Sampey claims first Wally since June 2016 at Englishtown

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider Angelle Sampey has not won in a long time. In fact, her winless streak lasted more than four years. 

She defeated Chris Bostick in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final round at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana. This was her first Wally since June 2016. 

Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey racing on Sunday at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil
Angelle Sampey racing on Sunday at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil

Sampey’s previous win came at the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. In the battle of Louisiana natives, Sampey went 6.876 at 194.41 mph to claim the win.

Savoie went 6.928 at 177.22 mph in the losing effort. That was Sampey’s first win since 2007. 

Fast forward to Sunday, Sampey went 6.880 at 196.07 mph. She also had to overcome problems with her bike before the race even started. 

But when it did happen, Sampey had a gigantic lead, as she went 0.001 with her reaction time. Bostick was trailing with a 0.053. 

Bostick — who appeared in his first career final round since debuting in 1999 — went 6.950 at 191.78 mph. 

Besides this final round, Sampey held a 2-1advantege over Bostick. However, this was the first-time that they faced each other in the final round. 

This is Sampey’s 43rd career national event win. 

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