NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Results from Atlanta Dragway

Two in a row for LE Tonglet at the Southern Nationals.

2017 Southern Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle winner
LE Tonglet races to his 12th career win at Atlanta Dragway.Photo: NHRA

LE Tonglet raced his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki to his second consecutive Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.   Tonglet raced to back-to-back wins this season after he rode his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki to a 6.843 pass at 194.35 mph, defeating teammate and defending world champion, Jerry Savoie. This is Tonglet's 12th career win and second at Atlanta Dragway.   "I've got a great group of guys behind me who get the bike back to running in no time," Tonglet said. "To be able to go to the third race of the season and get both of 'em (bikes) in the final round; it is just unbelievable. This won't be the last time both bikes are in the finals and we're going to put on a good show."

Eddie Krawiec
The Screamin' Eagle Vance and Hines Harley Davidson of Eddie Krawiec was the low qualifier at the Southerns with a 6.849-second pass at 194.21 mph.Photo: NHRA

Tonglet was the No. 2 qualifier behind Eddie Krawiec at the end of qualifying on Saturday. Krawiec raced his Screamin' Eagle / Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to a 6.849 pass at 194.21 mph to secure his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and 34th of his career.

“This is a big race for us, the motorcycles and all of the NHRA,” Kraweic stated. “It’s definitely a tough field out there. I think for Pro Stock Motorcycle it’s going to be a nice tight battle.  I’m confident in myself and my abilities. We just need to string it all together.”

Angelle Sampey, Team Liberty Victory Pro Stock Motorcycle
Angelle Sampey and the Team Liberty Racing Victory sat briefly in the No 1. Qualifier spot on Friday after a partial qualifying session. Inclement weather forced NHRA officials to end the day early at Atlanta Dragway.Photo: NHRA

Krawiec made it past Steve Johnson and Joey Gladstone before being eliminated by Tonglet’s team owner Jerry Savoie on the White Alligator Racing Suzuki.

On the other side of the ladder, Tonglet raced past Cory Reed, Andrew Hines and Scott Pollacheck before entering the final round against Savoie, who defeated Matt Smith, Hector Arana Jr. and Krawiec on his way to the finals.

2017 Southern Nationals Results
ROUND ONE — Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.851, 194.27 def. Matt Smith, 6.892, 192.52; Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.886, 193.40 def. Angelle Sampey, 6.969, 189.28; LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.811, 195.39 def.Cory Reed, Foul - Red Light; Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.860, 193.63 def. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.995, 195.65; Chip Ellis, Buell, 6.877, 191.70 def. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.952, 190.70; Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.844, 195.85 def. Mike Berry, Buell, 7.047, 186.51; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.821, 194.63 def. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, Broke; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.868, 193.96 def. Angie Smith, Buell, Foul - Red Light

QUARTERFINALS — Pollacheck, 6.933, 190.24 def. Ellis, 6.915, 193.74; Savoie, 6.847, 194.86 def.Arana Jr, Foul - Red Light; Tonglet, 6.805, 196.13 def. Hines, 6.894, 193.77; Krawiec, 6.826,193.79 def. Gladstone, 6.960, 192.96

SEMIFINALS — Savoie, 6.849, 192.80 def. Krawiec, 6.859, 193.24; Tonglet, 6.839, 194.60 def.Pollacheck, 6.889, 191.13

FINAL — Tonglet, 6.843, 194.35 def. Savoie, 34.292, 20.68.

Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Standings
1. Eddie Krawiec, 306
2. LE Tonglet, 291
3. Andrew Hines, 230
4. Jerry Savoie, 204
5. Scotty Pollacheck, 196
6. Joey Gladstone, 188
7. (tie) Steve Johnson, 136; Matt Smith, 136
9. Hector Arana Jr, 126
10. (tie) Angelle Sampey, 114. Karen Stoffer, 114.