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NHRA Wrap-Up: Glenn Grabs 3rd Win of Season as Championship Races Tighten Up in Las Vegas

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The Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada represent the second-to-last event in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. And as you’d imagine, the racing was intense as the contenders vied for each available point. Once the (tire) smoke cleared on Sunday, we had a much clearer picture of how each racer stood in the overall championship standings, so let’s dig into this week’s NHRA Wrap-Up.

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2021 Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Pro Stock Results

It’s hard to believe that KB Racing’s Dallas Glenn hadn’t competed in Pro Stock before this year. In addition to his regular strong showings, Glenn’s now lifted a Wally three times this season, putting another line on his potential NHRA Rookie of the Year resume. Paired against Erica Enders in the Finals, Glenn cut a near-perfect 0.001 light on his way to a 6.660-second, 204.60 mph run to best Enders’ 6.684/203.74 effort.

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2021 Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Top Fuel Results

If you’ve been a regular reader of our weekly NHRA Wrap-Ups, you’ve probably read the name Steve Torrence a lot this year, and we’re set to mention it again after Las Vegas. He increased his points lead going into the final race by knocking out Mike Salinas in the Final Round. Torrence’s 4.717-second, 329.50 mph blast pushed him past Salinas’ 3.737/317.24 pass.

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2021 Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Funny Car Results

The NHRA Funny Car championship race has been, well, fun to watch this year. And it looks like the final event in Pomona, California will provide some serious fireworks, as Cruz Pedregon upset current points leader Ron Capps in an final round matchup this past weekend. After Capps suffered engine trouble immediately after launch, Pedregon pedaled his way to victory with a 4.257-second, 225.03 mph run.

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2021 Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Results

Steve Johnson’s effort in Vegas proves that the PSM championship race is far from over. With a mere 20 points separating him from points leader Matt Smith, he now has a chance to grab his first-ever championship in Pomona. Facing a tough race against Karen Stoffer in the Finals, Johnson recorded a 0.007 reaction time on his way to a 6.869-second, 195.11 mph run, to ward-off Stoffer’s 6.831/198.15 pass.

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The Last Race in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship is the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, California November 11 – 14.

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Current 2021 NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standings

Pro Stock

  1. Greg Anderson, 2565
  2. Erica Enders, 2533
  3. Dallas Glenn, 2456
  4. Kyle Koretsky, 2379
  5. Troy Coughlin Jr., 2345
  6. Aaron Stanfield, 2335
  7. Chris McGaha, 2315
  8. Mason McGaha, 2297
  9. Matt Hartford, 2269
  10. Deric Kramer, 2231

Top Fuel

  1. Steve Torrence, 2694
  2. Brittany Force, 2589
  3. Mike Salinas, 2522
  4. Justin Ashley, 2506
  5. Billy Torrence, 2411
  6. Leah Pruett, 2343
  7. Clay Millican, 2302
  8. Antron Brown, 2285
  9. Shawn Langdon, 2260
  10. Doug Kalitta, 2211

Funny Car

  1. Ron Capps, 2585
  2. Matt Hagan, 2527
  3. Cruz Pedregon, 2502
  4. J.R. Todd, 2447
  5. John Force, 2430–
  6. Bob Tasca III, 2417
  7. Robert Hight, 2412
  8. Alexis DeJoria, 2380
  9. Tim Wilkerson, 2282
  10. Blake Alexander, 2184

Pro Stock Motorcycle

  1. Matt Smith, 2536
  2. Steve Johnson, 2516
  3. Angelle Sampey, 2506
  4. Eddie Krawiec, 2394
  5. Karen Stoffer, 2347
  6. Scotty Pollacheck, 2324
  7. Angie Smith, 2277
  8. Joey Gladstone, 2267
  9. Andrew Hines, 2209
  10. Ryan Oehler, 2181
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