Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the fourth of six races during the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. It is also the 22nd of 24 events in during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
"It's home turf and we love to race here," said B. Torrence, who is now fourth in points. "We've raced here our whole career and we have a lot of fans here. There's no better place to race than Dallas, Texas, and we did have the best car today. It has been very humbling, and we've been very blessed and fortunate to have the success we've had. We've got a great group of guys on both cars and our success is just a testament to the work these guys do. I think that we're probably the second-best car in the country, with Steve having the best. We've had a stellar season."
Vandergriff reached the final round for the first time thanks to wins against Clay Millican, Lee Callaway and fellow rookie standout Austin Prock. S. Torrence stayed in the points lead, leaving Dallas with a 33-point advantage over Doug Kalitta.
"We had a great racecar today," Hagan said. "Qualifying was pretty tough, but to turn on four win lights was pretty huge. Bob is a great driver and those guys are good, so I'm glad things turned out the way they did. We're just trying to keep some momentum going, keep doing our job and control what we can control. It was a pretty special weekend. We've just got to keep digging and keep working. I love this sport and it's been a big part of my life for 10 years. I knew (crew chief Dickie Venables) was tuned in and you could see he was confident, and that builds confidence in me."
Tasca beat Jonnie Lindberg, Jack Beckman and No. 1 qualifier John Force to reach his 16th career final round. Hight maintained the points lead in the class, with Jack Beckman the nearest competitor at 70 points back with two races left.
"We've had so many titanic clashes with so much on the line, and I knew it would be close," said Anderson, who is seventh in points. "It's a total team effort and that's what it takes to win a national event in Pro Stock right now. You've got to have perfection every time out there. We made a lot of changes this week and we hit on it. It showed it on Saturday and I knew coming into today we had a chance. Now it's a matter of if I can drive the car well enough. I can't tell you who's going to win this thing because everybody right now can beat everybody else."
Coughlin, who is now third in points, qualified No. 1 and beat Richie Stevens, Aaron Stanfield and Matt Hartford to reach the finals for the 109th time in his career. Enders stayed in the points lead, but saw it slip to just 28 points over Matt Hartford.
"It was a great day and we knew we had a good bike coming in," Savoie said. "We said if we held our composure we could win this thing. For the most part, tracks favor certain riders and we've been blessed here. It's a great place and today was great. Bottom line, I want a championship just as bad as anybody else, so whoever is in my way I'm going to do everything I can to try and beat them. I felt good and we've got a great team. To me, this win gives you more hope and means a lot. This gives you that window of opportunity where you could win a championship again."
Krawiec reached his 47th final round thanks to wins against Ryan Oehler, No. 1 qualifier Matt Smith and Angelle Sampey. The three-time world champ remains winless in his last 10 final-round appearances dating back to last season. Hines' points lead also grew to 81 over Stoffer.
The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues Oct. 31-Nov. 3 with the fifth of six races in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Sunday's final results from the 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The race is the 22nd of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Top Fuel -- Billy Torrence, 3.775 seconds, 319.67 mph def. Jordan Vandergriff, 4.299 seconds, 246.03 mph.
Funny Car -- Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.909, 327.59 def. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 3.928, 323.12.
Pro Stock -- Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.609, 209.75 def. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.610, 207.56.
Pro Stock Motorcycle -- Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.881, 195.90 def. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.901, 195.62.
Top Alcohol Dragster -- Megan Meyer, 5.299, 273.88 def. Buddy Domingue, 5.296, 271.19.
Top Alcohol Funny Car -- Sean Bellemeur, Chevy Camaro, 5.499, 268.54 def. Shane Westerfield, Camaro, 5.508, 266.58.
Competition Eliminator -- Joey Tanksley, Dragster, 6.924, 186.69 def. Brian Browell, Dragster, 7.702, 140.49.
Super Stock -- Vic Penrod, Chevy Camaro, 9.882, 136.36 def. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, Foul - Red Light.
Stock Eliminator -- Brandon Bakies, Olds Cutlass, 11.387, 113.78 def. Dale Hulquist, Chevy Camaro, 10.930, 118.57.
Super Comp -- Don Nichols, Dragster, 8.932, 166.66 def. Christopher Dodd, Dragster, 8.934, 177.11.
Super Gas -- Casey Plaizier, Chevy Corvette, 9.913, 160.16 def. Tim Nicholson, Chevy Camaro, 9.922, 106.16.
Super Street -- John Leibham, Chevy Camaro, 10.802, 151.87 def. Jim Burrell, Ford Torino, Foul - Red Light.
Factory Stock Showdown -- Chris Holbrook, Ford Mustang, 7.977, 172.74 def. Leah Pritchett, Dodge Challenger, 8.017, 171.16.
Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com -- Kamron Wright, Chevy Camaro, 6.626, 204.29 def. Bengt Blomberg, Pontiac Firebird, 6.834, 204.29.
Midwest Pro Mods -- Aron Wells, Ford Mustang, 3.730, 205.69 def. Justin Jones, Chevy Corvette, 4.845, 110.22.
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