Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Results From The NHRA Carolina Nationals

Buell rider Chip Ellis takes the win over favorite Andrew Hines on the Harley-Davidson.

Chip Ellis on his PiranaZ/Pippin Motorsports Buell.
Chip Ellis on his PiranaZ/Pippin Motorsports Buell.©Motorcyclist

Concord, NC – In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Chip Ellis piloted his PiranaZ/Pippin Motorsports Buell to victory on Sunday at the ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.

Angelle Sampey
Angelle Sampey proved once again that her Buell is making power with another Number 1 qualifying performance at the Carolina Nationals.©Motorcyclist

In the final round, Ellis stopped the timer at 6.879 seconds with a speed of 194.88 mph to defeat points leader Andrew Hines and his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley Davidson's 6.908 at 193.49. Ellis now has seven wins in his Pro Stock Motorcycle career. His last win came in Englishtown, New Jersey, in 2008.

“I’m ecstatic with our performance today,” said Ellis. “I did get a couple breaks today against Angelle [Sampey] when her bike broke and LE [Tonglet] had some issue or else he probably would have beat us. As a racer, some days you just have a feeling where today’s the day and today’s the day.”

Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, Carolina Nationals
Jerry Savoie held down the Number 1 spot with his Suzuki on Friday before Sampey turned up the wick.©Motorcyclist

In the earlier rounds, Ellis defeated Shawn Gann, LE Tonglet and No. 1 qualifier Angelle Sampey to reach the finals. On the other side of the qualifying ladder, Hines rode past Melissa Surber, Steve Johnson and Jim Underdahl before falling to Ellis. He maintains the points lead and Ellis jumps to the number two spot.

NHRA Mello Yello Championship Points Standings
1. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson (2,205)
2. Chip Ellis, Buell (2,161)
3. Angelle Sampey, Buell (2,156)
4. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson (2,120)
5. LE Tonglet, Suzuki (2,106)
6. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki (2,099)
7. Hector Arana Jr., Buell (2,083)
8. Hector Arana Sr., Buell (2,052)
9. Matt Smith, Victory (2,042)
10. Cory Reed, Buell (2,032)