Atlanta: Goodyear wrap-up

National Hot Rod Association: Team Goodyear won eight of the 13 divisions entered in the Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. The weekend left the tire maker with an industry-leading 43 final round wins in NHRA...

National Hot Rod Association: Team Goodyear won eight of the 13 divisions entered in the Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. The weekend left the tire maker with an industry-leading 43 final round wins in NHRA competition in 2001.

Mike Dunn regained the Top Fuel points lead by winning the final round over a stricken Darrell Russell. Russell's car broke on the starting line, allowing Dunn a solo shot and Dunn sped to the fastest pass of the weekend, clocked at 325.06 mph. Kenny Bernstein had the best elapsed time of the weekend, timed at 4.521 seconds.

Dunn leads Larry Dixon in points, 576-551.

Frank Pedregon, oldest of the three racing Pedregon brothers, won the Funny Car final, beating Ron Capps. But, by making the final round, Capps was able to close on John Force in the season standings. Force leads second-place Capps 530-502.

Jim Yates collected his first win of the season in the Pro Stock final. He beat Greg Anderson. It was the third straight final round appearance for Yates. That consistency allowed Yates to build on his standing as the points leader. He leads Johnson 498-465.

Bob Panella Jr. took home bragging rights and the biggest check by beating teammate Jeff Gracia in the Pro Stock Truck final. Panella is second in the points, trailing Greg Stanfield 479-465.

Other Goodyear winners in Georgia included Mike Browell, in Competition Eliminator, Bill Howell in Stock Eliminator, Thomas Stalba Jr. in Super Gas and Ed Hoover in the Pro Mod exhibition event.

-Goodyear-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Frank Pedregon , Bob Panella , Larry Dixon , Mike Dunn , Kenny Bernstein , Ron Capps , John Force , Greg Anderson , Jeff Gracia , Ed Hoover , Greg Stanfield