Pomona II: Larry Dixon Friday summary

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2004) - Two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon sits 10th in the Top Fuel order after completing his second of four scheduled qualifying attempts at the 40th annual Auto Club of So. Calif. Finals Friday at Pomona ...

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2004) - Two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon sits 10th in the Top Fuel order after completing his second of four scheduled qualifying attempts at the 40th annual Auto Club of So. Calif. Finals Friday at Pomona Raceway.

The 35-time NHRA winner powered his Miller Lite dragster to a pass of 4.598 seconds at 320.43 mph on Thursday afternoon to place the Miller Lite team in the No. 10 qualifying spot. The Southern California native's dragster was too aggressive on Friday causing Dixon to slow to a pass of 9.714 at 87.95.

"The tune-up was just too aggressive and the car shook very badly," assistant crew chief Don Bender said. "We'll come out on Saturday and try to run quicker than the 4.59 we ran on Thursday."

The 1995 NHRA Rookie of the Year eyes a spot in the upper half of the Top Fuel ladder when qualifying resumes Saturday with qualifying sessions scheduled for noon and 3 p.m. (PT) at the historic drag strip.

ESPN2 will broadcast two hours of qualifying coverage from the Auto Club of So. Calif. Finals at 10 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, Nov. 13 and show three hours of final eliminations coverage at 6 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Nov. 14.

-www.snakeracing.com

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