Dallas: Larry Dixon Friday summary

DIXON FINISHES SEVENTH FRIDAY AT DALLAS ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 22, 2006) - Two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon raced his Don "the Snake" Prudhomme-owned Miller Lite dragster to the provisional No. 7 qualifying position with a...

DIXON FINISHES SEVENTH FRIDAY AT DALLAS

ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 22, 2006) - Two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon raced his Don "the Snake" Prudhomme-owned Miller Lite dragster to the provisional No. 7 qualifying position with a 4.704-second pass Friday at Texas Motorplex to begin qualifying at the 21st annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals.

The 38-time NHRA winner used a tune-up from co-crew chiefs Don Bender and Todd Smith to blast the Miller Lite/Lucas Oil rail to a performance of 4.704 seconds at 318.84 mph to place his blue dragster third in the 16-car order after the first qualifying sessions. On Friday's second attempt, Dixon's dragster overpowered the race track and slowed to a 7.940-second pass.

The 1995 NHRA Rookie of the Year and 2001 winner of the Dallas race aims to move higher in the Top Fuel order when nitro qualifying resumes on Saturday afternoon with sessions schedule for 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. (CT).

-credit: www.snakeracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Todd Smith