Drive, Salinas & Johnson Seize Wallys at 2022 4-Vast Nationals in Charlotte, NC

Drive, Salinas & Johnson Seize Wallys at 2022 4-Vast Nationals in Charlotte, NC


High Gasoline driver Clay Millican made it to the seminfinal spherical this previous weekend, however was bested by Spencer Massey and Josh Hart. (Picture/Auto Imagery)

We’ve mentioned it earlier than, and we’ll say it once more: NHRA 4-Vast racing is a jaw-dropping, chest pounding show of horsepower. And regardless of no Professional Inventory Automobile racing this previous weekend, the Circle Ok 4-Vast Nationals at zMax Dragway did give us some intense Professional Inventory Bike motion. As soon as the smoke cleared, we noticed some acquainted four-wide faces within the winner’s circle too, so let’s dive in to this week’s NHRA Wrap-Up.


2022 Circle Ok NHRA 4-Vast Nationals High Gasoline Outcomes

After successful earlier this yr in Phoenix, Mike Salinas got here into North Carolina with loads of optimism. And his consistency paid off with a Wally. In a Last Spherical quad with Spencer Massey, Josh Hart, and Cameron Ferre, each Massey and Hart spun the tires off the road, basically making it a two-man race. On the beams, it was Salinas with the win, recording a blistering 3.708 @ 330.47 to dispatch Ferre’s 3.986 @ 272.56 effort.


2022 Circle Ok NHRA 4-Vast Nationals Humorous Automobile Outcomes

John Drive reprised his 4-Vast win in North Carolina final yr by notching a victory this previous weekend. But it surely didn’t come simple, because the Finals boasted a few of the high Humorous Automobile names, together with Ron Capps, Robert Hight, and Mike McIntire Jr. However Drive prevailed, securing the a hundred and fifty fifth Wally of his profession with a 3.914-second, 328.86 mph go, topping Runner-Up Robert Hight’s 4.038 @ 267.85.


2022 Circle Ok NHRA 4-Vast Nationals Professional Inventory Bike Outcomes

Within the Last Spherical of Professional Inventory Bike, it was a set of 4 very acquainted names: Joey Gladstone, Karen Stoffer, Steve Johnson, and Eddie Krawiec. And the veteran matchup resulted within the closest Last Spherical quad of the three high courses, as all racers completed inside a fraction of a second. But it surely was Steve Johnson who obtained the sting, recording a 6.740-second, 200.65 mph run, narrowly beating runner-up Karen Stoffer’s 6.824 @198.88 go.


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


Present 2022 NHRA Championship Factors Standings

Professional Inventory

  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

High Gasoline

  1. Brittany Drive, 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

Humorous Automobile

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

Professional Inventory Bike

  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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