Joliet: Goodyear Racing summary

National Hot Rod Association: Tony Schumacher beat Larry Dixon to win the Top Fuel final, highlighting four Goodyear winners during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. It was a record-setting weekend for ...

National Hot Rod Association:

Tony Schumacher beat Larry Dixon to win the Top Fuel final, highlighting four Goodyear winners during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. It was a record-setting weekend for Goodyear-equipped teams.

John Force set the national elapsed time record in Funny Car, 4.721 seconds, and Gary Scelzi posted the highest speed in Funny Car history, 328.06 mph.

Jeff Perrella, racing on Goodyear tires, captured his first career victory in a national event when he won the Competition Eliminator final. Whit Bazemore took his second win of the season when he won in Funny Car and Kurt Johnson recaptured the lead in the Pro Stock class when he won that final.

Schumacher captured his eighth career victory and his first of the 2003 season. He also had the lowest elapsed time of the event, 4.512 seconds. Doug Kalitta had the fastest lap, 329.26 mph.

Goodyear-shod drag racers have won 57 times in NHRA national competition this season, best in the tiremaking industry.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Whit Bazemore , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta