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NHRA Wrap-Up: Glenn Grabs Pro Stock Wally & Tony Stewart Racing Gets 1st NHRA Win at the 2022 Gatornationals

Drivers Dallas Glenn and Kyle Koretsky face off during the Pro Stock Final Round matchup at the 2022 NHRA Gatornationals. (Image/Auto Imagery)

To say it was a big weekend in Florida would be quite an understatement. Over the course of the 2022 NHRA Gatornationals, we saw a few records break, 2021’s Rookie of the Year continue a stellar sophomore effort, and a new NHRA team grab a historic first win. So let’s hear how it all went down in this week’s NHRA Wrap-Up.

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2022 NHRA Gatornationals Pro Stock Results

Nope, there’s no Rookie of the Year hangover for Dallas Glenn in 2022. Following up a pair of strong showings in the first two races of the NHRA season, third time’s a charm for Glenn as he lifted the Wally with a win over teammate Kyle Koretsky with a razor-thin margin of victory: 6.486/210 compared to Koretsky’s 6.513/211.46.

In other interesting news, Erica Enders raced to a national Pro Stock ET record with a 6.450-second, 213.57 mph pass in the first Elimination round—but lost regardless, thanks to Bo Butner notching a 0.002-second RT.

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On his way to the Finals, Doug Foley dispatched Clay Millican during the second round of Eliminations. Millican is currently 5th in the NHRA Championship points standings. (Image/Auto Imagery)

2022 NHRA Gatornationals Top Fuel Results

There were a pair of fresh faces in the Top Fuel Finals this weekend, as Doug Foley and Tripp Tatum were both making the first Final Rounds of their respective Top Fuel careers. But it was Tripp Tatum who snagged the Wally, ripping off a 3.7-second, 330.331 mph pass to best Foley’s 3.806/307.37 effort.

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2022 NHRA Gatornationals Funny Car Results

With the NASCAR star making the leap to NHRA team ownership this year, all eyes were on Tony Stewart Racing drivers Leah Pruett in Top Fuel and Matt Hagan in Funny Car to see who would be the first to give Smoke a Wally. And after the Gatornationals, looks like Hagan gets that honor. Hagan bested Blake Alexander in the Finals after Alexander smoked the tires on launch, racing to a 3.91-second ET at 330.96 mph.

Tony Stewart Racing was also a winner on the NASCAR track in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend, too. The Gatornationals victory means Stewart is the 5th team owner to have a win in both NHRA and NASCAR competition.

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2022 NHRA Gatornationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Results

Karen Stoffer is good.

How good? Well, she won over rival Angie Smith at the 2022 Gatornationals with a blistering 6.7-second, 200.77 mph run. That’s her fourth-straight PSM Final Round appearance, if you’re playing along at home. Oh, and she set the Pro Stock Motorcycle ET record too: 6.682 seconds at 198.70 mph in the first round of Eliminations.

Then she broke it again, in the second round of Eliminations: 6.665 seconds at 200.71 mph.

So yeah, the two fastest passes in PSM history and a Wally. Not a bad weekend of work for Stoffer.

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The 2022 NHRA Season Continues with the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada April 1 – 3.

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Current 2022 NHRA Championship Points Standings

Pro Stock

  1. Aaron Stanfield, 285
  2. Erica Enders, 225
  3. Kyle Koretsky, 218
  4. Dallas Glenn, 198
  5. Mason McGaha, 175
  6. Greg Anderson, 167
  7. Roger Brogdon, 158
    – Troy Coughlin Jr., 126
  8. Deric Kramer, 144

Top Fuel

  1. Mike Salinas, 256
  2. Justin Ashley, 233
  3. Steve Torrence, 209
  4. Brittany Force, 178
  5. Clay Millican, 173
  6. Tripp Tatum, 160
  7. Josh Hart, 157
  8. Doug Foley, 155
  9. Austin Prock, 146
  10. Doug Kalitta, 130

Funny Car

  1. Robert Hight, 308
  2. Matt Hagan, 297
  3. Ron Capps, 231
  4. Cruz Pedregon, 188
  5. John Force, 155
  6. Tim Wilkerson, 149
  7. Bob Tasca III, 137
  8. Alexis DeJoria, 135
  9. Chad Green, 131
  10. J.R. Todd, 118

Pro Stock Motorcycle

  1. Karen Stoffer, 110
  2. Angie Smith, 90
  3. Joey Gladstone, 70
    – Jerry Savoie, 70
  4. Lance Bonham, 50
    – Marc Ingwersen, 50
    – Steve Johnson, 50
    – Eddie Krawiec, 50
No “Sophomore Slump” for Rookie of the Year Pro Stock driver Dallas Glenn, as he grabs another Wally just three races into his second season. (Image/Auto Imagery)

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