NHRA Norwalk Outcomes, Standings | Mike Salinas Leads High Gas

  • Mike Salinas, Robert Hight regain leads in High Gas, Humorous Automotive.
  • Girls rule in Professional Inventory courses.
  • Crew chiefs, High Gas’s Steve Torrence categorical frustrations.

    Brittany Pressure was No. 1 qualifier in High Gas on the NHRA Summit Gear Nationals at Norwalk, Ohio, as she set each the observe elapsed-time and pace data. However by the tip of race day Sunday, Mike Salinas was the dominant power.

    Salinas, who powered his Scrappers Racing / Valley Providers Dragster to a final-round victory in opposition to Josh Hart, changed Pressure because the factors chief. Pressure trails Salinas by 12 factors because the Tenting World Drag Racing Sequence prepares for its most difficult stretch of the season.

    The Western Swing is a string of three races in consecutive weekends of greater than 5,300 miles to a few utterly totally different tuning circumstances (at Denver, Sonoma, and Seattle). Solely seven racers (Joe Amato, Cory McClenathan, John Pressure, Greg Anderson, Larry Dixon, Tony Schumacher, and Antron Brown) have swept the sequence—and none since Brown in 2009.

    Embarking on it with momentum, too, will probably be new Humorous Automotive factors chief, Auto Membership Chevy Camaro driver Robert Hight, of John Pressure Racing. He earned his 57th total Humorous Automotive victory and fourth of the season, defeating Bob Tasca III within the last spherical Sunday.

    The ladies dominated on the Professional Inventory facet, with multiple-time champions Angelle Sampey (motorbike) and Erica Enders (automobile) additionally reaching the winners circle at Summit Racing Gear Motorsports Park.

    Mike Salinas topped the sphere in High Gas at Norwalk.

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    High Gas Winner Mike Salinas Strives to Encourage

    Many individuals whispered that Mike Salinas would stumble this season with out tuning wizard Alan Johnson, who went to supervisor Doug Kalitta’s program. However Salinas didn’t fear in regards to the predictions.

    “They’ve been saying that my entire life,” he mentioned.

    Nobody is saying it now, not after Salinas claimed his fourth victory Sunday in as many final-round appearances this yr.

    “There’s those that discuss. There’s those that do. I’m a doer, not a talker,” Salinas mentioned. “They will say no matter they need. On the finish of the day, I’ve no one to reply to besides The Man Upstairs and 4 daughters and my spouse.”

    Salinas clearly has his priorities so as. And proper close to the highest of his record is the apply of giving his crew members enter into the operations of the automobile for crew chief Rob Flynn to sift by way of and implement. Consequently, he mentioned, the group has chemistry and quietness – and “no egos.”

    “After each race, Rob will sit down with them and he’ll ask them, ‘What did you guys see? How can we enhance?’ There’s no egos. And it’s actually cool, as a result of we’ve by no means been ready to do this earlier than. These guys are making ideas. So that you need to speak about a group and a fantastic chief?” Salinas mentioned, pointing to Flynn and the crew, together with automobile chief Arron Cave. He mentioned Flynn and the crew, who’re within the midst of their fifth season with Salinas, are studying from one another.

    “How do you suppose that makes the crew really feel? They’re a part of what we’re doing,” Salinas mentioned. “We run our corporations this manner, too, by the way in which. The those that run our corporations and work for us, they don’t work for us. All of us work collectively. They’re a part of our household. And we do a fantastic job collectively. You possibly can’t count on to develop and construct and do nice if you don’t let your folks be themselves. You’ve bought to encourage.”

    When he obtained his trophy Sunday after enhancing his 2022 eliminations-round file to 22-6 within the first 10 races, Salinas raised it and credited “the crew, the crew, the crew.”

    Hart, the 2021 phenom who gained his first begin on the Gatornationals and gained once more at Charlotte, did Salinas a favor by knocking our Pressure within the semifinals. He was pursuing his third victory total, first of the yr, and first since final September.

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    Robert Hight took the Humorous Automotive prime prize at Norwalk.

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    Hight Takes Benefit of Hagan’s Early Exit

    As if recording three collection championships and 57 occasion trophies and proudly owning the third-most victories within the Humorous Automotive class—and regaining the lead within the standings Sunday—wouldn’t have proved it already, Sunday winner Robert Hight mentioned instantly following his victory over Bob Tasca III that successful “exhibits that had been reliable.”

    Tasca beat longtime factors chief Matt Hagan within the quarterfinals, paving the way in which for Hight to regain the factors lead for the primary time since March. Hight has a 21-point margin over Tony Stewart Racing’s Hagan.

    The Humorous Automotive last was a traditional match of rivals: Robert Hight in his Chevrolet and Bob Tasca III in his Ford. Hight led wire to wire to run his file in opposition to Tasca to 30-10 total and 2-0 in last rounds.

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    Erica Enders prolonged her Professional Inventory factors lead with the win on Sunday.

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    Enders Notches No. 38 in Professional Inventory

    For the second straight week and for the fourth time within the class’ eight appearances on the schedule, Erica Enders and Elite Efficiency Motorsports teammate Aaron Stanfield confronted off within the last spherical. This time, she paid him again for his victory in opposition to her final week at Bristol, Tenn.

    Enders, in her 18th yr of Professional Inventory competitors, mentioned, “You simply return to the previous days and bear in mind how lengthy this journey has been. I’m positive some are sick of this Melling Efficiency Chevy Camaro being parked within the winners circle. However we went seven years ‘winningless.’ And I drove for a number of groups and struggled to search out cash. However I lastly discovered a house right here at Elite Motorsports.

    “These guys imagine in me greater than I do, and I don’t even need to query the place they stand,” she mentioned. “As a driver, it clears my thoughts. It makes me query nothing.”

    Enders, nonetheless the chief within the standings, superior to her fifth straight last spherical and posted her second straight Norwalk victory and thirty eighth whole.

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    Angelle Sampey gained in Professional Inventory Motorbike.

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    Angelle Sampey Had To ‘Dig All Method Down’

    Joey Gladstone made the third last spherical of his profession and was looking for his first victory. Angelle Sampey, final week’s runner-up, was going in opposition to her former Liberty Racing teammate in her eightieth last in quest of her forty sixth victory. The pair kicked off the ultimate rounds of the occasion after a major rain delay.

    Sampey met her objectives on the Vance & Hines Mission Meals Suzuki. Nonetheless, she mentioned she “needed to dig all the way in which down and discover each ounce of religion in myself, particularly after this rain delay. It took all I needed to keep calm.”

    Gladstone was runner-up to Sampey final July at Charlotte, however his first last spherical got here in 2020, at Dallas.

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    A couple of crew chief was pointing fingers on the beginning line at Norwalk.

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    Extra Than One Crew Chief Testy on Beginning Line

    Usually in drag racing, outcomes are determined on the beginning line. Possibly the identical may very well be mentioned for friendships.

    In Sunday’s second spherical, Dean Antonelli, co-crew chief for Ron Capps with the NAPA Toyota Supra Humorous Automotive, criticized Cruz Pedregon for the Snap-on Dodge Charger driver’s staging process. Shortly afterward, Elite Efficiency Motorsports tuner Mark Ingersoll expressed his disapproval of Matt Hartford for the way lengthy he took to get set in his Professional Inventory match with Erica Enders.

    The rule concerning staging is that both driver might stage first however that after one racer does so, the opposite has seven seconds to roll in and get in place. Neither Pedregon nor Hartford violated the rule, however every discovered himself being blasted.

    Antonelli mentioned about Pedregon, “We’ve the clutch out, and he waits 4 or 5 seconds. There’s no want for that. That’s chicken-shit shit.”

    On the prime finish of the observe throughout Professional Inventory competitors, Ingersoll took situation with Hartford, and Hartford mentioned, “Let’s be clear: there was no vulgarity out of our group. My suggestion is that he learn the rulebook. And in the event you’re going to return down right here, throwing each damaging, vulgar phrase at our group and being that manner, that’s who you’re as folks and that’s tremendous with me. They’re upset as a result of I took awhile staging, which I’ve performed up to now. Generally it throws her off her recreation. However she has me lined by six-hundredths [of a second]. I adopted the foundations. I misplaced by six-thousandths. We’re gracious losers, simply as we’re gracious winners. I want different folks may be taught that.”

    Hartford had a dialogue with Enders, too. He instructed her, “You understand I’m going to do it once you’ve bought me lined.” She replied, “It doesn’t work.” He mentioned, “I do know, but it surely makes me higher.” She mentioned, “Then preserve doin’ it.” After that, Royce Freeman, from Elite, instructed Hartford, “No biggie.”

    Summit Racing Gear NHRA Nationals

    Norwalk, Ohio


    Sunday’s last outcomes from the fifteenth annual Summit Racing Gear NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Gear Motorsports Park. The race is the tenth of twenty-two within the NHRA Tenting World Drag Racing Sequence.


    High Gas — Mike Salinas, 3.706 seconds, 333.58 mph def. Josh Hart, 3.783 seconds, 325.37 mph.

    Humorous Automotive — Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.944, 327.51 def. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 3.962, 330.63.

    Professional Inventory — Erica Enders, Chevy Camaro, 6.627, 207.88 def. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 6.658, 207.15.

    Professional Inventory Motorbike — Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.861, 197.13 def. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.928, 194.60.

    High Alcohol Dragster — Matthew Cummings, 5.313, 275.84 def. Alan Bradshaw, 5.388, 268.06.

    High Alcohol Humorous Automotive — Doug Gordon, Chevy Camaro, 5.592, 262.95 def. DJ Cox Jr., Camaro, 5.625, 262.33.

    Competitors Eliminator — Scott Chamness, Dragster, 7.082, 149.35 def. Frank Aragona, Alterd, Broke.

    Tremendous Inventory — Tyler Bohannon, Chevy Camaro, 9.619, 137.33 def. Joe Santangelo, Camaro, 9.658, 136.65.

    Inventory Eliminator — Joe Santangelo, Chevy Camaro, 10.432, 121.69 def. Brett McFarland, Camaro, 10.202, 126.58.

    Tremendous Comp — Patrick Debottis, Dragster, 8.922, 182.30 def. Bob Prose, Dragster, 8.927, 180.94.

    Tremendous Gasoline — Duane LaFleur, Chevy Camaro, 9.910, 163.04 def. Dave Coapstick, Olds Cutlass, 9.907, 161.44.

    High Sportsman introduced by Vortech Superchargers — Steve Jaeger, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.747, 205.10 def. Glenn Butcher, Chevy Camaro, 6.411, 177.86.

    High Dragster introduced by Vortech Superchargers — Al Kenny, Dragster, No Time Recorded def. Karma Hopper, Dragster, Broke – No Present.

    Professional Modified — Kris Thorne, Chevy Camaro, 5.796, 247.93 def. Rickie Smith, Ford Mustang, 5.828, 250.04.

    Manufacturing facility Inventory Showdown — Invoice Skillman, Ford Mustang, 7.810, 177.07 def. David Barton, Chevy Camaro, 7.869, 180.09.



    ROUND ONE — Josh Hart, 3.756, 323.50 def. Spencer Massey, Foul – Crimson Mild; Austin Prock, 3.836, 256.65 def. Clay Millican, Broke; Brittany Pressure, 3.774, 310.20 def. Kyle Wurtzel, 8.548, 87.22; Leah Pruett, 3.776, 327.98 def. Justin Ashley, 3.852, 317.49; Mike Salinas, 3.758, 328.06 def. Tony Schumacher, 3.794, 294.82; Doug Kalitta, 3.736, 330.23 def. Antron Brown, 3.772, 324.36; Steve Torrence, 3.746, 327.66 def. Billy Torrence, 3.813, 327.03; Tripp Tatum, 3.732, 325.92 def. Shawn Langdon, 3.793, 322.65;

    QUARTERFINALS — Hart, 3.813, 323.66 def. Prock, 3.808, 321.81; Pressure, 3.765, 329.75 def. Tatum, 3.810, 318.47; Pruett, 3.798, 325.61 def. S. Torrence, 3.802, 327.51; Salinas, 3.771, 329.26 def. Kalitta, 3.776, 324.05;

    SEMIFINALS — Salinas, 3.822, 296.89 def. Pruett, 6.062, 135.36; Hart, 3.750, 328.94 def. Pressure, 3.783, 329.02;

    FINAL — Salinas, 3.706, 333.58 def. Hart, 3.783, 325.37.


    ROUND ONE — Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.948, 322.65 def. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 8.509, 104.92; Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 3.921, 326.00 def. Mike McIntire, Toyota Camry, Foul – Crimson Mild; John Pressure, Chevy Camaro, 3.878, 333.41 def. Bobby Bode, Mustang, 4.121, 244.96; Ron Capps, Toyota Supra, 5.519, 160.16 def. Dale Creasy Jr., Charger, Foul – Centerline; Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.903, 326.24 def. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.093, 311.85; Alexis DeJoria, Supra, 3.952, 325.85 def. Paul Lee, Charger, 6.865, 94.39; J.R. Todd, Supra, 3.903, 330.80 def. Blake Alexander, Mustang, 6.032, 117.24; Cruz Pedregon, Charger, 3.972, 316.75 def. Chad Inexperienced, Mustang, 4.056, 302.55;

    QUARTERFINALS — Capps, 3.974, 327.59 def. Pedregon, 3.982, 323.50; Todd, 3.953, 329.34 def. Pressure, 4.154, 271.52; Hight, 3.997, 311.92 def. DeJoria, 4.651, 175.71; Tasca III, 3.941, 327.27 def. Hagan, 4.876, 173.45;

    SEMIFINALS — Hight, 3.890, 328.06 def. Todd, 3.916, 329.75; Tasca III, 3.933, 329.18 def. Capps, 3.973, 327.11;

    FINAL — Hight, 3.944, 327.51 def. Tasca III, 3.962, 330.63.


    ROUND ONE — Matt Hartford, Chevy Camaro, 6.646, 206.89 def. Cristian Cuadra, Ford Mustang, Foul – Crimson Mild; Camrie Caruso, Camaro, 6.641, 206.54 def. Fernando Cuadra, Mustang, Foul – Crimson Mild; Mason McGaha, Camaro, 6.653, 206.51 def. Dallas Glenn, Camaro, 16.985, 47.28; Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.669, 206.95 def. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.672, 207.24; Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.620, 204.63 def. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.665, 206.13; Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 6.642, 206.29 def. Troy Coughlin Jr., Camaro, 6.682, 206.26; Kyle Koretsky, Camaro, 6.656, 205.79 def. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.684, 206.01; Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.597, 209.01 def. Fernando Cuadra Jr., Mustang, Foul – Crimson Mild;

    QUARTERFINALS — Stanfield, 6.684, 206.89 def. M. McGaha, 6.873, 204.01; Koretsky, 6.677, 205.54 def. Caruso, 6.676, 205.54; Kramer, 6.658, 207.11 def. Anderson, 6.616, 204.29; Enders, 6.635, 208.52 def. Hartford, 6.643, 206.95;

    SEMIFINALS — Stanfield, 16.957, 49.06 def. Koretsky, Foul – Crimson Mild; Enders, 6.611, 208.59 def. Kramer, 6.659, 207.18;

    FINAL — Enders, 6.627, 207.88 def. Stanfield, 6.658, 207.15.


    ROUND ONE — Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.916, 197.71 def. Marc Ingwersen, Broke; Angie Smith, 6.851, 199.29 def. Ryan Oehler, 7.078, 192.49; Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.959, 192.69 def. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.014, 195.48; Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.873, 196.33 def. Chip Ellis, 6.908, 194.63; Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.956, 168.51 def. Ron Tornow, Foul – Crimson Mild; Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.890, 195.62 def. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.988, 196.13; Eddie Krawiec, Suzuki, 6.864, 197.74 def. Jianna

    Evaristo, Suzuki, 9.227, 98.93; Matt Smith, Suzuki, 6.879, 197.86 def. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.938, 194.91;

    QUARTERFINALS — Savoie, 6.991, 193.49 def. A. Smith, Foul – Crimson Mild; Sampey, 6.890, 195.90 def. M. Smith, 6.947, 195.53; Gladstone, 6.907, 195.28 def. Stoffer, 6.855, 195.73; Arana Jr, 6.915, 197.13 def. Krawiec, 6.942, 176.60;

    SEMIFINALS — Gladstone, 6.935, 193.82 def. Arana Jr, Foul – Crimson Mild; Sampey, 6.855, 198.35 def. Savoie, 6.995, 183.29;

    FINAL — Sampey, 6.861, 197.13 def. Gladstone, 6.928, 194.60.

    Up to date Standings

    High Gas

    1. Mike Salinas, 821; 2. Brittany Pressure, 809; 3. Steve Torrence, 712; 4. Justin Ashley, 711; 5. Austin Prock, 513; 6. Josh Hart, 509; 7. Shawn Langdon, 467; 8. Clay Millican, 462; 9. Doug Kalitta, 459; 10. Leah Pruett, 417.

    Humorous Automotive

    1. Robert Hight, 929; 2. Matt Hagan, 908; 3. Ron Capps, 829; 4. John Pressure, 655; 5. Cruz Pedregon, 561; 6. Bob Tasca III, 517; 7. J.R. Todd, 509; 8. Alexis DeJoria, 490; 9. Tim Wilkerson, 443; 10. Chad Inexperienced, 408.

    Professional Inventory

    1. Erica Enders, 814; 2. Aaron Stanfield, 709; 3. Kyle Koretsky, 562; 4. Dallas Glenn, 476; 5. Greg Anderson, 459; 6. Mason McGaha, 435; 7. Camrie Caruso, 422; 8. Deric Kramer, 376; 9. Matt Hartford, 340; 10. Bo Butner, 337.

    Professional Inventory Motorbike

    1. Steve Johnson, 488; 2. Angelle Sampey, 436; 3. Karen Stoffer, 433; 4. Joey Gladstone, 385; 5. Angie Smith, 383; 6. Matt Smith, 379; 7. Eddie Krawiec, 377; 8. Jerry Savoie, 343; 9. Marc Ingwersen, 293; 10. Jim Underdahl, 259.

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