Top Fuel, Pro Stock championships decided

Larry Dixon and Greg Anderson clinched driver championships today in Dallas at the O'Reilly Fall Nationals. The two National Hot Rod Association racers earned their respective titles prior to the final two rounds in today's elimination ...

Larry Dixon and Greg Anderson clinched driver championships today in Dallas at the O'Reilly Fall Nationals. The two National Hot Rod Association racers earned their respective titles prior to the final two rounds in today's elimination rounds.

Owning the Top Fuel title for the second consecutive year is Snake Racing's Dixon. The now two-time Top Fuel champion was pleased with title but not pleased with his loss in today's semifinal round.

The driver of the Miller Lite dragster knew the odds of winning the title were good, yet was subdued when he learned he had it wrapped up. "Anytime you don't win the race, you are disappointed.

"This is a big deal," Dixon continued. "It's hard to win a race. It's very hard to win a championship. We accomplished our year-long mission today."

Anderson is the 2003 Pro Stock Champion. He and his Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am dominated the class this season with nine wins. Anderson is a first-time NHRA Champion, he currently holds both the Pro Stock national performance records.

"I do not think it has really sunk in yet," Anderson expressed when he was informed that the title is his. "The team did it, we have met or exceeded our goals this season. The result of hard work is the championship.

"It has been a long season, I would not be here today with not for team owner Ken Black and the team. this is not a one man show, I did not do this by myself."

There are two events remaining on the NHRA schedule: Las Vegas and Pomona. And the Funny Car championship is still up for grabs.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Greg Anderson , Ken Black