In Pro Stock Motorcycle on Sunday at the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Texas Motorplex continued to be very good to Jerry Savoie, as he picked up his second straight win at the track by going 6.910 at 191.16 in the final round on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki.
It was Savoie’s sixth straight final round at the facility, and he picked up his third career win in Dallas by racing past Joey Gladstone in the championship round. Savoie, who won for the first time since Dallas last year and 13th time overall, beat Marc Ingwersen, Cory Reed and Eddie Krawiec to reach the final round.
“There’s just something about Texas,” Savoie said. “To come here and be in the finals six times and win three, it’s just awesome and a great deal. We’ve really been struggling and (crew chief) Tim (Kulungian) has been working really hard at the shop. We didn’t have the fastest bike today, but luck was on our side and we just out-raced them.”
Gladstone advanced to his first career final round in the class with victories against Hector Arana Jr., Michael Phillips and Angelle Sampey. No. 1 qualifier Matt Smith maintained his points lead despite losing in the first round when his bike would not start, and Scotty Pollacheck stayed in second, 50 behind his teammate.
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ENNIS, Texas — Final round-by-round results from the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the ninth of 11 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE:
ROUND ONE — Joey Gladstone, 6.987, 190.03 def. Hector Arana Jr, Foul – Red Light; Cory Reed, 6.965, 193.90 def. Scotty Pollacheck, 7.002, 197.88; Angie Smith, 6.868, 199.35 def. John Hall, Suzuki, 6.924, 193.40; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.844, 198.17 def. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.921, 192.77; Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.917, 191.40 def. Marc Ingwersen, 6.999, 192.38; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.834, 197.94 def. Ryan Oehler, 6.980, 195.90; Angelle Sampey, Harley-Davidson, 6.841, 197.57 def. Kelly Clontz, Suzuki, 6.980, 191.76; Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 8.911, 99.67 def. Matt Smith, Broke;
QUARTERFINALS — Gladstone, 6.975, 191.46 def. Phillips, 9.774, 87.21; Savoie, 6.973, 189.50 def. Reed, 6.965, 193.99; Krawiec, 6.868, 197.33 def. A. Smith, 6.932, 193.82; Sampey, 6.840, 195.76 def. Hines, 6.938, 195.45;
SEMIFINALS — Savoie, 6.929, 190.08 def. Krawiec, 6.941, 188.31; Gladstone, 6.957, 191.62 def. Sampey, Foul – Red Light;
FINAL — Savoie, 6.910, 191.16 def. Gladstone, 7.005, 192.69.
ENNIS, Texas — Point standings (top 10) following the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the ninth of 11 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series –
1. Matt Smith, 503; 2. Scotty Pollacheck, 453; 3. Andrew Hines, 442; 4. Angelle Sampey, 411; 5. Eddie Krawiec, 387; 6. Angie Smith, 307; 7. Ryan Oehler, 301; 8. Steve Johnson, 271; 9. Jerry Savoie, 267; 10. Hector Arana Jr, 252.