NHRA Northwest Nationals: Sunday results, updated standings

Rookie Austin Prock picked up his first career win as part of a historic day for JFR.

 

John Force powered to his 150th Funny Car win on Sunday, rolling to the milestone victory at the 32nd annual Magic Dry Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals.

While Force earned his 150th career win, John Force Racing teammate and Top Fuel rookie Austin Prock picked up his first career win as part of a historic day for JFR. Matt Hartford also won in Pro Stock at the 16th of 24 races during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It was the final of three races on the famed NHRA Western Swing.

Force, the 16-time Funny Car world champion and the NHRA’s winningest driver, beat Ron Capps in the final round thanks to his run of 3.971-seconds at 320.58 mph in his PEAK Chevrolet Camaro. Capps ran 4.018 at 309.91 in the final round. It marked Force’s first victory in 25 races dating back to last season and his ninth career win at Pacific Raceways.

“I give credit to a lot of crew chiefs over the years,” Force said. “I got the monkey off my back and it drove me nuts. But it taught me to focus on my car if I want to do (well). I had to get to know my car and sometimes you need a slap in the face. That was the monkey that made me focus. I’ve been living it here the last 4-5 races and we found something real critical. I may not be as young as these kids, but I’m excited. I can calm down now and not live with that thinking that I’ll never get it.”

Force beat Jim Campbell, JFR teammate and points leader Robert Hight and Jack Beckman to reach the final round for the 253rd time in his NHRA career. Capps, who is second all-time in Funny Car wins to Force, beat Tim Wilkerson, defending world champ J.R. Todd and Matt Hagan to make his 121st final round. Force, though, prevailed in the 103rd head-to-head matchup between the two longtime rivals on Sunday in the championship round.

“Give me a good race car and I can race,” Force said. “I know Capps wanted to beat me and he was giving it all he had. He’s the real deal, he’s a real great racer, and today luck was just with me and I got the win. Ron was the first one over to congratulate me and that’s the kind of guy he is. But there’s certain tracks I’m really happy at and I’ve always loved Seattle. I’m in the hunt and that’s all I ever wanted to do was to be in the hunt.”

 

Force, the 16-time Funny Car world champion and the NHRA’s winningest driver, beat Ron Capps in the final round thanks to his run of 3.971-seconds at 320.58 mph

KENT, Wash. — Final finish order (1-16) at the 32nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.  The race is the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

TOP FUEL:
1.  Austin Prock; 2.  Steve Torrence; 3.  Mike Salinas; 4.  Shawn Reed; 5.  Brittany Force; 6. Antron Brown; 7.  Doug Kalitta; 8.  Clay Millican; 9.  Leah Pritchett; 10.  Terry McMillen; 11. Ron Smith; 12.  Steven Chrisman; 13.  Richie Crampton; 14.  Scott Palmer; 15. Cameron Ferre.

FUNNY CAR:
1.  John Force; 2.  Ron Capps; 3.  Matt Hagan; 4.  Jack Beckman; 5.  Bob Tasca III; 6.  Robert Hight; 7.  Shawn Langdon; 8.  J.R. Todd; 9.  Blake Alexander; 10.  Gary Densham; 11.  Jeff Diehl; 12.  Tim Wilkerson; 13.  Cruz Pedregon; 14.  Jim Campbell; 15.  Tommy Johnson Jr.; 16.  Terry Haddock.

PRO STOCK:
1.  Matt Hartford; 2.  Greg Anderson; 3.  Alex Laughlin; 4.  Deric Kramer; 5.  Erica Enders; 6. Jeg Coughlin; 7.  Chris McGaha; 8.  Jason Line; 9.  Bo Butner; 10.  Fernando Cuadra Jr.; 11. Fernando Cuadra; 12.  Steve Graham; 13.  Steve Matusek; 14.  Alan Prusiensky; 15.  Kenny Delco; 16. Val Smeland.

KENT, Wash. — Sunday’s final results from the 32nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. The race is the 16th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel — Austin Prock, 3.875 seconds, 307.86 mph  def. Steve Torrence, 4.984 seconds, 162.24 mph.

Funny Car — John Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.971, 320.58  def. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.018, 309.91.

Pro Stock — Matt Hartford, Chevy Camaro, 6.606, 209.33  def. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.596, 210.31.

Top Alcohol Dragster — Shawn Cowie, 5.349, 271.52  def. Russ Parker, 5.387, 267.48.

Top Alcohol Funny Car — Chris Marshall, Chevy Camaro, 5.610, 263.87  def. Doug Gordon, Camaro, 8.565, 113.85.

Competition Eliminator — Brian Hyerstay, Dragster, 8.637, 147.52  def. Doug Lambeck, Pontiac Sunfire, 8.359, 157.71.

Super Stock — Kyle Rizzoli, Chevy Camaro, 9.619, 133.47  def. Tom Gaynor, Chevy Cobalt, 9.827, 134.91.

Stock Eliminator — Andy Morris, Chevy Camaro, 9.381, 140.25  def. Kyle Rizzoli, Camaro, 10.323, 123.00.

Super Comp — Randy Beck, Dragster, 8.901, 169.76  def. James Warden, Dragster, 8.915, 166.74.

Super Gas — Michael Dalrymple, Chevy Camaro, 9.961, 161.73  def. Rod Souza, Chevy Bel Air, 9.948, 161.42.

Super Street — Matt Kielman, Chevy Nova, 10.922, 120.33  def. Chris Cannon Jr., Nova, 10.911, 153.28.

Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com — Doug Bracey, Chevy Cavalier, 7.211, 188.83  def. Shawn Herbst, Pontiac Firebird, 7.107, 193.82.

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com — Jeff Havens, Dragster, 6.898, 192.88  def. Thomas Bayer, Dragster, Foul – Red Light.

Top Fuel Harley — Doug Vancil, Weekend, 6.439, 211.33  def. Randal Andras, Weekend, 6.435, 195.28.

 

KENT, Wash. — Final round-by-round results from the 32nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE — Shawn Reed, 3.718, 329.50 def. Terry McMillen, 3.789, 324.90; Clay Millican, 3.746, 326.16 def. Cameron Ferre, 6.078, 92.52; Brittany Force, 3.725, 328.78 def. Ron Smith, 4.296, 274.50; Mike Salinas, 3.850, 292.84 was unopposed; Steve Torrence, 3.770, 324.83 def. Steven Chrisman, 4.319, 206.64; Austin Prock, 3.761, 326.95 def. Leah Pritchett, 3.762, 325.30; Antron Brown, 3.798, 321.12 def. Richie Crampton, 4.990, 142.64; Doug Kalitta, 3.789, 322.88 def. Scott Palmer, 6.073, 110.96;
QUARTERFINALS — Salinas, 3.748, 326.32 def. Kalitta, 4.263, 196.30; Reed, 3.757, 323.27 def. Force, 3.772, 327.59; Prock, 3.829, 323.74 def. Millican, 4.498, 163.20; Torrence, 3.785, 325.53 def. Brown, 4.044, 266.69;
SEMIFINALS — Torrence, 3.998, 272.28 def. Reed, 6.652, 109.32; Prock, 3.800, 322.19 def. Salinas, 3.777, 324.12;
FINAL — Prock, 3.875, 307.86 def. Torrence, 4.984, 162.24.

FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE — Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 3.960, 325.61 def. Terry Haddock, Mustang, 9.903, 83.83; J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 3.934, 321.35 def. Jeff Diehl, Camry, 4.189, 285.11; Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.988, 328.22 def. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.058, 308.99; John Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.895, 327.90 def. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.773, 173.36; Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.929, 330.55 def. Blake Alexander, Mustang, 3.949, 322.19; Shawn Langdon, Camry, 3.926, 323.81 def. Cruz Pedregon, Charger,
4.296, 214.55; Ron Capps, Charger, 3.939, 327.35 def. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.205, 253.95; Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.937, 327.59 def. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 5.182, 141.86;
QUARTERFINALS — Capps, 3.992, 322.58 def. Todd, 5.277, 153.40; Hagan, 3.970, 325.53 def. Langdon, 5.067, 148.69; Force, 3.909, 328.14 def. Hight, 4.160, 230.84; Beckman, 3.973, 323.04 def. Tasca III, 4.017, 321.50;
SEMIFINALS — Capps, 3.974, 323.58 def. Hagan, 3.982, 327.27; Force, 4.014, 320.97 def. Beckman, 4.480, 197.65;
FINAL — Force, 3.971, 320.58 def. Capps, 4.018, 309.91.

PRO STOCK:

ROUND ONE — Matt Hartford, Chevy Camaro, 6.562, 210.11 def. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.568, 209.95; Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.600, 209.46 def. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.606, 210.14; Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.555, 209.72 def. Fernando Cuadra Jr., Camaro, 6.596, 208.49; Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.550, 210.11 def. Kenny Delco, Camaro, Foul – Red Light; Jason Line, Camaro, 6.555, 209.75 def. Val Smeland, Camaro, 19.054, 41.98; Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.557, 209.92 def. Steve Matusek, Ford Mustang, 6.640, 208.97; Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.571, 209.75 def. Steve Graham, Camaro, 6.635,
208.23; Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.577, 209.95 def. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, Foul – Red Light;
QUARTERFINALS — Laughlin, 6.574, 209.79 def. McGaha, 8.639, 111.40; Hartford, 6.578, 210.31 def. Coughlin, 6.951, 205.76; Anderson, 6.559, 208.33 def. Enders, 6.591, 209.20; Kramer, 6.563, 210.08 def. Line, ;
SEMIFINALS — Hartford, 7.551, 198.55 def. Kramer, 33.038, 577.91; Anderson, 6.596, 209.23 def. Laughlin, 6.656, 209.46;
FINAL — Hartford, 6.606, 209.33 def. Anderson, 6.596, 210.31.

KENT, Wash. — Point standings (top 10) following the 32nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series –

Top Fuel

1.  Steve Torrence, 1,587*; 2.  Antron Brown, 966; 3.  Clay Millican, 955; 4.  Brittany Force, 953; 5.  Doug Kalitta, 940; 6.  Mike Salinas, 883; 7.  Leah Pritchett, 786; 8.  (tie) Richie Crampton, 753; Austin Prock, 753; 10.  Terry McMillen, 676.

Funny Car

1.  Robert Hight, 1,341*; 2.  John Force, 1,155*; 3.  Tommy Johnson Jr., 1,117*; 4.  Ron Capps, 1,057; 5.  Jack Beckman, 1,039; 6.  Bob Tasca III, 985; 7.  Matt Hagan, 965; 8.  J.R. Todd, 949; 9. Shawn Langdon, 840; 10.  Tim Wilkerson, 792.

Pro Stock

1.  Bo Butner, 815*; 2.  Greg Anderson, 769; 3.  Alex Laughlin, 742; 4.  Matt Hartford, 679; 5. Jason Line, 644; 6.  Deric Kramer, 632; 7.  Jeg Coughlin, 609; 8.  Erica Enders, 593; 9.  Chris McGaha, 529; 10.  Kenny Delco, 331.

* Clinched berth in NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

 

 

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