Dixon Phoenix Monday test notes

Dixon and Miller Lite Team carry on with testing at Phoenix. CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 9, 2004) -- Larry Dixon and his champion Miller Lite team continued testing the new engine and clutch setup on their Don Prudhomme-owned dragster Monday during...

Dixon and Miller Lite Team carry on with testing at Phoenix.

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 9, 2004) -- Larry Dixon and his champion Miller Lite team continued testing the new engine and clutch setup on their Don Prudhomme-owned dragster Monday during the National Time Trials at Firebird International Raceway.

The two-time consecutive NHRA POWERade Top Fuel champion powered his Miller Lite dragster down the Firebird Raceway quarter-mile three times on Monday afternoon. Dixon clocked a .836-second 60-foot time en route to a run of 4.622 seconds at 283.67 mph on his first effort. The 33-time NHRA national event winner recorded a run of 5.145 at 192.77 on his second attempt. On his third pass, Dixon's Dick LaHaie-tuned rail blasted to a weekend-best run of 4.588 at 308.07.

"I think when we're finished here in Phoenix we'll have sorted out what to do and what not to do," Dixon said. "I don't think (Dick) LaHaie and the team are totally pleased as of yet. We are trying to learn the personality of the equipment and what you can and can't do. Numbers wise, I don't think the car is exactly where we want it just yet. That's why we'll keep testing until we get the numbers where we'd like them."

The 2004 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series will kick-off with the 44th running of the K&N Filters Winternationals, Feb. 19-22, at Pomona Raceway in Pomona, Calif. It is the first of 23 races in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

The K&N Filters Winternationals will be televised on ESPN2. On Saturday, Feb. 21, ESPN2 will broadcast two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET), and on Sunday, Feb. 22, they will show two hours of final eliminations at 10 p.m. (ET).

-www.snakeracing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Dick LaHaie