Englishtown: Post race notes

POST RACE NOTES: 36th ANNUAL K&N FILTERS NHRA SUPERNATIONALS JUNE 16-19, OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP RACEWAY PARK, ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. TOP FUEL * Larry Dixon, from Indianapolis, earned his 37th career victory and second of the season. Dixon...

POST RACE NOTES:
36th ANNUAL K&N FILTERS NHRA SUPERNATIONALS
JUNE 16-19, OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP RACEWAY PARK, ENGLISHTOWN, N.J.

TOP FUEL

* Larry Dixon, from Indianapolis, earned his 37th career victory and second of the season. Dixon drove his Miller Lite dragster to a quarter-mile run of 4.533 seconds at 329.91 mph to outrun Dave Grubnic's Zantrex-3 dragster, which lost traction and posted a performance of 6.798 at 135.44. It was Dixon's third victory at Raceway Park.

* The victory was the fifth consecutive for Dixon on Father's Day. Starting in 2001, Dixon won three straight events on Father's Day at National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio, and has won the last two years on the special holiday at Raceway Park.

* Dixon also raced to his 25th No. 1 qualifying performance and second of the season, powering his Miller Lite dragster to a 4.482 at a track record speed of 332.26.

* With his victory, Dixon remained in third place in points behind leader Doug Kalitta and six points behind second place driver Tony Schumacher.

* Dixon's Miller Lite crew won the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge award. Doug Kalitta leads the overall standings in the pit crew challenge program.

FUNNY CAR

* Del Worsham, from Chino Hills, Calif., raced to his 20th career victory and first of the season in his Checker Schuck's Kragen Chevy Monte Carlo. Worsham outran final round opponent Ron Capps, who drove a Brut Dodge Stratus R/T to a performance of 4.866 at 321.19.

* Veteran driver Cruz Pedregon claimed his 31st No. 1 qualifying award and first of the season, as he posted a 4.791 at 316.60 in his Advance Auto Parts Chevy Monte Carlo.

* Gary Scelzi set a track record for speed in his Mopar/Oakley Dodge Stratus, stopping the clocks at 328.30 mph.

* John Force's Castrol GTX crew claimed the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge award. Force leads the overall standings in the crew challenge program.

* With the victory, Worsham moved into ninth in the series standings after being outside the top 10 for much of the season. Force maintained his series lead over second-place Scelzi by 62 points.

* Defending event winner Gary Densham, driving for his own team this season, failed to qualify for eliminations.

PRO STOCK

* Jason Line, from Terrell, N.C., earned his third victory of the season and seventh of his career by racing to victory over Warren Johnson. Line powered his Summit Racing Pontiac to a 6.692 at 205.98 to hold off Johnson's GM Performance Parts Pontiac, which posted a 6.714 at a track record speed 207.50.

* Kurt Johnson raced to his first No. 1 qualifying performance of the season and the 24th of his career. Johnson drove his ACDelco Chevy Cobalt to a qualifying best effort of 6.675 at 206.48.

* Richie Stevens' Mopar Dodge team earned the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge award. Warren Johnson leads the overall standings in the crew challenge program.

* With the runner-up finish Warren Johnson moved back into the series lead, six in front of Line. Two-time defending series champ Greg Anderson is in third place, 13 behind the leader.

* Line clocked a track record time of 6.659 seconds during the first round of eliminations.

* Larry Morgan won the Motel 6 Who Got the Light award for his .0024-second margin of victory in the first round of eliminations over V. Gaines.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE

* Antron Brown, from Indianapolis but a Chesterfield, N.J. native, rode his U.S. Army Suzuki to his 14th career victory. It was his first win of the season and second at his home track of Raceway Park. Brown clocked a 7.169 at 184.55 to defeat Karen Stoffer, who rode her Geico Suzuki to a final round effort of 7.238 at 186.90.

* Brown became the sixth different Pro Stock Motorcycle winner of the season in as many starts.

* Brown claimed his first No. 1 effort of the season and the 10th of his career aboard his U.S. Army Suzuki.

* With his victory, Brown moved into third in the points order, 62 behind series leader GT Tonglet, who lost in the semifinals to eventual runner-up Stoffer. The POWERade Top 10 is one of the tightest in the history of the two-wheel category as 103 points separate the top 10 riders.

* Andrew Hines' Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines crew won the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge award and also leads the season standings in the bonus program.

-nhra-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Larry Morgan , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Karen Stoffer , Jason Line , Andrew Hines , GT Tonglet