NHRA: AAA Fall Nationals – Pro Stock Motorcycle

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NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Texas Motorplex
Oct 16-18, 2020

Pro Stock Motorcycle

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Texas Motorplex continued to be very good to Jerry Savoie, as he picked up his second straight win at the track by going 6.910 at 191.16 in the final round on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki. It was Savoie’s sixth straight final round at the facility, and he picked up his third career win in Dallas by racing past Joey Gladstone in the championship round. Savoie, who won for the first time since Dallas last year and 13th time overall, beat Marc Ingwersen, Cory Reed and Eddie Krawiec to reach the final round.

Jerry Savoie - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle





“There’s just something about Texas,” Savoie said. “To come here and be in the finals six times and win three, it’s just awesome and a great deal. We’ve really been struggling and (crew chief) Tim (Kulungian) has been working really hard at the shop. We didn’t have the fastest bike today, but luck was on our side and we just out-raced them.”

Gladstone advanced to his first career final round in the class with victories against Hector Arana Jr., Michael Phillips and Angelle Sampey. No. 1 qualifier Matt Smith maintained his points lead despite losing in the first round when his bike would not start, and Scotty Pollacheck stayed in second, 50 behind his teammate.

Round 1 Eliminations

Driver Joey Gladstone – WIN Hector Arana Jr
Car No. 1550 6
RT .032 -.008
60 FT 1.079 1.084
330 FT 2.896 2.889
660 FT 4.445 4.419
660 FT MPH 157.59 159.89
1000 FT 5.811 5.760
ET 6.987 6.905
MPH 190.03 196.13

Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 64 percent, barometer 29.38 inches, adjusted altitude 3,054 feet, track temperature 90 degrees. Arana Jr is 2 – 1 against Gladstone in prior events. Arana Jr. goes red to give Gladstone the win.

Joey Gladstone - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Cory Reed – WIN Scotty Pollacheck
Car No. 574 11
RT .092 .062
60 FT 1.089 1.163
330 FT 2.917 3.009
660 FT 4.462 4.536
660 FT MPH 158.84 160.54
1000 FT 5.811 5.869
ET 6.965 7.002
MPH 193.90 197.88

Reed and Pollacheck have each won 2 times against the other in prior events. Pollacheck with the starting line advantage, but Reed had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. He holds on for the win. Cory Reed’s MOV: 0.0073 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 

Driver John Hall Angie Smith – WIN
Car No. 1628 8
RT .012 .015
60 FT 1.069 1.095
330 FT 2.877 2.905
660 FT 4.414 4.419
660 FT MPH 159.16 162.08
1000 FT 5.766 5.742
ET 6.924 6.868
MPH 193.40 199.35

This (No. 2) is the best starting spot for Angie Smith. Smith is 2 – 1 against Hall in prior events. Hall with a slight starting line advantage, but Smith had the lead just past half track and takes the win. Angie Smith’s MOV: 0.0537 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

John Hall - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Steve Johnson Eddie Krawiec – WIN
Car No. 751 5
RT .055 .047
60 FT 1.061 1.070
330 FT 2.875 2.865
660 FT 4.413 4.383
660 FT MPH 158.89 161.65
1000 FT 5.763 5.712
ET 6.921 6.844
MPH 192.77 198.17

Eddie Krawiec is 11 – 1 against Steve Johnson in round 1. For his career Eddie wins 85% of his opening round matches. Krawiec is 21 – 5 against Johnson in prior events. Krawiec with the slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He runs his quickest pass of the weekend. This is low E.T. of race day. He will have lane choice over Angie Smith in the next round.

Eddie Krawiec NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Jerry Savoie – WIN Marc Ingwersen
Car No. 2 370
RT .066 .010
60 FT 1.052 1.085
330 FT 2.854 2.916
660 FT 4.389 4.471
660 FT MPH 159.02 157.48
1000 FT 5.746 5.834
ET 6.917 6.999
MPH 191.40 192.38

Jerry Savoie is 8 – 3 in the first round when qualified #3. Savoie is 1 – 0 against Ingwersen in prior events. Ingwersen with a great light, but Savoie had the lead by 330 feet and holds on for the win. Jerry Savoie’s MOV: 0.0265 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He will have lane choice to reed in the next round.

 

Driver Andrew Hines – WIN Ryan Oehler
Car No. 1 9
RT .033 .034
60 FT 1.076 1.083
330 FT 2.862 2.917
660 FT 4.375 4.477
660 FT MPH 162.06 157.67
1000 FT 5.701 5.833
ET 6.834 6.980
MPH 197.94 195.90

This (No. 12) is the lowest starting spot for Andrew Hines since he qualified 12th at this race last year. Hines is 6 – 0 against Oehler in prior events. Hines with a tick advantage on the tree and never trailed for the win. He runs low E.T. of race day for the win.

Angelle Sampey - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Kelly Clontz Angelle Sampey – WIN
Car No. 1981 7
RT .241 .034
60 FT 1.091 1.055
330 FT 2.912 2.855
660 FT 4.456 4.375
660 FT MPH 158.58 161.23
1000 FT 5.814 5.704
ET 6.980 6.841
MPH 191.76 197.57

Kelly Clontz is the 82nd different rider to race Angelle Sampey. Angelle has a winning record against 74 of those she has faced. Sampey with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. She will give up lane choice to Hines in the next round.

 

Kelly Clontz - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Michael Phillips – WIN Matt Smith
Car No. 412 3
RT .802
60 FT 1.118
330 FT 3.008
660 FT 4.796
660 FT MPH 122.42
1000 FT 6.812
ET 8.911
MPH 99.67

This is the first time Matt and Angie Smith have qualified Nos.1 & 2. This is the 41st time Matt Smith has been No. 1 and that’s the fifth most in Pro Stock Motorcycle history. He is 33 – 7 in round 1 when starting from the top spot and overall he is 10 -1 against Michael Phillips in round 1. Smith is 13 – 6 against Phillips in prior events. Smith can’t get his bike to fire and he walks away from the bike. Phillips with problems on the run and clicks it off. He will give up lane choice to Gladstone in the next round.

Matt Smith - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Round 2 Eliminations

Driver Joey Gladstone – WIN Michael Phillips
Car No. 1550 412
RT .045 .028
60 FT 1.087 1.121
330 FT 2.897 3.128
660 FT 4.445 5.094
660 FT MPH 157.72 109.32
1000 FT 5.806 7.377
ET 6.975 9.774
MPH 191.46 87.21

This is the first time Gladstone and Phillips have faced each other in eliminations. Phillips with the starting line advantage, but Gladstone has the lead by the time they go by the Christmas and never trails from there on for the win.

 

Driver Jerry Savoie – WIN Cory Reed
Car No. 2 574
RT .014 .056
60 FT 1.053 1.089
330 FT 2.857 2.918
660 FT 4.422 4.461
660 FT MPH 156.50 158.93
1000 FT 5.793 5.810
ET 6.973 6.965
MPH 189.50 193.99

Savoie is 5 – 0 against Reed in prior events. Savoie with the starting line advantage and the win. Jerry Savoie’s MOV: 0.0342 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

Angie Smith vs Eddie Krawiec NHRA Pro Stock MotorcycleAngelle Sampey NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Angie Smith Eddie Krawiec – WIN
Car No. 8 5
RT .031 .052
60 FT 1.102 1.073
330 FT 2.913 2.874
660 FT 4.441 4.399
660 FT MPH 160.44 160.73
1000 FT 5.779 5.732
ET 6.932 6.868
MPH 193.82 197.33

Smith with the starting line advantage, but Krawiec had the lead by the time they went by the Christmas tree and never trailed from there on for the win. Eddie Krawiec’s MOV: 0.0436 seconds (approximately 12 feet). He will lane choice over Savoie in the semifinal.

Angie Smith - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Angelle Sampey – WIN Andrew Hines
Car No. 7 1
RT .005 .023
60 FT 1.046 1.105
330 FT 2.839 2.911
660 FT 4.363 4.444
660 FT MPH 160.63 159.76
1000 FT 5.697 5.789
ET 6.840 6.938
MPH 195.76 195.45

Sampey is 16 – 15 against Hines in prior events. Sampey with a great light and the win. She will have lane choice over Gladstone in the semifinal.

Andrew Hines - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

 

SEMI-FINAL

Driver Jerry Savoie – WIN Eddie Krawiec
Car No. 2 5
RT .007 .044
60 FT 1.053 1.090
330 FT 2.848 2.906
660 FT 4.394 4.443
660 FT MPH 158.15 159.46
1000 FT 5.756 5.785
ET 6.929 6.941
MPH 190.08 188.31

Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.30 inches, adjusted altitude 3,668 feet, track temperature 109 degrees. Savoie with a great light and never trailed for the win. Jerry Savoie’s MOV: 0.0496 seconds (approximately 14 feet).

Eddie Krawiec - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Joey Gladstone – WIN Angelle Sampey
Car No. 1550 7
RT -.006 -.039
60 FT 1.085 1.072
330 FT 2.888 2.872
660 FT 4.430 4.402
660 FT MPH 158.32 159.87
1000 FT 5.789 5.745
ET 6.957 6.893
MPH 191.62 195.45

Angelle Sampey has raced 82 different riders and she has a winning record against 75 of them. Joey Gladstone is one of the 7 riders with a winning record against her (3-2). Sampey goes red to give Gladstone the win. Gladstone advances to his first career final.

FINAL

Driver Jerry Savoie – WIN Joey Gladstone
Car No. 2 1550
RT .050 .072
60 FT 1.059 1.100
330 FT 2.850 2.936
660 FT 4.381 4.486
660 FT MPH 159.01 157.87
1000 FT 5.740 5.843
ET 6.910 7.005
MPH 191.16 192.69

Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.29 inches, adjusted altitude 3,568 feet, track temperature 104 degrees. Savoie is 5 – 0 against Gladstone in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round. Savoie with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He wins his first Wally since last year here and his 13th career Wally.

Jerry Savoie - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle


Qualifying

Matt Smith also qualified No. 1 in Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying, going 6.808 at 200.71. It gives the three-time world champ his third straight No. 1 qualifier, fourth in the past five races and 41st in his career. He will race Michael Phillips in the opening round of eliminations. Smith’s wife, Angie, took the second spot with a run of 6.809 at 200.89, breaking the track speed record and earning a spot in the Denso 200-mph club. Jerry Savoie will open eliminations in the third spot after going 6.828 at 192.85.

Qualifying Round 2

DRIVER POSITION Bike# ET MPH
01 Matt Smith 3 6.808 200.71
02 Angie Smith 8 6.809 200.89
03 Jerry Savoie 2 6.828 192.85
04 Angelle Sampey 7 6.847 199.05
05 Ryan Oehler 9 6.854 197.77
06 Scotty Pollacheck 11 6.864 197.05
07 Eddie Krawiec 5 6.870 197.08
08 Joey Gladstone 1550 6.895 195.17
09 Hector Arana Jr 6 6.901 196.3
10 Steve Johnson 751 6.910 191.87
11 Cory Reed 574 6.920 195.36
12 Andrew Hines 1 6.949 197.51
13 Kelly Clontz 1981 6.949 192.58
14 Marc Ingwersen 370 6.969 193.1
15 John Hall 1678 6.974 193.38
16 Hector Arana 10 6.994 191.62
17 Chris Bostick 17 7.008 190.16
18 David Barron 402 7.135 188.6
19 Michael Phillips 412 9.657 85.17

 

Angie Smith blasts her Denso EBR into the Denso 200-mph Club

Angie Smith became the fifth member of the Denso 200-mph Club in the opening Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying session of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.

Smith rode her Denso EBR to a speed of 200.89 mph to join Hector Arana Jr., Eddie Krawiec, and her teammates, husband Matt and Scotty Pollacheck, in the exclusive club.

RIDER SPEED DATE
Hector Arana Jr 200.23 3/16/2018
Eddie Krawiec 200.08 7/29/2018
Matt Smith 200.65 11/9/2018
Scotty Pollacheck 200.89 9/5/2020
Angie Smith 200.89 10/17/2020

“When your sponsor runs the Denso 200-mph Club, all you want to do is go 200 mph<’ she said. “It’s been such a burden on me and I’ve been on [Matt’s] butt the whole time, telling ‘I want to go 200,’ and he just told me that I needed to put it all together. I’m so happy for my team; they have stood behind me and encouraged me.”

Angie’s run of 6.809 was the session’s quickest number until Matt followed a few pairs later with a 6.808, also at more than 200 mph (200.71) to steal the no. 1 spot from his wife.

“We have really good air and a little tail/side wind, our bikes have a lot of power, and now we have three bikes on the club,” said Matt. “It’s such an honor to ride for Denso, the sponsor of the club. Their Iridium spark plugs are the key, and Lucas Oil.”

DRIVER POSITION Bike# ET MPH
01 Matt Smith 3 6.808 200.71
02 Angie Smith 8 6.809 200.89
03 Jerry Savoie 2 6.828 192.85
04 Ryan Oehler 9 6.854 197.77
05 Joey Gladstone 1550 6.895 195.17
06 Hector Arana Jr 6 6.901 196.3
07 Scotty Pollacheck 11 6.903 199.05
08 Steve Johnson 751 6.910 191.87
09 Cory Reed 574 6.924 194.04
10 Andrew Hines 1 6.958 199.37
11 John Hall 1678 6.974 193.38
12 Angelle Sampey 7 6.986 175.59
13 Marc Ingwersen 370 7.012 190.08
14 Eddie Krawiec 5 7.056 199.67
15 David Barron 402 7.135 188.6
16 Hector Arana 10 7.386 196.76
17 Chris Bostick 17 9.063 103.26
18 Michael Phillips 412 9.657 85.17

Hector Arana Sr - NHRA Pro Stock MotorcycleChris Bostick - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle David Barron - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Michael Phillips - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

 


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