Phoenix: Toyota Motorsports final report

LUCAS LEADS THE WAY FOR TOYOTA AT ARIZONA NATIONALS CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 21, 2010) -- Morgan Lucas battled his way from the 11th spot into Sunday's Top Fuel semi-finals as the top Toyota-sponsored entry at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird...

LUCAS LEADS THE WAY FOR TOYOTA AT ARIZONA NATIONALS

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 21, 2010) -- Morgan Lucas battled his way from the 11th spot into Sunday's Top Fuel semi-finals as the top Toyota-sponsored entry at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird Raceway. Lucas defeated Morgan Lucas Racing teammate Shawn Langdon in the first round and followed that by knocking off Steve Chrisman in the quarter-finals. Lucas registered a blistering 3.843-second run (315.270 mph) in his win over Chrisman. He eventually fell to Doug Kallita in the third round. With the semi-final showing, Lucas jumped into fifth-place in the Top Fuel point standings.

Unfortunately, things didn't go as well for the rest of the Toyota-sponsored contingent as none of the other five entries were able to move past the opening round. Larry Dixon, Antron Brown and Shawn Langdon all fell in the first round in Top Fuel, while Del Worsham and Cruz Pedregon were unable to get past their first elimination run in the Funny Car ranks.

Rain lingered over the Chandler track causing three delays during the day and finally forced the Top Fuel and Funny Car finals to be pushed back to Monday. Following tomorrow's finals, the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will resume with the 41st annual Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 12-14.

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Larry Dixon , Del Worsham , Cruz Pedregon , Morgan Lucas , Steve Chrisman , Shawn Langdon