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NHRA Wrap-Up: Hartford Grabs Pro Stock Win in Rain-Delayed NHRA Spring Nationals

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Buckets of rain fell on Houston, Texas over the weekend, pushing the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals final eliminations to Monday. But that didn’t wash away the competition. So let’s dry out and see how it all went down in this special Tuesday edition of our NHRA Wrap-Up.

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2021 NHRA SpringNationals Pro Stock Results

After a less-than-stellar start to his 2021 NHRA Pro Stock season, Matt Hartford lifted the Wally in Houston. After besting points leader Greg Anderson in the Quarters, then Kyle Koretsky in the Semis, Hartford worked through some tire shake and pedaled his way across the beams with a 7.66 second, 145 mph pass in the Finals against Deric Kramer—who also battled tire shake on that final run of the day.

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2021 NHRA SpringNationals Top Fuel Results

As successful as Steve Torrence has been the past few years, a win in his home state of Texas still eluded him. Until yesterday, of course. Lined up against Doug Kalitta in the Finals, early tire smoke from Kalitta’s dragster negated some engine trouble from Torrence later in the run. Engine off, Torrence quietly rolled to a 4.001 second, 260 mph victory to take the class win.

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2021 NHRA SpringNationals Funny Car Results

Much like fellow Funny Car competitor John Force, Robert Height took a big part of the 2020 season off due to the pandemic. And much like Funny Car competitor John Force, Height just recorded a win. Following Force’s footsteps last week, Hight lifted the Wally thanks to a 3.916 second, 327 mph Final Round pass that bested Ron Capps in the other lane.

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The Next Race in the NHRA Championship is the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway, June 11 – 13.

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2021 NHRA Championship Points Standings Through Race 5

Pro Stock

  1. Greg Anderson, 439
  2. Deric Kramer, 355
  3. Erica Enders, 328
  4. Mason McGaha, 322
  5. Aaron Stanfield, 319
  6. Matt Hartford, 299
  7. Dallas Glenn, 290
  8. Kyle Koretsky, 280
  9. Troy Coughlin Jr., 268
  10. Chris McGaha, 209

Top Fuel

  1. Steve Torrence, 529
  2. Antron Brown, 389
  3. Shawn Langdon, 321
  4. Brittany Force, 308
  5. Doug Kalitta, 289
  6. Josh Hart, 278
  7. Billy Torrence, 267
  8. Justin Ashley, 245
  9. Clay Millican, 238
  10. Leah Pruett, 215

Funny Car

  1. Bob Tasca III, 438
  2. J.R. Todd, 396
  3. John Force, 361
  4. Ron Capps, 331
  5. Robert Hight, 331
  6. Matt Hagan, 314
  7. Tim Wilkerson, 291
  8. Alexis DeJoria, 288
  9. Cruz Pedregon, 271
  10. Blake Alexander, 182

Pro Stock Motorcycle

  1. Matt Smith, 276
  2. Scotty Pollacheck, 273
  3. Ryan Oehler, 262
  4. Angelle Sampey, 198
  5. Steve Johnson, 184
  6. Cory Reed, 156
  7. Angie Smith, 147
  8. Karen Stoffer, 122
  9. Joey Gladstone, 102
  10. Kelly Clontz, 96
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