Angie Smith advanced to the second round of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on a double holeshot thanks to a .011 reaction time. She beat both Angelle Sampey and Ryan Oehler to join Matt Smith in the semifinals of Pro Stock Motorcycle action at their sponsor’s event. They’ll battle Andrew Hines and Karen Stoffer – and Matt will have lane choice.
Hector Arana Sr. made the second-quickest run of the session (6.891) and will have lane choice against his son, Hector Arana Jr., along with Eddie Krawiec and Jerry Savoie. 2017 champ Savoie picked up .05 second over his qualifying time and had to fight his Suzuki all the way down the track, eventually willing his way into the second round.
Semifinal quads (lane choice in order):
Matt Smith vs. Andrew Hines vs. Karen Stoffer vs. Angie Smith
Hector Arana Sr. vs. Eddie Krawiec vs. Hector Arana Jr. vs. Jerry Savoie