Anderson, Prock, Pedregon & Smith Get Wallys – Whereas Enders, Drive, Capps & Smith Seize Championship Titles

The 2022 NHRA season started on the Winternationals final February at Auto Membership Raceway in Pomona, California, and it got here to an exhilarating conclusion at the very same observe over the weekend. So let’s begin with speaking concerning the occasion winners earlier than shifting on to the general champions on this 2022 season-ending OnAllCylinders NHRA Wrap-Up.


Greg Anderson took residence a Professional Inventory Wally in Pomona over the weekend. (Picture/Auto Imagery)

2022 Auto Membership NHRA Finals Professional Inventory Outcomes

To say that the Professional Inventory Closing was an emotional one could be an critical understatement.

It was introduced earlier that longtime KB Racing staff proprietor Ken Black could be retiring after the Pomona race—basically ending a 20-year racing tenure with driver Greg Anderson. So it was a becoming conclusion to an extended and profitable partnership as Anderson grabbed the Wally with a holeshot win over eventual season champ Erica Enders on Sunday. (What a good way to start retirement!)


Antron Brown launches alongside Austin Prock within the Finals. (Picture/Auto Imagery)

2022 Auto Membership NHRA Finals Prime Gas Outcomes

Each Austin Prock and Antron Brown adopted comparable story arcs throughout their 2022 NHRA campaigns. After comparatively gradual begins to the season, each picked up pace over the summer season and the 2 confronted off as the ultimate pair of rivals on the 2022 NHRA calendar in Pomona. However it was Prock who would finally nab the Wally and shut the e-book on NHRA drag racing for 2022.

Prock obtained to to the Closing Spherical by knocking off Brittany Drive within the Third Spherical—however that didn’t cease Drive from grabbing the 2022 NHRA Prime Gas Season Champ honors after contender Justin Ashely obtained bounced after the primary spherical of Eliminations. (Drive, Brown, and Prock would ultimately end 1-2-3 within the standings.)


2022 Auto Membership NHRA Finals Humorous Automobile Outcomes

Paired up towards eventual 2022 NHRA Humorous Automobile Champ (and primary qualifier) Ron Capps, Cruz Pedregon raced to victory with a 3.839 second, 335.65 mph effort. Apparently, Capps had technically earned the 2022 season title in the course of the earlier spherical of Eliminations, but wanted one closing, clear move to safe it. Suffice it to say, each racers had grins on their faces after the run.


2022 Auto Membership NHRA Finals Professional Inventory Motorbike Outcomes

Anybody watching the NHRA PSM ranks currently has heard the title Smith talked about lots. And although it was Matt Smith who locked up the 2022 NHRA Professional Inventory Motorbike Championship, it was his spouse Angie who hoisted the Wally on Sunday. She obtained a beginning line benefit towards competitor Joey Gladstone within the Finals, on her solution to her third Wally of the yr.


Greg Anderson traces up in a Closing Spherical matchup towards the season’s 2022 Professional Inventory Champ, Erica Enders. (Picture/Auto Imagery)

2022 NHRA Season Champions

After over 20 Nationwide occasions, it was time to declare some NHRA Champions. Whereas some racers had locked-up their titles early, just a few others needed to wait till the smoke cleared in Pomona earlier than the celebrations started. Both means, our hats are off for his or her championship efforts, CONGRATULATIONS!

  • 2022 NHRA Professional Inventory Champion: Erica Enders
  • 2022 NHRA Prime Gas Champion: Brittany Drive
  • 2022 NHRA Humorous Automobile Champion: Ron Capps
  • 2022 NHRA Professional Inventory Motorbike Champion: Matt Smith


NHRA Drag Racing will return for the 2023 season on the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida March 9 – 12, 2023.


Closing 2022 NHRA Championship Factors Standings


  1. Erica Enders, 2,823
  2. Greg Anderson, 2,581
  3. Aaron Stanfield, 2,575
  4. Troy Coughlin Jr., 2,538
  5. Kyle Koretsky, 2,459
  6. Matt Hartford, 2,397
  7. Dallas Glenn, 2,375
  8. Christian Cuadra, 2,295
  9. Bo Butner, 2,265
  10. Deric Kramer, 2,259



  1. Brittany Drive, 2,596
  2. Antron Brown, 2,534
  3. Austin Prock, 2,514
  4. Justin Ashley, 2,510
  5. Mike Salinas, 2,461
  6. Steve Torrence, 2,443
  7. Josh Hart, 2,419
  8. Clay Millican, 2,348
  9. Shawn Langdon, 2,339
  10. Doug Kalitta, 2,335



  1. Ron Capps, 2,682
  2. Robert Hight, 2,679
  3. Matt Hagan, 2,587
  4. Bob Tasca III, 2,504
  5. John Drive, 2,490
  6. Cruz Pedregon, 2,410
  7. Alexis DeJoria, 2,372
  8. J.R. Todd, 2,344
  9. Tim Wilkerson, 2,343
  10. Blake Alexander, 2,199



  1. Matt Smith, 2,610
  2. Joey Gladstone, 2,528
  3. Angie Smith, 2.519
  4. Jerry Savoie, 2,432
  5. Steve Johnson, 2,407
  6. Angelle Sampey, 2,353
  7. Eddie Krawiec, 2,306
  8. Marc Ingwersen, 2,284
  9. Karen Stoffer, 2,253
  10. Ryan Oehler, 2,229

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