NHRA Gatornationals Loaded with Action as Stars Descend on Gainesville
The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is already regarded as one of the biggest events on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series circuit, but the 2022 version of the legendary race, which takes place March 10-13 at historic Gainesville Raceway, promises to be one of the greatest in the event’s storied history.
Chocked full of action, including a highly-anticipated specialty race, the season debut of several classes, a pair of concerts during the event, and, of course, 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph nitro racing, this year’s Gatornationals promises to be one of the most memorable in the 50-plus year history of the celebrated race.
All the stars in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will also look to pick up a key early-season victory at a race that will be shown on the FOX broadcast network and Fox Sports 1 (FS1). The Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout takes place live at 2 p.m. ET on FOX on Saturday, March 12 and eliminations will be shown at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 13 on FS1. Josh Hart (Top Fuel), J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all won the 2021 race.
Pro Stock Motorcycle will open the 2022 campaign with plenty of excitement, too, as reigning world champ and event winner Smith will look to get a jump on trying to win his sixth world championship. He’s also after his third straight win at the Gatornationals, but the two-wheeled category is filled with talented riders. That includes six-time race winner Eddie Krawiec, Angelle Sampey, who has three Gainesville wins, Steve Johnson, Angie Smith, two-time event winner Karen Stoffer, Chris Bostick, Jerry Savoie, Ryan Oehler and Joey Gladstone.
|1||Matt Smith||’15 Suzuki||SUZ 113||DENSO/STOCKSETH/MSR|
|2||Angelle Sampey||’21 Suzuki||SUZ 113||VANCE&HINES|
|3||Steve Johnson||’13 Suzuki||SUZ 113||SLICK50 SUZUKI|
|4||Eddie Krawiec||’21 Suzuki||V&H 113||VANCE & HINES / MISSION FOOD|
|5||Karen Stoffer||’03 Suzuki||SUZ 113||RAY SKILLMAN-BIG ST CHARLES|
|7||Angie Smith||’19 EBR||S&S 160||DENSO/STOCKSETH RACING|
|10||Ryan Oehler||’21 Buell||S&S 160||FLYIN RYAN RACING|
|11||David Barron||’20 Buell||S&S 160||WWW.UNIVERSALMEDSYSTEMS.COM|
|17||Chris Bostick||’21 Suzuki||SUZ 113||HUNT BROTHERS PIZZA|
|370||Marc Ingwersen||’08 EBR||S&S 160||BUCKEYE HARLEY-DAVIDSON|
|401||Gerald Savoie||’11 Suzuki||SUZ 12||SAVOIE’S ALLIGATOR FARM|
|412||Michael Phillips||’20 Buell||S&S 160||UNIVERSALMEDSYSTEMS.COM|
|533||James Underdahl||’18 Suzuki||SUZ 113||SCRAPPERS RACING|
|1550||Joey Gladstone||’20 Suzuki||SUZ 113||PRECISION SERVICE EQUIPMENT|
|1981||Kelly Clontz||’15 Suzuki||SUZ 113||STEAMFITTERS UA LOCAL 602|
|7012||Lance Bonham||’12 Buell||S&S 160||CONSTELLATION MOTORSPORTS|
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