Reading: Toyota Motorsports Saturday report

DIXON TOP QUALIFIER AT READING; WINS EIGHTH POLE OF 2010 TORRANCE, Calif. (October 9, 2010) -- Larry Dixon registered a blistering 3.786-second pass on his qualifying last run of the weekend Saturday to earn his eighth Top Fuel pole position of...

DIXON TOP QUALIFIER AT READING; WINS EIGHTH POLE OF 2010

TORRANCE, Calif. (October 9, 2010) -- Larry Dixon registered a blistering 3.786-second pass on his qualifying last run of the weekend Saturday to earn his eighth Top Fuel pole position of the season in preparation for Sunday's Toyo Tires Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Penn.

Dixon was the only driver to break into the 3.7s during qualifying. "Weather conditions are pretty good where you should be able to fire some shots," said, Dixon, the defending champion at Maple Grove. "I was glad to be able to do it in that session. The track's a lot different when the sun's on it versus when it's dark. Last night, there were optimum conditions, but we just didn't have the right set-up in the car to take advantage of it. Fortunately, we're racing during the day tomorrow."

Following Dixon among the Toyota-sponsored Top Fuel drivers was Antron Brown in sixth, Shawn Langdon in seventh and Morgan Lucas in 14th. Cruz Pedregon continued his strong late-season run with a sixth. He's now qualified in the top-six in Funny Car in eight of the last nine events. Del Worsham placed 10th overall.

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Del Worsham , Cruz Pedregon , Morgan Lucas , Shawn Langdon