NHRA: Pro Stock Motorcycle from Las Vegas

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NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
October 30 – November 01, 2020

Pro Stock Motorcycle

Matt Smith’s championship dream became reality when Eddie Krawiec fell in the second round. He also did his job on his Denso/Stockseth/MSR EBR, beating three-time champ Angelle Sampey in the opening round and defending champ Andrew Hines a round later. The four-time champion was a step ahead of the class for most of the season, qualifying in the No. 1 spot five times, winning twice and advancing to three final rounds. He also won the Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle, becoming just the fourth rider in Pro Stock Motorcycle history to win four championships.





“This was a long hard deal today,” Matt Smith said. “That [Vance & Hines] group played their cards right and I had to race them in the first and second rounds. If you want to be the champ you have to beat the champ and I just beat the champ [Hines] to win this, so we are the champions. I can’t thank Denso and Mark Stockseth enough for what they do for me.”

Matt Smith Angie Smith - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle
Angie Smith gave the husband and wife team another reason to smile on Sunday, picking up her second career victory with a run of 6.917 at 194.83 on her Denso EBR to beat Steve Johnson in the final round. She advanced to the championship round with wins against Katie Sullivan, Scotty Pollacheck and Hector Arana Jr.

“You never know when you’re going to get back here, and I’m so emotional,” Angie Smith said. “I want to thank my team. They have built me up and have told me to never give up. This one’s for them.”

The 2021 NHRA season begins with the 52nd annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 12-14 at Gainesville Raceway.

Matt Smith - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Eliminations

ROUND 1

Driver Hector Arana Jr – WIN Ryan Oehler
Car No. 6 9
RT .014 .041
60 FT 1.070 1.087
330 FT 2.900 2.912
660 FT 4.442 4.460
660 FT MPH 158.56 157.83
1000 FT 5.795 5.817
ET 6.957 6.981
MPH 192.19 192.11

 

Ryan Oehler - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Katie Sullivan Angie Smith – WIN
Car No. 745 8
RT .050 .021
60 FT 1.110 1.076
330 FT 2.936 2.887
660 FT 4.488 4.426
660 FT MPH 157.30 159.34
1000 FT 5.851 5.767
ET 7.026 6.914
MPH 190.00 195.11

 

Katie Sullivan - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Joey Gladstone – WIN Fred Camarena
Car No. 1550 32
RT .055 -.015
60 FT 1.069 1.114
330 FT 2.878 2.964
660 FT 4.437 4.565
660 FT MPH 151.37 146.53
1000 FT 6.057 6.244
ET 7.741 7.987
MPH 124.64 120.74

 

Fred Camarena - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver David Barron Scotty Pollacheck – WIN
Car No. 402 11
RT -.029 .060
60 FT 1.071 1.101
330 FT 3.085 2.948
660 FT 4.726 4.499
660 FT MPH 151.19 157.59
1000 FT 6.132 5.856
ET 7.335 7.020
MPH 185.56 191.62

 

David Barron - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Kelly Clontz Steve Johnson – WIN
Car No. 1981 751
RT .116 .029
60 FT 1.079 1.066
330 FT 2.921 2.888
660 FT 4.493 4.441
660 FT MPH 155.44 157.32
1000 FT 5.870 5.806
ET 7.057 6.983
MPH 187.29 187.70

Driver Angelle Sampey Matt Smith – WIN
Car No. 7 3
RT .023 .015
60 FT 1.047 1.068
330 FT 2.850 2.878
660 FT 4.393 4.406
660 FT MPH 157.98 160.61
1000 FT 5.749 5.735
ET 6.916 6.872
MPH 191.40 196.27

Angelle Sampey - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Eddie Krawiec – WIN Cory Reed
Car No. 5 574
RT .058 -.044
60 FT 1.087 1.150
330 FT 2.894 3.015
660 FT 4.426 4.598
660 FT MPH 159.91 154.56
1000 FT 5.760 5.978
ET 6.903 7.163
MPH 196.10 188.33

 

Driver Andrew Hines – WIN Chris Bostick
Car No. 1 17
RT .053 .019
60 FT 1.075 1.059
330 FT 2.887 2.894
660 FT 4.435 4.466
660 FT MPH 158.04 155.35
1000 FT 5.785 5.842
ET 6.944 7.023
MPH 193.10 187.94

 

Chris Bostick - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

ROUND 2

Driver Joey Gladstone Steve Johnson – WIN
Car No. 1550 751
RT .069 .076
60 FT 1.095 1.056
330 FT 2.916 2.876
660 FT 4.477 4.433
660 FT MPH 156.43 156.68
1000 FT 5.843 5.800
ET 7.017 6.980
MPH 190.86 188.99

 

Joey Gladstone - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Scotty Pollacheck Angie Smith – WIN
Car No. 11 8
RT .020 .031
60 FT 1.076 1.088
330 FT 2.923 2.907
660 FT 4.588 4.455
660 FT MPH 133.65 158.50
1000 FT 6.409 5.804
ET 8.259 6.955
MPH 114.22 194.52

 

Scotty Pollacheck - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Eddie Krawiec Hector Arana Jr – WIN
Car No. 5 6
RT .098 .037
60 FT 1.082 1.072
330 FT 2.879 2.900
660 FT 4.408 4.446
660 FT MPH 160.10 158.32
1000 FT 5.745 5.794
ET 6.893 6.946
MPH 194.18 194.32

 

Eddie Krawiec - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Andrew Hines Matt Smith – WIN
Car No. 1 3
RT .005 .022
60 FT 1.068 1.067
330 FT 2.881 2.873
660 FT 4.434 4.404
660 FT MPH 157.71 160.04
1000 FT 5.790 5.736
ET 6.949 6.875
MPH 193.13 196.13

Andrew Hines - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

SEMI-FINALS

Driver Angie Smith – WIN Hector Arana Jr
Car No. 8 6
RT .032 -.017
60 FT 1.076 1.071
330 FT 2.894 2.888
660 FT 4.436 4.439
660 FT MPH 158.41 157.26
1000 FT 5.788 5.793
ET 6.950 7.006
MPH 192.17 175.46

 

Hector Arana Jr - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Steve Johnson – WIN Matt Smith
Car No. 751 3
RT .503 2.140
60 FT 1.097
330 FT 2.950
660 FT 4.520
660 FT MPH 156.01
1000 FT 5.890
ET 7.073
MPH 188.49

 

Steve Johnson - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

FINALS

 Angie Smith - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Driver Steve Johnson Angie Smith – WIN
Car No. 751 8
RT .011 .077
60 FT 1.060 1.078
330 FT 2.884 2.887
660 FT 4.447 4.426
660 FT MPH 156.66 159.53
1000 FT 5.812 5.767
ET 6.990 6.917
MPH 189.07 194.83
Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 5 percent, barometer 30.12 inches, track temperature 94 degrees. Johnson with the starting line advantage and the lead until right in the lights when Smith chased him down for the win. Angie Smith’s MOV: 0.0076 seconds (approximately 2 feet). Smith wins her second National event Wally.

 

Angie Smith - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Matt Smith Angie Smith - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle


Final Qualifying

Following his win last weekend, Eddie Krawiec continues to stay hot in Pro Stock Motorcycle, vaulting to the No. 1 spot with a track-record run of 6.818 at 198.12 on his Harley-Davidson FXDR. It is Krawiec’s second No. 1 qualifier — his first came at the opening race of the season — and the 48th in his career. The victory last weekend in Houston kept him in championship contention and he’ll open eliminations against Cory Reed, trailing leader Matt Smith by 80 points.

Smith, meanwhile, qualified second with a 6.821 at 198.38 and he’ll take on Krawiec’s teammate, three-time champion Angelle Sampey, in the first round. Joey Gladstone qualified third with a 6.893 at 195.56. Scotty Pollacheck, who is 86 points behind teammate Smith, remains in contention as well after taking the fourth spot with a run of 6.900 at 196.04.

DRIVER POSITION CAR NO. ET MPH
01 Eddie Krawiec 5 6.818 198.12
02 Matt Smith 3 6.821 198.38
03 Joey Gladstone 1550 6.893 195.56
04 Scotty Pollacheck 11 6.900 196.04
05 Angie Smith 8 6.918 196.3
06 Steve Johnson 751 6.941 192.19
07 Andrew Hines 1 6.946 194.74
08 Hector Arana Jr 6 6.947 194.44
09 Ryan Oehler 9 6.955 193.35
10 Chris Bostick 17 6.998 184.85
11 Kelly Clontz 1981 7.009 190.78
12 Katie Sullivan 745 7.014 192.36
13 David Barron 402 7.045 190
14 Fred Camarena 32 7.082 189.82
15 Angelle Sampey 7 7.141 158.82
16 Cory Reed 574 7.318 190.14

Steve Johnson - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

Hector Arana Jr - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Matt SMith - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle


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