NHRA : Four-Wide Nationals Results

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NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
zMax Dragway
April 28-30, 2017

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Tonglet rode his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki to a 6.864 at 195.00 pass to earn his 10th career victory and first of the season. He defeated three-time world champion, Eddie Krawiec and, Andrew Hines on his way to his first four-wides win.

“It’s just unbelievable what we’ve come through this weekend alone,” Tonglet stated. “With the four-wides you just have to be prepared for anything. You just have to concentrate because if you lose your train of thought it’s going to be bad.” 





This win also marks the first victory for Tonglet since joining the White Alligator Racing headed by Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Jerry Savoie.

 

ROUND ONE 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Steve Johnson PSM .044 1.066 2.899 4.461 157.21 5.824 6.994 190.89
Right Scott PollacheckWIN PSM .029 1.053 2.839 4.353 161.83 5.677 6.817 195.99

12:54 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.48 inches, adjusted altitude 3,042 feet, track temperature 111 degrees. Johnson makes a decent pass for the conditions but crosses the finish line last in this quad. Pollacheck gets out of the gate first, runs a career best and takes the win.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
1 Chip Ellis4TH PSM .130 1.074 2.885 4.413 160.56 5.747 6.888 196.19
2 Joey GladstoneRU PSM .031 1.059 2.865 4.398 160.16 5.739 6.888 194.94
3 Angie Smith3RD PSM .057 1.099 2.915 4.448 159.49 5.789 6.940 194.55
4 Karen StofferWIN PSM .049 1.062 2.853 4.378 160.27 5.716 6.867 193.85

Ellis is last off the line, makes a decent pass, but he is last across the line. Gladstone gets out of the gate first and held on to come in second and move on to the next round.

Smith makes a decent pass but can’t reel in Gladstone and Stoffer. Stoffer has the quickest ET of the quad and takes the win. Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest): Start 60 ft 330 ft 660 ft 1,000 ft Finish Chip Ellis Lane 1: 0.099 0.114 0.119 0.116/000 0.112 0.102/000 Joey Gladstone Lane 2: 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.002/000 0.005 0.003/001 Angie Smith Lane 3: 0.026 0.066 0.076 0.078/001 0.081 0.081/002 Karen Stoffer Lane 4: 0.018 0.021 0.006 0.000/000 0.000 0.000/002 In the next round it will be Pollacheck with lane choice, followed by Tonglet, Stoffer, and Gladstone.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
1 Cory Reed4TH PSM .009 1.053 2.931 5.083 101.00 7.521 10.037 83.65
2 Hector Arana3RD PSM .037 1.248 3.216 4.773 158.30 6.121 7.271 195.34
3 Andrew HinesWIN PSM .079 1.062 2.846 4.363 161.05 5.693 6.838 195.11
4 Angelle SampeyRU PSM .098 1.102 2.924 4.452 159.82 5.799 6.959 192.96

Hector Arana was runner-up here in 2010. Reed gets out of the gate first but has problems and is off the throttle early. Arana’s bike stumbled a little out of the gate and he was falling behind all the way through the run.

Andrew Hines has won this race in each of the last three years. Hines goes right down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend to take the win. Sampey makes a decent pass and comes in second to move on to the next round. Finish Order & Margins: 1. Andrew Hines was 0.1401 sec./about 40 feet ahead of 2. Angelle Sampey, who was 0.251 sec./about 72 feet ahead of 3. Hector Arana, who was 2.738 sec./more than 100 feet ahead of 4. Cory Reed Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest): Start 60 ft 330 ft 660 ft 1,000 ft Finish Cory Reed Lane 1: 0.000 0.000 0.015 0.650/060 1.758 3.129/112 Hector Arana Lane 2: 0.028 0.223 0.328 0.368/003 0.386 0.391/000 Andrew Hines Lane 3: 0.070 0.079 0.000 0.000/000 0.000 0.000/000 Angelle Sampey Lane 4: 0.089 0.138 0.097 0.108/001 0.125 0.140/002

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
1 Shawn Gann3RD PSM .158 1.095 2.917 4.453 159.72 5.801 6.964 192.14
2 Hector Arana Jr4TH PSM .134 1.070 2.863 4.529 133.71 6.350 8.210 113.57
3 Eddie KrawiecWIN PSM .041 1.058 2.827 4.333 162.61 5.652 6.792 196.22
4 Matt SmithRU PSM .046 1.067 2.878 4.417 158.63 5.765 6.924 192.71

Gann is late off the line and starts falling behind. Arana has a slow sixty foot time and then backs off the throttle early.

Krawiec goes right down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend to take the win. Smith makes a decent pass and will move on to the next round. Finish Order & Margins: 1. Eddie Krawiec was 0.1378 sec./about 39 feet ahead of 2. Matt Smith, who was 0.152 sec./about 43 feet ahead of 3. Shawn Gann, who was 1.222 sec./more than 100 feet ahead of 4. Hector Arana Jr Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest): Start 60 ft 330 ft 660 ft 1,000 ft Finish Shawn Gann Lane 1: 0.117 0.154 0.207 0.237/003 0.266 0.289/004 Hector Arana Jr Lane 2: 0.093 0.105 0.129 0.289/029 0.791 1.511/083 Eddie Krawiec Lane 3: 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000/000 0.000 0.000/000 Matt Smith Lane 4: 0.005 0.014 0.056 0.089/004 0.118 0.137/004 In the next round it will be Krawiec with lane choice followed by Hines, Matt Smith, and Sampey.

SEMIFINAL

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
1 Joey Gladstone3RD PSM .041 1.057 2.867 4.414 158.50 5.768 6.925 193.63
2 Scott PollacheckRU PSM .052 1.056 2.849 4.379 159.29 5.728 6.886 192.96
3 LE TongletWIN PSM .034 1.058 2.851 4.382 159.46 5.728 6.889 192.74
4 Karen Stoffer4TH PSM .071 1.054 2.855 4.400 158.24 5.753 6.914 192.38

3:26 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.43 inches, adjusted altitude 3,069 feet, track temperature 112 degrees. Gladstone is second off the line, makes a decent pass, but can’t hold off Pollacheck and Tonglet. Pollacheck makes the quickest pass of the quad and comes in second to move on to the finals.

Tonglet gets the holeshot and holds off Pollacheck to take first. Stoffer is last off the line and last across the line. Finish Order & Margins: 1. LE Tonglet was 0.0152 sec./about 4 feet ahead of 2. Scotty Pollacheck, who was 0.028 sec./about 8 feet ahead of 3. Joey Gladstone, who was 0.019 sec./about 5 feet ahead of 4. Karen Stoffer. Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest): Start 60 ft 330 ft 660 ft 1,000 ft Finish Joey Gladstone Lane 1: 0.007 0.006 0.023 0.039/001 0.047 0.043/000 Scotty Pollacheck Lane 2: 0.018 0.016 0.016 0.015/000 0.018 0.015/001 LE Tonglet Lane 3: 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000/000 0.000 0.000/001 Karen Stoffer Lane 4: 0.037 0.033 0.041 0.055/001 0.062 0.062/001

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
1 Angelle Sampey3RD PSM .012 1.092 2.898 4.437 158.86 5.787 6.944 193.46
2 Andrew HinesWIN PSM .035 1.072 2.859 4.382 160.33 5.720 6.868 195.11
3 Eddie KrawiecRU PSM .040 1.076 2.865 4.388 160.40 5.723 6.867 195.28
4 Matt Smith4TH PSM .065 1.065 2.866 4.401 159.44 5.740 6.892 193.71

Sampey gets the advantage off the line but can’t hold off Hines and Krawiec. Hines leaves before Krawiec and holds him off to take first in the quad.

Krawiec makes the quickest pass of the quad and takes second. Smith is last off the line and last through the lights. Finish Order & Margins: 1. Andrew Hines was 0.0041 sec./about 14 inches ahead of 2. Eddie Krawiec, who was 0.049 sec./about 14 feet ahead of 3. Angelle Sampey, who was 0.001 sec./about 3 inches ahead of 4. Matt Smith Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest): Start 60 ft 330 ft 660 ft 1,000 ft Finish Angelle Sampey Lane 1: 0.000 0.000 0.016 0.032/002 0.044 0.053/002 Andrew Hines Lane 2: 0.023 0.003 0.000 0.000/000 0.000 0.000/000 Eddie Krawiec Lane 3: 0.028 0.012 0.011 0.011/000 0.008 0.004/000 Matt Smith Lane 4: 0.053 0.026 0.037 0.049/001 0.050 0.054/002 Krawiec will have lane choice in the finals followed by Hines, Pollacheck, and Tonglet.

FINAL

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
1 LE TongletWIN PSM .071 1.051 2.852 4.379 160.77 5.717 6.864 195.00
2 Andrew Hines3RD PSM .402 1.090 2.883 4.408 160.79 5.748 6.902 194.16
3 Eddie KrawiecRU PSM .317 1.064 2.840 4.352 161.90 5.678 6.821 195.31
4 Scott Pollacheck4TH PSM

4:23 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 29.40 inches, adjusted altitude 3,222 feet, track temperature 127 degrees. Tonglet gets a big holeshot and pulls away for the win. Hines was late off the line, makes a decent pass but was falling back all the way through the run.

Krawiec makes the quickest pass of the quad but couldn’t make up the difference off the line. Pollacheck starts to stage, the lights flicker and he leaves before the tree comes down. Finish Order & Margins: 1. LE Tonglet was 0.2035 sec./about 58 feet ahead of 2. Eddie Krawiec, who was 0.166 sec./about 47 feet ahead of 3. Andrew Hines, who was Green ahead of 4. Scotty Pollacheck who was Broke. Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest): Start 60 ft 330 ft 660 ft 1,000 ft Finish LE Tonglet Lane 1: 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000/001 0.000 0.000/000 Andrew Hines Lane 2: 0.331 0.370 0.362 0.360/001 0.362 0.369/001 Eddie Krawiec Lane 3: 0.246 0.259 0.234 0.219/000 0.207 0.203/000 Scotty Pollacheck Lane 4: Broke

The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continues at Atlanta Dragway May 5-7.

QUALIFYING

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Savoie earned his 10th No. 1 qualifier of his career with a run 6.824 at 196.24 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki from Friday’s qualifying session. He will race against Steve Johnson, LE Tonglet and Scotty Pollacheck in the first round of eliminations. 

“I’m pretty confident,” Savoie said. “Tim has a good handle on this thing; this bike is a machine. It is predictable. You make a change; it responds. That is what you want in a racing bike. It’s when you start to take fuel and add fuel it doesn’t respond.”

Eddie Kraweic qualified second in his Screamin’ Eagle Vane & Hines Harley-Davidson with a 6.835 run at 196.93 and will open eliminations against Shawn Gann, Hector Arana Jr. and Matt Smith.

Pair 1

1. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.824, 196.30
16. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.972, 193.79
8. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.880, 194.83
9. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.881, 194.24

Pair 2

2. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.835, 196.93
15. Shawn Gann, Buell, 6.952, 192.58
7. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.879, 194.52
10. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.882, 194.97

Pair 3

3. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.845, 195.65
14. Angelle Sampey, Victory, 6.948, 192.88
6.Hector Arana, Buell, 6.873, 195.45
11. Cory Reed, Victory, 6.895, 192.14

Pair 4

4. Chip Ellis, Buell, 6.852, 194.69
13. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.917, 192.80
5. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.869, 194.69
12. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.916, 193.60.
Did Not Qualify:

17. Melissa Surber, 6.982, 191.62
18. Joe DeSantis, 7.018, 188.83
19. Gunner Courtney, 7.071, 187.63
20. John Hall, 7.233, 187.68
21. James Surber, 7.334, 181.52

22. Andy Simon, 7.441, 179.49

 

WEEKEND GALLERY


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