Sonoma: Larry Dixon Friday summary

Miller Lite Team in provisional No. 5 position after Friday's qualifying. SONOMA, CA. (Aug. 2) - Miller Lite/Snake Racing Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon used a 4.679 elapsed time at a speed of 314.17 mph to place his dragster in the No. 5...

Miller Lite Team in provisional No. 5 position after Friday's qualifying.

SONOMA, CA. (Aug. 2) - Miller Lite/Snake Racing Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon used a 4.679 elapsed time at a speed of 314.17 mph to place his dragster in the No. 5 provisional qualifying position after Friday's qualifying in the 15th annual NHRA Fram Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway.

Dixon had earlier in the day, during the first session, recorded a time of 4.756 seconds, 301.27 mph, which also had him in the No. 5 spot.

"Tonight it ran on eight cylinders," said Dixon. "That's why the car picked up from the first run to the second. Tomorrow, we'll go up there and see what the circumstances will give us. We'll try to improve if the conditions let us."

Qualifying continues with two more qualifying sessions at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. PDT. ESPN2 will air qualifying highlights starting at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Aug. 3.

-www.snakeracing.com

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