro 6.221 229.27 229.47
2 4204 Scooter Hampton, Odessa TX, '06 GTO 6.235 224.66 224.92
3 1 Darian Boesch, Kenner LA, '18 Camaro 6.268 227.31 227.31
4 4880 Jimmy Lewis, Forney TX, '08 GXP 6.354 224.10 224.10
5 430Y Trent Wilson, San Antonio TX, '68 Camaro 6.395 219.61 220.08
6 4656 Monte Weaver, Idalou TX, '63 Corvette 6.408 221.34 221.34
7 405 Keith Raftery, Lake Charles LA, '68 Camaro 6.427 216.83 216.83
8 4059 Jim Thorp, Mertzon TX, '20 Camaro 6.431 224.62 224.62
9 406 Glenn Wright, Odessa TX, '21 Camaro 6.453 222.95 222.95
10 4864 Vince Hoda, D'Iberville MS, '68 Camaro 6.529 213.37 213.47
TOP DRAGSTER (FINAL)
1 4030 William Kruse, Alvin TX, Dragster-BAE 6.100 240.42 240.42
2 41 Aaron Stanfield, Bossier City LA, Dragster-Che 6.101 225.18 225.18
3 4608 Michael Kile, Westlake LA, Dragster-REHR 6.102 229.08 229.78
4 4360 Ross Laris, Raceland LA, Dragster-Chevy 6.102 226.81 227.31
5 497B Rusty Baxter, Beckville TX, Dragster-Chevy 6.106 212.96 217.35
6 444B Wayne Landry, St. Bernard LA, Dragster-PARR 6.108 228.19 228.19
7 4358 Dane Ward, Mena AR, Dragster-Chevy 6.111 226.77 227.00
8 4059 Jim Thorp, Mertzon TX, Dragster-Chevy 6.112 223.28 230.65
9 R405 Ronald Scott, Watauga TX, Dragster-Chevy 6.119 225.52 225.52
10 432 Mike Burns, Shavano Park TX, Dragster-Chevy 6.120 232.43 233.16