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NHRA : Pro Stock Motorcycle Results from the Texas Fall Nationals

NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
AAA Texas Fall Nationals
Texas Motorplex –  Ennis, Texas
October 13-16

SUNDAY

When the 2016 season began, Eddie Krawiec dominated the class and looked almost invincible, then the tides shifted a bit, and his teammate, Andrew Hines, positioned himself as the one to beat this season. After slipping and winning just one round in the first two Countdown events, Krawiec has once again swung momentum back in his favor, following up his strong Reading showing with another winning outing in Dallas. With Hines exiting in the second round, the win became especially valuable because it allowed Krawiec to move to the top of the standings.

“Like I’ve said, I try not to focus on the points, and the way that I look at it is if you just do your job, you go out, you win races, you win rounds, and you can win championships,” said Krawiec. “I’m just trying to stay really focused and race my own race and try and get the job done on Sunday. That’s the key, four good, green lights and have a good, consistent motorcycle under you. My crew chief, Matt Hines, and Andrew both — Andrew was tuning on my bike after he went out — did a great job. To have a good group of individuals standing behind you like that speaks volumes.”

After being among the quickest three bikes in every qualifying round, including having the best time of Q2, and qualifying third, all the pieces came together today. Krawiec’s Vance & Hines Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson was again solid, and Krawiec was once again good on the Tree, leaving first in all but one contest. Krawiec began with wins against Karen Stoffer and Hector Arana Sr. After watching LE Tonglet edge his teammate by less than a thousandth in the second round, Krawiec left no room for Tonglet to repeat, cutting a .005 light and piloting his Harley to a 6.90 to defeat Tonglet’s 6.94. Krawiec then earned his second straight Wally when he won the rematch of last year’s event final, turning a .031 to .120 lead at the Tree into a 6.88 to 6.85 holeshot win against Jerry Savoie, the No. 1 qualifier and defending event champion.

“Anytime you’ve got to race [Savoie], you’ve got to be focused,” said Krawiec. “As a matter of fact, you have to be focused for just about anybody out there. When you look at this category as a whole right now, it’s some of the best racing that there could be. You see LE came up from nowhere and took Andrew out, then I’ve got to run him, and we run almost neck and neck with each other. You have to be on your game every single round here, no matter who you’re racing and who’s in that other lane.

“It’s about staying focused on race day, stepping it up when you need to. You can’t be .05 or .06 on the Tree anymore and expect a round-win; that’s luck. You need to be in the .02s and .03s at the latest. Against LE in the semi’s, he’s knocked me out quite a few times, and I tell everybody that I’m not a .00 racer, but I went after it pretty hard against him, and I came up .005. I didn’t take him lightly. He’s knocked me out a few times this year, and, well, hopefully I’m paying him back for all of those now.”

Heading into Las Vegas, Krawiec has a 17-point advantage over Hines in the standings. Savoie’s long day lifted him to third, 49 behind Krawiec. Angelle Sampey (-60 points) and Chip Ellis (-97) round out the top five.

“We’re going to have a heck of a gunfight rolling into Vegas and Pomona here,” said Krawiec. “I told Joe [Castello] a couple of weeks ago that I thought it would be clear leaving Texas on who was going to be fighting for a championship. Honestly, I think it just got even more confusing because now you have a four-way deal. I never thought it was going to be like this, but ultimately, all the fans are going to win, and they’re going to see a good ol’ gunfight rolling into Vegas and Pomona.”

The NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship continues at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 27-30, with the NHRA Toyota Nationals.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE EVENT NOTES

n what is turning out to be a regular occurrence, the first round once again featured the Aranas,Hector Sr. (pictured) and Hector Jr., lined up against each other, and as has been the case in most of the matches this season, dad came out on top against son. This was the sixth meeting between the Aranas this season — three of which have been in the Countdown to the Championship — and Hector Sr. has won five of them. Though Hector Jr. got off the starting line first in this latest race, nabbing a nearly five-hundredths advantage, Hector Sr. rode around him and got the win, 6.87 to 6.95.


After recording his career-best e.t. during final qualifying yesterday, Joey Gladstone made the fastest run of his young Pro Stock Motorcycle career, powering to a speed of 194.10 mph in a losing effort against Andrew Hines.

“We’ve been working very hard to get this bike set up for my rider weight and for my riding style, and these guys have been great,” said Gladstone. “The bike owner, Joe Riccardi, has a lot of faith in me, and Greg Underdahl is really mentoring me and teaching me about body position, which is so critical on these bikes. Other than that, everything seems to be coming together for us, and we couldn’t be happier. First-round loss doesn’t matter. He went a 6.81, and we didn’t really have anything for that. Overall, the bike’s 60-footing a lot better than it was at the beginning of the weekend, and we’re going into Vegas really strong and ready to get closer to the top half of the field at Vegas.”


Though he ended up not needing it because he outran Cory Reed, Matt Smith cut a perfect .000 light in the opening round. Smith was pleased with the win but acknowledged the 6.89 he put up vs. the 6.92 of Reed was not a perfect run.

“Yeah, perfect on reaction time but not perfect on the racetrack,” said Smith, who bowed out against Jerry Savoie in the following round. “I missed the tune-up a little bit. It stumbled out there in 4th and 5th gear, but, you know, you’ve got to be perfect. Cory’s an up-and-coming rider for Pro Stock Motorcycle, and he’s got a great future ahead of him.”


Chip Ellis may not have won the race today, but his team most definitely scored a moral victory. After struggling most of the weekend with ongoing mechanical problems that caused his Buell to shut off, Ellis and his team got to work after qualifying yesterday and continued until 3 a.m. today, essentially completely reworking the bike to try to fix the gremlins. Though Ellis did not make competitive runs, he did get to the finish line under power on both passes, first clocking a 7.16 in the first round against a red-lighting Melissa Surber, then posting a 7.48 in a losing effort against Angelle Sampey.

“Today, we started from scratch,” said Ellis, who acknowledged what he called a tantrum yesterday that was borne out of a very high level frustration from a motorcycle that wouldn’t cooperate with anything he and his team did. “It was like a brand-new motorcycle all over again. We put asterisks besides all the changes we made, and just in the clutch alone, there were 16 changes. Between that and all the electronics stuff we did, I think we’ve got it and are ready to move on. I’m ready to get out of Dallas — it hasn’t been good to us.

“We’re heading in the right direction. It’s been a tireless effort to try and get this bike turned around. When we got back to the trailer [after round two], my crew chief, Lon Moyer, and I just looked at ourselves, and we’re just spent. The good news is the bike does look like we solved the problem due to the way our clutch looked. We blew through the clutch that last run, and we haven’t been doing that. That shows that we’re making power again when the bike’s taking off. I’m just ready to get some more runs under our belt and get this thing dialed in. It’s back. We’ve got power. We’ve got a fast motorcycle, and we’ve got a great team of individuals working on it. We just have to get a couple more laps and get our clutch deal figured back out now that we’re starting over.”


One of the people somewhat pulling for Chip Ellis today was Angelle Sampey, a good friend of Ellis’ who trailered him in the second round.

“I’m just so happy that Chip got down the track,” said Sampey. “He’s a great guy. He’s been dealing with a lot, and fortunately for me, he didn’t have a good run either, and I got the win light.”

That fortunate feeling of Sampey stems from the fact that she, too, had a bit of a problem on the run against Ellis and slowed to a 6.92, while the top-running bikes were in the 6.8s.

“I’m a little frustrated right now because I don’t know why the bike slowed down,” she said following the pass. “I felt like I did a better job driving it that time, so I don’t know what’s left in it. We’re going to have to go back. I don’t know if they’re going to want to change engines or what they’re going to do.”

ELIMINATIONS

 

Round 1

(W) Jerry Savoie (Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki 0.018 6.854 194.91
(L) Joe DeSantis (Team Joey D Suzuki) -0.285(R) 10.985 74.30
Jerry Savoie is the defending event champion and he is looking to become the first motorcycle rider to win here in back-to-back years. He won this race from the top spot last year.Joe DeSantis is making his 97th national event start in the bike class. Savoie is 1 – 0 against DeSantis in prior events. DeSantis leaves way too early and goes red, his 24th red light of his career. Savoie went right down the groove with a good pass to take the win.

(W) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell) 0.206 6.879 194.94
(L) Hector Arana Jr (Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell) 0.145 6.958 193.85
Hector Arana won here in 2009. This is the 10th time that the two Arana’s have raced in round one and “Senior” has won seven of those previous meetings, Arana is 11 – 9 against Arana Jr in prior events. Not stellar lights for either rider but Junior gets the holeshot. Senior starts reeling him in quickly, pulls even just past half track, then goes around and pulls away for the win.

(W) Chip Ellis (PiranaZ Buell) 0.089 7.163 162.06
(L) Melissa Surber (Kosman Specialties Buell) -0.002(R) 6.938 191.97
Chip Ellis starts the day #4 in the points, This is his 251st round of competition..This is Melissa Surber’s 10th start. This is the first time Ellis and Surber have faced each other in eliminations. Surber just misses the tree and goes red giving the win to Ellis. Ellis has problems late in the run and is off the throttle early.

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(W) Angelle Sampey (Precision Service Equipment 0.027 6.897 193.93
(L) Shawn Gann (Pirana Z Racing Buell) 0.037 6.944 193.10
Angelle Sampey has won 394 rounds and that is second most in the bike class (A. Hines, 419)..Shawn Gann is 5 – 22 against Angelle and that is the most losses for Shawn against any opponent he has faced. Sampey is 22 – 5 against Gann in prior events. Sampey gets out of the gate first, starts to pull away and extends her lead all the way through the run.

(W) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hine 0.035 6.843 196.30
(L) Karen Stoffer (Big St Charles Motorsports/S 0.016 6.924 193.46
Krawiec won this race in 2013. Krawiec is 17 – 7 against Stoffer in prior events. Stoffer gets the advantage off the line but Krawiec starts to reel her in quickly. He goes ahead at the 330 mark and pulls away for the win.

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(W) Andrew Hines (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 0.044 6.810 196.36
(L) Joey Gladstone (Awesome Engines Suzuki) -0.099(R) 6.951 194.10
Andrew Hines starts the day with 598 rounds and that is the most in the motorcycle class. He has now held the point’s lead after 78 races and that is longer than any other rider in the history of the bike class..Joey Gladstone is making his 4th start and is looking for his first round win. He is the 63rd rider to race Andrew Hines.
Gladstone is a little too quick off the line and goes red. Hines goes right down the groove with a good pass to take the win.

(W) Matt Smith (Victory Motorcycles Victory) 0.000 6.893 194.35
(L) Cory Reed (Precision Service Equipment Buel 0.013 6.926 190.43
Cory Reed is making his 11th start. He was runner-up at the last race in Reading, PA..This is the 445th round for Matt Smith and that is 5th most in the history of the motorcycle class. This is the first time Reed and Smith have faced each other in eliminations. Smith gets a perfect light, the 75th perfect light in the history of this class, but is Reed is able to pull even at the sixty-foot mark. Smith starts to pull away again at that point and extends his lead through the rest of the run.

(W) LE Tonglet (Nitro Fish Suzuki) 0.057 6.847 195.70
(L) Steve Johnson (Slick 50 Suzuki) 0.103 6.898 194.02
Tonglet is 8 – 4 against Johnson in prior events. Tonglet gets a big holeshot and extends his lead all the way through the run.

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Round 2

 

(W) Jerry Savoie (Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki 0.013 6.853 195.36
(L) Matt Smith (Victory Motorcycles Victory) 0.021 6.958 191.05
Smith is 7 – 5 against Savoie in prior events. Savoie gets out of the gate first, Smith makes up a little ground early, then Savoie starts pulling away again and goes on through for the win.

(W) Angelle Sampey (Precision Service Equipment 0.001 6.923 193.18
(L) Chip Ellis (PiranaZ Buell) -0.006(R) 7.482 148.30
Ellis is 13 – 9 against Sampey in prior events. Ellis misses the tree on the wrong side and goes red, his fourth this year. Sampey has an almost perfect light and makes a decent pass for the conditions to take the win. Savoie will have lane choice over Sampey in the next round.

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(W) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hine 0.025 6.873 195.62
(L) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell) 0.031 6.976 194.16
Krawiec is 17 – 10 against Arana in prior events. Krawiec gets the holeshot, got out in front and extended his lead all the way through the run.

(W) LE Tonglet (Nitro Fish Suzuki) 0.008 6.877 195.39
(L) Andrew Hines (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 0.021 6.864 195.59
Hines is 12 – 10 against Tonglet in prior events. Tonglet gets out of the gate first, Hines pulls even at the 660 foot mark, then Tonglet is able to pull away and take the holeshot win.

Round 3

(W) Jerry Savoie (Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki 0.022 6.892 195.48
(L) Angelle Sampey (Precision Service Equipment 0.038 6.946 192.00
Savoie is 5 – 2 against Sampey in prior events. Savoie gets out of the gate with the advantage, Sampey makes up a little ground early, then Savoie is able to power away and take the win. With the win Savoie moves ahead of Sampey in the points.

(W) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hine 0.005 6.905 194.60
(L) LE Tonglet (Nitro Fish Suzuki) 0.021 6.944 192.33
Krawiec is 16 – 8 against Tonglet in prior events. Krawiec gets a great light and starts to pull away. Tonglet makes a decent pass for the conditions but was falling behind all the way through the run. With the win Krawiec pulls within three points of Hines for the points lead.

Final Round

(W) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hine 0.031 6.880 196.36
(L) Jerry Savoie (Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuk 0.120 6.856 196.76
This is a re-match of the final round last year with Savoie winning that one. Savoie is 1-3 in final rounds this year, 5-9 in his career. Krawiec is 4-2 in finals this year, 35-27 for his career. Krawiec is 13 – 6 against Savoie in prior events and Krawiec is 4 – 1 against Savoie in prior final rounds. Krawiec gets a big holeshot, Savoie starts making up ground but was too far back off the line.

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SATURDAY

Louisiana alligator farmer Savoie claimed his first No. 1 qualifier of 2016 with a 6.805 at 197.31 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki. This is the sixth No. 1 of his career and second consecutive at Texas Motorplex. Savoie, who won this event last year, raced to victory in St. Louis and posted three runner-up finishes earlier this season. He is currently fifth in points and will open eliminations against Joe DeSantis.  

“At this point in the game it is really important to get as many points as you can,” said Savoie, who finished a career-high third in points one year ago. “I don’t know if I’m more excited about being No. 1 or to win a race. It’s a good weekend and Dallas is my home track now since we don’t run in Houston. After our showing last year, hopefully we can repeat it and have some fun.”

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Reigning world champion Andrew Hines qualified second with a 6.811 at 195.90 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. The five-time world champion won this event in 2014 and is paired up with Joey Gladstone. 

Eddie Krawiec, Hines’ Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson teammate, is third and matched up with Karen Stoffer while Englishtown, N.J., winner Angelle Sampey is fourth and will go up against Shawn Gann.

Qualifying Round 3

1. Jerry Savoie Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki 6.805 197.31
2. Andrew Hines Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.811 195.90
3. Eddie Krawiec Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.821 195.76
4. Angelle Sampey Precision Service Equipment Bu 6.853 195.39
5. Chip Ellis PiranaZ Buell 6.863 194.60
6. Hector Arana Jr Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell 6.863 195.79
7. LE Tonglet Nitro Fish Suzuki 6.868 194.24
8. Cory Reed Precision Service Equipment Bu 6.872 192.96
9. Matt Smith Victory Motorcycles Victory 6.879 194.46
10. Steve Johnson Slick 50 Suzuki 6.889 193.99
11. Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 6.905 194.77
12. Melissa Surber Kosman Specialties Buell 6.914 191.02
13. Shawn Gann Pirana Z Racing Buell 6.916 194.91
14. Karen Stoffer Big St Charles Motorsports/SEP 6.935 194.35
15. Joe DeSantis Team Joey D Suzuki 6.961 192.69
16. John Hall MSR/NITRO FISH Buell 7.011 189.39
——— Not Qualified ———
17. Mike Berry Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell 7.044 186.64
18. Angie Smith Victory Motorcycles Victory 7.045 191.19
19. Lance Bonham Constellation Motorsports Buel 7.222 183.49
20. Gunner Courtney Courtney Excavation Suzuki 7.264 184.95
21. Joey Gladstone Awesome Engines Suzuki 16.925 192.19
22. David Hope VRoom Racing Buell DQ

Qualifying Round 4

1. Jerry Savoie Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki 6.805 197.31
2. Andrew Hines Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.811 195.90
3. Eddie Krawiec Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.821 195.76
4. Angelle Sampey Precision Service Equipment Bu 6.853 195.39
5. Chip Ellis PiranaZ Buell 6.863 194.60
6. Hector Arana Jr Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell 6.863 195.79
7. LE Tonglet Nitro Fish Suzuki 6.868 194.24
8. Cory Reed Precision Service Equipment Bu 6.872 192.96
9. Matt Smith Victory Motorcycles Victory 6.879 194.46
10. Steve Johnson Slick 50 Suzuki 6.889 193.99
11. Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 6.905 194.77
12. Melissa Surber Kosman Specialties Buell 6.914 191.02
13. Shawn Gann Pirana Z Racing Buell 6.916 194.91
14. Karen Stoffer Big St Charles Motorsports/SEP 6.935 194.35
15. Joey Gladstone Awesome Engines Suzuki 6.947 192.19
16. Joe DeSantis Team Joey D Suzuki 6.961 192.69
——— Not Qualified ———
17. Angie Smith Victory Motorcycles Victory 6.986 191.19
18. John Hall MSR/NITRO FISH Buell 7.011 189.39
19. Mike Berry Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell 7.044 187.11
20. David Hope VRoom Racing Buell 7.113 183.79
21. Lance Bonham Constellation Motorsports Buel 7.222 183.49
22. Gunner Courtney Courtney Excavation Suzuki 7.264 184.95

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FRIDAY

Andrew Hines rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to the top spot with a 6.812 at 195.42 in the first session. Hines, the defending world champion, has 38 No. 1 qualifiers in his career and two this season. He currently leads the points with five victories in eight final round appearances this season. He won the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in 2014. 

“We were hoping to improve (in the second session),” said five-time world champion Hines. “What ultimately happened was it cooled off and the water grains came up with it and took the performance out of the motorcycle. That makes it harder to go through the air because it’s a little thicker and it makes the engine unhappy. Tomorrow I think we’ll have closer weather conditions to what we’ll see on Sunday.” 

Hines’ teammate Eddie Krawiec powered to the No. 2 spot with a 6.821 at 195.42 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Krawiec, who won this event in 2013, is second in points with four wins and two runner-ups this season. 

Jerry Savoie, an alligator farmer from Louisiana, is third with a 6.831 at 195.68 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki. Angelle Sampey, who won in Englishtown, N.J., is fourth and NHRA Carolina Nationals winner Chip Ellis is in fifth.

Qualifying Round 1

1. Andrew Hines Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.812 195.42
2. Jerry Savoie Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki 6.831 195.68
3. Eddie Krawiec Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.839 194.74
4. Angelle Sampey Precision Service Equipment Bu 6.858 194.16
5. Chip Ellis PiranaZ Buell 6.863 194.60
6. Hector Arana Jr Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell 6.863 193.99
7. Cory Reed Precision Service Equipment Bu 6.877 192.38
8. Matt Smith Victory Motorcycles Victory 6.886 194.04
9. LE Tonglet Nitro Fish Suzuki 6.908 194.18
10. Melissa Surber Kosman Specialties Buell 6.914 190.14
11. Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 6.921 194.77
12. Karen Stoffer Big St Charles Motorsports/SEP 6.933 193.79
——— Not Qualified ———
13. Steve Johnson Slick 50 Suzuki 6.958 192.77
14. Shawn Gann Pirana Z Racing Buell 6.959 191.16
15. Joey Gladstone Awesome Engines Suzuki 6.999 192.19
16. David Hope VRoom Racing Buell 7.023 186.10
17. Mike Berry Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell 7.051 186.25
18. John Hall MSR/NITRO FISH Buell 7.064 186.51
19. Joe DeSantis Team Joey D Suzuki 7.075 186.30
20. Angie Smith Victory Motorcycles Victory 7.161 156.35
21. Gunner Courtney Courtney Excavation Suzuki 7.367 175.43
22. Lance Bonham Constellation Motorsports Buel 7.415 180.89

Qualifying Round 2

1. Andrew Hines Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.812 195.42
2. Eddie Krawiec Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.821 195.42
3. Jerry Savoie Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki 6.831 195.68
4. Angelle Sampey Precision Service Equipment Bu 6.858 194.16
5. Chip Ellis PiranaZ Buell 6.863 194.60
6. Hector Arana Jr Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell 6.863 194.94
7. LE Tonglet Nitro Fish Suzuki 6.868 194.24
8. Cory Reed Precision Service Equipment Bu 6.877 192.38
9. Matt Smith Victory Motorcycles Victory 6.879 194.04
10. Steve Johnson Slick 50 Suzuki 6.889 193.99
11. Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 6.905 194.77
12. Melissa Surber Kosman Specialties Buell 6.914 190.14
——— Not Qualified ———
13. Karen Stoffer Big St Charles Motorsports/SEP 6.933 193.79
14. Shawn Gann Pirana Z Racing Buell 6.958 192.30
15. Angie Smith Victory Motorcycles Victory 6.981 191.19
16. Joey Gladstone Awesome Engines Suzuki 6.999 192.19
17. David Hope VRoom Racing Buell 7.023 186.10
18. Joe DeSantis Team Joey D Suzuki 7.046 188.10
19. John Hall MSR/NITRO FISH Buell 7.047 186.51
20. Mike Berry Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell 7.051 186.25
21. Lance Bonham Constellation Motorsports Buel 7.325 181.59
22. Gunner Courtney Courtney Excavation Suzuki 7.367 176.19

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Pro Stock Motorcycle Points

1.  Eddie Krawiec, 2,425
2.  Andrew Hines, 2,408
3.  Jerry Savoie, 2,376
4.  Angelle Sampey, 2,365
5.  Chip Ellis, 2,328
6.  LE Tonglet, 2,288
7.  Cory Reed, 2,229
8.  Hector Arana, 2,211
9.  Matt Smith, 2,202
10.  Hector Arana Jr, 2,183

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