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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: E1

Matt Smith nearly ran the quickest elapsed time of the Virginia NHRA Nationals to advance to the second round of Pro Stock Motorcycle.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith

Matt Smith laid down the hurt in the first round of Pro Stock Motorcycle. His 6.813-second pass was only a thousandth from being the quickest of the entire event. He will battle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider Angelle Sampey in the second round. All three Harley-Davidson riders posted times within .002-second of each other. That’s the good news. 

The bad news? They’re all .04-second behind Smith. That means the team has its work cut out for itself to get Sampey ready for the second round of competition. 

Joey Gladstone booked himself a matchup with Hector Arana Jr. by defeating Hector Arana Sr. on a holeshot to score his first round win since the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Ryan Oehler also picked up a tight win by defeating Angie Smith by .029-second. 

Second-round pairings (lane choice first): Andrew Hines vs. Ryan Oehler; Matt Smith vs. Angelle Sampey; Eddie Krawiec vs. Karen Stoffer; Hector Arana Jr. vs. Joey Gladstone