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KRIS THORNE PICKS UP SECOND STRAIGHT WIN IN FUELTECH NHRA PRO MOD RACE AT CHARLOTTE

Kris Thorne stayed perfect during the 2022 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, picking up his second straight victory to open the year with his win on Sunday at zMAX Dragway.
 
The event, which was powered by Precision Racing Suspension in Charlotte, was the second of 10 races during the 2022 FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon season.

SAMPEY RIDES HER WAY TO PSM NO. 1 IN CHARLOTTE

Angelle Sampey knew sooner or later her bike would do what it did Saturday in Charlotte.

After falling just short of the Pro Stock Motorcycle pole Friday evening to Steve Johnson based on speed, the rider of the Mission Foods Vance and Hines Sukuzi rocketed to the top spot in the third session of qualifying on Saturday with a sizzling 6.714 elapsed time at 201.16 miles per hour.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM THE 2022 NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the 12th annual Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. The race is the sixth of 22 in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series: 

ROUND-BY-ROUND RESULTS FROM THE 2022 NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 12th annual Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway, the sixth of 22 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING THE 2022 NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following the 12th annual Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway, the sixth of 22 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series - 

 

GEOFF TURK FIRST CAREER NO. 1 QUALIFIER AT NHRA 4WIDE NATIONALS

 

Geoff Turk raced his Wild Turkey Engineering Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to his first Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown No. 1 qualifier Saturday at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Turk landed the top spot by being quickest each of the four qualifying sessions, improving with every pass. Turk’s last run of the evening, a solid 7.755-second pass at 180.43 mph, would ultimately earn him the No. 1 spot heading into race day.

“This place, zMAX, it’s like the Disneyland of drag racing. It’s a beautiful facility,” Turk said. “Track traction here for me is challenging, driving these crazy cars it’s challenging everywhere but today though, this track has been good. This car has been great. It’s actually the third race on that engine because I’m a one man show.”

HALSEY, TUTTEROW, PLUCHINO HEADLINE PDRA BOWLING GREEN CHAMPIONS

 

After an uncharacteristic first-round exit at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season opener in early April, three-time and defending Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous world champion Jim Halsey returned to the winner’s circle Saturday night at the PDRA Vortech Superchargers Doorslammer Derby presented by Stroud Safety at Beech Bend Raceway Park. Halsey defeated Mike Achenbach in the final round, denying Achenbach a second consecutive event win. 
 
Todd “King Tut” Tutterow scored a second consecutive win in WS Construction Pro Boost presented by P2 Contracting and Ty-Drive, Johnny Pluchino notched a win in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock presented by AED Competition, and second-generation PDRA star Amber Franklin earned her first $hameless Racing Pro 632 victory. 

SUNDAY SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR CIRCLE K NHRA 4WIDE

 

With the potential for weather to move into the area forecast for late Sunday afternoon, zMAX Dragway and NHRA officials have revised Sunday’s competition schedule for the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, moving up the start of competition.

STOFFER: 2022 LIKELY MY FINAL SEASON

It’s been almost 26 years since Karen Stoffer made her NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle debut in Denver.

This season is very likely her last. 

Stoffer, an 11-time national-event winner, is ready to hang up her helmet, but only in terms of full-time Pro Stock Motorcycle competition. She’s in her third season with the White Alligator Racing team because she skipped the abbreviated 2020 campaign due to COVID-19’s impact on her career in Nevada. At the season-opening race for the class at the Gatornationals in March, she not only won, she recorded the quickest run in the division’s history at 6.665 seconds in a second-round victory over Eddie Krawiec.

CAPPS FINALLY IN TOYOTA AFTER 9-MONTH WAIT

Two hours before unveiling his new baby Friday, Ron Capps had the butterflies of a prospective father pacing in a waiting room.

Nine months, you see, is how long it took for Capps’ desire to become a Toyota-backed racer to putting the manufacturer’s GR Supra body on the track. It became a reality with first-round qualifying at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

“I’m nervous,” said Capps, the 2016 and ’21 NHRA Funny Car champ who this season launched his own team. “I’ve driven a long time, but I still just want to make sure I do everything right. I’m excited about getting down the track and (crew chief Dean ‘Guido’ Antonelli) finding the right balance for this body.

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