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NHRA: Angelle Sampey Wins Pro Stock Motorcycle at Norwalk

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park
June 24-26, 2022

Pro Stock Motorcycle

A week after going red in the final round, Sampey more than made up for it on Sunday in Norwalk in Pro Stock Motorcycle, knocking off Joey Gladstone in the championship round with a standout pass of 6.861 at 197.13 on her Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki. It gave Sampey, a three-time world champ, her first victory of the season and 46th in her career. She reached the finals with round wins against Ron Tornow, defending world champ Matt Smith and Jerry Savoie, who picked up the win against Sampey last Sunday. But this weekend belonged to Sampey, and she led wire-to-wire against Gladstone to come through with a much-needed victory, which is her first at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.





“You don’t know the internal battle that I was going through since last week,” Sampey said. “This was huge after the final in Bristol. I threw it away. I gave it to Jerry. It slipped through fingers and on Monday I prepared for this race. By Friday, I dug deep within myself. Twenty years ago, I wouldn’t have had to do what I did mentally, but I’ve found that the biggest competitor these days is myself.”

Looking for his first career win, Gladstone came up just short, but still managed a strong weekend, knocking off Jimmy Underdahl, Karen Stoffer and Hector Arana Jr. in his first final this season and third in his career. Steve Johnson maintained his points lead, but it closed to just 52 over Sampey.

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action July 15-17 with the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Denver. It is also the start of the famed three-race Western Swing.

ROUND ONE

W – Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.916, 197.71
L – Marc Ingwersen, Broke

W – Angie Smith, 6.851, 199.29
L – Ryan Oehler, 7.078, 192.49

W – Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.959, 192.69
L – Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.014, 195.48

W – Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.873, 196.33
L – Chip Ellis, 6.908, 194.63

W – Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.956, 168.51
L – Ron Tornow, Foul – Red Light

W – Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.890, 195.62
L – Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.988, 196.13

W – Eddie Krawiec, Suzuki, 6.864, 197.74
L – Jianna Evaristo, Suzuki, 9.227, 98.93

W – Matt Smith, Suzuki, 6.879, 197.86
L – LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.938, 194.91

QUARTERFINALS

W – Jerry Savoie, 6.991, 193.49
L – Angie Smith, Foul – Red Light

W – Angelle Sampey, 6.890, 195.90
L – Matt Smith, 6.947, 195.53

W – Joey Gladstone, 6.907, 195.28
L – Karen Stoffer, 6.855, 195.73

W – Hector Arana Jr, 6.915, 197.13
L – Eddie Krawiec, 6.942, 176.60

SEMIFINALS

W – Joey Gladstone, 6.935, 193.82
L – Hector Arana Jr, Foul – Red Light

W – Angelle Sampey, 6.855, 198.35
L – Jerry Savoie, 6.995, 183.29

 

Angelle Sampey
FINAL
W – Angelle Sampey, 6.861, 197.13
RU – Joey Gladstone, 6.928, 194.60

Sampey and Gladstone have each won 4 times against the other in prior events and Sampey is 1 – 0 against Gladstone in prior final rounds. Sampey with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. she is straight down the groove for the win. She wins her first Wally this season and he 46th career win. Gladstone with a good clean pass in the losing effort.


SATURDAY QUALIFYING

Eddie Krawiec made an impressive statement on Saturday in Pro Stock Motorcycle, making the quickest runs in each of the two qualifying sessions, including the 6.798 at 199.05 on his Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki to take the No. 1 spot from his teammate Angelle Sampey. After struggling early in the season, Krawiec picked up his first No. 1 qualifier of the year and the 50th of his career, and he’ll open eliminations against Jianna Everisto. After the pair of runs he made on Saturday, including a 6.809 to close out qualifying, Krawiec feels confident about his chances of earning his first victory of the 2022 campaign on Sunday.

“It’s a great accomplishment to get my 50th and I think we’ve turned the corner with my Suzuki,” Krawiec said. “It’s running well in the heat, especially, and we’re just trying to learn. We struggled early in the season trying to find the tune-up, and it’s been about baby steps. We took a big swing before Q3 and I think it paid off, and then it repeated. I’ve got a really good motorcycle going into tomorrow, and a fast motorcycle and I feel like I’ve got a really good chance on Sunday.”

1. Eddie Krawiec, 6.798, 199.05 vs. 16. Jianna Evaristo, 7.099, 190.65
2. Angelle Sampey, 6.801, 197.74 vs. 15. Ron Tornow, 7.034, 189.28
3. Angie Smith, 6.811, 199.91 vs. 14. Ryan Oehler, 6.983, 194.97
4. Karen Stoffer, 6.815, 198.70 vs. 13. Chip Ellis, 6.901, 197.05
5. Joey Gladstone, 6.824, 198.35 vs. 12. Jim Underdahl, 6.896, 197.91
6. Steve Johnson, 6.824, 195.28 vs. 11. Jerry Savoie, 6.893, 194.52
7. Matt Smith, 6.834, 198.67 vs. 10. LE Tonglet, 6.882, 196.85
8. Hector Arana Jr, 6.872, 199.14 vs. 9. Marc Ingwersen, 6.872, 196.73.


FRIDAY QUALIFYING

Sampey capped off her Friday with a strong run to pace the field in Pro Stock Motorcycle, going 6.801 at 197.74 on her Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki. The three-time world champ is after her second straight top spot, third this season and 56th in her career. More importantly, Sampey is trying to pick up her first win of the season after coming close in Bristol. She advanced to the final round last weekend before a red light, but Sampey bounced back on Friday in impressive fashion.

“I’m definitely excited about it because we didn’t make the run we wanted to in the first session,” Sampey said. “That (second) run was exactly where we thought it would be. We had great momentum coming in here off of Bristol and that gives the whole team confidence. We’re having a good time and we just hope to keep this momentum going and finish the job at the end of the weekend. It’s a very quick and fast bike, and I’m doing a better job driving, so that makes it more fun.”

Angie Smith enjoyed a solid day and is currently second with her pass of 6.811 at 199.91, while points leader Steve Johnson is right behind after going 6.824 at 195.28.

1. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.801, 197.74
2. Angie Smith, EBR, 6.811, 199.91
3. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.824, 195.28
4. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.853, 195.93
5. Matt Smith, Suzuki, 6.872, 197.10
6. Eddie Krawiec, Suzuki, 6.875, 196.56
7. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.879, 196.99
8. Marc Ingwersen, EBR, 6.886, 194.83
9. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.896, 197.91
10. Chip Ellis, EBR, 6.905, 194.74
11. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.935, 196.02
12. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.965, 193.57
13. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.976, 184.35
14. Ryan Oehler, EBR, 6.983, 194.97
15. Ron Tornow, Victory, 7.034, 189.28
16. Jianna Evaristo, Suzuki, 7.170, 181.25


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