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NHRA Wrap-Up: 2022 NHRA Race Season Gets Off to a Fast Start at Winternationals

Clay Millican pilots his Top Fuel dragster at the 2022 NHRA WinterNationals in Pomona, California. (Image/Auto Imagery)

Race fans rejoice! Both NASCAR and the NHRA kicked off their respective seasons over the weekend, and while Austin Cindric took home a solo victory at the Daytona 500, the NHRA handed out several Wallys as the sun set on the 2022 Winternationals in Pomona, California on Sunday.

In the mix were a few familiar names, along with some promising up-and-comers, so let’s dive into our first NHRA Wrap-Up of the 2022 drag race season!

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Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson looks to defend his 2021 NHRA Championship as the 2022 season gets underway. (Image/Auto Imagery)

2022 NHRA Winternationals Pro Stock Results

Pro Stock might very well be the class to watch this season, as Greg Anderson looks to reprise his championship-winning 2021 campaign and Rookie of the Year Dallas Glenn sets out to prove that last year wasn’t a fluke. But it was Erica Enders who got the glory in Pomona this weekend. Paired up against Aaron Stanfield in the Finals, bad tire shake forced Stanfield to lift, allowing Enders to win with a blistering 6.559 second, 210.31 mph pass.

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2022 NHRA Winternationals Top Fuel Results

If the Final Round was any indication, we might be witnessing a changing of the guard in Top Fuel this season. Relative newcomers Austin Prock and Justin Ashely squared off on Sunday, with Ashely’s 3.694 second, 314.53 mph run giving him the win over Prock’s 3.713 second, 333.00 mph effort.

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2022 NHRA Winternationals Funny Car Results

While the Top Fuel Finals was comprised of somewhat new names, the Funny Car pairing was just the opposite. On Sunday, NHRA Funny Car veteran Robert Hight faced off against last year’s champ Ron Capps in an exciting Final Round matchup. In a razor-thin victory, Hight grabbed the win with a 3.861 second, 329.58 mph run, compared to Capps’ 3.882 second, 333.82 mph pass.

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After grabbing NHRA Rookie of the Year honors in 2021, we’re excited to see how Pro Stock driver Dallas Glenn follows up in his sophomore year. (Image/Auto Imagery)

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The 2022 NHRA Season Continues with the NHRA Arizona Nationals February 25 – 27 outside Phoenix, Arizona.

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Current 2022 NHRA Championship Points Standings

Pro Stock

  1. Erica Enders, 125
  2. Aaron Stanfield, 103
  3. Greg Anderson, 79
  4. Fernando Cuadra Jr., 71
  5. Bo Butner, 54
    – Deric Kramer, 54
  6. Dallas Glenn, 53
  7. Rodger Brogdon, 52
  8. Kyle Koretsky, 37
  9. Camrie Caruso, 33

Top Fuel

  1. Justin Ashley, 124
  2. Austin Prock, 96
  3. Brittany Force, 82
  4. Steve Torrence, 74
  5. Mike Salinas, 61
  6. Antron Brown, 53
  7. Josh Hart, 52
    – Tony Schumacher, 52
  8. Doug Kalitta, 34
  9. Shawn Langdon, 33
    – Leah Pruett, 33

Funny Car

  1. Robert Hight, 122
  2. Ron Capps, 105
  3. Matt Hagan, 79
  4. Cruz Pedregon, 75
  5. Alexis DeJoria, 54
  6. J.R. Todd, 53
  7. Tony Jurado, 52
  8. Bob Tasca III, 51
  9. Tim Wilkerson, 34
  10. Jeff Arend, 32
    – Bobby Bode, 32

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