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NHRA Wrap-Up: Aaron Stanfield Grabs Second Career Pro Stock Win at New England Nationals

Talented young racer Aaron Stanfield (far lane) bested NHRA Pro Stock icon Greg Anderson in an ultra-close Final Round matchup in New England Sunday. (Image/Richard Shute – Auto Imagery)

With all the rain that came down on the Spring Nationals a few weeks ago, it was nice to see plenty of blue sky for the New England Nationals this past weekend. The good weather helped create excellent track conditions, which meant NHRA fans got to see some fantastic racing all weekend long. Who came out on top? Let’s find out in this edition of our NHRA Wrap-Up.

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2021 NHRA New England National Pro Stock Results

The final round matchup in Pro Stock was a classic battle of experienced veteran racer versus talented up-and-comer. Paired up against Pro Stock legend Greg Anderson in the finals, Aaron Stanfield was able to secure the win with a razor-thin margin of 6.576 seconds at 209.88 mph, compared to Anderson’s 6.577 at 209.92.

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2021 NHRA New England National Top Fuel Results

With the success Steve Torrence has had this season, we’re not surprised to be typing the name “Torrence” in this NHRA Wrap-Up. But this time, it’s the elder Torrence crossing the beams first. Billy Torrence was paired up against Mike Salinas in the final round, where Torrence’s 284.03 mph, 3.827-second pass was just enough to best the 284.45 at 325.37 run from Salinas.

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2021 NHRA New England National Funny Car Results

We’ve mentioned Greg Anderson. We’ve mentioned Billy Torrence. So we might as well complete our Hat Trick of NHRA legends by telling you that John Force nabbed NHRA Wally number 153 at New England last weekend. Paired up against teammate Robert Hight in the finals, Force laid down a 3.972-second, 327.51 mph run to top Hight’s 3.993 at 323.35.

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The Next Race in the NHRA Championship is the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsport Park, June 24-27.

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2021 NHRA Championship Points Standings Through Race 6

Pro Stock

  1. Greg Anderson, 543
  2. Aaron Stanfield, 438
  3. Mason McGaha, 402
  4. Deric Kramer, 390
  5. Erica Enders, 388
  6. Matt Hartford, 373
  7. Dallas Glenn, 343
  8. Troy Coughlin Jr., 321
  9. Kyle Koretsky, 312
  10. Chris McGaha, 240

Top Fuel

  1. Steve Torrence, 606
  2. Antron Brown, 444
  3. Billy Torrence, 391
  4. Shawn Langdon, 354
  5. Brittany Force, 341
  6. Doug Kalitta, 330
  7. Justin Ashley, 283
  8. Josh Hart, 278
  9. Clay Millican, 270
  10. Leah Pruett, 267

Funny Car

  1. Bob Tasca III, 495
  2. John Force, 480
  3. J.R. Todd, 450
  4. Robert Hight, 423
  5. Matt Hagan, 375
  6. Ron Capps, 372
  7. Tim Wilkerson, 364
  8. Alexis DeJoria, 325
  9. Cruz Pedregon, 305
  10. Terry Haddock, 221

Pro Stock Motorcycle

  1. Matt Smith, 377
  2. Scotty Pollacheck, 316
  3. Steve Johnson, 303
  4. Ryan Oehler, 293
  5. Angelle Sampey, 230
  6. Karen Stoffer, 194
  7. Cory Reed, 187
  8. Angie Smith, 180
  9. Joey Gladstone, 180
  10. Kelly Clontz, 127

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