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[...] is not the place racers want to finish the season, but it may be where they want to finish the regular season.
Three ways to send in your team news, race results, or other information! Bits from the Pits presented by e-mail: email@example.com • fax: (626) 335-4307 • mail: P.O. Box 5555, Glendora, CA 91740 TUNE-UP WEEKLYneed to know this week What you Upcoming events hird is not the place racers want to finish the season, but it may be T where they want to finish the regular season. Three of the four points leaders after the second event in the six-race NHRA playoffs finished the regular season in third place: Tony Schumacher Silver Dollar Raceway Reynolds, Ga. (Oct. 16-18) (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle). Schumacher, who Thunder Valley Raceway Park is bidding for a sixth straight NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championship, Noble, Okla. (Oct. 23-25) assumed the points lead with his win in Dallas, but his task is far from complete. Lurking right behind him are two-time world champion Larry Dixon, teammate Cory McClenathan, and regular- The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway season champ Antron Brown. The road to the championship may be a bit clearer for Edwards and Las Vegas (Nov. 5-8) Arana. Edwards is 65 points ahead of Jeg Coughlin, 80 clear of Greg Anderson, and every other driver trails by more than 100. Pro Stock Motorcycle may be down to a two-bike race between NHRA Las Vegas Nationals Arana and defending champion Eddie Krawiec, who trails by 27 points. Every other rider trails by Las Vegas (Oct. 29-Nov. 1) more than 100. With a third straight final round and second straight win, Robert Hight’s Funny Car team leads those standings, where five drivers are separated by less than four rounds. This week on ESPN2 NHRA Virginia Nationals Oct. 10, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (qualifying); Oct. 11, 7-10 p.m. Championship ESTA Safety Park by beating Dustin Lecates of U.S. (eliminations); Oct. 15, 2-4 a.m. (repeat eliminations); all times updates: Frank 13 Dragway. Complete coverage of the event will Eastern Manzo (pictured) wrapped appear in next week’s National DRAGSTER. The up his 13th Top Alcohol winners in Super, Pro, Street, and Bike/Sled are NHRA Race Day Funny Car season title with eligible to race the winners from NHRA’s other six Oct. 11, 11 a.m. ET a perfect 10-win scorecard. It divisions for a national title and winner-take-all is the second consecutive $5,000 payday at the NHRA Summit Racing Series In next week’s National DRAGSTER season and fourth time that National Championship during the Automobile Club Manzo won the title with a of Southern California NHRA Finals Nov. 12-15 in Pro results from Memphis; Sportsman coverage from Dallas; perfect total of 850 points. Pomona. complete Jegs NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals coverage; He clinched when Steve Harker, the only other Division 1 NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals coverage driver still capable of earning 850 points, did not Signed: Technicoat Cos., a worldwide attend the Charlotte event to even his head-to-head leader in industrial waterproofing and flooring and Upcoming birthdays record with Manzo as needed per the second Larry Dixon (43, Oct. 23); Frank Pedregon (47, Oct. 23); Chris championship tiebreaker. Manzo, the winningest Rivas (43, Oct. 23); Bo Nickens (35, Oct. 28) driver in Sportsman history, is tied with Bob Glidden as the third-winningest NHRA driver of all
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