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NHRA Power Rankings: Ron Capps is starting to make it feel a lot like 2016

NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat driver looks poised for run to second world championship
19 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Ron Capps
Ron Capps appeared in his second-straight final and, this time, there was no kiss of death from John Force. The NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat ended up in the winner’s circle for the third time in 2019 thanks in no small part to a little…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders just need luck to go their way

Two of the best racers in Pro Stock haven’t had any luck on race day.
06 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Erica Enders last won in April of 2018 and the driver of the Melling Chevy Camaro owns just two wins since the start of the 2016 season. That does not diminish her driving ability. She, by all measures, is one of the four best drivers in the Pro…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Billy Torrence keeps things interesting with his NHRA Sonoma Nationals win

Things are going to be very uncomfortable for Top Fuel teams still fighting for top 10 spots with three races to go.
30 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Billy Torrence
Billy Torrence trails 10th place racer Austin Prock by 31 points with three races go to before the NHRA Countdown to the Championship begins. Torrence did not set out to make the six-race playoffs and will only race twice, at the Lucas Oil NHRA…
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NHRA Power Rankings: What the last six races can tell us about Greg Anderson, Tommy Johnson Jr. and the Countdown to the Championship

Greg Anderson and Tommy Johnson Jr. earned long-awaited Wallys at Bandimere Speedway. Can they chase down titles in 2019?
24 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Greg Anderson, Tommy Johnson Jr.
Tommy Johnson Jr. and Greg Anderson will argue over who left Bandimere Speedway happiest until Friday afternoon when they get back into their cars and strap their helmets on. Johnson, who already won earlier this season, is now the proud owner of a…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Scott Palmer makes renewed NHRA Countdown bid

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals will be stressful for the bottom of the Top Fuel table
09 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Scott Palmer
Scott Palmer reached his second Top Fuel final at the NHRA New England Nationals. He came up short against Steve Torrence for the second time in his career, but it remained an incredible points day for the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel team.…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Is Deric Kramer poised for a championship chase?

American Ethanol Pro Stock driver Deric Kramer continues to climb the NHRA Power Rankings
24 Jun 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Deric Kramer
Deric Kramer earned his first win of 2019 at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals by defeating Erica Enders. His American Ethanol Pro Stock Chevy Camaro is better now than it was when he hoisted the Wally in Chicago. He has improved his NHRA Power Ranking…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Aggression pays off for Bob Tasca III and Mike Salinas

The two racers have more in common than sharing the winner’s circle in Bristol
17 Jun 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Bob Tasca III and Mike Salinas
You can’t measure competitive drive. It also isn’t very much fun to try. So, I’ll share three of my favorite Bob Tasca III stories to try to paint a picture of how much the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Wally means to him.   The first time I…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Is Billy Torrence going to make the Countdown to the Championship?

Billy Torrence is making things very uncomfortable for the Top Fuel class
11 Jun 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Steve and Billy Torrence
Billy Torrence won the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals. It was a great story. That win, his second career win and second…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Erica Enders, Andrew Hines take over top spots following Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Multi-time champions Erica Enders and Andrew Hines lead NHRA Power Rankings after a great weekend of racing at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
05 Jun 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Erica Enders and Andrew Hines
Erica Enders is one of the reasons I wanted to create something like NHRA Power Rankings. She has two wins since I started working at the National Hot Rod Association, far from the nine-win peak that carried her to a second-straight Pro Stock title…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Bo Butner wins again, highlights great K.B. Racing weekend

Bo Butner won for the fourth time in five races but remains a few points short of passing Jeg Coughlin Jr. for the NHRA Power Rankings lead.
20 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
Pro Stock returned to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit and no team looked better than K.B. Racing. Jason Line put his Summit Chevrolet on the pole, Bo Butner won the race and Greg Anderson took runner up. That dominance may not last, but…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Doug Kalitta, Tim Wilkerson, Andrew Hines have reason for optimism after Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals

Steve Torrence, Robert Hight and Eddie Krawiec lead the NHRA Power Rankings following the Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals.
08 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
Doug Kalitta lost in the first round at the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals. His 4.208-second pass hurt his overall success rate and, more importantly to the Mac Tools team, ended his weekend three rounds early. But his NHRA Power Ranking went up and…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Tim Wilkerson, Mike Salinas, Jerry Savoie biggest movers

Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Eddie Krawiec lead NHRA Power Rankings following NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
30 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
Two of the three NHRA Power Rankings leaders won at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte and the other runnered up. So, no, the leaders did not change as we get ready for a quick turnaround before the Arby’s NHRA Southern…
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NHRA Power Rankings Explained: Getting to know the newest drag racing stat

NHRA on FOX broadcasters Brian Lohnes and Tony Pedregon joined National Dragster Associate Editor Jake Sundstrom in the Wally Parks Studio via Skype to discuss NHRA Power Rankings ahead of the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
25 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
NHRA Power Rankings debuted alongside the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona as a way to measure race teams via a host of drag racing statistics. To help bring fans up to speed, NHRA on FOX broadcasters Tony Pedregon and Brian Lohnes joined…
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Power Rankings: Robert Hight flexes again following SpringNationals victory

Robert Hight and Steve Torrence remain atop the NHRA Power Rankings five races into 2019.
16 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
The more things change, the more they stay the same … sort of. The most interesting thing about the NHRA season depends on who you ask. Robert Hight and Jimmy Prock’s dominance ranks among the biggest talking points, as does Steve Torrence’s drought…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Leaders hold position after Las Vegas Four Wide

Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Eddie Krawiec remain on top four races into 2019
09 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
Two of the first six races of the season are four-wide affairs and one of them is at elevation. We just wrapped up the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, which is held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The elevation? Nearly 2,000…
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Power Rankings: Jeg Coughlin, Eddie Krawiec new leaders in Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle

Steve Torrence, Robert Hight dominate Top Fuel and Funny Car following Gatornationals while Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Eddie Krawiec take the lead in naturally aspirated classes.
18 Mar 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
The 2019 season passed the 1/8th mark at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals and brought some things into tighter focus. Steve Torrence went without a Wally for the third consecutive race but continues to lead the Top Fuel Power Rankings…
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Robert Hight, Steve Torrence, Erica Enders lead NHRA Power Rankings following NHRA Arizona Nationals

Robert Hight takes over Funny Car NHRA Power Rankings lead following the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals while Steve Torrence and Erica Enders retain their spots atop the Top Fuel and Pro Stock leaderboards.
26 Feb 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
There’s a new Power Rankings leader in Funny Car after the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals [breathe]. Steve Torrence and Erica Enders retained their spots atop the Top Fuel and Pro Stock categories despite first and semifinal…
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Steve Torrence, Tommy Johnson Jr., Erica Enders top first Power Rankings update of 2019

Strength of 2018 Countdown to the Championship runs combined with solid Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals keep racers at top of table.
12 Feb 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
I know – they didn’t win the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. We already have a stat for winning a race. It’s called wins. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a quick look at the first Power Rankings update of the season. You can see the…
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