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Top Fuel
Pos Driver Points
1 Brittany Force 307
2 Antron Brown 269
3 Doug Kalitta 267
4 Steve Torrence 249
5 Clay Millican 242
6 J.R. Todd 229
7 Dave Connolly 217
8 Terry Mc Millen 209
9 Tony Schumacher 190
10 Leah Pritchett 188
11 Richie Crampton 187
12 Troy Buff 155
13 Shawn Langdon 130
14 Scott Palmer 93
15 Morgan Lucas 84

Funny Car
Pos Driver Points
1 Robert Hight 341
2 John Force 294
3 Ron Capps 289
4 Del Worsham 283
5 Jack Beckman 271
6 Courtney Force 265
7 Chad Head 236
8 Alexis De Joria 233
9 Tim Wilkerson 221
10 Matt Hagan 150
11 Tommy Johnson 149
12 Cruz Pedregon 146
13 John Hale 126
14 James Campbell 109
15 Terry Haddock 98

Pro Stock
Pos Driver Points
1 Jason Line 463
2 Greg Anderson 415
3 Bo Butner 331
4 Drew Skillman 264
5 Chris McGaha 214
6 Allen Johnson 212
7 Jeg Coughlin 191
8 Vincent Nobile 175
9 Erica Enders 171
10 Alex Laughlin 154
11 Deric Kramer 135
12 V Gaines 124
12 Matthew Hartford 124
14 Shane Gray 117
15 Joey Grose 94

Pro Stock Motorcycle
Pos Driver Points
1 Eddie Krawiec 129
2 Hector Arana 99
3 Andrew Hines 79
4 LE Tonglet IV 74
5 Chip Ellis 62
6 Michael Ray Jr 52
6 Gerald Savoie 52
6 James Underdahl 52
9 Angelle Sampey 35
10 Scott Pollacheck 33
10 Melissa Surber 33
12 Steve Johnson 32
13 Hector Arana Jr 31
13 Mike Berry 31
13 Michael Phillips 31
13 Angie Smith 31
Brown, Johnson, Jr., Nobile, Krawiec Win at Reading

Dodge NHRA Nationals
Sunday, October 2, 2016

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Tommy Johnson, Jr.
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Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to the Funny Car victory at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday.  

Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious in their respective categories at the 21st event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The Dodge NHRA Nationals is the third race of the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. 

Johnson Jr. powered to a 3.895-second pass at 330.63 mph in the final round to defeat teammate and points leader Ron Capps' 3.911 at 324.12.

Johnson Jr., who has raced to the final round in all three NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship events, claimed his 14th career victory, second of the season and first at Maple Grove Raceway. He is second in the points trailing Capps by only 24. Johnson Jr. beat Cruz Pedregon, Mike Smith and Jack Beckman en route to his fifth final round of the season. 

"You want to have a strong start in the Countdown; we knew that going into it," said Johnson Jr., who was runner-up at this event in 2014. "We went from seventh to fourth in Charlotte - a runner-up is good - then we went to St. Louis and got a another runner-up and went to second, and I said I'd be happy with four more runner-ups, but when you look in the other lane and it's Capps, who's leading the points, it's a must-win. You've got to gain some ground." 

Capps outlasted Alexis DeJoria, Tim Wilkerson and No. 1 qualifier Matt Hagan in the earlier rounds.  

Jack Beckman is third in points and is followed by Hagan in fourth, reigning world champ Del Worsham in fifth and 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force in sixth. 

Antron Brown
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In Top Fuel, Brown raced to a 3.721 at 317.34 to beat Brittany Force's 3.721 at 324.67 in the final. Brown had a better reaction time and won on a holeshot.

The defending and two-time world champion tallied his 60th career win, sixth of the season and second consecutive at Maple Grove. Brown held on to his first-place standing in Top Fuel with the win. He raced past J.R. Todd, Clay Millican and Shawn Langdon in the earlier rounds. 

"St. Louis didn't turn out the way we wanted it to, and there's still plenty of time left in this championship race," said Brown, who was knocked out in the first round last weekend. "There's three more races left and we're going to have to fight hard. Ain't nobody going to give you the championship."  

Kalitta, in second place, trails Brown by 77 points, while Force is in third, Langdon is in fourth and eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher is fifth.  

Vincent Nobile
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Nobile earned his first victory of 2016 by posting a 6.575 at 209.85 to defeat seven-time 2016 event winner Greg Anderson, who ran 6.582 at 210.37. Nobile entered the event with two-runner up finishes on the season and ended a 56-race drought with the win. It marks the 10th victory of his career and first at Reading.

Nobile, who qualified No. 1, moved to third in the Pro Stock points standings behind Jason Line and Anderson, respectively. He beat 2015 top rookie Drew Skillman, back-to-back and reigning world champion Erica Enders and Shane Gray before meeting Anderson in the final.  

"It was a big day for Mountain View Racing and NAPA Auto Parts," said Nobile. "We got the Chevrolet in the winner's circle, and I'm semi-speechless. We turned it around right at the right time. Don't get me wrong, at the beginning of the year we were like, ‘Give us our carburetors back.' It certainly was a pain in the butt, not necessarily for me as a driver but for the crew chiefs and the guys working on the car."  

Eddie Krawiec
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In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Krawiec rode to a 6.818 at 193.88 to outlast rookie Cory Reed's 6.958 at 186.43 in the final round. It was Krawiec's 35th career victory, fourth of 2016 and fourth at Maple Grove Raceway. The three-time world champion started the weekend fifth in points and moved up to second behind teammate Andrew Hines. Krawiec rode past Angelle Sampey, Karen Stoffer and LE Tonglet to make it to the final round. 

"My main goal this weekend here was to come win," Krawiec said. "If you win races in the Countdown, you're going to be fighting for the championship when you get to Pomona. This was a big day for all of our team actually, Andrew and myself getting past the first round. When you draw Angelle and Chip Ellis in round one, you don't say, ‘Well, this should be easy. This should be no problem this weekend.' For me, I was on a mission first round because I knew if I went past first round I could keep the momentum and keep it rolling."  

Sampey is third in points and followed by Chip Ellis and Jerry Savoie in fourth and fifth, respectively.  

The NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Champion continues Oct. 13-16 with the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.


 

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