WELD Racing-Equipped Drivers Start Strong

Published On: 03/30/2022
2022 NHRA season

WELD Racing-Equipped Drivers Start Strong

Published On: 03/30/2022

Kansas City, MO (March 25, 2022) – With the 2022 motorsports season underway, WELD Racing continues to dominate the competition at the drag strip. Over consecutive weekends, NHRA drivers equipped with WELD Racing wheels registered victories and runner-up finishes in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock competition to start the season.

WELD Racing-Equipped Drivers Start Strong

A rain delayed Gatornationals did not deter Matt Hagen of Tony Stewart Nitro Racing as he took home his first victory of the season in funny car class. In an amazing comeback story just one year after walking away from a devastating crash at the 2021 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Jasmine Salinas experienced the greatest retribution by driving her Scrappers Racing entry to her first Wally in Top Alcohol class.

Weld Racing Event

Scrappers Racing’s Mike Salinas took first place in Top Fuel competition at the Arizona Nationals, with Clay Millican of Stringer Performance finishing as runner-up. John Force Racing’s Robert Hight won the Funny Car competition, as Matt Hagan of Tony Stewart Nitro Racing finished second at Wild Horse Motorsports Park. In the Pro Stock class, Aaron Stanfield of Janac Brothers took the podium, while Jegs/Elite Performance’s Troy Coughlin Jr. was runner-up at last weekend’s Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

The remarkable results from Phoenix followed an action-packed Lucas Oil Winternationals, held in Pomona, California. The season’s first weekend of racing was highlighted by WELD Racing-backed Robert Hight beating fellow WELD Racing-sponsored Ron Capps in Funny Car competition. In an all-WELD Racing Pro Stock final, Erica Enders earning a victory over Aaron Stanfield, while WELD Racing-sponsored Austin Prock finished as a runner-up in Top Fuel competition. In all WELD Racing racked up 14 classes wins and 11 runner-up spots over the first three events of the season.

“What an incredible way to start off the 2022 NHRA season,” said Andres Cisneros, President of MW Company. “We’re looking forward to more amazing results as we head to the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.”

WELD Racing Results

WELD Racing would like to congratulate the following racers on their successful performances over the first two events of the NHRA 2022 schedule:


Name                                                      Class                                                       Finish

Robert Hight                                      Funny Car                                            Win

Ron Capps                                           Funny Car                                            Runner-Up

Austin Prock                                      Top Fuel                                                Runner-Up

Erica Enders                                      Pro Stock                                              Win

Aaron Stanfield                                Pro Stock                                              Runner-Up

Michael Coughlin                            Top Alcohol Dragster                  Win

Shane Westerfield                          Top Alcohol Funny Car               Win

Doug Lambeck                              Competition Eliminator             Runner-Up

Ken Etter                                              Super Stock                                        Win

Jimmy DeFrank                                Super Stock                                        Runner-Up

Jeff Lane                                                Stock Eliminator                             Runner-Up

Ed Olpin                                                Super Gas                                       Win



Name                                                      Class                                                       Finish

Robert Hight                                      Funny Car                                            Win

Matt Hagan                                         Funny Car                                            Runner-Up

Mike Salinas                                       Top Fuel                                                Win

Clay Millican                                      Top Fuel                                                Runner-Up

Aaron Stanfield                                Pro Stock                                              Win

Troy Coughlin                                   Pro Stock                                              Runner-Up

Ryan Clanahan                                 Super Stock                                        Win

Dan Foley                                             Super Comp                                        Win

Michael Ferderer                            Top Sportsman                                Runner-Up

Rodger Comstock                           Top Dragster                               Runner-Up



Name                                                      Class                                                       Finish

Matt Hagan                                         Funny Car                                            Win

Jasmine Salinas                                Top Alcohol                                        Win


WELD Racing Products

Tracing its roots to drag racing and utilizing the sport as the inspiration for its legendary wheel design and development, WELD Racing continues its commitment to support both established and fledging teams looking to further their competitive advantage on the drag strip.  Setting the standard for lightweight drag wheels, WELD Racing’s groundbreaking Delta-1, Alpha-1 lineup continue to dominate racing competition.

Delta-1 are 1-piece forged aluminum construction, weigh less than 19 lbs, and are the lightest, strongest, and stiffest 16×16 double beadlock drag wheels available for Pro Mod, Pro Stock and Top Fuel drag classes.

Alpha-1 features WELD Racing’s exclusive hubless design pioneered and proven in NHRA Pro Stock, Funny Car, and Top Fuel racing. The Alpha-1 is available in a 15-inch diameter with widths ranging from 10 to 16 – inches and in all popular bolt patterns.

For over 55 years WELD Racing has built technologically superior wheels and continues the tradition of building Racing and Performance wheels using 21st century technology while giving the customer top quality, true craftsmanship, and excellent customer service.