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2021 NHRA Mopar Express at Maple Grove Raceway – Pro Stock Motorcycle

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil
Maple Grove Raceway
September 9-12, 2021

Pro Stock Motorcycle

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Steve Johnson finds himself in the points lead for the first time in seven years after beating Eddie Krawiec in the final round on his Mac Rak/Slick 50 Suzuki with a run of 6.775 at 196.87. It was the quickest run of eliminations in the class and Johnson earned his second win this season and eighth in his career. It’s also the first time Johnson has won two races in a season since 2008. To get there, he knocked off Jim Underdahl, Scotty Pollacheck and No. 1 qualifier Angelle Sampey, quickly turning things around this weekend after a slow start.









“Clearly you want to be leading the points and it’s great, but what it really boils down to is the process,” Johnson said. “Leading the points is just a dream. The driver that was here on Friday and Saturday, he was atrocious. I just got sideways and everybody said go back to fundamentals. I was out here for a long time before racing started just working on the fundamentals. You can always learn. I was really, really bad on Friday and Saturday, and everyone was going fast. That’s a classic example or riding a bike or driving it, and the driver was here on Sunday.”

Krawiec reached his second straight final round and 78th in his career by defeating Kelly Clontz, Angie Smith and defending world champ Matt Smith, who now trails Johnson by 12 points. Krawiec is 36 points back of Johnson.

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns Sept. 17-19 with the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.

Eliminations – Round 1

Driver W – Karen Stoffer Joey Gladstone
Car No. 777 1550
RT .060 .075
60 FT 1.069 1.095
330 FT 2.864 2.909
660 FT 4.436 4.462
660 FT MPH 155.10 157.08
1000 FT 5.807 5.822
ET 6.972 6.977
MPH 192.63 193.96

Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 74 percent, barometer 30.12 inches, adjusted altitude 2,027 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.
Joey Gladstone is 6 – 2 in rd. 1 this year. Karen Stoffer is 4 – 2 against Gladstone and 2 – 1 against him this year. Stoffer with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

 

 Joey Gladstone - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Andrew Hines W – Angie Smith
Car No. 4 5
RT -.001 .024
60 FT 1.100 1.079
330 FT 2.905 2.906
660 FT 4.449 4.645
660 FT MPH 158.39 130.58
1000 FT 5.790 6.520
ET 6.929 8.428
MPH 196.93 110.82

This is the first time in his last 93 races that Andrew Hines has started from the bottom half of the field at back-to-back races. Hines is 19 – 4 against Smith in prior events. Hines is a tick too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Smith the win. She has problems and sits up on the bike.

 

Driver W – Steve Johnson James Underdahl
Car No. 8 533
RT .067 .045
60 FT 1.046 1.104
330 FT 2.832 2.928
660 FT 4.360 4.490
660 FT MPH 160.10 156.28
1000 FT 5.690 5.854
ET 6.825 7.015
MPH 197.19 193.02

Steve Johnson’s 693 rounds are the 2nd most in PSM class history (A. Hines, 778). This is the 127th start for Jim Underdahl. Johnson is 3 – 2 against Underdahl in prior events. Underdahl with the starting line advantage, but Johnson has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree.

 

Chris Bostick - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Chris Bostick W – Scotty Pollacheck
Car No. 17 3
RT .022 .073
60 FT 1.206 1.077
330 FT 4.385 2.889
660 FT 8.833 4.411
660 FT MPH 47.94 161.00
1000 FT 14.125 5.745
ET 20.043 6.892
MPH 32.30 195.08

Scotty Pollacheck is 76 – 61 in rd. 1 races. Chris Bostick is making his 24th start.
This is the first time Bostick and Pollacheck have faced each other in eliminations.
Bostick with the starting line advantage, but the bike bogs right at the hit and he sits up. Pollacheck is straight down the groove with the win. He will give up lane choice to Johnson in the next round.

 

 Scotty Pollacheck - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver W – Eddie Krawiec Kelly Clontz
Car No. 2 1981
RT .042 .114
60 FT 1.089 1.108
330 FT 2.874 3.089
660 FT 4.400 5.296
660 FT MPH 160.00 98.43
1000 FT 5.729 7.829
ET 6.858 10.608
MPH 198.58 73.75

Eddie Krawiec’s 456 rd. wins are 2nd most in PSM history. Kelly is making her 35th start. Krawiec is 6 – 0 against Clontz in prior events. Krawiec with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will have lane choice over Angie Smith in the next round.

 

Driver W – Matt Smith Ron Tornow
Car No. 1 1138
RT .063 .010
60 FT 1.106 1.054
330 FT 2.938 2.896
660 FT 4.456 4.478
660 FT MPH 161.65 153.53
1000 FT 5.768 5.873
ET 6.882 7.070
MPH 201.07 186.38

Matt Smith wins 70% of his rd. 1 races. This is the 9th start for Ron Tornow. This is the first time Smith and Tornow have faced each other in eliminations. Tornow with a great light and the lead until just past half track when Smith chases him down for the win.

Matt Smith - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Jianna Salinas W – Angelle Sampey
Car No. 7253 6
RT .033 .065
60 FT 1.112 1.061
330 FT 2.957 2.848
660 FT 4.523 4.359
660 FT MPH 156.05 162.06
1000 FT 5.895 5.681
ET 7.067 6.815
MPH 191.10 196.79

This is the 53rd #1 spot for Angelle Sampey and that is the most in the PSM class. She is 46 – 6 in rd. 1 when qualified #1 Sampey is 1 – 0 against Salinas in prior events. Salinas with the starting line advantage, but Sampey has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree and never trailed from there on for the win. Sampey with the quickest pass of race day and will have lane choice over Stoffer in the next round.

Jianna Salinas - Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Ryan Oehler W – Cory Reed
Car No. 7 574
RT .047 .043
60 FT 1.101 1.084
330 FT 2.932 2.905
660 FT 4.480 4.454
660 FT MPH 158.15 157.47
1000 FT 5.831 5.813
ET 6.984 6.972
MPH 194.21 193.40

This is the 53rd start for Cory Reed but just the 12th from the top half of the field. Ryan Oehler is 2 – 0 against Reed. Oehler is 2 – 0 against Reed in prior events. Reed with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will give up lane choice to Matt smith in the next round.

 

 

Eliminations – Round 2

Driver Cory Reed W – Matt Smith
Car No. 574 1
RT .024 .007
60 FT 1.068 1.083
330 FT 2.876 2.905
660 FT 4.441 4.418
660 FT MPH 155.31 162.59
1000 FT 5.816 5.734
ET 6.986 6.855
MPH 191.59 199.20

Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 67 percent, barometer 30.09 inches, adjusted altitude 2,372 feet, track temperature 111 degrees.
Smith is 4 – 0 against Reed in prior events. Smith with a great light and never trailed for the win.

 Cory Reed - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver W – Eddie Krawiec Angie Smith
Car No. 2 5
RT .049 -.014
60 FT 1.094 1.098
330 FT 2.885 2.900
660 FT 4.415 4.422
660 FT MPH 159.17 161.13
1000 FT 5.750 5.747
ET 6.886 6.873
MPH 197.57 198.64

Krawiec is 17 – 4 against Smith in prior events. Smith goes red to give Krawiec the win. Krawiec is straight down the groove for the win, he will give up lane choice to Smith in the semifinal.

 

Angelle Sampey - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver W – Steve Johnson Scotty Pollacheck
Car No. 8 3
RT .013 .009
60 FT 1.046 1.082
330 FT 2.818 2.897
660 FT 4.331 4.439
660 FT MPH 161.42 154.12
1000 FT 5.655 5.974
ET 6.788 7.559
MPH 197.31 133.14

Pollacheck is 7 – 5 against Johnson in prior events. Pollacheck with a great light, but the bike has problems. Johnson with the lead at the Christmas tree and never trailed from there on for the win. Johnson with the quickest pass in round two.

 

Karen Stoffer - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Karen Stoffer W – Angelle Sampey
Car No. 777 6
RT .051 .117
60 FT 1.073 1.059
330 FT 2.883 2.848
660 FT 4.430 4.372
660 FT MPH 157.69 160.25
1000 FT 5.785 5.707
ET 6.940 6.847
MPH 193.85 196.30

Sampey is 14 – 6 against Stoffer in prior events. Stoffer with the starting line and the lead until sampey chases her down around 800 feet. She takes the win. Angelle Sampey’s MOV: 0.0272 seconds (approximately 8 feet). She will give up lane choice to Johnson in the semifinal.

Eliminations – SEMI-FINAL

Driver W – Eddie Krawiec Matt Smith
Car No. 2 1
RT .018 .026
60 FT 1.093 1.082
330 FT 2.879 2.916
660 FT 4.417 4.450
660 FT MPH 157.98 159.48
1000 FT 5.764 5.786
ET 6.906 6.942
MPH 196.79 187.89

Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 63 percent, barometer 30.08 inches, adjusted altitude 2,572 feet, track temperature 113 degrees.
Krawiec with the starting line advantage and never trails for the win. Eddie Krawiec’s MOV: 0.0441 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

 

Driver W – Steve Johnson Angelle Sampey
Car No. 8 6
RT .017 .054
60 FT 1.051 1.060
330 FT 2.822 2.847
660 FT 4.342 4.372
660 FT MPH 160.48 160.02
1000 FT 5.670 5.713
ET 6.804 6.860
MPH 197.22 194.52

Sampey is 25 – 9 against Johnson in prior events. Johnson with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will have lane choice in the final.

Steve Johnson - Pro stock Motorcycle

Eliminations – FINAL

Driver W – Steve Johnson Eddie Krawiec
Car No. 8 2
RT .078 .064
60 FT 1.045 1.088
330 FT 2.814 2.875
660 FT 4.320 4.400
660 FT MPH 162.10 159.61
1000 FT 5.640 5.735
ET 6.775 6.870
MPH 196.87 197.16

Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 63 percent, barometer 30.05 inches, adjusted altitude 2,690 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.
Krawiec with the starting line advantage, but Johnson has the lead as they go by the Christmas tree and never trails from there on for the win. Johnson wins his second Wally this season and eighth in his career. Johnson takes the point lead with win. This is the first time since Gainesville 2014 he has had the point lead.

 

Steve Johnson - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle


Saturday Qualifying

Sampey stayed No. 1 in Pro Stock Motorcycle, but got better on Saturday on her Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki, taking the top spot with a run of 6.745 at 196.64. It hands her the No. 1 position for the second time this season and 53rd time in her career and she’ll open raceday against Jianna Salinas. Coming off a final round appearing in Indy, Sampey will try to finish the job this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway.

“It was a great start to the weekend and I’m excited about it because it’s the same motorcycle I’ve had all year long,” Sampey said. “That bike was capable of doing that from Gainesville to here, it was just me not driving it well. I’m starting to get the hang of it and I’m starting to get more comfortable on the bike, and it’s showing. My teammate, Eddie (Krawiec), did so well at Indy, qualifying No. 1 and winning the race, and I’d like to follow in his footsteps this weekend.”

Points leader and defending world champ Matt Smith jumped to second in the final qualifying session with a run of 6.750 at 201.91. He set the speed record earlier in the day at 202.09. Eddie Krawiec got bumped to third with his run of 6.763 at 201.67 from Friday.

DRIVER POSITION CAR NO. ET MPH
01 Angelle Sampey 6 6.745 196.64
02 Matt Smith 1 6.750 201.91
03 Eddie Krawiec 2 6.763 201.67
04 Scotty Pollacheck 3 6.803 198.96
05 Steve Johnson 8 6.812 198.15
06 Angie Smith 5 6.817 199.23
07 Cory Reed 574 6.840 195.79
08 Joey Gladstone 1550 6.854 196.7
09 Karen Stoffer 777 6.875 192.8
10 Ryan Oehler 7 6.907 195.87
11 Andrew Hines 4 6.920 196.67
12 James Underdahl 533 6.928 193.85
13 Chris Bostick 17 6.942 191.57
14 Kelly Clontz 1981 6.969 192.99
15 Ron Tornow 1138 6.981 188.33
16 Jianna Salinas 7253 7.005 191.43
17 Marc Ingwersen 370 7.212 186.98
18 David Barron 11 7.379 150.72

Eliminations begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway.

David Barron - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle


Friday Qualifying

Fresh off her final round at the U.S. Nationals, Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Sampey turned in a strong run right off the trailer on her Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki, going 6.761 at 198.85. If it holds, it would be Sampey’s second top qualifier this season and 53rd in her career. Opening the Countdown to the Championship fifth in points, Sampey had a fantastic start at the site of her first career victory in the class.

Her teammate and U.S. Nationals winner Eddie Krawiec followed in second with a run of 6.763 at 201.67, setting the track speed record and making the first 200-mph run in the class at Maple Grove Raceway. Defending world champ and points leader Matt Smith is currently third after going 6.766 at 201.34.

DRIVER POSITION CAR NO. ET MPH
01 Angelle Sampey 6 6.761 198.85
02 Eddie Krawiec 2 6.763 201.67
03 Matt Smith 1 6.766 201.34
04 Scotty Pollacheck 3 6.829 198.52
05 Cory Reed 574 6.867 194.24
06 Angie Smith 5 6.872 199.94
07 Steve Johnson 8 6.879 195.9
08 Joey Gladstone 1550 6.882 196.02
09 Ryan Oehler 7 6.924 194.49
10 Chris Bostick 17 6.942 191.57
11 James Underdahl 533 7.004 192.28
12 Jianna Salinas 7253 7.005 191.43
13 Andrew Hines 4 7.099 198.41
14 Ron Tornow 1138 7.120 189.26
15 David Barron 11 7.379 150.72
16 Kelly Clontz 1981 7.476 160.84
17 Karen Stoffer 777 10.454 79.47

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