NHRA: Results and standings from K&N Filters Route 66 Nationals

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JOLIET, Illinois — Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were the winners in Sunday’s final eliminations of the 19th K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, just southwest of Chicago.

Here’s the results and updated point standings:

FINAL FINISHING ORDER:

TOP FUEL: 1.  Antron Brown; 2.  J.R. Todd; 3.  Leah Pritchett; 4.  Tony Schumacher; 5.  Steve Torrence; 6. Doug Kalitta; 7.  Terry McMillen; 8.  Brittany Force; 9.  Clay Millican; 10.  Kyle Wurtzel; 11. T.J. Zizzo; 12.  Luigi Novelli; 13.  Chris Karamesines; 14.  Richie Crampton; 15.  Pat Dakin; 16. Shawn Langdon.

FUNNY CAR: 1.  Jack Beckman; 2.  Ron Capps; 3.  Robert Hight; 4.  Matt Hagan; 5.  Alexis DeJoria; 6.  Tommy Johnson Jr.; 7.  Bob Tasca III; 8.  Courtney Force; 9.  John Force; 10.  Brian Stewart; 11.  Bob Bode; 12.  Del Worsham; 13.  Chad Head; 14.  John Hale; 15.  Cruz Pedregon; 16.  Tim Wilkerson.

PRO STOCK: 1.  Greg Anderson; 2.  Bo Butner; 3.  Jason Line; 4.  Shane Gray; 5.  Allen Johnson; 6.  Vincent Nobile; 7.  Jeg Coughlin; 8.  Chris McGaha; 9.  Drew Skillman; 10.  Alex Laughlin; 11.  Kenny Delco; 12.  Erica Enders; 13.  Alan Prusiensky; 14.  Dave River; 15.  Kevin Lawrence; 16.  Mark Hogan.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE: 1.  Andrew Hines; 2.  Angelle Sampey; 3.  Eddie Krawiec; 4.  Steve Johnson; 5.  Cory Reed; 6. Michael Ray; 7.  Karen Stoffer; 8.  Hector Arana; 9.  Jerry Savoie; 10.  LE Tonglet; 11.  Hector Arana Jr; 12.  Chip Ellis; 13.  Melissa Surber; 14.  Jim Underdahl; 15.  Matt Smith; 16.  Michael Phillips.

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FINAL RESULTS:

Top Fuel: Antron Brown, 3.777 seconds, 321.19 mph  def. J.R. Todd, 3.798 seconds, 322.11 mph.

Funny Car: Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 3.955, 324.05  def. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.522, 194.74.

Pro Stock: Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.644, 209.01  def. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.667, 209.17.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.858, 194.91  def. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.893, 193.40.

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FINAL ROUND-BY-ROUND RESULTS

TOP FUEL: ROUND ONE — Leah Pritchett, 3.774, 323.35 def. Richie Crampton, 9.389, 78.96; Tony Schumacher, 4.241, 263.62 def. Pat Dakin, 10.239, 71.62; Terry McMillen, 4.695, 168.98 def. Shawn Langdon, Broke; Brittany Force, 3.780, 327.59 def. Chris Karamesines, 4.188, 282.30; Steve Torrence, 3.785, 324.75 def. Luigi Novelli, 4.120, 251.20; Doug Kalitta, 3.805, 325.37 def. Kyle Wurtzel, 3.865, 307.30; Antron Brown, 3.753, 325.06 def. Clay Millican, 3.779, 313.80; J.R. Todd, 3.789, 323.66 def. T.J. Zizzo, 3.865, 317.12;

QUARTERFINALS — Schumacher, 3.781, 322.73 def. Kalitta, 3.806, 320.05; Todd, 3.771, 324.28 def. Torrence, 3.785, 313.58; Pritchett, 3.872, 311.63 def. Force, 4.327, 187.31; Brown, 3.785, 324.44 def. McMillen, 3.984, 304.53;

SEMIFINALS — Brown, 3.762, 324.05 def. Pritchett, 3.814, 319.22; Todd, 3.781, 323.35 def. Schumacher, 3.815, 315.49;

FINAL — Brown, 3.777, 321.19 def. Todd, 3.798, 322.11.

FUNNY CAR: ROUND ONE — Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 3.927, 323.12 def. John Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.007, 319.82; Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.928, 327.59 def. John Hale, Charger, 6.127, 108.70; Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.914, 326.24 def. Bob Bode, Toyota Solara, 4.132, 306.12; Alexis DeJoria, Toyota Camry, 3.955, 320.51 def. Brian Stewart, Ford Mustang, 4.054, 304.53; Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 3.990, 316.23 def. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 11.327, 75.19; Robert Hight, Camaro, 4.016, 317.34 def. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, Foul – Red Light; Courtney Force, Camaro, 3.955, 317.87 def. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.566, 184.85; Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 3.974, 322.96 def. Chad Head, Camry, 5.340, 198.15;

QUARTERFINALS — Capps, 3.940, 321.27 def. Tasca III, 4.437, 201.97; Beckman, 3.939, 325.92 def. C. Force, 6.319, 102.93; Hagan, 3.952, 325.53 def. Johnson Jr., 3.977, 320.05; Hight, 3.917, 328.06 def. DeJoria, 3.967, 319.07;

SEMIFINALS — Capps, 4.003, 314.02 def. Hagan, 10.888, 77.35; Beckman, 3.923, 325.06 def. Hight, 3.970, 323.12;

FINAL — Beckman, 3.955, 324.05 def. Capps, 4.522, 194.74.

PRO STOCK: ROUND ONE — Vincent Nobile, Chevy Camaro, 6.643, 208.55 def. Erica Enders, Dodge Dart, 6.686, 208.36; Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.626, 208.78 def. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.654, 208.71; Jeg Coughlin, Dart, 6.641, 208.23 def. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.644, 208.52; Allen Johnson, Dart, 6.649, 208.91 def. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.670, 207.82; Jason Line, Camaro, 6.601, 210.01 def. Mark Hogan, Pontiac GXP, Broke; Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.600, 209.82 def. Alan Prusiensky, Dart, Foul – Red Light; Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.605, 209.88 def. Kevin Lawrence, Chevy Cobalt, 6.811, 202.24; Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.596, 210.24 def. Dave River, Cobalt, 6.797, 204.01;

QUARTERFINALS — Butner, 6.649, 209.17 def. McGaha, 6.689, 208.65; Line, 6.615, 209.62 def. Coughlin, 6.663, 207.85; Gray, 6.622, 209.72 def. Nobile, 6.658, 208.30; Anderson, 6.615, 208.78 def. Johnson, 6.647, 208.97;

SEMIFINALS — Anderson, 6.631, 209.14 def. Gray, 21.336, 36.96; Butner, 6.631, 209.23 def. Line, 6.616, 209.56;

FINAL — Anderson, 6.644, 209.01 def. Butner, 6.667, 209.17.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE: ROUND ONE — Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.895, 194.77 def. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.851, 195.65; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.833, 195.28 def. Chip Ellis, Buell, Foul – Red Light; Hector Arana, Buell, 6.882, 194.97 def. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.886, 193.82; Cory Reed, Buell, 6.887, 192.44 def. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.867, 195.39; Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.868, 192.63 def. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, Foul – Red Light; Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.882, 193.68 def. Melissa Surber, Buell, 6.954, 191.08; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.875, 194.74 def. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 8.917, 98.86; Michael Ray, Buell, 6.902, 193.38 def. Matt Smith, 7.089, 190.78;

QUARTERFINALS — Johnson, 6.905, 192.93 def. Stoffer, 7.173, 161.48; Krawiec, 6.885, 193.74 def. Arana, Foul – Red Light; Sampey, 6.869, 193.88 def. Reed, 6.889, 192.88; Hines, 6.884, 194.35 def. Ray, 7.027, 189.73;

SEMIFINALS — Hines, 6.877, 194.35 def. Johnson, 8.320, 108.61; Sampey, 7.022, 191.05 def. Krawiec, Foul – Red Light;

FINAL — Hines, 6.858, 194.91 def. Sampey, 6.893, 193.40.

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UPDATED POINT STANDINGS:

Top Fuel: 1.  Antron Brown, 1,056; 2.  Doug Kalitta, 1,054; 3.  Steve Torrence, 912; 4.  Brittany Force, 896; 5.  Tony Schumacher, 803; 6.  Shawn Langdon, 746; 7.  J.R. Todd, 725; 8.  (tie) Richie Crampton, 603; Clay Millican, 603; 10.  Leah Pritchett, 521.

Funny Car: 1.  Ron Capps, 1,068; 2.  Jack Beckman, 942; 3.  Courtney Force, 892; 4.  Matt Hagan, 828; 5. Tommy Johnson Jr., 803; 6.  Robert Hight, 799; 7.  Del Worsham, 796; 8.  Tim Wilkerson, 760; 9. John Force, 699; 10.  Alexis DeJoria, 697.

Pro Stock: 1.  Jason Line, 1,472; 2.  Greg Anderson, 1,392; 3.  Bo Butner, 898; 4.  Allen Johnson, 773; 5. Drew Skillman, 717; 6.  Vincent Nobile, 666; 7.  Shane Gray, 619; 8.  Chris McGaha, 610; 9.  Jeg Coughlin, 580; 10.  Alex Laughlin, 530.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: 1.  Eddie Krawiec, 639; 2.  Andrew Hines, 505; 3.  Angelle Sampey, 471; 4.  Jerry Savoie, 428; 5. Hector Arana, 344; 6.  Chip Ellis, 333; 7.  LE Tonglet, 289; 8.  Steve Johnson, 258; 9.  Matt Smith, 235; 10.  Michael Ray, 228.

The NHRA enjoys next weekend off before returning to action July 22-24 with the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver, Colorado.

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Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.