NHRA: Pro Stock Motorcycle Results – Dodge Indy Nationals

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NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
August 7-9, 2020

Pro Stock Motorcycle

Ron Capps picked up his first career win at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, racing to the Funny Car victory on Sunday at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil and also giving the longtime standout a win at every track on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit.

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the fifth race of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season and third straight at Indy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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It was an emotional scene in Pro Stock Motorcycle, as Sampey picked up her first win since 2016 and 43rd overall, going 6.880 at 196.07 in the final round on her Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson EBR to beat Chris Bostick. Sampey, who celebrated her birthday on Friday, won for the third time at Indy. She knocked off Steve Johnson, defending world champion Andrew Hines and Scotty Pollacheck to reach the final round, adding another victory in her impressive career as the NHRA’s winningest female competitor.





“I just tried to stay calm,” said Sampey, who had a .001 reaction time in the finals. “I didn’t know if we were going to get the bike fixed and I just said I’m going to stay calm. They got it fixed and thank you to Vance & Hines and Harley-Davidson. I told you I was going to do this.”

Bostick played the underdog role well on Sunday, reaching his first career final round with wins against Angie Smith, Ryan Oehler, who won the previous race in Indy, and multi-time champ Eddie Krawiec.

ROUND ONE

  • Hector Arana Jr, 6.897, 196.39 def. John Hall, Suzuki, 6.911, 194.80
    Arana Jr is 7 – 0 against Hall in prior events. Arana Jr. with the starting line advantage and runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.
  • Scotty Pollacheck, 6.861, 198.29 def. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.920, 194.46
    Savoie with a near perfect light, but Pollacheck chased him down by half track and takes tha win. He runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.
  • Chris Bostick, Suzuki, 7.040, 191.40 def. Angie Smith, Broke
    This is the first time Smith and Bostick have faced each other in eliminations. Bostick with the starting line advantage and never trailed as Smith broke early. She stops on the track and Bostick moves into round two.
  • Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.902, 196.85 def. Marc Ingwersen, Foul – Red Light
    Ingwersen goer red to give Hines the win.
  • Angelle Sampey, Harley-Davidson, 6.934, 194.69 def. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, Broke – No Show
    Johnson is broke and is a no-show. Sampey will give up lane choice to Hines in the next round.
  • Ryan Oehler, 6.943, 196.59 def. David Barron, 7.103, 188.07
    This is the best starting spot for Ryan Oehler (38 races). This is the first time Oehler and Barron have faced each other in eliminations. Oehler with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will have lane choice over Bostick in the next round.
  • Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.828, 198.03 def. Tiffany Butler, 7.439, 180.52
    It’s the 40th time that Eddie Krawiec has qualified #2. He is 35 – 4 in round 1 when starting from the #2 spot. Tiffany Butler is the 206th rider to qualify for an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field and she is the 14th woman to do so. Krawiec with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He runs low E.T. of race day for the win and lane choice over Arana Jr. in the next round.
  • Matt Smith, 7.006, 195.73 def. Kelly Clontz, Suzuki, 7.309, 188.46
    This is Matt Smith’s 39th #1 spot and that is tied for 5th most in class history (Dave Schultz). He is 31 – 7 in round 1 when starting from the top spot. Smith is 1 – 0 against Clontz in prior events. Smith with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. The bike sounded like it nosed over in the lights. He will give up lane choice to Pollacheck in the next round.

QUARTERFINALS

  • Bostick, 7.009, 190.22 def. Oehler, 6.930, 195.96
    This is the first time Oehler and Bostick have faced each other in eliminations. Bostick with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the holeshot win. Chris Bostick’s MOV: 0.0316 seconds (approximately 9 feet).
  • Sampey, 6.908, 195.00 def. Hines, 6.995, 194.69
    Sampey is 15 – 14 against Hines in prior events. Sampey with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.
  • Pollacheck, 6.965, 194.63 def. M. Smith, 6.968, 195.79
    Smith is 11 – 4 against Pollacheck in prior events. Pollacheck with a great light and never trailed for the win. He is out of the groove over by the wall on the top end, but holds on for the win. He will give up lane choice to Sampey in the semifinal.
  • Krawiec, 6.878, 198.12 def. Arana Jr, Foul – Red Light
    Krawiec is 21 – 10 against Arana Jr in prior events. Arana Jr. goes red to give Krawiec the win. Krawiec runs low E.T. of the round and will have lane choice over Bostick in the semifinal.

SEMIFINALS

  • Sampey, 6.879, 196.07 def. Pollacheck, 6.932, 196.16
    Sampey is 6 – 5 against Pollacheck in prior events. Sampey with a great light and the win.
  • Bostick, 6.977, 190.14 def. Krawiec, 7.181, 197.16<
    This is the first time Krawiec and Bostick have faced each other in eliminations. Bostick with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Bostick is going to his first final round. He will give up lane choice to Sampey in the final.

FINAL

  • Sampey, 6.880, 196.07 def. Bostick, 6.950, 191.78.
    Sampey is 2 – 1 against Bostick in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round. Sampey with problems on the bike, it appears problems with the clutch cable, they get it fixed. Sampey with a near perfect light and never trails for the win. She wins her 43 National event Wally.

2020 Points Standing

  1. Ryan Oehler, 172
  2. Angelle Sampey, 168
  3. Matt Smith, 165
  4. Eddie Krawiec, 144
  5. Andrew Hines, 132
  6. Scotty Pollacheck, 128
  7. Hector Arana Jr, 125
  8. Chris Bostick, 123
  9. Angie Smith, 88
  10. John Hall, 65

FINAL Qualifying

  1. Matt Smith  / 6.807 / 199.23
  2. Eddie Krawiec / 6.817 / 199.08
  3. Ryan Oehler9 / 6.840 / 197.71
  4. Angelle Sampey / 6.847 / 195
  5. Andrew Hines / 6.855 / 196.93
  6. Angie Smith / 6.878 / 196.5
  7. John Hall / 6.888 / 194.44
  8. Scotty Pollacheck / 6.889 / 198.79
  9. Jerry Savoie / 6.914 / 194.66
  10. Hector Arana Jr / 6.938 / 195.76
  11. Chris Bostick / 6.987 / 192.19
  12. Marc Ingwersen / 7.072 / 192.6
  13. Steve Johnson / 7.141 / 190.54
  14. David Barron / 7.165 / 186.43
  15. Tiffany Butler / 7.526 / 176.77
  16. Kelly Clontz / 9.336 / 33.96


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