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NHRA Wrap-Up: Force, Salinas & Johnson Grab Wallys at 2022 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, NC

Top Fuel driver Clay Millican made it to the seminfinal round this past weekend, but was bested by Spencer Massey and Josh Hart. (Image/Auto Imagery)

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: NHRA Four-Wide racing is a jaw-dropping, chest pounding display of horsepower. And despite no Pro Stock Car racing this past weekend, the Circle K 4-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway did give us some intense Pro Stock Motorcycle action. Once the smoke cleared, we saw some familiar four-wide faces in the winner’s circle too, so let’s dive in to this week’s NHRA Wrap-Up.

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2022 Circle K NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Top Fuel Results

After winning earlier this year in Phoenix, Mike Salinas came into North Carolina with plenty of optimism. And his consistency paid off with a Wally. In a Final Round quad with Spencer Massey, Josh Hart, and Cameron Ferre, both Massey and Hart spun the tires off the line, essentially making it a two-man race. At the beams, it was Salinas with the win, recording a blistering 3.708 @ 330.47 to dispatch Ferre’s 3.986 @ 272.56 effort.

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2022 Circle K NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Funny Car Results

John Force reprised his 4-Wide win in North Carolina last year by notching a victory this past weekend. But it didn’t come easy, as the Finals boasted some of the top Funny Car names, including Ron Capps, Robert Hight, and Mike McIntire Jr. But Force prevailed, securing the 155th Wally of his career with a 3.914-second, 328.86 mph pass, topping Runner-Up Robert Hight’s 4.038 @ 267.85.

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2022 Circle K NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Results

In the Final Round of Pro Stock Motorcycle, it was a set of four very familiar names: Joey Gladstone, Karen Stoffer, Steve Johnson, and Eddie Krawiec. And the veteran matchup resulted in the closest Final Round quad of the three top classes, as all racers finished within a fraction of a second. But it was Steve Johnson who got the edge, recording a 6.740-second, 200.65 mph run, narrowly beating runner-up Karen Stoffer’s 6.824 @198.88 pass.

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The 2022 NHRA Season Continues with the Virginia NHRA Nationals, May 13 to May 15 at Virginia Motorsports Park.

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Current 2022 NHRA Championship Points Standings

Pro Stock

  1. Erica Enders, 471
  2. Aaron Stanfield, 389
  3. Kyle Koretsky, 345
  4. Dallas Glenn, 305
  5. Greg Anderson, 291
  6. Mason McGaha, 279
  7. Camrie Caruso, 272
  8. Bo Butner, 247
  9. Troy Coughlin Jr., 223
  10. Rodger Brogdon, 220

Top Fuel

  1. Brittany Force, 478
  2. Mike Salinas, 461
  3. Justin Ashley, 432
  4. Steve Torrence, 427
  5. Clay Millican, 328
  6. Josh Hart, 294
  7. Austin Prock, 288
  8. Doug Kalitta, 263
  9. Tony Schumacher, 243
  10. Antron Brown, 230

Funny Car

  1. Matt Hagan, 567
  2. Robert Hight, 545
  3. Ron Capps, 501
  4. John Force, 375
  5. Cruz Pedregon, 340
  6. J.R. Todd, 295
  7. Bob Tasca III, 283
  8. Alexis DeJoria, 273
  9. Chad Green, 269
  10. Tim Wilkerson, 244

Pro Stock Motorcycle

  1. Steve Johnson, 295
  2. Karen Stoffer, 289
  3. Eddie Krawiec, 206
  4. Joey Gladstone, 197
  5. Angie Smith, 181
  6. Jerry Savoie, 158
  7. Matt Smith, 156
  8. Angelle Sampey, 150
  9. Jim Underdahl, 139
  10. Chris Bostick, 113
    – Marc Ingwersen, 113

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