Dallas: Post race notes

TOP FUEL * Larry Dixon, from Indianapolis, powered his SkyTel dragster to his 41st career victory by defeating Bob Vandergriff in the final round. Dixon won with a time of 4.629 seconds at 310.91 mph. This is his third win of the season and...

TOP FUEL

* Larry Dixon, from Indianapolis, powered his SkyTel dragster to his 41st career victory by defeating Bob Vandergriff in the final round. Dixon won with a time of 4.629 seconds at 310.91 mph. This is his third win of the season and his second win at Texas Motorplex.

* J.R. Todd, from Lawrenceburg, Ind., claimed his second career No. 1 qualifying effort in his Torco dragster with a performance 4.541 seconds at 321.96 mph.

* Clay Millican earned the Motel 6 "Who Got the Light" award by defeating Brandon Bernstein by a .0203-second margin of victory in the quarterfinal round.

* Notable DNQ's: Doug Herbert.

* Todd's Torco team earned the Full Throttle Pit Crew Championship award.

FUNNY CAR

* Tony Pedregon, from Detroit, drove to a final-round win of 5.010 seconds at 254.86 mph in his Q Horsepower Chevy Impala, over his brother Cruz' 6.882 at 131.31 in his Advance Auto Parts Impala.

* Tim Wilkerson in his Levi Ray & Shoup Chevy Impala SS earned his second No.1 qualifier of the 2007 season and the 10th of his career with a performance of 4.787 seconds at 318.17 mph.

* John Force, driver of the Castrol GTX High-Mileage Ford Mustang, was involved in a second round accident with Kenny Bernstein, driver of the Monster Energy/Lucas Oil Dodge Charger. Force was transported to a Dallas hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken left ankle and wrist, severe abrasions and slight fractures on several fingers. Bernstein was uninjured in the accident

* Notable DNQs: Robert Hight.

* Wilkerson's Levi Ray & Shoup team earned the Full Throttle Pit Crew Championship award.

PRO STOCK

* Dave Connolly, from Elyria, Ohio, raced to his fourth win a row, the seventh of 2007 and the 16th of his career by defeating Greg Anderson in the final round with a performance of 8.553 at 112.17 mph.

* Anderson earned his 62nd career No. 1 qualifying award with a performance of 6.668 seconds at 207.05 mph in his Summit Racing Pontiac GTO.

* Anderson's Summit Racing Pontiac GTO team earned the Full Throttle Pit Crew Championship award.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE

* Peggy Llewellyn from San Antonio, Texas, raced to her first career win by defeating Andrew Hines in the final round with a time of 7.020 seconds at 190.00 mph. Llewellyn becomes the first black female rider to win in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

* Chip Ellis earned his 10th career No. 1 qualifying award with a performance of 6.976 seconds at 191.32 mph on his Drag Specialties S&S Buell.

* Andrew Hines, Matt Smith, Chip Ellis and Peggy Llewellyn clinched their spots in the Countdown to One of the POWERade Series' Countdown to the Championship.

* Llewellyn's Rush Racing team earned the Full Throttle Pit Crew Championship award.

POWERADE FAN NATIONALS

* Brian Nelson, from Pasadena, Texas, was the winner of the POWERade Fan Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. He is a senior at Deer Park High, and his favorite NHRA driver is Tony Schumacher.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Clay Millican , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Tony Pedregon , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Greg Anderson , Peggy Llewellyn , Tim Wilkerson , Brandon Bernstein , Andrew Hines , Matthew Smith , Bob Vandergriff , Chip Ellis , Robert Hight , J.R. Todd , Dave Connolly