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Archive for Sunday, October 28, 2001

Dixon sets record

October 28, 2001

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— Larry Dixon set the Top Fuel elapsed time track record at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a 4.509-second run at 323.19 mph on Saturday night in qualifying for the Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.

Whit Bazemore, Jim Yates and Angelle Savoie each earned the top qualifying spots for their respective categories at the $1.9 million race, the 23rd of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series.

Bazemore set track records in his Pontiac Firebird on Friday with a 4.748-second run at 323.04 in the Funny Car category.

Yates' qualifying effort of 6.949 at 197.77 in a Pontiac Grand Am was the best in Pro Stock.

Savoie set the pace in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 7.289 pass at 182.35 on a Suzuki GSXR.




Top Fuel

1. Darrell Russell. 2. Kenny Bernstein. 3. Don Lampus. 4. Doug Kalitta. 5. Tony Schumacher. 6. Larry Dixon. 7. Gary Scelzi. 8. Clay Millican. 9. Mike Dunn. 10. Rhonda Hartman-Smith. 11. Joe Hartley. 12. Scott Weis. 13. Doug Herbert. 14. Andrew Cowin. 15. Gary Clapshaw. 16. Brady Kalivoda.

Funny Car

1. Ron Capps, '01 Chevy Camaro. 2. Bob Gilbertson, Pontiac Firebird. 3. Bruce Sarver, Firebird. 4. Al Hofmann, Firebird. 5. Whit Bazemore, Firebird. 6. Dean Skuza, Dodge Avenger. 7. Tony Pedregon, Ford Mustang. 8. (absent). 9. Del Worsham, Firebird. 10. John Lawson, Firebird. 11. Jerry Toliver, Firebird. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Firebird. 13. Tommy Johnson Jr., Camaro. 14. Frank Pedregon, Firebird. 15. Scotty Cannon, Firebird. 16. John Force, Mustang.

Pro Stock

1. Mark Pawuk, Pontiac Grand Am. 2. Tom Hammonds, Chevy Cavalier. 3. George Marnell, Grand Am. 4. Jim Yates, Grand Am. 5. Ron Krisher, Cavalier. 6. Tom Martino, Grand Am. 7. Bruce Allen, Grand Am. 8. Mike Edwards, Cavalier. 9. Warren Johnson, Grand Am. 10. V.Gaines, Cavalier. 11. Rickie Smith, Grand Am. 12. Troy Coughlin, Cavalier. 13. Hurley Blakeney, Ford Mustang. 14. Kenny Koretsky, Grand Am. 15. Mark Osborne, Dodge Neon R/T. 16. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier.

Pro Stock Motorcycle

1. Shawn Gann, Suzuki. 2. Antron Brown, Suzuki. 3. Angelle Savoie, Suzuki. 4. Craig Treble, Suzuki. 5. Matt Hines, Suzuki. 6. GT Tonglet, Suzuki. 7. Geno Scali, Kawasaki. 8. Ron Ayers, Suzuki. 9. Todd Doege, Suzuki. 10. Reggie Showers, Suzuki. 11. Steve Johnson, Suzuki. 12. Mike Berry, Suzuki. 13. Sam Hurwitz, Suzuki. 14. Fred Camarena, Suzuki. 15. Blaine Hale, Kawasaki. 16. Thomas Miceli, Suzuki.

Point Standings



Top Fuel

1. Kenny Bernstein, 1,984. 2. Larry Dixon, 1,930. 3. Doug Kalitta, 1,564. 4. Gary Scelzi, 1,529. 5. Mike Dunn, 1,498. 6. Darrell Russell, 1,452. 7. Doug Herbert, 1,171. 8. Tony Schumacher, 1,120. 9. David Grubnic, 843. 10. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 791.

Funny Car

1. John Force, 1,953. 2. Whit Bazemore, 1,650. 3. Ron Capps, 1,417. 4. Del Worsham, 1,378. 5. Tony Pedregon, 1,350. 6 . Br uce Sarver, 1,251. 7. Frank Pedregon, 1,117. 8. Gary Densham, 1,073. 9. Tommy Johnson Jr., 1,072. 10. Dean Skuza, 1,055.

Pro Stock

1. Warren Johnson, 1,504. 2. Jim Yates, 1,401. 3. Bruce Allen, 1,266. 4. Mike Edwards, 1,265. 5. Mark Osborne, 1,202. 6. Mark Pawuk, 1,190. 7. Jeg Coughlin, 1,182. 8. Kurt Johnson, 1,160. 9. Ron Krisher, 1,150. 10. George Marnell, 982.

Pro Stock Motorcycle

1. Angelle Savoie, 1,214. 2. Antron Brown, 1,141. 3. Matt Hines, 929. 4. Craig Treble, 893. 5. GT Tonglet, 766. 6. Shawn Gann, 753. 7. Reggie Showers, 666. 8. Geno Scali, 642. 9. Steve Johnson, 598. 10. Mike Berry, 460.

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