TOP FUEL * Brandon Bernstein raced to his second consecutive victory by defeating Doug Herbert in the final round. Bernstein posted a 4.662 at 305.01 in his Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster to hold off Herbert's Snap-on Tools dragster, which trailed...
* Brandon Bernstein raced to his second consecutive victory by defeating Doug Herbert in the final round. Bernstein posted a 4.662 at 305.01 in his Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster to hold off Herbert's Snap-on Tools dragster, which trailed at 4.714 at 297.02.
* It was Bernstein's 14th career victory and first at Atlanta Dragway.
* It was the first final round appearance for Herbert in more than two seasons (Dallas 2005).
* Rod Fuller drove his David Powers Motorsports dragster to the No. 1 qualifying position with a performance of 4.506 seconds at 329.42 mph. It was Fuller's first No. 1 qualifying effort of the season, and third of his career.
* Fuller, who was upset in the first round by No. 16 qualifier Doug Kalitta, has never won a round of eliminations as the No. 1 qualifier.
* Notable DNQ: Morgan Lucas missed the starting lineup for the second time this season.
* With the victory, Bernstein moved into the POWERade Countdown to the Championship lead, 19 ahead of Rod Fuller.
* Fuller's David Powers Motorsports team, led by crew chief Rob Flynn, won the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge award. Tony Schumacher maintained the season lead.
* Robert Hight raced to his second straight victory, powering his Auto Club Ford Mustang past Mike Ashley's Torco Race Fuels Dodge Charger.
* It was Hight's seventh career victory and first at Atlanta Dragway.
* In the much anticipated first round meeting between John and Ashley Force, the 24-year-old rookie driver took the win over her 14-time world champion father. It is the first time in NHRA history that a father and daughter have raced in eliminations in a pro category.
* Ashley Force became the second female in Funny Car history to advance to the semifinals. She joins Della Woods, who advanced to the semis in 1985 at Reading, Pa., where she ultimately lost to Kenny Bernstein. Ashley Force lost to Mike Ashley today.
* Mike Ashley raced to his second consecutive No. 1 qualifying position with a time of 4.704 seconds at a track record speed of 331.04 mph in his Torco Racing Fuels Dodge Charger.
* Several notable drivers failed to qualify for eliminations, including Tommy Johnson Jr., who had the category's longest ongoing qualifying streak at 66 races. Cruz Pedregon and Jerry Toliver also missed the 16-car starting lineup. Ron Capps now has the category's longest qualifying streak at 54 consecutive races.
* With the victory, Hight trimmed Capps' POWERade Countdown to the Championship points lead to 45.
* With four first round losses, a DNQ (Las Vegas 1) and a DNS (Houston), 14-time world champ John Force is currently 20th in the POWERade Series standings, with 140 points.
* Jeff Arend's Checker Schuck's Kragen Chevy Monte Carlo team, led by crew chiefs Chris Cunningham and Marc Denner, won the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge award. Ron Capps holds the season lead.
* Anderson claimed the Pro Stock victory over his former boss Warren Johnson. Anderson powered his Summit Racing Pontiac GTO to a winning run of 6.671 at 207.62, while Johnson covered the distance in 6.719 at 205.79 in his GM Performance Parts GTO.
* It was Anderson's fourth victory of the season, third win at this event and 47th win of his career.
* It was the 150th final round appearance for Johnson, who was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega, Ala., on Thursday, April 26.
* Greg Anderson earned his third No. 1 qualifying award of the season with his track record performance of 6.627 second run at 208.71 mph in his Summit Racing Pontiac GTO. It was Anderson's 54th career No. 1 qualifying position.
* Erica Enders defeated Jason Line by a .0036-second margin of victory to claim the $1,000 Motel 6 Who Got the Light Award.
* Anderson's victory increased his POWERade Countdown to the Championship lead to 212 over second place challenger and teammate Jason Line.
* Jason Line's Summit Racing Pontiac GTO team, led by crew chief Rob Downing, won the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge award. Line also holds the season lead.
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
* Karen Stoffer raced to her second victory of the season on her Geico Suzuki, defeating Matt Smith when his Torco Buell shut off on the starting line at the start of the race.
* The win is Stoffer's second of the season and first at Atlanta Dragway. It is her fifth career victory.
* With the victory, Stoffer keeps the female streak going in the two wheel category, as all three bike events this season have been won by women. Stoffer also won at Gainesville, Fla., and Angelle Sampey won at Houston.
* Sampey earned her second No. 1 qualifying award of the season with her track record time of 6.976 seconds at 191.87 mph on her U.S. Army Suzuki. It was Sampey's 41st career No. 1 qualifying position.
* Matt Smith's Torco Fuels Buell team won the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge award. Sampey's U.S. Army dragster team holds the season lead.
POWERADE FAN NATIONALS
* Cole Wood, 9, of Jefferson, Ga., won the sixth round of the NHRA POWERade Fan Nationals. Wood, a student at Jefferson Elementary, defeated hundreds of area fans to claim the victory, driving realistic POWERade Funny Car simulators. He will have the opportunity to race for the ultimate title of 2007 POWERade Fan Nationals Series champion in November at the 43rd Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California.