There’s always a special feeling when the NHRA rumbles onto the hallowed ground of Indianapolis Raceway Park for “The Big Go.”

From the historic venue to the three day holiday weekend, fans and racers alike have plenty to enjoy during the annual NHRA U.S. Nationals. So let’s not waste any more time and get right to this week’s NHRA Wrap-Up.


2023 NHRA U.S. Nationals Top Fuel Results

We have a feeling that Indy is one of Antron Brown’s favorite stops on the NHRA circuit as he picked up his second straight Wally there over the weekend. But it wasn’t easy—after some early struggles, he secured the 15th qualifying position. From that spot, he made it all the way up to face the Number One qualifier in the finals, Steve Torrence. Brown got the better launch and never looked back, racing to a thrilling 3.779 second, 328.54 mph win to narrowly best Torrence’s 3.870 @ 327.43.

Brown won last year at Indy, and has three more U.S. Nationals Wallys from his PSM days—so yeah, big fan of the Hoosier State it seems.

antron brown lifting wally trophy at 2023 nhra us nationals
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2023 NHRA U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Results

Starting from the Number One qualifier slot, Matt Hartford was already having a good weekend when he found himself up against Fernando Cuadra Jr. in the finals. Shortly after launch, Cuadra rattled the tires, allowing Hartford to dash to the Winner’s Circle with a 6.624 second, 206.57 mph pass. The win marks Hatford’s second Wally of the year and the seventh of his career.


2023 NHRA U.S. Nationals Funny Car Results

Wearing iconic Don Prudhomme Hot Wheels throwback livery, and with The Snake himself standing nearby, it was a thrilling experience to see Ron Capps’ Toyota Funny Car dash to the Winner’s Circle in Indy. Paired up against J.R. Todd, Capps got the starting line advantage as he raced to a 3.986 second, 323.27 mph win, eclipsing Todd’s 4.131 @ 288.09 effort.

The win comes on the heels of Capps’ victory in Brainerd, MN last month.


2023 NHRA U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Results

Matt Smith emerged victorious in Indy after a tough slog up a very competitive PSM ladder—which included an elimination round win over the dominant Gaige Herrera. In fact, the actual final round matchup was perhaps Smith’s easiest, after an early departure from Hector Arana Jr. resulted in a red light and a winning 6.864 second, 198.20 mph run.

It was Smith’s first Wally of his 2023 NHRA campaign.




Current 2023 NHRA Championship Points Standings


  1. Dallas Glenn, 1,114
  2. Matt Hartford, 937
  3. Erica Enders, 816
  4. Troy Coughlin Jr., 801
  5. Deric Kramer, 782
  6. Aaron Stanfield, 745
  7. Greg Anderson, 725
  8. Kyle Koretsky, 668
  9. Camrie Caruso, 656
  10. Christian Cuadra, 551



  1. Justin Ashley, 1,250
  2. Steve Torrence, 1,186
  3. Antron Brown, 1,076
  4. Leah Pruett, 954
  5. Brittany Force, 943
  6. Doug Kalitta, 867
  7. Mike Salinas, 855
  8. Austin Prock, 838
  9. Clay Millican, 799
  10. Josh Hart, 768



  1. Ron Capps, 1,250
  2. Matt Hagan, 1,139
  3. Robert Hight, 1,068
  4. Bob Tasca III, 985
  5. J.R. Todd, 930
  6. Alexis DeJoria, 92
  7. Chad Green, 914
  8. Tim Wilkerson, 902
  9. John Force, 799
  10. Cruz Pedregon, 738



  1. Gaige Herrera, 1,055
  2. Matt Smith, 729
  3. Hector Arana Jr., 717
  4. Eddie Krawiec, 657
  5. Angie Smith, 617
  6. Steve Johnson, 535
  7. Chase Van Sant, 503
  8. Marc Ingwersen, 393
  9. Jianna Evaristo, 391
  10. Kelly Clontz, 373
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