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John Force Racing driver Robert Hight wins at Sonoma

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SONOMA  — Blake Alexander raced to his second Top Fuel victory of the year Sunday in the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

Alexander beat Tony Schumacher with a 4.004-second pass at 287.41 mph.

“We may be a part-time team but we come out to the track trying to win every race, and so far this year we have had a lot of success with that,” Alexander said. “My life has changed this year with how well we have been running, and the opportunity that Bob (Vandergriff) has given me to drive his racecar has been paramount in my career to take me to higher levels.”

Robert Hight won in Funny Car, Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock, and LE Tonglet in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Defending series champion Hight topped Ron Capps with a 3.984 at 319.75 for his second victory of the season. Coughlin raced to his third win of the year, edging Deric Kramer with a 6.532 at 212.16.

Tonglet won for the second time this year and third time in a row at Sonoma, beatting points leader Andrew Hines with a 6.771 at 198.52.

At Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.

Final Finish Order

TOP FUEL
1, Blake Alexander; 2, Tony Schumacher; 3, Doug Kalitta; 4, Scott Palmer; 5, Antron Brown; 6, Bill Litton; 7, Brittany Force; 8, Clay Millican; 9, Richie Crampton; 10, Steve Torrence; 11, Jim Maroney; 12, Terry McMillen; 13, Shawn Reed; 14, Leah Pritchett; 15, Mike Salinas.

FUNNY CAR
1, Robert Hight; 2, Ron Capps; 3, Tommy Johnson Jr.; 4, John Force; 5, Jack Beckman; 6, Del Worsham; 7, Matt Hagan; 8, Bob Tasca III; 9, Shawn Langdon; 10, Tim Wilkerson; 11, Jonnie Lindberg; 12, Courtney Force; 13, Cruz Pedregon; 14, Jim Campbell; 15, J.R. Todd; 16, Richard Townsend.

PRO STOCK
1, Jeg Coughlin; 2, Deric Kramer; 3, Jason Line; 4, Greg Anderson; 5, Tanner Gray; 6, Erica Enders; 7, Alex Laughlin; 8, Drew Skillman; 9, Vincent Nobile; 10, Chris McGaha; 11, Fernando Cuadra; 12, Steve Graham; 13, Alan Prusiensky; 14, Matt Hartford; 15, Bo Butner; 16, Joey Grose.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
1, LE Tonglet; 2, Andrew Hines; 3, Eddie Krawiec; 4, Jim Underdahl; 5, Joey Gladstone; 6, Jerry Savoie; 7, Hector Arana Jr; 8, Matt Smith; 9, Hector Arana; 10, Steve Johnson; 11, Angie Smith; 12, Ryan Oehler; 13, Angelle Sampey; 14, Cory Reed; 15, Karen Stoffer; 16, Scotty Pollacheck.

Final Results
Top Fuel — Blake Alexander, 4.004 seconds, 287.41 mph def. Tony Schumacher, 4.345 seconds, 219.65 mph.

Funny Car — Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.984, 319.75 def. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.077, 296.11.

Pro Stock — Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Camaro, 6.532, 212.16 def. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.534, 210.54.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.771, 198.52 def. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.802, 197.48.

Super Stock — Don Keen, Ford Mustang, 10.315, 127.86 def. Mark Kirby, Plymouth Duster, 10.242, 126.07.

Stock Eliminator — Leo Glasbrenner, Pontiac Firebird, 10.595, 120.23 def. Jody Lang, Chevy Malibu, 12.224, 97.68.

Super Comp — Robert Naber, Dragster, 8.911, 177.84 def. Matt Woodard, Dragster, 8.920, 175.43.

Super Gas — Matt Blodgett, Chevy Nova, 9.908, 141.50 def. Ron Mackenzie, Chevy Corvette, Foul – Red Light.

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com — John Richardson, Dragster, 28.098, 192.66 def. Andy Spiegel, Dragster, Foul – Red Light.

Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com — Ken Ratzloff, Studebaker, 7.230, 191.35 def. Ted Kellner, Pontiac Firebird, 7.314, 187.29.

Final Round-by-Round Results

TOP FUEL
ROUND ONE — Blake Alexander, 3.774, 330.15 def. Mike Salinas, Foul – Centerline; Clay Millican, 3.697, 332.75 was unopposed; Bill Litton, 4.169, 219.76 def. Leah Pritchett, Foul – Red Light; Antron Brown, 3.786, 326.87 def. Jim Maroney, 3.879, 302.96; Tony Schumacher, 3.743, 330.88 def. Shawn Reed, 4.776, 157.04; Brittany Force, 3.759, 329.91 def. Richie Crampton, 3.766, 325.14; Scott Palmer, 3.798, 329.34 def. Terry McMillen, 4.726, 133.46; Doug Kalitta, 3.746, 332.26 def. Steve Torrence, Foul – Red Light.

QUARTERFINALS — Alexander, 3.791, 330.23 def. Brown, 3.822, 317.72; Kalitta, 3.772, 329.50 def. Millican, 5.111, 147.79; Schumacher, 4.375, 192.71 def. Force, 4.985, 144.77; Palmer, 3.811, 325.92 def. Litton, 4.163, 231.68.

SEMIFINALS — Alexander, 3.878, 313.15 def. Palmer, 7.634, 106.52; Schumacher, 3.836, 317.42 def. Kalitta, 3.837, 274.44.

FINAL — Alexander, 4.004, 287.41 def. Schumacher, 4.345, 219.65.

FUNNY CAR
ROUND ONE — Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 3.995, 318.99 def. Richard Townsend, Toyota Camry, 10.192, 85.25; Del Worsham, Camry, 3.983, 325.22 def. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.091, 300.00; Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.973, 320.58 def. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.242, 225.18; Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 4.004, 317.27 def. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 4.022, 317.79; Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.958, 320.89 def. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.115, 310.13; Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.974, 322.65 def. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.010, 321.96; Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.012, 321.58 def. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.103, 306.40; John Force, Camaro, 4.026, 323.12 def. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.000, 321.27.

QUARTERFINALS — Hight, 4.010, 317.19 def. Tasca III, 12.467, 67.36; Capps, 3.969, 322.65 def. Hagan, 4.512, 190.59; Johnson Jr., 4.016, 323.35 def. Beckman, 4.013, 314.83; J. Force, 4.069, 316.75 def. Worsham, 4.080, 268.87.

SEMIFINALS — Hight, 3.956, 322.04 def. Johnson Jr., 3.990, 323.81; Capps, 4.000, 321.04 def. J. Force, 4.081, 321.42.

FINAL — Hight, 3.984, 319.75 def. Capps, 4.077, 296.11.

PRO STOCK
ROUND ONE — Drew Skillman, Chevy Camaro, 6.532, 211.79 def. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.560, 211.49; Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.530, 211.56 def. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 7.155, 146.35; Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.509, 211.79 def. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.553, 210.73; Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.537, 211.86 def. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.582, 208.97; Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.506, 211.16 def. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, Foul – Red Light; Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.558, 210.18 def. Bo Butner, Camaro, 8.274, 110.94; Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.528, 211.49 def. Joey Grose, Camaro, 18.077, 43.99; Jason Line, Camaro, 6.505, 211.96 def. Steve Graham, Camaro, 6.620, 209.62.

QUARTERFINALS — Coughlin, 6.534, 211.43 def. Laughlin, 6.563, 210.28; Anderson, 6.534, 211.36 def. Skillman, 6.585, 211.33; Kramer, 6.523, 211.39 def. Gray, 6.532, 211.46; Line, 6.538, 211.10 def. Enders, 6.547, 211.96.

SEMIFINALS — Coughlin, 6.548, 211.13 def. Anderson, 6.554, 212.43; Kramer, 6.525, 211.10 def. Line, 6.551, 211.26.

FINAL — Coughlin, 6.532, 212.16 def. Kramer, 6.534, 210.54.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
ROUND ONE — Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.856, 194.91 def. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.853, 196.96; Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.863, 196.82 def. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.892, 194.46; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.778, 198.47 def. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 7.305, 145.89; LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.806, 197.48 def. Cory Reed, Buell, 6.914, 196.73; Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.814, 195.45 def. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.896, 194.46; Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.832, 200.35 def. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.906, 196.90; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.846, 199.05 def. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.952, 193.90; Matt Smith, 6.803, 196.90 def. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 6.901, 195.90.

QUARTERFINALS — Krawiec, 6.771, 200.08 def. Savoie, 6.876, 196.19; Underdahl, 7.004, 173.90 def. Arana Jr, 9.242, 96.10; Tonglet, 6.803, 198.32 def. Gladstone, 6.853, 194.72; Hines, 6.798, 197.94 def. M. Smith, 12.443, 64.66.

SEMIFINALS — Hines, 6.820, 197.57 def. Underdahl, 6.907, 195.59; Tonglet, 6.796, 198.09 def. Krawiec, 6.769, 198.93.

FINAL — Tonglet, 6.771, 198.52 def. Hines, 6.802, 197.48.

Point Standings
Top Fuel
1, x-Steve Torrence, 1,168; 2, x-Tony Schumacher, 1,031; 3, x-Clay Millican, 1,025; 4, x-Leah Pritchett, 989; 5, x-Doug Kalitta, 951; 6, Antron Brown, 809; 7, Terry McMillen, 728; 8, Brittany Force, 697; 9, Scott Palmer, 617; 10, Richie Crampton, 608.

Funny Car
1, x-Courtney Force, 1,197; 2, x-Ron Capps, 1,032; 3, x-Robert Hight, 1,024; 4, x-Matt Hagan, 1,001; 5, Jack Beckman, 967; 6, J.R. Todd, 863; 7, Tommy Johnson Jr., 819; 8, John Force, 807; 9, Shawn Langdon, 680; 10, Bob Tasca III, 656.

Pro Stock
1, Greg Anderson, 1,126-x; 2, Tanner Gray, 1,031; 3, Erica Enders, 1,023; 4, Vincent Nobile, 979; 5, Jeg Coughlin, 956; 6, Chris McGaha, 907; 7, Drew Skillman, 895; 8, Jason Line, 857; 9, Deric Kramer, 828; 10, Bo Butner, 822.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1, Andrew Hines, 687-x; 2, Eddie Krawiec, 651-x; 3, LE Tonglet, 609-x; 4, Hector Arana Jr, 562-x; 5, Jerry Savoie, 534-x; 6, Matt Smith, 473; 7, Scotty Pollacheck, 449; 8, Angie Smith, 336; 9, Hector Arana, 321; 10, Angelle Sampey, 320.

x-clinched berth in NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.


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