Ron Capps (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the eighth of 24 events during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
S. Torrence secured round wins against Todd Paton, Scott Palmer, and his father Billy Torrence en route to his 45th career final round.
"Hands down and hats off to the whole Capco team," S. Torrence stated. "Those guys gave me the best race car of the day. We were the guys that went down the track four times in a row. All I had to do was not run over anything or anybody and they gave me the best car ever. Richard Hogan (crew chief) and Bobby Lagana (crew chief) they make the right calls when the pressure is on and when the heat is out there. In cowboy terms, I rode the two best horses out there."
Brown defeated teammate Leah Pritchett, Brittany Force and Mike Salinas.
Capps beat Jim Campbell, Robert Hight and teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. to reach the final round, earning his first career win at Richmond Motorsports Park.
"Just go up there and not make a mistake was my mindset today," Capps said. "Tobler told me in the trailer prior to the final round, 'I don't know why it smoked the tires all day. Everybody has had problems and we're just going to put it like we did first round when it went 3.99.' I rolled it in there and obviously it went a bit slower but that's what he went up there to do. Vintage Rahn Tobler."
Todd beat Bob Tasca III, teammate Shawn Langdon and Jonnie Lindberg to reach the finals.
Butner also went to the final round of the SAMTech.Edu Factory Stock Showdown where he fell short to Drew Skillman on a holeshot.
"It's been an amazing season and a good call to come back," Butner stated. "We made a very good run in the final. Greg and I both made mediocre runs up until that point. The track was great. It's very smooth and the Franklins did a great job with this place and it would be nice if we came back here a couple of times. It was fun running two cars multiple rounds today. It was a good day and I can't complain."
Butner defeated Wally Stroupe, Chris McGaha and Jeg Coughlin Jr. on his way to his 24th career final round.
"We have developed a very good hot weather tune up for our Street Rods and that's saying a lot," Hines said. "We typically tend to not look forward to the middle of the season because that's where our performance tends to fall off and people make up ground on us. Today we were able to take what we've learned the last couple of weeks between Charlotte when it got hot and Atlanta when it was really hot. We don't ever go up there (the starting line) with the same tune up, ever. It was a little bit of picking on it here and there which has led to us finding the window where we need to be."
The category points leader defeated Jiana Salinas, Ryan Oehler and defending world champion Matt Smith to reach the final round. Krawiec took down Kelly Clontz, Karen Stoffer and Hector Arana Jr. en route to his 25th final round against Hines.
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues to Chicago for the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway May 30th - June 2nd.
Sunday's final results from the Second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. The race is the eighth of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series-
Top Fuel -- Steve Torrence, 3.881 seconds, 319.82 mph def. Antron Brown, 3.899 seconds, 309.49 mph.
Funny Car -- Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.097, 310.98 def. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, Broke.
Pro Stock -- Bo Butner, Chevy Camaro, 6.599, 209.01 def. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.607, 210.18.
Pro Stock Motorcycle -- Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.845, 195.68 def. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.858, 196.44.
Pro Modified -- Sidnei Frigo, Chevy Camaro, 5.796, 256.55 def. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.768, 251.16.
Super Stock -- Joe Santangelo, Chevy Camaro, 10.250, 118.73 def. Steve Comella, Dodge Dart, 8.838, 146.19.
Stock Eliminator -- Wallace Dent, Chevy Camaro, 10.624, 123.40 def. Joe Lisa, Camaro, 10.937, 118.20.
Super Comp -- Chris Garretson, Dragster, 8.905, 133.38 def. Colby Fuller, Dragster, 8.914, 175.96.
Super Gas -- Tom Goldman, Chevy Corvette, 9.909, 160.23 def. Michelle Furr, Corvette, 9.870, 159.72.
Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com -- Chad Traylor, Dragster, 7.209, 180.26 def. Junior Houston, Dragster, 7.415, 172.08.
Factory Stock Showdown -- Drew Skillman, Ford Mustang, 7.990, 170.69 def. Bo Butner, Mustang, 7.989, 171.29.
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