NHRA : Englishtown Pro Stock Motorcycle Results

NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

NHRA Summernationals
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
Jun 08-11, 2017 

Eliminations

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Jerry Savoie emerged victorious with a 6.918 at 192.85 to defeat Hector Arana Jr’s pass of 6.862 at 195.62. Savoie notched his seventh career victory and first of the season.

“I’ve had some struggles earlier in the season, but each win is special because you never know which one will be your last,” Savoie said. “This track has been good to me in the past and we were able to take this one home today and I’m extremely thankful for that.”

Savoie has now reached two final rounds in four events, defeating Cory Reed, Scott Pollacheck and Angie Smith on the day. Arana Jr. defeated Melissa Surber, Eddie Krawiec and Karen Stoffer to reach his first final round of 2017.

With his first victory of the season, Savoie now sits third in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings, becoming the third winner in four events in the category. Arana Jr. is sixth in the standings following his best finish of the season.

The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continues with the 17th NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway June 16-18.

 

ROUND 1

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Jerry Savoie WIN PSM .047 1.041 2.830 4.360 159.72 5.701 6.854 194.35
Right Cory Reed PSM .017 1.053 3.004 4.599 154.55 5.975 7.169 182.65
12:14 p.m. – Weather conditions: air temperature 91 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.98 inches, adjusted altitude 2,808 feet, track temperature 119 degrees. Jerry Savoie picked up a win here in 2015 and was runner-up last year. Savoie was 2 – 0 against Reed in prior events. Reed was quicker off the starting line and was ahead at 60 feet but then slowed and Savoie got by him to take the win.

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Angie Smith WIN PSM .066 1.065 2.865 4.408 157.58 5.769 6.942 191.02
Right Andrew Hines PSM .066 1.117 2.940 4.473 159.53 5.811 6.960 195.51
 Smith and Hines had identical reaction times but Smith got out in front before they reached 60 feet and went on to take the win.

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left LE Tonglet WIN PSM .089 1.044 2.822 4.344 160.75 5.675 6.817 196.27
Right Kelly Clontz PSM .164 1.106 2.922 4.464 158.32 5.816 6.978 192.74
 This is Clontz’s first NHRA start but Tonglet made sure she did not get her first NHRA round win here. He was quicker off the starting line and quicker on the track to take the win. Tonglet will have lane choice over Smith in the next round.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Chip Ellis PSM .074 1.042 2.823 4.352 159.63 5.699 6.859 193.27
Right Eddie Krawiec WIN PSM .058 1.078 2.869 4.397 160.08 5.729 6.870 196.70
 Eddie Krawiec grew up around this track and worked here for years, including a stint as general manager. He won this race in 2012 and was runner-up in 2009 and 2014. Krawiec was quicker off the starting line but fell behind right away. He trailed Ellis at 1,000 feet but managed to squeak by for the win. Eddie Krawiec’s incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.020), 330 ft(-0.030), 660ft(-0.029), 1,000ft(-0.014). MOV: 0.0056 seconds (approximately 19 inches).

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Angelle Sampey PSM .059 1.060 2.846 4.370 160.33 5.707 6.858 194.38
Right Scott Pollacheck WIN PSM .050 1.056 2.843 4.363 160.79 5.695 6.845 194.30

Angelle Sampey is the defending event champion. She also won here in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Pollacheck had this race from start to finish and will have lane choice over Savoie in round two.

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Hector Arana WIN PSM .035 1.123 2.937 4.462 160.48 5.799 6.946 195.56
Right Steve Johnson PSM .114 1.120 2.973 4.515 159.12 5.859 7.014 193.79
Arana was 18 – 13 against Johnson in prior events. This time, he was quicker out of the gate and stayed in front to take the win and move on to the next round.

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Karen Stoffer WIN PSM .029 1.063 2.848 4.378 158.86 5.735 6.902 191.51
Right Joey Gladstone PSM .041 1.069 2.895 4.439 158.50 5.789 6.947 193.79
Stoffer had this race from start to finish and will have lane choice over Arana Sr. in the next round.

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Melissa Surber PSM .096 1.068 2.862 4.388 159.53 5.733 6.894 192.66
Right Hector Arana Jr WIN PSM .061 1.048 2.834 4.350 161.17 5.677 6.816 196.79
 This is the first time Surber and Arana Jr have faced each other in eliminations. Arana was first out of the gate and led this race from start to finish to take the win. Surber’s motorcycle trailed some smoke as she crossed the finish line. Arana Jr. will have lane choice over Krawiec in the next round.

 

ROUND 2

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Karen Stoffer WIN PSM .086 1.059 2.845 4.379 159.01 5.731 6.894 192.77
Right Hector Arana PSM .114 1.073 2.868 4.391 160.67 5.728 6.874 195.73

1:34 p.m. – Weather conditions: air temperature 92 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.97 inches, adjusted altitude 2,829 feet, track temperature 125 degrees. Stoffer got the win here on a holeshot. She got off the starting line first and even though Arana closed the gap, Stoffer held on to take the win. Karen Stoffer’s MOV: 0.0083 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Jerry SavoieWIN PSM .065 1.050 2.841 4.366 159.93 5.705 6.852 195.45
Right Scott Pollacheck PSM .068 1.081 2.901 4.437 159.17 5.783 6.938 193.93
 Savoie got out of the gate 0.003 seconds before Pollacheck and pulled away on the track to get the win.

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left LE Tonglet PSM .100 1.358 3.211 4.760 158.22 6.106 7.257 194.46
Right Angie Smith WIN PSM .042 1.074 2.877 4.423 157.71 5.778 6.942 192.44
 Tonglet was late at the starting line and his motorcycle had a 1.358 second 60-foot time. That was all Smith needed to pull away and take the win. She’ll race Savoie in the next round and Savoie will have lane choice.

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Eddie Krawiec PSM .054 1.108 2.926 4.450 160.18 5.788 6.937 194.38
Right Hector Arana Jr WIN PSM .039 1.050 2.838 4.357 160.96 5.685 6.828 196.02
 Arana had this race from start to finish to take the win. He’ll have lane choice over Stoffer in the next round.

 

 

ROUND 3

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Jerry Savoie WIN PSM .025 1.057 2.857 4.391 159.34 5.730 6.878 195.14
Right Angie Smith PSM -.030 1.072 2.882 4.439 156.26 5.811 6.989 190.46
 2:49 p.m. – Weather conditions: air temperature 96 degrees, relative humidity 32 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 3,058 feet, track temperature 130 degrees. Smith lit the red light so Savoie got the win and will move on to the final round.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Karen Stoffer PSM .048 1.059 2.853 4.388 158.73 5.738 6.899 192.91
Right Hector Arana JrWIN PSM .066 1.056 2.848 4.372 160.12 5.708 6.854 195.56
 Stoffer was quicker off the starting line and led the race to 660 feet. After that, Arana Jr. got by him for the win. Arana will have lane choice over Savoie in the final round.

ROUND 4

LANE DRIVER CLASS RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Jerry Savoie WIN PSM .031 1.051 2.862 4.407 158.43 5.758 6.918 192.85
Right Hector Arana Jr PSM .111 1.062 2.857 4.382 160.38 5.716 6.862 195.62

4:00 p.m. – Weather conditions: air temperature 96 degrees, relative humidity 33 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 3,102 feet, track temperature 131 degrees. Savoie won this race at the starting line, scoring his first win of the year with a holeshot. This win makes Savoie 1 – 1 in final rounds this season. It’s his seventh career win in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Qualifying – Saturday

LE Tonglet finished atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle category with a 6.800 at 195.62 in his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki during his second pass of Friday’s qualifying. Tonglet earned his fourth career No. 1 qualifier and notched his first in the past six seasons. He will take on Kelly Clontz in eliminations.

“It’s been six years since I’ve had a No. 1 qualifier, but we are really excited about this and are going to enjoy it today,” Tonglet said. “Hopefully we get four sets of yellow win lights tomorrow, that is all we are hoping for.”

The Arana family once again rounded out the top-three of the Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying order, with Hector Arana Jr. coming in second with a 6.810 at 196.36, while his father Hector Arana had a 6.823 at 196.67 to qualify third, with both top qualifying runs coming from Friday’s qualifying.

Eliminations at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

 

POSITION DRIVER ET MPH
01 LE Tonglet 6.8 195.62
02 Hector Arana Jr 6.801 196.07
03 Hector Arana 6.823 196.67
04 Jerry Savoie 6.828 194.8
05 Scott Pollacheck 6.847 192.96
06 Joey Gladstone 6.848 194.38
07 Chip Ellis 6.861 192.58
08 Andrew Hines 6.866 197.05
09 Angie Smith 6.866 194.1
10 Eddie Krawiec 6.868 197.8
11 Karen Stoffer 6.872 194.44
12 Angelle Sampey 6.879 192.33
13 Cory Reed 6.895 190.51
14 Steve Johnson 6.905 192.82
15 Melissa Surber 6.906 189.9
16 Kelly Clontz 6.914 195.22
17 Matt Smith 6.919 193.13
18 John Hall 6.98 191.02
19 Andy Simon 7.326 181.18
20 Joe DeSantis 7.331 176.97
21 James Surber 7.376 179.88

 

Qualifying – Friday

LE Tonglet finished atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying order with a 6.800 at 195.62 in his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki during his second pass of the day. Tonglet is aiming for his fourth career No. 1 qualifier and his first of the season.

 “The success comes from my racing team, and to be able to be a part of a championship race team means a lot to me,” Tonglet said. “It’s been awhile since we have qualified No. 1 so we are going to do whatever we can to make sure we stay in that spot tomorrow.”

The Arana family rounded out the top-three of the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, with Hector Arana Jr. coming in second with a 6.810 at 196.36, while his father Hector Arana had a 6.823 at 196.67 to qualify third.

Qualifying at the NHRA Summernationals continues at 1:45 and 4:15 p.m. on Saturday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

POSITION DRIVER ET MPH
01 LE Tonglet 6.8 195.62
02 Hector Arana Jr 6.81 196.36
03 Hector Arana 6.823 196.67
04 Scott Pollacheck 6.847 192.96
05 Joey Gladstone 6.848 194.38
06 Jerry Savoie 6.854 194.72
07 Andrew Hines 6.866 197.05
08 Angie Smith 6.866 194.1
09 Eddie Krawiec 6.868 197.8
10 Karen Stoffer 6.872 194.44
11 Cory Reed 6.895 190.51
12 Melissa Surber 6.912 191.57
13 Kelly Clontz 6.914 195.22
14 Matt Smith 6.919 193.13
15 John Hall 6.98 191.02
16 Steve Johnson 7.044 192.85
17 Chip Ellis 7.09 192.3
18 Angelle Sampey 7.137 152.55
19 Joe DeSantis 7.331 176.97
20 Andy Simon 7.365 181.59
21 James Surber 7.41 181.57

 


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