2022 NHRA Springnationals

Unlike the 2021 version of this race, the weather was perfect throughout the weekend and the performances of the racers matched the conditions. Louisiana racers made their presences felt in what is supposed to be the final version of this race as Houston Raceway Park is scheduled to be closed next year.  The Top Dragster final saw fellow New Orleanians Mark Jones and Wayne Landry face off for the title with Jones winning by the narrowest of margins.  Kenner’s Darian Boesch pulled double duty, claiming the Runner Up spot in Top Sportsman and a semi-final finish in Top Dragster.  The state was also well represented in Pro Stock Motorcycle, where Angelle Sampey, Jerry Savoie and LE Tonglet made the field.  For complete round by round coverage of the race log on to NHRA.COM

Metairie’s LE Tonglet gets some last minute instructions from his dad before a qualfying run. Tonglet returned to NHRA competition after a two year hiatus.
St. Bernard’s Wayne Landry followed up his Top Dragster win at the NHRA Gatornationals with a Runner Up finsish in Houston.
Former Comp World Champ Craig Bourgeois of Metairie bowed out of competition in round one.
Former New Orleans resident and multi time World Champion Erica Enders took home the title in Pro Stock in the sport’s first ever all female final in that category.
Matt Hagan won his second straight race for Tony Stewart racing when he took the Funny Car title over first time finalist Bobby Bode.
Marrero’s Kelly & Mark Jones celebrate their Top Dragster title.
Anthony Manzella of Robert, La brought out his beautiful new ’68 Camaro Top Sportsman entry.
8-time NHRA TF world champion Tony Schumacher is back on the NHRA tour full time.
Wayne Landry (near) faced off with Mark Jones in an all New Orleans final in Top Dragster. Jones took home the trophy with a .0003 second margin of victory.
Brittany Force took home the trophy in Top Fuel with a holeshot win over Justin Ashley
Kenner’s Darian Boesch made it to the semi-finals in Top Dragster and was Runner Up in Top Sportsman
Angelle Sampey of Matthew’s La rode her Matt Hines (pictured) tunes Suzuki to a second round finish
Hammond’s Britt Cummings made the Top Dragster field with a 7.10 – 187mph run.
Jimmy Prock (L) chat’s with Houma’s Mark Oswald. Oswald tuned Antron Brown to a #6 qualifying position of 3.704 – 330.55 mph
Doug Kalitta raced to a #3 qualifying position with a 3.696 – 328.70 mph run.