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Angelle Sampey won her first Pro Stock Motorcycle win since 2007 on Sunday.

Angelle Sampey won her first Pro Stock Motorcycle win since 2007 on Sunday. (File photo courtesy of the NHRA)

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Angelle Sampey raced to her first Pro Stock Motorcycle victory since 2007 on Sunday at the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

She powered her Star Racing Buell to a 6.876-second pass at 194.41 mph to defeat Jerry Savoie’s 6.928 at 177.21 on his Savoie’s Suzuki. The win was her first since 2007 in Houston and 42nd of her career. She became the fifth female to win an event this season while the NHRA Summernationals is the sixth event of the year to feature a female victor.

“I know this is my 42nd win but it feels like my first ever,” said Sampey, the winningest female in NHRA history. “I don’t feel like I had any wins before today. I’m starting all over again and I had something to prove and it took a while.”

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also were winners of the 10th NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event of the season.

Sampey had to race past the Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team of Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec, who have collectively claimed the first three victories of the season, in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively, to get to the finals.

In Top Fuel, Torrence piloted his Torrence Racing dragster to 4.037 at 281.71 for his second win of the 2016 season and seventh of his career. Torrence outlasted Tony Schumacher’s 4.234 at 268.28 in his Don Schumacher dragster in the final. Torrence claimed the seventh victory his career and second at Raceway Park. He is third in the points standings.

“This is huge,” said Torrence. “This is home for my team I’m proud to have contributed to this win, I got it for them. We’ve been so fortunate and blessed. We’ve got a race car that has been impeccable and the only fault has been me some of the time. We are going to count our blessings and just keep going.”

In the earlier rounds, Torrence had to race past Smax Smith, J.R. Todd, and two-time winner this season Brittany Force. Schumacher faced off against Terry McMillen, teammate and defending world champion Antron Brown, and Shawn Langdon to get to the finals.

Capps picked up his second consecutive victory and third of the season with a 3.954 at 316.90 in his DSR Dodge Charger R/T by defeating Jack Beckman’s 7.894 at 85.05 in his Charger R/T in the final round. Capps, who tallied his 48th career win, took the points lead with the victory.

“It’s great,” Capps said. “It’s something you hope will happen at the end of the day. With the competition, you can’t imagine it will go as planned or easy. We’re just taking it a little bit at a time. I almost felt embarrassed driving this car today because it’s just so good. You don’t want to mess up when it’s that good. It’s your race to lose.”

En route to his win, Capps defeated John Hale, 16-time world campion John Force and defending world champion Del Worsham. Beckman was tasked with getting past Las Vegas winner Alexis DeJoria, Atlanta and Topeka winner Matt Hagan and Jeff Diehl to get to the finals.

In Pro Stock, Anderson won his fifth victory of the season, 83rd of his career and seventh at Englishtown with a 6.610 at 210.93 in his Ken Black Racing Chevrolet Camaro over teammate Jason Line, who red lighted. Anderson has raced to seven final round appearances so far this season.

“It’s unreal,” Anderson said, “It’s just absolutely been a dream season. I keep wanting to pinch myself. It’s just cool and we’ve had such a great run. This was another great weekend. It’s just one more time that Englishtown tells me how much it loves me and how much the fans up here appreciate Pro Stock.”

Anderson’s win continues the Ken Black Racing domination of the season. He and Line have won all 10 of the events so far. Line holds the points lead with Anderson in second and their KB racing teammate Bo Butner is third.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing will continue June 17-20 with the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn.

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. – Final finish order (1-16) at the 47th NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.  The race is the tenth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

TOP FUEL:

  1. Steve Torrence; 2.  Tony Schumacher; 3.  Shawn Langdon; 4.  Brittany Force; 5.  Antron Brown; 6.  J.R. Todd; 7.  Dom Lagana; 8.  Doug Kalitta; 9.  Leah Pritchett; 10.  Shawn Reed; 11.  Smax Smith; 12.  Terry McMillen; 13.  Clay Millican; 14.  Richie Crampton; 15.  Luigi Novelli; 16. Terry Haddock.

FUNNY CAR:

  1. Ron Capps; 2.  Jack Beckman; 3.  Jeff Diehl; 4.  Del Worsham; 5.  Tim Wilkerson; 6.  John Force; 7.  Matt Hagan; 8.  Tommy Johnson Jr.; 9.  Alexis DeJoria; 10.  Cruz Pedregon; 11.  Chad Head; 12.  Blake Alexander; 13.  Robert Hight; 14.  Courtney Force; 15.  John Hale; 16.  Jim Campbell.

PRO STOCK:

  1. Greg Anderson; 2.  Jason Line; 3.  Vincent Nobile; 4.  Kenny Delco; 5.  Drew Skillman; 6.  John Gaydosh Jr; 7.  Jeg Coughlin; 8.  Allen Johnson; 9.  Alex Laughlin; 10.  Shane Gray; 11.  Erica Enders; 12.  Bo Butner; 13.  Charlie Westcott Jr.; 14.  V. Gaines; 15.  Chris McGaha.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE:

  1. Angelle Sampey; 2.  Jerry Savoie; 3.  Eddie Krawiec; 4.  Chip Ellis; 5.  Andrew Hines; 6.  LE Tonglet; 7.  Steve Johnson; 8.  Hector Arana Jr; 9.  Cory Reed; 10.  Scotty Pollacheck; 11. Michael Phillips; 12.  Hector Arana; 13.  Brian Pretzel; 14.  Michael Ray; 15.  Jim Underdahl; 16. Karen Stoffer.

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Sunday’s final results from the 47th NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The race is the tenth of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel — Steve Torrence, 4.037 seconds, 281.71 mph  def. Tony Schumacher, 4.234 seconds, 268.28 mph.

Funny Car — Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 3.954, 316.90  def. Jack Beckman, Charger, 7.894, 85.05.

Pro Stock — Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.610, 210.93  def. Jason Line, Camaro, Foul – Red Light.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.876, 194.41  def. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.928, 177.21.

Pro Modified — Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.878, 255.29  def. Bill Glidden, Chevy Camaro, 7.320, 137.92.

Competition Eliminator — Calvin Hill, Pontiac Grand Am, 8.194, 164.61  def. Peter Luciano, Chevy Cobalt, 8.653, 154.99.

Super Stock — William Kennedy, Chevy Camaro, 10.225, 117.95  def. Jonathan Allegrucci, Plymouth Challenger, Broke – No Show.

Stock Eliminator — Carl Massafra, Chevy Camaro, 11.204, 115.32  def. Larry Miller, Camaro, 11.365, 109.36.

Super Comp — Heather Fetch, Dragster, 8.876, 162.22  def. Dan Northrop, Dragster, 8.842, 169.30.

Super Gas — Dan Northrop, Chevy Vega, 9.895, 139.96  def. John Labbous Jr, Chevy Corvette, 9.880, 154.97.

Factory Stock Showdown — David Barton, Chevy Camaro, 8.376, 164.27  def. Clay Arnett, Camaro, Foul- Red Light.

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com — Scott Luken, Dragster, 6.955, 197.77  def. James Beckman, Dragster, Foul – Red Light.

11.50 Index — David Harvey Jr, Plymouth Valiant, 11.506, 111.00  def. David Harvey Sr, Pontiac LeMans, 11.520, 114.70.

Street Legal — David Harvey III, Plymouth Duster, 12.043, 101.81  def. John Sheaffer II, Chevy S10, 11.705, 113.19.

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Final round-by-round results from the 47th NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park:

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE — Dom Lagana, 4.417, 211.73 def. Clay Millican, 6.925, 84.78; Brittany Force, 3.849,

317.34 def. Luigi Novelli, 11.199, 71.53; Shawn Langdon, 3.815, 319.45 def. Shawn Reed, 4.498, 196.67; Steve Torrence, 3.876, 310.55 def. Smax Smith, 4.981, 148.80; Antron Brown, 4.071, 226.81 def. Terry Haddock, 11.960, 59.27; Doug Kalitta, 3.801, 321.96 def. Leah Pritchett, 3.846, 317.05; J.R. Todd, 3.754, 323.66 def. Richie Crampton, 9.033, 88.40; Tony Schumacher, 3.799, 319.29 def. Terry McMillen, 5.129, 140.50; QUARTERFINALS — Langdon, 4.505, 174.10 def. Lagana, Foul – Red Light; Force, 4.405, 287.41 def. Kalitta, Foul – Centerline; Schumacher, 4.156, 263.72 def. Brown, 4.804, 140.02; Torrence, 4.481, 239.44 def. Todd, 5.359, 150.46; SEMIFINALS — Torrence, 4.327, 264.75 def. Force, 4.427, 252.24; Schumacher, 3.843, 319.22 def. Langdon, 3.904, 314.97; FINAL — Torrence, 4.037, 281.71 def. Schumacher, 4.234, 268.28.

FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE — Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, 5.188, 230.61 def. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 6.394, 144.94; Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.057, 307.93 def. John Hale, Charger, 8.734, 56.15; Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.950, 316.75 def. Jim Campbell, Toyota Camry, 13.365, 63.58; Del Worsham, Camry, 4.621, 250.74 def. Blake Alexander, Charger, 4.760, 208.84; Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.033, 313.73 def. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.117, 293.41; Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 3.999, 318.77 def. Chad Head, Camry, 4.551, 225.11; Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.972, 315.71 def. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 3.998, 309.91; John Force, Camaro, 3.983, 314.68 def. Courtney Force, Camaro, 7.035, 93.90; QUARTERFINALS — Worsham, 4.332, 254.71 def. Johnson Jr., 9.235, 84.46; Beckman, 4.105, 305.98 def. Hagan, 4.842, 182.21; Diehl, 4.264, 272.45 def. Wilkerson, 4.292, 270.75; Capps, 3.996, 310.55 def. J. Force, 4.474, 204.98; SEMIFINALS — Capps, 3.960, 314.68 def. Worsham, 8.890, 82.05; Beckman, 4.062, 289.51 def. Diehl, 6.137, 113.21; FINAL — Capps, 3.954, 316.90 def. Beckman, 7.894, 85.05.

PRO STOCK:

ROUND ONE — Jeg Coughlin, Dodge Dart, 6.708, 207.56 def. Erica Enders, Dart, 6.812, 206.70; Drew Skillman, Chevy Camaro, 7.163, 155.65 def. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 10.450, 91.91; Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.718, 208.36 def. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.729, 209.23; Allen Johnson, Dart, 6.688, 208.88 def. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.698, 209.33; John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, 6.785, 204.51 def. Bo Butner, Camaro, 7.296, 154.74; Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.600, 210.70 def. Charlie Westcott Jr., Ford Mustang, 8.839, 109.40; Jason Line, Camaro, 6.596, 210.14 was unopposed; Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.646, 209.82 def. V. Gaines, Dart, 9.916, 84.11; QUARTERFINALS — Delco, 6.688, 208.07 def. Gaydosh Jr, Foul – Red Light; Nobile, 6.639, 210.37 def. Johnson, 7.003, 161.00; Anderson, 6.617, 210.73 def. Skillman, 6.723, 207.88; Line, 6.617, 210.54 def. Coughlin, 6.972, 162.86; SEMIFINALS — Line, 6.668, 210.21 def. Nobile, 14.129, 60.59; Anderson, 6.601, 211.39 def. Delco, ;

FINAL — Anderson, 6.610, 210.93 def. Line, Foul – Red Light.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE:

ROUND ONE — Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.841, 196.82 def. Cory Reed, Buell, Foul – Red Light; Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.921, 192.33 def. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.089, 187.63; Chip Ellis, Buell, 6.869, 194.07 def. Scotty Pollacheck, Buell, 6.965, 192.22; Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.836, 196.62 def. Michael Ray, Buell, 7.070, 162.08; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.876, 195.45 def. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 6.968, 190.27; LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.867, 195.70 def. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, Foul – Red Light; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.864, 195.56 def. Brian Pretzel, Suzuki, 7.027, 192.17; Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.947, 192.11 def. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.987, 189.82; QUARTERFINALS — Savoie, 6.846, 196.36 def. Tonglet, 6.920, 192.17; Ellis, 6.903, 194.21 def. Arana Jr, 7.011, 193.35; Krawiec, 6.864, 196.36 def. Johnson, 6.971, 191.27; Sampey, 6.859, 195.45 def. Hines, 6.897, 194.88; SEMIFINALS — Savoie, 6.879, 197.51 def. Ellis, 6.880, 192.17; Sampey, 6.852, 193.74 def. Krawiec, 6.870, 196.24; FINAL — Sampey, 6.876, 194.41 def. Savoie, 6.928, 177.21.

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Point standings (top 10):

Top Fuel

  1. Doug Kalitta, 847; 2.  Antron Brown, 798; 3.  Steve Torrence, 782; 4.  Brittany Force, 693; 5. Tony Schumacher, 577; 6.  J.R. Todd, 528; 7.  Clay Millican, 507; 8.  Richie Crampton, 483; 9. Shawn Langdon, 478; 10.  Leah Pritchett, 377.

Funny Car

  1. Courtney Force, 687; 2.  Ron Capps, 678; 3.  Jack Beckman, 671; 4.  Tim Wilkerson, 640; 5.  Del Worsham, 599; 6.  Matt Hagan, 595; 7.  Robert Hight, 586; 8.  John Force, 561; 9.  Tommy Johnson Jr., 538; 10.  Alexis DeJoria, 516.

Pro Stock

  1. Jason Line, 1,133; 2.  Greg Anderson, 1,065; 3.  Bo Butner, 719; 4.  Allen Johnson, 614; 5. Drew Skillman, 550; 6.  Chris McGaha, 491; 7.  Vincent Nobile, 480; 8.  Jeg Coughlin, 424; 9.  Alex Laughlin, 413; 10.  Erica Enders, 406.

Pro Stock Motorcycle

  1. Eddie Krawiec, 436; 2.  Jerry Savoie, 310; 3.  Angelle Sampey, 297; 4.  Andrew Hines, 290; 5. Chip Ellis, 269; 6.  Hector Arana, 239; 7.  LE Tonglet, 196; 8.  Karen Stoffer, 150; 9.  Scotty Pollacheck, 149; 10.  Steve Johnson, 147.
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