Las Vegas II: Championship scenarios

2002 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series championship scenarios The following is the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series championship outlook for the upcoming ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. All four pro ...

2002 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series championship scenarios

The following is the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series championship outlook for the upcoming ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. All four pro category titles could be decided at the event, the 22nd of 23 races for the season. The following lists each contending driver's point total entering the event and maximum point potential in Las Vegas, including point totals for qualifying No. 1 (8 points), and points following each elimination round, as well as bonus points for setting a national record. The maximum number of points that can be earned in a single NHRA national event is 138. In order to clinch the championship at the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, a driver needs to lead his or her category by 139 points or more at the conclusion of the race. <pre> Category/Driver Pre     +DNQ    *Qfy.   1st     2nd     Semi    R/U    Win    ^Rec.         

TOP FUEL Larry Dixon             1797    1807    1815    1835    1855    1875   1895    1915    1935 Kenny Bernstein 1689    1699    1707    1727    1747    1767    1787   1807    1827

FUNNY CAR John Force              1543    1553    1561    1581    1601    1621   1641    1661    1681 Tony Pedregon           1530    1540    1548    1568    1588    1608   1628    1648    1668

PRO STOCK Jeg Coughlin            1478    1488    1496    1516    1536    1556   1576    1596    1616    Jim Yates               1370    1380    1388    1408    1428    1448   1468    1488    1508 Greg Anderson           1282    1292    1300    1320    1340    1360   1380    1400    1420

PRO STOCK BIKE Angelle Savoie          1191    1201    1209    1229    1249    1269   1289    1309    1329 Craig Treble            1018    1028    1036    1056    1076    1096   1116    1136    1156

</pre> + DNQ=Did not qualify. If a driver fails to qualify he or she will earn 10 points for the event.

* Based on No. 1 qualifying points (8) for each driver with 10-point bonus for making a qualifying attempt also included. Qualifying points range from 1-8 for a 16-car field and will need to be adjusted as necessary for each driver following qualifying at the event.

^ Drivers can earn a 20-point bonus for setting an NHRA national elapsed time record.

POWERade Drag Racing Series championship breakdown:

* In Top Fuel, Larry Dixon needs to earn 31 points (about a round and a half)more than Kenny Bernstein at the event to clinch the championship.

* Funny Car is the category that is most unlikely to be decided in Las Vegas. However, should Tony Pedregon fail to qualify, John Force could possibly clinch the championship by qualifying No. 1, winning the race and setting a national elapsed time record.

* In Pro Stock, Jeg Coughlin needs to earn 31 points (about a round and a half) more than Jim Yates at the event to clinch the championship.

* In Pro Stock Bike, Craig Treble needs to qualify in the top half of the field and go two rounds more than Angelle Savoie to extend the championship chase.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Tony Pedregon , John Force , Greg Anderson , Craig Treble