Gainesville: Goodyear Racing recap

National Hot Rod Association: Rookie Brandon Bernstein took his second straight victory, winning the Top Fuel final in the Mac Tools Gator Nationals at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla. Goodyear won in seven of the 12 classes it competed...

National Hot Rod Association:

Rookie Brandon Bernstein took his second straight victory, winning the Top Fuel final in the Mac Tools Gator Nationals at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla. Goodyear won in seven of the 12 classes it competed in.

Other winners on Goodyear tires included Gary Densham in Funny Car and Kurt Johnson in Pro Stock. In the sportsman classes, Goodyear swept the alcohol categories as Tony Bartone won in Top Alcohol Dragster and Bob Newberry won in Top Alcohol Funny Car. Charlie Westcott kept Goodyear undefeated in Competition Eliminator and Corky Markwart won in Super Comp.

Bernstein beat John Smith in the final round with a 4.594-second pass down the quarter-mile track. It was Smith's first appearance in the final round of a national event.

Densham defeated Del Worsham in the Funny Car final and took the points lead with the victory.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bob Newberry , Kurt Johnson , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Gary Densham , Brandon Bernstein , Corky Markwart