Congratulations to 'johnnycuda' (FABO) for winning the "Top Picker Eliminator" crown for the 2021 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals, the 14th event of the 2021 season and first event of the playoffs, with a very nice total of 156.5 points. His picked the class winner in Pro Stock, his Funny Car pick lost in the final round of eliminations and both his Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle picks lost in the semi-finals. He was helped with ET bonus points in Top Fuel and Speed bonus points in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle. 'shittyslant6' (FABO) and 'stroked340' (FABO) shared the runner-up spot with 154.0 points each. 'Nick2317' was the top FBBO player with 139.5 points. Here's where the bonus points were earned if you picked the right drivers: Top Fuel E.T. - Brittany Force, 3.660 during qualifying Speed - Brittany Force, 335.57 during qualifying Funny Car E.T. - Cruz Pedregon, 3.875 during qualifying Speed - John Force, 334.65 during Round 1 of eliminations Pro Stock E.T. - Erica Enders, 6.524 during qualifying Speed - Mason McGaha, 210.21 during qualifying Pro Stock Motorcycle E.T. - Angelle Sampey, 6.745 during qualifying Speed - Matt Smith, 202.09 during qualifying Here are the game point standings after the 14th event of the 2021 season: 2154.0 - stroked340 (FABO) no change in season point standings 2109.5 - Nick2317 (FBBO) no change 2094.0 - Back in Time (FABO) no change 2082.0 - cuda20 (FABO) +2 2068.5 - johnnycuda (FABO) +3 2065.0 - shittyslant6 (FABO) -2 2063.5 - Budnicks (FBBO) -2 2056.0 - memike (FABO) -1 2079.0 - Duster79 (FABO) no change 2009.0 - alsant (FBBO) no change 2007.0 - ocdart (FABO) no change 2001.5 - 64BEL (FBBO) no change 1987.5 - Outlawd (FBBO) +1 1906.5 - SSG Karg (FABO) -1 Still no rest because the 2nd event of the playoffs, and 15th race of the 2021 season, the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals is scheduled for September 17-19, at zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC. As always, your picks need to be posted before Pro Qualifying starts. The first of 3 Pro Qualifying sessions is scheduled to begin at 6:15PM EDT (3:15PM PDT) on Friday, September 17. There will also be two additional rounds of Pro Qualifying on Saturday, September 18. NHRA.com shows there are currently 17 Top Fuel, 15 Funny Car, 21 Pro Stock and 20 Pro Stock Motorcycle entries for this race event but that is always subject to change. The TV schedule is, again, one day only with qualifying shown from 10:00AM-Noon on Sunday, September 19 on Fox Sports 1 with a re-air on Monday. Check your local listings for Final Eliminations program times as it was announced several times during the telecast yesterday that the West Coast will see the Finals on FOX before their scheduled NFL programming on Sunday, but the East Coast will see the Finals after their scheduled NFL programming. I have no idea about Mountain or Central time zones. Post your picks and good luck!