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WWT Raceway at Gateway – NHRA Elimination Round Updates

Again large crowds came out to watch NHRA Eliminations at WWT Raceway / Gateway.

Click here for race action photos – Round One

Click here for race action photos – Round Two

Click here for race action photos – Semi Finals

Click here for race action photos – Finals

Funny Car

Finals

Shawn Langdon wins his first 2-wide victory. He previously won a 4-wide at Charlotte Raceway. Before switching to Funny Car, he previously race NHRA Top Fuel where he had 14 career victories.

 

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Shawn Langdon WIN 0.072 0.894 2.315 3.282 264.6 4.068 310.41
J.R. Todd 0.077 0.892 2.294 3.278 242.89 4.276 223.32

Semi Finals

Robert Hight will not repeat at WWT Raceway. Last year’s Funny Car winner lost to JR Todd

And Shawn Langdon continued his magical run today with a win over Bob Tasca

“It [win] is huge taking out the top competitors,” said Langdon. “Got to make hay when the sun is out. It was a helluva win.”

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Shawn LangdonWIN 0.08 0.886 2.266 3.199 276.24 3.953 323.5
Bob Tasca III 0.065 0.901 2.285 3.221 276.24 3.976 323.04
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
J.R. ToddWIN 0.067 0.895 2.295 3.226 275.73 3.979 325.37
Robert Hight 0.078 1.297 5.259 9.149 63.39 12.733 62.18

2nd Round

JR Todd knocked out one of the hottest racer in NHRA, John Force. The race was easily won with Todd’s 3.986 ET 326.56 MPH vs Force’s 4.870 ET / 169.55 MPH .

“You have to win in late rounds to defend the championship,” said Todd, 2018 Funny Car champion.

In an unbelievable race, Shawn Langdon smoked the tires at the start and looked like a for sure loss, but he was able to get traction and recover to beat Jim Campbell.

“That was incredible,” said Langdon. “I don’t know if I have ever won like that one.”

Finally Robert Height won beating John Capps.

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Robert Hight WIN 0.058 0.891 2.294 3.23 275.11 3.988 323.27
Ron Capps 0.078 0.897 2.273 3.277 235.97 4.272 225.52
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Tim Wilkerson 0.074 0.896 2.297 3.244 272.12 4.012 315.56
Bob Tasca III WIN 0.081 0.882 2.256 3.189 276.86 3.947 321.19
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Jim Campbell 0.062 0.92 2.535 4.551 105.32 6.94 93.59
Shawn Langdon WIN 0.086 1.18 3.686 4.942 217.95 5.875 253.52
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
J.R. Todd WIN 0.067 0.903 2.301 3.234 276.13 3.986 326.56
John Force 0.023 0.956 2.352 3.553 188.52 4.87 169.55

 

 

1st Round

Jim Campbell who qualified 15th place this weekend pulled off a big upset beating Matt Hagen. Both cars had troubles running down the track but it was Campbell who was able squeeze out the win.

The John Force Team of John Force and Robert Hight had no troubles and easily advanced to the next round.

Tim Wilkerson who blew up his car in the final round of weekend qualifying Saturday, was able right the ship with low round ET of the round 3.915 at 325.14 mph.

Shawn Langdon used a holeshot to beat Tommy John Jr to advance to the next round.

Current points leader Jack Beckman was upset by last year season champ JR Todd.

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Jack Beckman 0.096 0.881 2.261 3.194 275.22 3.944 326.56
J.R. Todd WIN 0.084 0.89 2.275 3.206 277.6 3.954 327.27
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Shawn Langdon WIN 0.047 0.885 2.253 3.169 281.25 3.907 330.47
Tommy Johnson Jr 0.113 0.888 2.242 3.154 282.78 3.898 324.44
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Tim Wilkerson WIN 0.08 0.879 2.252 3.169 279.85 3.915 325.14
Jonnie Lindberg 0.072 0.882 2.431 3.758 176.24 5.162 158.52
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Blake Alexander 0.077 0.898 2.297 3.237 275.45 3.997 319.29
Ron Capps WIN 0.089 0.869 2.274 3.219 276.46 3.966 328.86
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Jim Campbell WIN 0.051 0.919 2.328 3.303 262.44 4.197 249.39
Matt Hagan 0.095 0.872 2.256 3.263 233.08 4.204 265.06
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Terry Haddock 0.165 0.932 3.377 6.206 80.82 9.152 77.06
John Force WIN 0.143 0.886 2.268 3.191 279.67 3.939 326.08
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Cruz Pedregon 0.076 0.917 2.396 3.876 144.64 5.588 129.1
Bob Tasca III WIN 0.079 0.876 2.249 3.175 280.54 3.92 328.22
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Bob Bode 0.106 0.908 2.302 3.252 271.35 4.013 320.36
Robert Hight WIN 0.063 0.882 2.264 3.183 282.48 3.921 331.85

 

Top Fuel

It was an all Torrence family. It was father Billy vs son Steve. The last time they raced in the final, the son, Steve got the win. This time Billy returned the favor and beat his son.

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Steve Torrence 0.068 0.863 2.181 3.25 222.18 4.374 195.93
Billy TorrenceWIN 0.079 0.863 2.178 3.083 282.48 3.835 319.67

Semi Finals

It will be father vs son in the Top Fuel final today. Both Capco cars win.

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Steve TorrenceWIN 0.063 0.857 2.167 3.062 285.05 3.805 324.59
Mike Salinas 0.091 0.881 2.246 3.17 276.75 3.937 312.13
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Leah Pritchett 0.069 0.886 2.246 3.64 152.23 5.29 132.79
Billy TorrenceWIN 0.094 0.838 2.139 3.028 286.86 3.769 322.96

2nd Round

Season Points Leader Doug Kalitta 3.827 ET 323.04 MPH was knocked in a side-by-side run by Billy Torrence 3.801ET / 321.12 MPH. Billy’s son, Steve Torrence knocked out Pat Dakin. So the top two in points (Force and Kalitta) are gone opening the door for third place Steve Torrence.

Mike Salinas, continues in Top Fuel advanced with a win over Terry McMillian

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Terry McMillen 0.08 0.855 2.323 3.665 160.23 5.25 137.39
Mike Salinas WIN 0.064 0.832 2.138 3.034 284.33 3.773 325.22
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Austin Prock 0.05 0.866 2.204 3.142 271.24 3.925 309.06
Leah Pritchett WIN 0.064 0.877 2.187 3.085 282.48 3.835 321.88
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Pat Dakin 0.066 0.874 2.194 3.327 190.86 4.656 164.31
Steve Torrence WIN 0.102 0.853 2.152 3.043 286.25 3.784 323.58
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Doug Kalitta 0.08 0.866 2.185 3.081 284.87 3.827 323.04
Billy Torrence WIN 0.091 0.86 2.163 3.057 285.47 3.801 321.12

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1st Round

The upset of the round was Pat Dakin 3.793 ET at 327.27 mph, beating Brittney Force 3.802 ET at 294.31 mph. Currently Brittney is second overall for the season points championship and will have wait and hope her top competitors also have bad days.

Antron Brown had a rough weekend at WWT Raceway. Currently in fourth in points in the season countdown. He qualified 11th and lost in the first round to Leas Prictchett.

Mike Salinas, the weekend’s top qualifier in Top Fuel advanced with a win over Cameron Ferre.

Other winners include Steve and Bill Torrence. Austin Prock

LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Antron Brown 0.052 0.85 2.375 4.074 126.71 6.001 116.41
Right Leah Pritchett WIN 0.064 0.867 2.154 3.03 290.26 3.764 326.87
LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Scott Palmer
Right Steve Torrence WIN 0.07 0.838 2.127 3.008 287.66 3.746 325.77
LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Cameron Ferre 0.056 0.892 2.264 3.214 267.53 4.011 300.66
Right Mike Salinas WIN 0.071 0.837 2.122 2.998 289.51 3.733 328.7
LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Kyle Wurtzel 0.079 0.863 2.189 3.097 277.32 3.908 274.22
Right Billy Torrence WIN 0.084 0.852 2.157 3.051 285.53 3.793 326.08
LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left T.J. Zizzo 0.056 0.855 2.151 3.035 285.47 3.769 329.75
Right Austin Prock WIN 0.047 0.844 2.129 3.008 289.63 3.744 326
LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Pat Dakin WIN 0.05 0.886 2.17 3.054 287.11 3.793 327.27
Right Brittany Force 0.078 0.849 2.142 3.035 284.45 3.802 294.31
LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Terry McMillen WIN 0.069 0.857 2.148 3.036 285.05 3.781 323.81
Right Clay Millican 0.058 0.865 2.166 3.059 284.51 3.801 326.08
LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Pat Dakin

WIN

0.05 0.886 2.17 3.054 287.11 3.793 327.27
Right Brittany Force 0.078 0.849 2.142 3.035 284.45 3.802 294.31

 

Pro Stock

Finals

Erica Enders held off to beat Matt Hartford who as great RT of .003. But Enders got him at the finish with t 6.598 ET / 208.36 MPH.

For Enders this is her first win of the season. She had been 1-11 in her last 12 finals.

“This means the world,” said Enders upon receiving her Wally trophy. “Its my dad’s birthday and I told him I would do my best to win it for him.”

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Erica Enders WIN 0.018 0.991 2.762 4.245 165.64 5.521 6.598 208.36
Matt Hartford 0.003 0.99 2.767 4.255 165.17 5.539 6.621 207.3

Semi Finals

 

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Erica Enders WIN 0.042 0.998 2.775 4.264 164.79 5.547 6.628 207.82
Chris McGaha 0.053 0.984 2.767 4.255 165.5 5.54 6.621 208.68
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Bo Butner 0.049 1.009 2.798 4.283 161.44 5.564 6.647 208.39
Matt HartfordWIN 0.026 0.994 2.78 4.272 164.99 5.56 6.643 207.5

 

2nd Round

Robert McGaha continued his great day when Greg Anderson dropped a clutch. McGaha 6.658 ET / 207.59 MPH

“We  both showed this could be a tricky track,” said McGaha “And I stunk in qualifying”

Bob Butner with a holeshot was able to beat Jeg Couglin.

Jason Line, points leader, was beaten by Matt Hartford.

Erika Enders 6.614 ET / 208.14 MPH outlasted Aaron Stanfield 6.628 ET / 207.34 MPH

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Erica EndersWIN 0.064 1.001 2.772 4.256 165.5 5.535 6.614 208.14
Aaron Stanfield 0.069 1.003 2.777 4.263 165.68 5.546 6.628 207.34
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Jason Line 0.027 1.015 2.881 4.885 110.66 7.021 9.1 103.58
Matt HartfordWIN 0.035 0.993 2.778 4.27 165.11 5.559 6.644 207.37
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Bo ButnerWIN 0.047 0.995 2.773 4.264 164.85 5.553 6.638 207.78
Jeg Coughlin 0.065 0.997 2.774 4.261 165.42 5.547 6.63 207.21
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Greg Anderson 0.05 1.019 2.817 4.308 165.17 5.592 6.672 209.56
Chris McGahaWIN 0.04 1.001 2.79 4.283 164.95 5.571 6.658 207.59

1st Round

Erica Enders who captured pole and she continued her dominance winning easily in the first round.

Robet McGaha qualified 12th and won to advance to the next round.

DRIVER CLASS RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Jeg CoughlinWIN PRO 0.023 0.982 2.75 4.236 165.33 5.52 6.603 207.69
Val Smeland PRO 0.078 0.995 2.782 4.273 165.13 5.561 6.646 207.4
DRIVER CLASS RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Erica EndersWIN PRO 0.007 0.985 2.751 4.232 165.6 5.509 6.59 207.78
Alan Prusiensky PRO 0.059 0.982 2.767 4.262 164.43 5.553 6.64 207.66
DRIVER CLASS RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Jason LineWIN PRO 0.024 0.98 2.753 4.236 165.92 5.515 6.592 209.14
Steve Graham PRO -0.021 0.995 3.479 6.619 70.55 9.99 13.299 64.86
DRIVER CLASS RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Greg AndersonWIN PRO 0.022 0.989 2.761 4.244 165.74 5.522 6.601 207.78
Fernando Cuadra Jr PRO 0.031 1 2.779 4.267 164.99 5.554 6.637 208.3
DRIVER CLASS RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Deric Kramer PRO 0.137 0.975 2.745 4.226 165.94 5.505 6.584 208.91
Chris McGahaWIN PRO 0.015 0.992 2.781 4.27 165.36 5.552 6.633 208.33
DRIVER CLASS RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Matt HartfordWIN PRO 0.026 0.989 2.776 4.253 165.4 5.535 6.617 207.62
Kenny Delco PRO 0.075 0.986 2.763 4.251 165.64 5.534 6.615 208.33
DRIVER CLASS RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Bo ButnerWIN PRO 0.069 0.981 2.753 4.237 165.6 5.519 6.601 208.23
Fernando Cuadra PRO 0.055 0.994 2.776 4.265 165.5 5.552 6.637 207.88
DRIVER CLASS RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Aaron StanfieldWIN PRO 0.076 0.996 2.771 4.26 164.93 5.541 6.623 207.3
Alex Laughlin PRO 0.137 0.994 2.769 4.253 165.82 5.536 6.618 207.53

 

Pro Stock Motorcycle

Finals

Karen Stoffer got her first win since 2014. In a side-by-side to finish line Stoffer just edged out Andrew Hines. Both riders had great reaction times.

“It has been tough [since last win]”, said Stoffer. “To everyone that struggles with us, Thanks.”

 

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Andrew Hines 0.024 1.083 2.878 4.406 160.29 5.737 6.876 196.59
Karen Stoffer WIN 0.022 1.081 2.886 4.409 160.88 5.736 6.869 197.74

Semi Finals

 

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Eddie Krawiec 0.053 1.082 2.882 4.429 158.35 5.775 6.927 194.38
Karen Stoffer WIN 0.008 1.104 2.919 4.446 160.29 5.779 6.921 195.59
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Andrew Hines WIN 0.015 1.083 2.884 4.428 158.91 5.77 6.916 195.42
Steve Johnson 0.065 1.077 2.869 4.401 159.55 5.741 6.892 193.9

2nd Round

Matt Smith red-lighted allowing Karen Stoffer to advance to semi finals.

Matt Hines had .005 reaction time to move on.

The red light got Angelle Sampey allowing Steve Johnson to win the race.

 

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Matt Smith PSM -.002 1.080 2.886 4.425 159.25 5.763 6.907 196.22
Right Karen StofferWIN PSM .005 1.095 2.912 4.440 160.18 5.774 6.916 196.30

2:04 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 95 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.59 inches, adjusted altitude 3,685 feet, track temperature 117 degrees. Smith is 18 – 12 against Stoffer in prior events. Smith just misses the tree and goes red giving the win to Stoffer. Stoffer’s bike kicked the rear a little sideways at the hit but she went on through with a good run for the conditions.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Andrew HinesWIN PSM .005 1.070 2.865 4.404 159.16 5.746 6.895 195.17
Right Angie Smith PSM .083 1.093 2.904 4.434 160.14 5.772 6.926 193.88

Hines gets a big ho9leshot and starts pulling away. Smith starts to make up a little ground after half track but Hines hangs on and takes the win. Andrew Hines’ incremental margins: 60ft(0.101), 330 ft(0.117), 660ft(0.108), 1,000ft(0.104). MOV: 0.1098 seconds (approximately 31 feet). Andrew Hines’ incremental times: 60ft-1.070 sec., 330ft-2.865, 660ft-4.404/159.16 mph, 1,000ft-5.746.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Steve JohnsonWIN PSM .056 1.067 2.879 4.419 158.89 5.762 6.914 194.07
Right Angelle Sampey PSM -.007 1.075 2.886 4.436 158.06 5.793 6.956 192.88

Sampey is 22 – 6 against Johnson in prior events. Sampey leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Johnson. Johnson makes a clean pass but will give up lane choice to Hines in the next round.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Eddie KrawiecWIN PSM .050 1.075 2.874 4.408 159.66 5.746 6.892 195.59
Right Hector Arana Jr PSM .042 1.108 2.937 4.491 157.17 5.852 7.011 193.63

1st Round

Hector Arana Jr upset Jerry Savoie who is the season points leader. Adding to Savoie’s bad day was 2nd place in points, Andrew Hines, win to advance the next round.

Former Gateway winner, Angela Sampey also won to move to the next round.

 

DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Angelle SampeyWIN 0.03 1.073 2.887 4.418 159.76 5.758 6.907 194.83
Scott Pollacheck 0.121 1.058 2.93 5.061 102.21 7.438 9.873 86.58
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Matt SmithWIN 0.073 1.09 2.904 4.437 159.93 5.768 6.902 197.77
Jianna Salinas 0.05 1.16 3.276 5.893 82.94 8.885 11.986 67.85
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Steve JohnsonWIN 0.061 1.075 2.871 4.39 161.13 5.715 6.854 195.73
Andie Rawlings 0.12 1.086 2.947 4.526 155.02 5.918 7.121 185.87
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Andrew HinesWIN 0.021 1.068 2.859 4.391 159.99 5.726 6.872 195.22
Michael Ray 0.038 1.093 2.927 4.481 157.3 5.844 7.018 190.54
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Eddie KrawiecWIN 0.044 1.066 2.856 4.391 159.78 5.727 6.872 195.39
Kelly Clontz 0.114 1.077 2.896 4.446 157.91 5.803 6.967 191.84
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Angie SmithWIN 0.058 1.078 2.887 4.43 158.45 5.781 6.934 195.03
Hector Arana 0.041 1.083 2.908 4.45 158.74 5.798 6.951 194.02
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Hector Arana JrWIN 0.043 1.073 2.889 4.438 158.2 5.784 6.935 194.77
Jerry Savoie 0.017 1.076 2.936 4.482 158.76 5.824 6.971 195.31
DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
Ryan Oehler 0.045 1.103 2.948 4.516 156.28 5.876 7.037 193.52
Karen StofferWIN 0.068 1.083 2.898 4.429 159.82 5.767 6.911 195.85
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