Las Vegas II: Toyota Motorsports final report

Brown Advances To Semi's To Lead Toyota At Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. (October 31, 2010) -- Antron Brown advanced to the Top Fuel semi-finals to lead the Toyota-sponsored contingent at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at the Las Vegas...

Brown Advances To Semi's To Lead Toyota At Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (October 31, 2010) -- Antron Brown advanced to the Top Fuel semi-finals to lead the Toyota-sponsored contingent at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday. After qualifying 10th, Brown defeated T.J. Zizzo and Mark Mariani in reaching his ninth semi-final of the season. With the strong showing, he vaults into fourth-place in the Top Fuel point standings.

Both Larry Dixon and Shawn Langdon advanced to the second round today. With the round one victory, Dixon can now clinch his third Top Fuel championship by winning a single elimination round at the season finale at Pomona in two weeks. Langdon's first-round victory over Brandon Bernstein maintained his top five points position as he sits one position behind Brown in fifth.

It was a tough day for the Toyota Camry Solara Funny Car drivers as both Cruz Pedregon and Del Worsham were eliminated in the first round.

Pedregon qualified fourth on Saturday, marking his ninth consecutive race qualifying sixth or better. Despite falling in the first round, Worsham actually moved up one position in the standings to sixth. The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series closes out its 2010 campaign at the Automobile Club of NHRA Finals at Pomona, Nov. 11-14.

Shawn Langdon, Lucas Oil/Speedco Toyota Top Fuel Dragster: "That was a really big win for us over Brandon (Bernstein) in the first round. We are right next to each other in the points, so we knew whoever won was going to gain in the points. Our goal of finishing in the top five is right in front of us."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Larry Dixon , Del Worsham , Cruz Pedregon , Shawn Langdon , Mark Mariani