Commentary

NHRA Power Rankings: Houston

Originally Published: April 24, 2014
By Mike Dunn | ESPN

Before every event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, ESPN analyst Mike Dunn will rank the top three drivers -- and riders on weekends the Pro Stock Motorcycle crew competes -- in each category. Up this week? The O'Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.

Top Fuel

1. Antron Brown
2. Doug Kalitta
3. Shawn Langdon

These three drivers are in a class of their own right now based on the formula. The driver to watch who isn't on the list is J.R. Todd. He had a great car in Charlotte and will be working hard to redeem himself after making the quickest run in the final and crossing the line in third place.

Funny Car

1. Robert Hight
2. John Force
3. Alexis DeJoria

It doesn't happen very often -- especially in Funny Car -- but the top three in points are also the three best-performing cars the last three races. The one to watch who isn't on the list is Tim Wilkerson. He made it to the finals here last year and is coming off a good showing in Charlotte.

Pro Stock

1. Erica Enders-Stevens
2. Jeg Coughlin
3. Chris McGaha

Based strictly on performance, these are the top three. Erica is no surprise, but Jeg and McGaha are ninth and 10th in points. I still like their chances. Jeg had a good car in Charlotte but missed the tree by .005 second. Chris is improving on the tree, so I believe that he has a good chance to get his first Pro Stock Wally!

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