Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the sixth race of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Langdon, who was also the No. 1 qualifier this weekend, went 3.705-seconds at 326.32 mph in his 11,000-horsepower DHL dragster to beat Leah Pruett in the final round, winning for the 17th time in his career and second time at Indy. The victory marked a major moment for Langdon, a former Top Fuel world champ who moved to Funny Car in 2018 before switching back to Top Fuel in 2020. He knocked off Joey Haas, Cory McClenathan and Justin Ashley to reach the final round, where Langdon impressed with a .015 reaction time and had a superb start-to-finish run.
"There's been a lot of hard work that has gone into this team," Langdon said. "Working with (team owner) Connie (Kalitta) and the DHL team again, I love those guys and they're all awesome. They proved that today. We've had an awesome car the entire weekend and it's just a great team. How much work they put into this, it's really impressive. This is an awesome deal, and when I hit the gas I knew we had it as long as we didn't smoke the tires. I'm trying to give it everything I've got and my team did a great job."
Pruett beat Terry McMillen, Tony Schumacher and Steve Torrence to reach her 16th final round.
"If this is the last time I race at Indy, this team left nothing on the race track," said Beckman, who reached his 67th career final round. "This is what drag racing is all about. I hope I can continue to keep doing this, but I'm going to revel in this right now. Our team was just awesome today."
Todd reached his 35th final round by knocking off Blake Alexander, Dale Creasy Jr. and Matt Hagan.
"This is really sweet and it means the world to me," Enders said. "You work your entire life for something like this and it's a dream come true. I've drag raced for 30 years and raced in Pro Stock for 16 years, and so many people have made this possible. This Chevy Camaro is mean, I've got the three baddest crew chiefs on the property in Rick Jones, Rickie Jones and Marc Ingersoll, and I've got the best team in the world. This is just amazing."
Hartford beat Fernando Cuadra, Bo Butner and Jason Line to reach his eighth career final round.
"There's so many people that put in so much work and effort to help get us here," Pollacheck said. "My wife, Susan, has really pushed me, and Matt and Angie Smith have given me an amazing bike. Michael Ray, my crew guy, he's the baddest man on the planet. This bike was just flawless all weekend. This is like the biggest thing ever. I can't even believe it. It's just awesome."
Hines, the defending world champ, topped John Hall, Matt Smith and Eddie Krawiec to advance to his 97th career final round.
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues Sept. 25-27 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
Sunday's final results from the 66th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The race is the sixth of 14 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:
Top Fuel -- Shawn Langdon, 3.705 seconds, 326.32 mph def. Leah Pruett, 5.141 seconds, 145.75 mph.
Funny Car -- Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 3.908, 327.35 def. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 3.960, 324.28.
Pro Stock -- Erica Enders, Chevy Camaro, 6.606, 208.55 def. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.610, 208.59.
Pro Stock Motorcycle -- Scotty Pollacheck, EBR, 6.790, 200.53 def. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.914, 197.10.
Top Alcohol Dragster -- Megan Meyer, 5.148, 271.13 def. Josh Hart, 5.226, 277.89.
Top Alcohol Funny Car -- Doug Gordon, Chevy Camaro, 5.481, 268.76 def. Brian Hough, Camaro, 7.672, 117.48.
Pro Modified -- Steve Jackson, Chevy Camaro, 5.756, 248.98 def. Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 10.154, 87.62.
Top Fuel Harley -- Randal Andras, Harley, 6.199, 224.47 def. Jay Turner, Harley, 6.399, 216.76.
Factory Stock Showdown -- Aaron Stanfield, Chevy Camaro, 7.918, 172.98 def. Mark Pawuk, Dodge Challenger, 7.979, 172.83.
Competition Eliminator -- Jason Coan, Bantam, 8.140, 158.61 def. Craig Bourgeois, Dragster, 6.827, 182.85.
Super Stock -- Terry Emmons, Cavalier, 9.080, 142.66 def. Dan Fletcher, Camaro, 9.737, 136.70.
Stock Eliminator -- Jerry Emmons, Camaro, 10.499, 116.20 def. Parker DeVore, Volare, 11.754, 110.34.
Super Comp -- Troy Williams Jr., Dragster, 8.945, 157.85 def. Jerron Settles, Dragster, 8.899, 172.12.
Super Gas -- Ray Sawyer, Chevy Camaro, 9.890, 175.43 def. Jacob Elrod, American, 9.883, 160.02.
Super Street -- Raymond Miller, Monza, 10.905, 139.14 def. Mark Smith, Mustang, 10.921, 148.43.
Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers -- Dusty Meyer, 6.789, 182.70 def. Chad Pekrul, Camaro, Foul - Red Light.
Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers -- Danny Nelson, Dragster, 7.548, 139.20 def. JB Strassweg, Dragster, Foul - Red Light.
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