NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Complete Sun results updated standings

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Source:   —  June 18, 2017, at 9:15 PM

Ron Capps (Comic Car) and Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the eleventh event of twenty-four on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Complete Sun results updated standings

Clay Millican piloted his Parts Plus / Grand Clips dragster to his first career Top Fuel triumph Sun at the seventeenth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Ron Capps (Comic Car) and Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the eleventh event of twenty-four on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Millican, a TN native, raced a three.825-second pass at 316.38 miles per hour to beat Leah Pritchett, who raced a three.eight hundred eighty-one at 307.09 in her Papa John's dragster. He became the one hundred-third different driver to win in Top Fuel. This was Millican's two hundred fifty-fourth NHRA Top Fuel start and the ninth final circular of his career.

“I like what I do,” Millican said. “There were times I ever wondered if this was going to happen. I don’t deserve this credit. I’m really pleased for David Grubnic and all of the boys who work on this car and I imply that one-hundred percent."

Millican battled past Kyle Wurtzel, Brittany Force and Steve Torrence en route to the finals. Pritchett squared up against Troy Coughlin Jr., Scott Palmer and Shawn Langdon before falling to Millican in the final round. Millican is seventh in points while Pritchett moved from third to second with the runner-up finish. Torrence presently has possession of the Top Fuel points lead.

Defending Comic Car world winner Capps raced to his fifth triumph this season and fifty-fifth of his career in the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T. He won on a holeshot against Don Schumacher Racing teammate Jack Beckman in his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T with a pass of four.054 at 317.05.

“We’ve gotten a few lucky rounds, but it’s been preparation in the off season,” Capps stated. “We had runs on Sun against four of the toughest cars, drivers and crew chiefs combined. You read down the list of people we'd to beat in a new car that was prepared. There aren't very many teams that are that prepared to draw a car out and have a quicker set-up than we were.”

Capps ties John Force with most Comic Car victories at Bristol Dragway with four apiece on their resume.

Before entering the final round, Capps defeated Alexis DeJoria, Robert Hight and teammate Matt Hagan. Beckman sailed past Cruz Pedregon, Courtney Force and teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. before seeing Capps for the second consecutive final round. Beckman defeated Capps in the finals at the event in Englishtown.

In Pro Stock, Laughlin clinched his first Wally of the season and second of his career with a perfect reaction time in the finals. He powered his Gas Monkey Energy Chevrolet Camaro to a six.718 at 205.04 to beat Bo Butner in his Jim Butner’s Auto Chevy Camaro. Laughlin is the eighth different Pro Stock winner this season.

“We didn’t really have anything handed to us; we'd some excellent matchups all day,” Laughlin stated. “I definitely perceive love I'd a point to prove. We've a competitive car on the starting line. I came into this weekend with the confidence to win.”

Laughlin raced past Alan Johnson, No. one qualifier Jeg Coughlin and rookie Tanner Gray before facing Butner in the final round. Butner lined up against Wally Stroupe and two-time world winner Erica Enders en route to his fourth final circular appearance this season.

The two thousand seventeen Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continues at the eleventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals June 22-25 at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.

Final finish order (one-sixteen) at the seventeenth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The race is the eleventh of twenty-four events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

TOP FUEL:
one. Clay Millican; two. Leah Pritchett; three. Shawn Langdon; four. Steve Torrence; five. Scott Palmer; six. Brittany Force; seven. Antron Brown; eight. Mike Salinas; nine. Kebin Kinsley; ten. Tony Schumacher; eleven. Terry McMillen; twelve. Doug Kalitta; thirteen. Troy Coughlin Jr.; fourteen. Chris Karamesines; fifteen. Pat Dakin; sixteen. Kyle Wurtzel.

Comic Car:
one. Ron Capps; two. Jack Beckman; three. Tommy Johnson Jr.; four. Matt Hagan; five. Robert Hight; six. Tim Wilkerson; seven. Courtney Force; eight. John Force; nine. Del Worsham; ten. Alexis DeJoria; eleven. Cruz Pedregon; twelve. J. R. Todd; thirteen. Jonnie Lindberg; fourteen. Jim Campbell; fifteen. Jeff Diehl; 16. Bob Bode.

PRO STOCK:
one. Alex Laughlin; two. Bo Butner; three. Erica Enders; four. Tanner Gray; five. Shane Gray; six. Jeg Coughlin; seven. Vincent Nobile; eight. Allen Johnson; nine. Jason Line; ten. Greg Anderson; eleven. Drew Skillman; twelve. Alan Prusiensky; thirteen. Wally Stroupe.


BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Sun's final results from the seventeenth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The race is the eleventh of twenty-four in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel -- Clay Millican, three.825 seconds, 316.38 miles per hour def. Leah Pritchett, 3.881 seconds, 307.09 mph.

Comic Car -- Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, four.054, 317.05 def. Jack Beckman, Charger, four.040, 319.29.

Pro Stock -- Alex Laughlin, Chevy Camaro, six.718, 205.04 def. Bo Butner, Camaro, six.729, 205.79.

Pro Modified -- Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, five.878, 253.09 def. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, five.881, 254.76.

Super Stock -- Marty Rinehart Jr., Chevy Camaro, nine.980, 129.23 def. Greg Stanfield, Camaro, eight.731, 158.17.

Stock Eliminator -- Jimmy Hidalgo Jr., Pontiac GTO, ten.990, 117.12 def. John Leach, Plymouth Roadrunner, Foul - Ruddy Light.

Super Comp -- David Morris, Dragster, eight.902, 159.89 def. John Labbous Jr, Dragster, eight.891, 171.75.

Super Gas -- Steve Furr, Chevy Camaro, nine.914, 149.75 def. Jacob Elrod, Chevy Corvette, nine.896, 156.34.

Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs. com -- Clayton Roberts, Chevy Cavalier, seven.542, 180.31 def. Jeffrey Barker, Chevy Cobalt, 6.seven hundred four, 197.28.

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs. com -- Aaron Stanfield, Dragster, 6.370, 210.41 def. Angie Travis, Dragster, 6.288, 213.33.

Top Fuel Harley -- Tii Tharpe, Dixie, 6.549, 205.01 def. Jay Turner, Dixie, seven.603, 134.20.

Final round-by-round results from the seventeenth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the eleventh of twenty-four events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

circular ONE -- Antron Brown, 3.952, 286.62 def. Pat Dakin, 12.230, 56.62; Clay Millican, five.313.139.40 def. Kyle Wurtzel, Broke; Shawn Langdon, 4.183, 255.53 def. Doug Kalitta, 4.414, 206.35; Steve Torrence, 4.280, 203.80 def. Chris Karamesines, 8.710, 63.35; Leah Pritchett, 4.378, 186.51 def. Troy Coughlin Jr., 4.497, 189.26; Brittany Force, 3.897, 310.55 def. Terry McMillen, 4.283, 252.19; Scott Palmer, 3.969, 307.16 def. Tony Schumacher, 4.076, 275.96; Mike Salinas, 3.855.320.05 def. Kebin Kinsley, 3.850, 317.87;

QUARTERFINALS -- Pritchett, seven.094, 84.32 def. Palmer, Foul - Ruddy Light; Langdon, 4.251, 258.37 def. Brown, 4.310, 263.26; Torrence, 4.000, 309.56 def. Salinas, Broke; Millican, 4.011, 294.18 def.
Force, 4.060, 267.85;

SEMIFINALS -- Pritchett, 3.798, 319.90 def. Langdon, 3.901, 308.00; Millican, 3.812, 319.90 def. Torrence, 3.949, 303.57;

FINAL -- Millican, 3.825, 316.38 def. Pritchett, 3.881, 307.09.

FUNNY CAR:

circular ONE -- Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.132, 255.43 def. J. R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 4.305, 240.89; Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.367, 233.12 def. Bob Bode, Dodge Charger, Broke; Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.985, 322.58 def. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, 6.461, 105.19; Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.387, 233.48 def. Jim Campbell, Charger, 6.307, 105.26; Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.172, 303.43 def. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.302, 275.28; John Force, Camaro, 4.136, 312.42 def. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.211, 303.43; Ron Capps, Charger, 4.104, 315.34 def. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 4.246, 278.75; Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.105, 314.17 def. Jonnie Lindberg, Camry, 5.901, 122.44;

QUARTERFINALS -- Beckman, 4.321, 276.75 def. C. Force, 4.343, 221.42; Capps, 4.090, 314.31 def.
Hight, 4.124, 310.55; Johnson Jr., 4.083, 314.53 def. Wilkerson, 4.220, 262.18; Hagan, 4.202.306.95 def. J. Force, Foul - Centerline;

SEMIFINALS -- Beckman, 4.009, 318.99 def. Johnson Jr., 4.043, 313.29; Capps, 4.045, 314.61 def. Hagan, 5.264, 168.43;

FINAL -- Capps, 4.054, 317.05 def. Beckman, 4.040, 319.29.

PRO STOCK:

circular ONE -- Alex Laughlin, Chevy Camaro, 6.761, 204.88 def. Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.735, 205.13; Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.752, 205.57 def. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.765, 203.74; Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.743, 204.54 def. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.seven hundred forty-eight, 204.94; Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.736,
204.82 def. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.758, 204.60; Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.742, 205.38 def. Alan Prusiensky, Dart, 6.807, 203.61; Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.714, 205.79 def. Wally Stroupe, Camaro, Foul- Red Light; Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.740, 205.26 was unopposed;

QUARTERFINALS -- Enders, 6.761, 204.88 def. Nobile, 16.442, 49.55; Laughlin, 6.769, 204.54 def. Coughlin, ten.491, 95.69; T. Gray, 6.748, 204.94 def. S. Gray, 6.783, 205.01; Butner, 6.763, 204.76 was unopposed;

SEMIFINALS -- Butner, 6.732, 205.44 def. Enders, 6.745, 205.01; Laughlin, 6.767, 204.48 def. T. Gray, Foul - Red Light;

FINAL -- Laughlin, 6.718, 205.04 def. Butner, 6.729, 205.79.

Point standings (top ten) following the seventeenth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the eleventh of twenty-four events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

Top Fuel

one. Steve Torrence, nine hundred fifty-four; two. Leah Pritchett, nine hundred forty-three; 3. Antron Brown, nine hundred thirty-four; 4. Tony Schumacher, eight hundred one; 5. Doug Kalitta, six hundred seventy-eight; 6. Brittany Force, six hundred forty-nine; 7. Clay Millican, six hundred thirty-nine; 8. Troy Coughlin Jr., four hundred forty-three; 9. Scott Palmer, four hundred thirty-two; ten. Terry McMillen, 424.

Funny Car

one. Ron Capps, 1.044; two. Matt Hagan, 881; 3. Jack Beckman, 748; 4. Robert Hight, seven hundred seven; 5. Courtney Force, 704; 6. Tommy Johnson Jr., six hundred sixty-three; 7. John Force, six hundred forty-one; 8. Tim Wilkerson, four hundred ninety; 9. J. R. Todd, four hundred seventy-six; 10. Cruz Pedregon, 397.

Pro Stock

1. Bo Butner, nine hundred forty-five; two. Greg Anderson, eight hundred thirty-five; 3. Tanner Gray, eight hundred thirty; 4. Jeg Coughlin, seven hundred sixty-six; 5. Jason Line, seven hundred two; 6. Erica Enders, six hundred fifty-seven; 7. Vincent Nobile, six hundred seventeen; 8. Drew Skillman, five hundred thirty-six; 9. Shane Gray, four hundred thirty-four; 10. Chris McGaha, 421.

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