2017 Four-Wide Nationals Drag Racing Results

Suzuki rider LE Tonglet defeats the factory Harley-Davidson’s of Krawiec and Hines.

LE Tonglet 4-Wide Nationals winner
LE Tonglet launches his Nitro Fish Suzuki to victory at the sixth event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The White Alligator Racing (WAR) team of Tonglet and team owner Jerry Savoie swept Pro Stock Motorcycle number one qualifier and the win at NHRA’s unique and difficult Four-Wide Nationals at Concord, North Carolina’s zMAX Dragway.Photo: Tim Hailey

LE Tonglet raced his way to the Pro Stock Motorcycle victory Sunday in the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Zmax Dragway.

Four-Wide motorcycles final-round
“I usually stage first when it’s just two of us,” said Tonglet. “In this Four Wide, you wanna get in there and don’t lose focus.”Photo: Tim Hailey
Pro Stock Motorcycle win goes to LE Tonglet
First Wally of 2017 for LE Tonglet at zMAX Dragway, home of the Four-Wide Nationals.Photo: NHRA

Tonglet rode his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki to a 6.864 at 195.00 pass to earn his 10th career victory and first of the 2017 Mello Yello drag racing season. He defeated three-time world champion Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines on his way to his first Four-Wide win.

“It’s just unbelievable what we’ve come through this weekend alone,” Tonglet stated. “With the Four-Wides you just have to be prepared for anything. You just have to concentrate because if you lose your train of thought it’s going to be bad.”

This win also marks the first victory for Tonglet since joining the White Alligator Racing headed by Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Jerry Savoie, who was the low qualifier of the event (see the qualifying results HERE).

2017 Four-Wide Nationals Results

ROUND ONE – Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.817, 195.99 and LE Tonglet, Suzuki GSXR, 6.829, 195.36 def. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki TL1000, 6.813, 195.62 and Steve Johnson, TL1000, 6.994, 190.89; Karen Stoffer, Suzuki TL1000R, 6.867, 193.85 and Joey Gladstone, GSXR, 6.888, 194.94 def. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.940, 194.55 and Chip Ellis, Buell XB9R, 6.888, 196.19; Andrew Hines, Harley V-Rod, 6.838,195.11 and Angelle Sampey, Victory, 6.959, 192.96 def. Hector Arana, XB9R, 7.271, 195.34 and Cory Reed, Victory, 10.037, 83.65; Eddie Krawiec, V-Rod, 6.792, 196.22 and Matt Smith, Victory Gunner, 6.924, 192.71 def. Shawn Gann, XB9R, 6.964, 192.14 and Hector Arana Jr, XB9R, 8.210, 113.57

SEMIFINALS – Tonglet, 6.889, 192.74 and Pollacheck, 6.886, 192.96 def. Gladstone, 6.925, 193.63 and Stoffer, 6.914, 192.38; Hines, 6.868, 195.11 and Krawiec, 6.867, 195.28 def. Sampey, 6.944,193.46 and M. Smith, 6.892, 193.71

FINAL – Tonglet, 6.864, 195.00 def. Krawiec, 6.821, 195.31, Hines, 6.902, 194.16 and Pollacheck, broke

Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Standings
1. Eddie Krawiec, 225
2. Andrew Hines, 177
3. LE Tonglet, 172
4. Joey Gladstone, 135
5. Scotty Pollacheck, 124
6. Jerry Savoie, 108
7. Steve Johnson, 105
8. Matt Smith, 104
9. Karen Stoffer, 83
10. Angelle Sampey, 82