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Dixon faced the man ahead of him in the standings, Cory McClenathan, in the final round at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals and flew past the tirespinning Fram dragster in his Al-Anabi entry to return to the top spot for the first time since his season-opening win at the Kragen OReilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline.
leads abound Countdown update: Bigthird of the season, Larry A fter winning his second straight race and Dixon moved back to the head of the class in Top Fuel. Dixon faced the man ahead of him in the standings, Cory McClenathan, in the final round at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals and flew past the tire- spinning Fram dragster in his Al-Anabi entry to return to the top spot for the first time since his season-opening win at the Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline. The two have a 100-point cushion on a threesome of drivers, Doug Kalitta, Antron Brown, and Tony Schumacher. In presented by Funny Car, the resurgent John Force won for the third time in 2010 to extend his points lead to 120 over sophomore sensation Matt Hagan. Also in Funny Car, Del Worsham got off the bubble spot with his run to the semifinals. He had a 17-point cushion entering the race and exited in eighth place, 67 points clear of 11th- Beckman’s cause place Jeff Arend. In Pro Stock, Auto Club Road to the Future Award candidate Shane Gray navigated his way NHRA Funny Car racer Jack Beckman, back into the top 10 for the first time since the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals. himself a cancer survivor, has been working tirelessly to raise awareness of and funds for Black update The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 10- Approaching five months New Goodyear fuel tire week fundraiser, which runs through June 2. after suffering a stroke, Pro debuts in Vegas Beckman recently devoted a couple of Stock team owner Ken Black entries in his NHRA.com Driver Blog to the Goodyear debuted a new drive tire for the NHRA Top is on the road to recovery. He subject, and at the SummitRacing.com Fuel and Funny Car categories during the spent his first day at home, NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, he oversaw SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals. The new tire, for a few hours, the Thursday an auction in the Don designated the D2681, employs a new tread of the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, but he Schumacher Racing compound but no other changes to the existing tire. may soon make a full-time return to the comforts of hospitality area of a his own home. “He’s probably got another week left number of great in the rehab center, and then he’s going home, items, including firesuits, helmets, and team shirts. For a which is wonderful,” said KB Racing driver Greg Anderson. “It will be four and a half months that he’s been there and finally able to go home, so I WEEKLYneed to know this week What you TUNE-UP $100 donation, fans think that’s going to be a major step forward. He’s could ride in the race still got a lot of rehab work to do to get his left arm Upcoming events teams’ tow vehicles and leg to work, but he’s fighting hard every day, during qualifying Summit Motorsports Park and he’s staying positive. He wants to get back out Friday and Saturday.
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