Texas NHRA FallNationals
Texas Motorplex
October 13-16, 2022

Hector Arano Jr. won Pro Stock Motorcycle in the 20th event of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the fourth of six races in the countdown to the championship playoffs.

Hector Arana professional motorcycle

Arana Jr., making just his fifth appearance at Dallas this season, was a thrilling underdog winner in Pro Stock Motorcycle, earning his first win since 2019, running a 6.822 at 196.35 in his Arana Buell team and beating Jerry Savoia in the final round. It also gives Arana his 16th career win and his first in Dallas, and the veteran picked off some heavy hitters to get there. He defeated Chip Ellis, Angie Smith and points leader Matt Smith to reach the finals, playing the role of spoiler admirably. Arana then found the Savoys for a big win in Dallas.


“It’s so wonderful. You have to make it the best you can, Arana Jr. – We have such a passion for it. It’s been such a long time and we love being here with all the fans and bringing Wally home is the icing on the cake.”

Savoie reached the final round in Dallas for the seventh time in the last eight years, defeating Mark Ingwersen, Ryan Oehler and Steve Johnson. It is also his third final this season. With two races to go, Matt Smith now leads Joey Gladstone by 51 points.

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action October 27-30 with the NHRA Nevada Nationals on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


W – Jerry Savoy, Suzuki, 6.862, 194.45
L – Mark Ingwersen, 6.880, 189.67

W – Hector Arana Jr., Buell, 6.917, 192.98
L – Chip Ellis, 6.930, 194.75

Hector Arana professional motorcycle

W – Angie Smith, 6.841, 200.77
L – Gage Herrera, Suzuki, 6.955, 190.96

Angie Smith Professional Motorcycle
Angie Smith

W – Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.804, 195.54
L – Gianna Evaristo, Suzuki, 6.888, 196.97

Professional motorcycle Jianna Evaristo
Giana Evaristo

W – Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.852, 197.92
L – Richard Gadson, 7.675, 121.02

P – Ryan Ohler, 6.960, 191.84
L – Angel Sempi, Suzuki, 7.033, 146.09

Ryan Oehler Pro Motorcycle

W – Eddie Kravets, Suzuki, 6.834, 198.88
P – Chris Bostick, Suzuki, 11.660, 68.21

W – Matt Smith, Buell, 6.818, 200.38
L – Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.065, 180.43

Matt Smith Pro Stock Motorcycle


W – Jerry Savoy, 6.874, 194.70
P – Ryan Ohler, 7.045, 187.79

Professional motorcycle Jerry Savoie
Jerry Savoy

W – Hector Arana, Jr., 6.924, 193.32
L – Angie Smith, 7.713, 125.09

W – Steve Johnson, 6.778, 195.33
L – Joey Gladstone, Foul – Red Light

W – Matt Smith, 6.804, 200.07
P – Eddie Kravets, 6.904, 193.97


W – Hector Arana, Jr., 6.887, 193.41
L – Matt Smith, 7.595, 130.37

Hector Arana professional motorcycle

W – Jerry Savoy, 6.874, 194.46
L – Steve Johnson, 7.014, 186.24


W – Hector Arana, Jr., 6.822, 196.35
P – Jerry Savoy, 6.890, 193.03

Hector Arana professional motorcycle

Angelle Sampey Professional Motorcycle


Angel Sempi held on for her fifth No. 1 in qualifying of the Pro Stock Motorcycle season as no one could top her 6.728 at 202.05 from Friday on her Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki. It is also the 58th career qualifier for the three-time world champion, who also boosted her chances of victory in Dallas with an impressive score of 6.759 to close out qualifying. Sempei, who has one win this season and needs a win to stay alive in the championship chase, will open the race against Ryan Oller.

Angelle Sampey Professional Motorcycle
Angela Sempei

“That (6.75) was a really good run for us,” Sempi said. “I’m pretty sure it was as good as (6.72) considering the weather conditions were worse. We have the bike to win the race like we do every weekend, I just hope and pray that my team has the rider to win the race.

Richard Gadson's professional stock bike
Richard Gadson

“The competition makes it pretty tough. It’s fierce here these days. Just getting through the first round is always a challenge, but I know my team is ready to win. But everyone else is trying to stop us. I’ll just try to keep my head on straight, have a good time, enjoy the day and look forward to what [symbolic winner] cowboy hat on my head at the end of the day for the first time.”

Reigning winner and points leader Matt Smith is second with a 6.734 at 203.58, improving on his time from Friday. His wife, Angie, is third with 6.793 at 200.96.

1. Angel Sempi, Suzuki, 6.728, 202.05
2. Matt Smith, Buell, 6.734, 203.58
3. Angie Smith, EBR, 6.793, 200.96
4. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.793, 200.00
5. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.793, 199.80
6. Hector Arano, Jr., Buell, 6.808, 199.73
7. Eddie Krawiec, Suzuki, 6.815, 199.29
8. Mark Ingwersen, EBR, 6.826, 197.66
9. Jerry Savoy, Suzuki, 6.832, 198.83
10. Chris Bostick, Suzuki, 6.863, 199.12
11. Chip Ellis, EBR, 6.871, 196.63
12. Gianna Evaristo, Suzuki, 6.877, 198.65
13. Richard Gadson, 6.904, 195.65
14. Gage Herrera, Suzuki, 6.914, 193.77
15. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.919, 193.64
16. Ryan Ohler, EBR, 6.930, 197.46

Chris Bostick Professional Motorcycle
Chris Bostick

Did not pass the qualification
17. Malcolm Phillips Jr., 6.950, 194.25
18. LE Tonglet, 6.959, 194.50
9. Kelly Klontz, 6.964, 197.99
20. David Barron, 11.239, 73.72

Kelly Clontz Pro Stock Motorcycle
Kelly Clontz


The Pro Stock Motorcycle class featured a number of great performances on Friday at the Texas Motorplex, and Angel Sempi topped them all, setting the course record on her Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki with a 6.728 run at 202.05. The track speed record was broken three times during opening qualifying, with Matt Smith setting the mark with a pass of 203.69. The reigning world champion had the best pass of the second session with a 6.734 at 203.58, also earning a $5,000 bonus check. But it was Sempei who led the entire field as she sought her fifth No. 1 ranking of the 2022 season. Trailing Smith by 116 points heading into the weekend, Sempi knows she needs a big game in Dallas.


“We had a test on Wednesday and we did well and we figured some things out,” Sempi said. “Definitely, I have a lot of catching up to do in the remaining three final races of the year. My mistakes have left me behind. My Vance and Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki is a better bike, I just haven’t been the rider it needs so I need to change that. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and seeing how I do. I never won that race. I don’t have a cowboy hat and I really want to do it this weekend.”

The standard LE Tonglet Pro bike
L. E. Tonglett

Smith is currently in second place thanks to his run under the lights, while his wife Angie is third after her run of 6.793 at 200.96. She started the weekend in third place, 90 behind her husband.

01 Angel Sempi / 6.728 / 202.05
02 Matt Smith / 6.734 / 203.58
03 Angie Smith / 6.793 / 200.96
04 Steve Johnson / 6.793 / 199.8
05 Eddie Kravets / 6.815 / 199.29
06 Mark Ingwersen / 6.826 / 197.66
07 Jerry Savoy / 6.832 / 198.83
08 Chris Bostick / 6.863 / 199.12
09 Chip Ellis / 6.871 / 196.63
10 Giana Evaristo / 6.877 / 198.65
11 Richard Gadson / 6.904 / 195.82
12 Joey Gladstone / 6.908 / 198.19
13 Hector Arano Jr. / 6.916 / 199.83
14 Karen Stoffer / 6.919 / 193.64
15 Malcom Phillips Jr. / 6.950 / 194.25
16 LE Tonglet / 6.959 / 194.23
17 Kelly Klontz / 6.964 / 195.19
18 Ryan Ohler / 6.968 / 191.66
19 Gage Herrera / 7.166 / 185.55
20 David Barron / 11.239 / 73.72

Malcolm Phillips Pro Stock Motorcycle
Malcolm Phillips

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