November 1-4, 2007

The AAA Finals

Pomona, Ca.

(results courtesy DRC and NHRA.com )

Photos courtesy Bill Jeffery

POMONA, Calif. --

Final qualifying

POMONA, Calif. --


Four-time and reigning POWERade Drag Racing Series champion Tony Schumacher raced to the No. 1 position in his last qualifying attempt Saturday at the 43rd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals to add some more drama to the final day of the 2007 POWERade Countdown to the Championship.
In Funny Car, points leader Tony Pedregon barely made the field in the 16th and final spot, but by holding on he all but secured his second POWERade world championship. His rivals need him to lose in Round 1 while they go on to win the race and set a national record to steal away the crown.

The Pro Stock categories -- whose qualifying ladders are topped by Dave Connolly and Andrew Hines -- are still undecided but could be wrapped up by the semifinals if leaders Greg Anderson and Andrew Hines maintain their edge.

The Auto Club NHRA Finals is the second and final race in the Countdown to 1, the two-race championship round of the NHRA Playoffs.

Schumacher took full advantage of a drawn-out final session and used the cool evening air to power to a 4.508 at 320.58 mph in his U.S. Army dragster. Schumacher will now need to win the race and hope points leader "Hot Rod" Fuller loses in the first round to win it all. He'll also need Larry Dixon and Brandon Bernstein to bow out early.

"We have a very good racecar, especially this weekend," Schumacher said. "It was set up for awhile where I would have been racing 'Hot Rod' in the first round and that would've been cool. Then if we win it all, we do it by beating him. It's still open -- it's a longshot, but it's still there. I don't know if we'll have the chance to determine how it all comes out."

Bernstein is fourth on the ladder with a best of 4.524 at 328.54 mph in his Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster, while Dixon qualified 10th with a 4.541 at 322.96 mph in his SkyTel dragster. Both men will need to go at least three rounds further than Fuller to win it all and neither will have a chance to meet Fuller until the semifinals at the earliest.


Coming into Saturday unqualified, Fuller was happy to qualify in the No. 11 slot with a 4.549. He'll clinch the championship if he reaches the semifinals, unless someone sets a national record.

"I was definitely relieved after that first run," Fuller said. "So many people were asking about not being in and all the fans seemed really worried. It actually made me nervous. It really felt like we had won the race just by qualifying. That might have been our biggest run of the year. I have tons of confidence in my team. I really felt we'd come out and make two good runs today and we did."

Local hero Arend remained the low qualifier in Funny Car, much to the delight of his legion of fans from nearby San Dimas, Calif. His reward for collecting his second career pole is a first-round date with current points leader Tony Pedregon, who all but clinches his second POWERade title by making the 16-car field.

"It's a heckuva draw getting the pending world champ in Round 1 but that's the way Funny Car is these days -- every car is great," Arend said. "It's our last race together with this team and this group of guys. We want to go out with a win."

Pedregon barely stayed in the field with a 4.842 that earned the 16th spot in his Q Horsepower Chevy Impala. By qualifying for the event, Pedregon essentially locked up his championship. The only way Gary Scelzi or Robert Hight can pass him now is if they win the race and collect a 20-point bonus for setting a national record with Pedregon losing in Round 1.

"I've been sweating bullets for the last month," Pedregon said. "Today we had to dodge bullets. We're really happy that we stayed in and still can control our own destiny."

Ron Capps was eliminated from the title race when Pedregon made the field.


Connolly earned his second low qualifier award in a row with a 6.648 at 208.01 mph in his Torco Chevrolet Cobalt. Last week, despite his great qualifying effort, Connolly lost in the second round and gave up the points lead. He'll hope to reverse that result here and make up the 47-point deficit he has to leader Greg Anderson to win his first championship.

"It's definitely going to be an interesting day tomorrow," Connolly said. "For the first time in my Pro Stock career we were actually trying to slow our Chevy down so that we didn't qualify No. 1. We wanted to get seventh or eighth so we could face Greg early and try to take him out but it didn't work. We added a bunch of weight and still went faster. We even thought about skipping the scales but the 6.66 we had from before still would've placed us up there near the top so we might as well get the No. 1 bonus money."

Anderson looks sharp in his Summit Racing Pontiac GTO, running a 6.654 and a 6.655 Saturday. He'll start eliminations in the No. 2 spot. Jeg Coughlin, who is in between Connolly and Anderson in the points, is fourth in his Jegs Cobalt after a 6.656 at 207.85 mph.


Allen Johnson has officially been eliminated from championship contention despite qualifying seventh overall with a 6.669 in his Team Mopar Dodge.

Hines' second low qualifier of the year came at a perfect time as it was worth an entire round of action Sunday. By out-qualifying Chip Ellis, Hines completed qualifying on his Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson with a 41-point advantage over Ellis. On race day, points are earned in increments of 20 so Hines' pursuers will now need to go three rounds further than him to steal away the title.

Ellis ended up third with a best of 6.965 at 191.46 mph on his Drag Specialties Buell. Matt Smith will try to win his first POWERade title from the fourth slot after a 6.965 at 190.46 mph on his Torco Buell. Peggy Llewellyn needs a lot of help but she can still win the title from the No. 5 spot on her Rush Racing Products Buell if all the pieces fall into place for her. She posted a best of 6.969 in Round 3.

Friday qualifying

POMONA, Calif. --


Countdown to 1 Top Fuel points leader "Hot Rod" Fuller may be in for a sleepless night as he remains unqualified at the midway point of time trials at the 43rd annual Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Should Fuller fail to qualify, he could be caught by any of the other three drivers - Larry Dixon, Brandon Bernstein and Tony Schumacher - still alive in the title chase. But the Las Vegas-based racer shrugged off the pressure while watching J.R. Todd stay No. 1 in Top Fuel to join Jeff Arend, Richie Stevens, and Chip Ellis on the Day 2 provisional low qualifiers podium.

"Everyone's asking me if I'm panicking and I'm really not," Fuller said. "We just had some little gremlins in there today but I know we'll be fine. We have a great race team over here. I think everyone else is way more worried about us than we are."

The Countdown to 1, the two-race championship round of the NHRA Playoffs, began last weekend at Las Vegas and it concludes this weekend in Pomona. ESPN2 will show qualifying highlights Saturday night at 7 & 11 p.m. ET and final eliminations will be televised Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.

Dropped cylinders and tire smoke ended Fuller's Friday run early while simultaneously pegging his stress meter as the POWERade series roars to its conclusion at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. He'll have two more chances to make the cut on Saturday in his Caterpillar dragster.

Fuller has only once this season come to the track on Saturday without a qualified run and on that occasion, at Sonoma in July, he delivered a No. 3-qualifying run on his third qualifying pass. Temperatures are expected to be at or slightly above 90 degrees Saturday with Top Fuel qualifying runs scheduled at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.


An hour or so after announcing a new deal that will pair him with good friend Morgan Lucas in 2008, Todd returned to the pressroom as Friday's low qualifier. Todd didn't improve on his opening pass of 4.521 at 328.22 mph after smoking the tires of his Skull Shine dragster, but no one else managed to pass him so he retained the top spot.

"I'm excited about our announcement and joining Morgan over there with that second car of his," Todd said. "John Stewart has that car running great. In my opinion, it's been the best car in the sport since the Countdown deal started. Hopefully next year we can get in that deal again and make another run. It'll be great if we can help Morgan get his first win also.

"The track's not as good today as it was yesterday. We ran a little later in the day Thursday and that probably made a difference. I think we were probably a little too aggressive and smoked the tires but we got lucky and no one went around us."

Brandon Bernstein remains the quickest of the Countdown to 1 racers, dropping one position to fourth place with his Round 1 pass of 4.529 in his Budweiser rail. Tony Schumacher is now seventh with a best of 4.544 in his U.S. Army dragster while Larry Dixon in ninth with a 4.572 in the SkyTel dragster.

Jeff Arend
Friday's slightly increased temperatures kept the nitro racers in check, which meant Arend was able to hold onto the top spot in Funny Car with his first round time of 4.781 at 324.90 mph in his blue Checker, Schuck's, Kragen Chevrolet Impala SS.

"Things are looking pretty good for us," Arend said. "It's supposed to be a little warmer tomorrow so if someone can come out there and run quicker than a 4.78, more power to them.

"My mom, Sylvie Arend, flew out here from Toronto to watch me race. She's never seen me race in person and she is really impressed with the action and the facility here. She was surprised at how loud it was and she watched from the suites in Round 1 and really enjoyed herself. I think she's really proud of me and that's cool."

Holding onto his fleeting championship hopes, Ron Capps posted the best run of the day in his Brut Dodge Charger, a 4.812 at 323.50 mph, which moved him up to fourth place. That displaced teammate and fellow title hopeful Gary Scelzi to fifth with a best of 4.813 in his Mopar/Oakley Dodge. Currently third in the points, Robert Hight is ninth here with a 4.827 in his Auto Club of Southern California Ford Mustang.

Funny Car leader Tony Pedregon, who can only be caught if he fails to qualify for the event, is 12th with a 4.847 in his Q Horsepower Chevrolet Impala SS. There are 14 drivers capable of moving Pedregon down at this point.


While the big dogs in the Pro Stock Countdown to 1 battle for position and qualifying points, Stevens snuck by them all and into the No. 1 qualifying position with a 6.665 at 206.76 mph in his Mopar Dodge Stratus R/T. Stevens also was told by team owner Don Schumacher that his deal will carry on next year.

"So far, so good," Stevens said. "We've finally got this thing running good in qualifying. Now we need to translate that over to raceday. It's nice to go out there and throw a curveball at those guys in the top four. The reality is we're all trying to win traces, whether it's now or at the start of the year; every race is another chance to win.

"We never really got it together this year for long periods of time. When I was off the car was working good and when the car was off I was driving great. We're looking forward to carrying these strong performances from the end of this year over to 2008."

The points leader until the last race in Las Vegas, Dave Connolly came back to life Friday with a second-best 6.667 at 207.43 mph in the Torco/Seelye Wright Chevrolet Cobalt. Vegas winner Greg Anderson was next with a 6.673 at 207.02 mph in his Summit Racing Pontiac GTO.

Stevens' teammate, Allen Johnson, is fifth with a 6.678 in his Mopar Dodge Stratus R/T, while Thursday leader Jeg Coughlin dropped to eighth in his Jegs.com Chevrolet Cobalt when he failed to improve on his Round 1 pass of 6.689.


Ellis's move to the top of the Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying sheet was important as it closes the gap between Ellis and No. 1 points earner Andrew Hines to less than two rounds of action. The rider of the Drag Specialties S&S Buell V-Twin has been low qualifier at the last four races in a row.

"One run a day makes for a long day," Ellis said. "I'm just glad to be here and glad to be No. 1 again. Yesterday we had the same motor in there from Las Vegas and it was a motor that was capable of winning. The only reason we didn't was because the rider screwed up and short-shifted in the final round. But we still didn't think it was our best motor so we switched it out and

"I just want to turn on win lights; the best thing is for me to race him early and try to take him out. I'm ready for this. I've never felt more ready to race in my life. The pressure is not on me, it's on Andrew. I'm second. He's the one that is expected to win. That's Larry Dixon's line but I'm stealing it because I like it."

Countdown to 1 participant Matt Smith made the biggest move of the day, coming from out of contention to the No. 2 spot overall on his Torco Buell. Thursday leader Angelle Sampey improved to a 6.973 at 188.94 mph but dropped to third on her U.S. Army Suzuki.

Hines and Peggy Llewellyn stayed in the mix with Hines running a 6.996 on his Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson V-Rod and Llewellyn a 7.003 on her Rush Racing Products Buell V-Twin

Friday Numbers

TF

1 8 J.R. Todd, Avon IN, Hadman-TFX 4.521 328.22 328.22
2 13 David Baca, Brentwood CA, Hadman-TFX 4.523 329.18 329.50
3 4 Melanie Troxel, Avon IN, Hadman-TFX 4.525 309.27 326.87
4 3 Brandon Bernstein, Fairview TX, McKinney-TFX 4.529 329.83 329.83
5 1301 Doug Foley, Sewell NJ, Attac-TFX 4.540 330.72 330.72
6 12 Bob Vandergriff, Alpharetta GA, McKinney-BAE 4.543 324.51 324.51
7 1 Tony Schumacher, Mt. Prospect IL, Hadman-TFX 4.544 323.04 323.04
8 9 Cory McClenathan, Lake Havasu City AZ, Hadman- 4.566 321.50 321.50
9 91 Larry Dixon, Indianapolis IN, McKinney-TFX 4.572 323.50 323.50
10 10 Hillary Will, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.573 328.94 328.94
11 11 Doug Herbert, Lincolnton NC, McKinney-BAE 4.574 314.83 314.83
12 6 David Grubnic, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.574 313.73 313.73
13 743 Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 4.576 325.45 325.45
14 530 Alan Bradshaw, Carson City NV, Don Long-BAE 4.589 323.27 324.36
15 2 Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.593 322.96 322.96
16 2813 Scotty Cannon, Lyman SC, Hadman-BAE 4.600 317.64 317.64

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 524 Joe Hartley, Portland OR, McKinney-BAE 4.608 321.81 321.81
18 5 Rod Fuller, Las Vegas NV, Hadman-TFX 4.643 265.85 265.85
19 255 Clay Millican, Drummonds TN, Hadman-BAE 4.764 320.66 320.66
20 72 Mike Strasburg, Lindon UT, Hadman-TFX 4.806 241.37 241.84
21 111 Urs Erbacher, Arlesheim CH, McKinney-BAE 4.849 297.88 297.88
22 700 Steven Chrisman, Anaheim CA, Hadman-TFX 5.019 287.11 287.11

FC

1 170 Jeff Arend, San Dimas CA, '07 Impala 4.781 324.90 324.90
2 711 Jack Beckman, North Hills CA, '07 Charger 4.786 320.89 320.89
3 404 Kenny Bernstein, Fairview TX, '07 Charger 4.804 322.19 322.19
4 28 Ron Capps, Carlsbad CA, '07 Charger 4.812 323.50 323.50
5 7 Gary Scelzi, Fresno CA, '07 Charger 4.813 319.98 319.98
6 8 Phil Burkart, Yorkville NY, '05 Mustang 4.813 318.77 319.98
7 7701 Mike Neff, Fishers IN, '06 Mustang 4.819 322.27 322.27
8 7321 Ashley Force, Yorba Linda CA, '06 Mustang 4.819 308.35 308.35
9 2 Robert Hight, Yorba Linda CA, '06 Mustang 4.827 316.45 316.45
10 427 Tony Bartone, Long Island City NY, '05 Monte C 4.831 308.07 308.07
11 347 Tim Wilkerson, Springfield IL, '07 Impala 4.840 305.22 305.22
12 5 Tony Pedregon, Brownsburg IN, '07 Impala 4.847 315.49 315.49
13 33 Tommy Johnson Jr., Avon IN, '07 Impala 4.856 318.62 318.62
14 729 Jerry Toliver, Temecula CA, '07 Solara 4.869 320.36 320.36
15 319 Scott Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, '07 Solara 4.876 323.12 323.12
16 728 Grant Downing, Fullerton CA, '02 Firebird 4.917 286.19 286.19

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 206 Bob Gilbertson, Charolette NC, '05 Monte Carlo 4.959 302.08 302.08
18 10 Cruz Pedregon, Brownsburg IN, '07 Impala 4.977 303.64 303.64
19 388 Jim Head, Columbus OH, '07 Solara 5.008 244.29 244.29
20 340 Bob Bode, Barrington IL, '05 Monte Carlo 5.067 302.48 302.48
21 709 James Day, Mission Viejo CA, '02 Camaro 5.198 265.90 265.90
22 180 Mike Ashley, Melville NY, '07 Charger 5.205 222.69 222.69
23 852 Peter Russo, Lyndhurst AU, '05 Monte Carlo 5.799 183.22 183.22
24 750 Del Worsham, Chino Hills CA, '07 Impala 7.384 113.84 113.84
25 782 Gary Densham, Bellflower CA, '07 Impala 8.199 113.87 113.87
26 121 Terry Haddock, Lynnwood WA, '06 Monte Carlo 8.380 109.14 109.14

PS

1 9 Richie Stevens, New Orleans LA, '07 Stratus 6.665 206.76 206.76
2 3 Dave Connolly, Elyria OH, '07 Cobalt 6.667 207.43 207.43
3 2 Greg Anderson, Mooresville NC, '06 GTO 6.673 207.02 207.18
4 1 Jason Line, Mooresville NC, '06 GTO 6.675 207.98 207.98
5 6 Allen Johnson, Greeneville TN, '07 Stratus 6.678 207.27 207.27
6 351 Ron Krisher, Warren OH, '07 Cobalt 6.679 206.57 206.57
7 357 Larry Morgan, Newark OH, '07 Stratus 6.682 206.80 206.80
8 25 Jeg Coughlin, Mooresville NC, '07 Cobalt 6.689 206.95 207.82
9 5 Kurt Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '07 Cobalt 6.692 206.73 206.73
10 103 Max Naylor, New Buffalo PA, '07 Stratus 6.692 205.16 205.60
11 8 Greg Stanfield, Bossier City LA, '06 GTO 6.694 206.89 206.89
12 208 Warren Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '06 GTO 6.695 207.24 207.34
13 1568 Justin Humphreys, Monrovia MD, '06 GTO 6.699 206.73 207.11
14 334 Craig Hankinson, Newark OH, '06 GTO 6.705 206.07 206.07
15 10 V. Gaines, Lakewood CO, '07 Stratus 6.710 205.88 206.48
16 107 Kenny Koretsky, Richboro PA, '07 Cobalt 6.722 205.66 205.72

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 7 Jim Yates, Occoquan VA, '06 GTO 6.727 205.41 205.41
18 4 Mike Edwards, Coweta OK, '06 GTO 6.732 205.26 206.07
19 20 Tom Hammonds, Holt FL, '07 Cobalt 6.737 205.13 205.13
20 202 Tommy Brown, Hayes VA, '07 Cobalt 6.761 205.38 205.38
21 701 Ben Watson, Concord CA, '06 GTO 6.761 203.58 204.11
22 752 Gordie Rivera, Yuma AZ, '06 GTO 6.779 198.70 202.64
23 6157 Todd Hoerner, Deer Park WA, '06 GTO 6.804 204.57 204.57
24 712 Bob Panella, Stockton CA, '06 Stratus 14.026 62.24 62.24

PSM

1 4 Chip Ellis, Plains GA, Buell 6.965@ 191.46 191.46
2 5 Matt Smith, King NC, Buell 6.968 189.76 189.76
3 3 Angelle Sampey, Brownsburg IN, Suzuki GSXR 6.973 188.94 190.40
4 88 Eddie Krawiec, Brownsburg IN, Harley V-Rod 6.995 189.58 189.58
5 1 Andrew Hines, Brownsburg IN, Harley V-Rod 6.996 189.71 190.75
6 499 Peggy Llewellyn, San Antonio TX, Buell 7.003 188.10 188.10
7 6 Karen Stoffer, Smith NV, Suzuki 7.015 190.24 190.24
8 10 Craig Treble, Hensley AR, Suzuki GSXR 7.033 191.43 191.43
9 235 Hector Arana, Milltown IN, Buell 7.035 190.30 190.30
10 2 Antron Brown, Brownsburg IN, Suzuki GSXR 7.035 187.68 187.68
11 748 Chris Rivas, Fresno CA, Buell 7.035 185.18 188.65
12 751 Steve Johnson, Irondale AL, Suzuki 7.049 188.89 188.89
13 25 Matt Guidera, Rocklin CA, Buell 7.070 187.36 187.36
14 9 Geno Scali, Lake in the Hills IL, Suzuki 7.096 189.39 189.39
15 205 Shawn Gann, Stoneville NC, Suzuki 7.101 187.68 187.68
16 202 Junior Pippin, Conyers GA, Buell 7.102 183.92 183.92

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 573 Mike Berry, Littleton CO, Suzuki 7.129 185.51 185.51
18 412 Michael Phillips, Baton Rouge LA, Suzuki GSXR 7.145 185.61 185.61
19 413 Michael Ray, New Braunfels TX, Buell 7.170 181.23 181.23
20 7 Ryan Schnitz, Decatur IN, Kawasaki 7.375 178.76 178.76
21 32 Freddie Camarena, Placentia CA, Suzuki 11.096 73.36 73.36

TAD

1 1 A/FD Bill Reichert, Owosso MI, Bowen-Reich 5.222 273.83 275.73
2 3 A/FD Spencer Massey, Fort Worth TX, Bowen-TFX 5.249 275.06 275.06
3 7438 A/FD Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-BAE 5.279 265.12 265.12
4 9 A/FD Aaron Olivarez, Sandy UT, Dan Page-BAE 5.283 275.11 275.11
5 440 A/FD Kate Harker, Gainesville GA, Spitzer-CRE 5.295 268.65 268.65
6 777 A/FD Mark Niver, Phoenix AZ, Niver-BAE 5.304 262.13 262.13
7 4 A/FD Duane Shields, Boulder City NV, Hadman-B 5.308 273.16 273.33
8 7402 A/FD Randy Eakins, Carson City NV, CNE-TFX 5.351 257.58 257.58
9 712 A/FD Larry Miersch, Huntington Beach CA, Spit 5.358 263.15 263.15
10 466 A/FD Diana Harker, Gainesville GA, Meyer-BAE 5.377 256.31 256.31
11 74 B/AD Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction CO, Neilson 5.378 265.06 265.06
12 681 B/AD Shawn Cowie, Richmond BC, Santos-BAE 5.395 266.85 266.85
13 497 TA/D Troy Buff, Spring TX, Yancer-BAE 5.411 259.41 259.41
14 613 B/AD Joey Severance, Spanaway WA, Hadman-MBR 5.412 263.98 263.98
15 77 B/AD Cody Perkins, Bluffdale UT, Hadman-BAE 5.425 261.62 261.88
16 35 A/FD Dave Hirata, Lowell IN, McKinney-TFX 5.432 260.11 260.11

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 7942 B/AD Thomas Bayer, Fontana CA, Uyehara-BAE 5.451 259.36 259.36
18 6610 TA/D Brandon Johnson, Sheldon WA, Hadman-BAE 5.459 257.19 261.27
19 44 A/FD Brandon Pierce, Moore OK, Monden-TFX 5.487 256.11 256.11
20 1712 B/AD Dave DeAngelis, Middlesex NJ, Yancer-BAE 5.490 255.48 257.33
21 734 A/FD Johnny Ahten, Sagus CA, Uyehara-BAE 5.490 251.44 251.44
22 66 B/AD Greg Tacke, Great Falls MT, Hadman-MBR 5.577 222.00 257.58
23 7222 B/AD Dennis Swearingen, Santa Clarita CA, Uye 5.581 255.05 255.05
24 371 A/FD Dave Heitzman, Decatur MI, McKinney-BAE 5.666 250.83 252.85
25 71 B/AD Chris Demke, Sunland CA, Uyehara-BAE 8.194 106.28 106.28
26 7338 A/FD Brian Smith, Fullerton CA, Hadman-TFX 13.733 86.89 86.89

TAFC


1 237 Von Smith, Oak Ridge TN, '02 Camaro 5.585 257.83 258.12
2 7384 Sean O'Bannon, Ontario CA, '07 Charger 5.593 256.21 256.21
3 62 Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls OR, '05 Monte Ca 5.630 256.31 256.31
4 7306 Jeff Carroll, Santa Barbara CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.641 249.03 254.62
5 766 Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda CA, '02 Camaro 5.654 251.49 251.49
6 2 Jay Payne, Claremont CA, '07 Mustang 5.656 258.02 258.02
7 8 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.656 257.14 258.02
8 799 Sean Bellemeur, Newport Beach CA, '02 Camaro 5.670 254.33 254.71
9 484 Kebin Kinsley, Kennedale TX, '02 Camaro 5.675 253.71 253.71
10 3 Brian Hough, Junction City OR, '05 Monte Carlo 5.676 252.85 252.85
11 727 Ron August Jr, Pleasanton CA, '02 Camaro 5.726 255.48 255.48
12 765 Bernie Harrington, Apple Valley CA, '02 Camaro 5.749 223.28 223.28
13 7238 Bret Williamson, Campbell CA, '01 Corvette 5.770 248.16 248.16
14 63 Hank Coolidge, Sunburst MT, '02 Firebird 5.773 246.84 246.84
15 777 John Patton, Peoria AZ, '02 Firebird 5.810 247.79 247.79
16 65 Ken Kraus, Great Falls MT, '02 Camaro 5.818 246.57 246.57

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 46 Steve Burck, Corpus Christi TX, '02 Camaro 5.823 248.16 248.16
18 76 Mark Woznichak, Onterio CA, '02 Camaro 5.829 245.36 251.34
19 32 Marty Nothstein, Orefield PA, '07 Mustang 5.833 243.41 247.47
20 710D Alexis De Joria, Venice CA, '07 Charger 5.835 252.00 252.00
21 757 Larry Miner, Woodbridge CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.839 248.25 248.25
22 54 Vern Moats, Des Moines IA, '02 Camaro 5.846 252.52 252.52
23 75 Dennis Taylor, Anaheim Hills CA, '02 Camaro 5.852 252.38 252.38
24 6464 Russ Parker, Salem OR, '98 Cutlass 5.865 250.23 250.23
25 73 Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina CA, '07 Mustang 5.908 236.13 236.13
26 7507 Paul Crifasi, Henderson NV, '02 Firebird 5.914 250.64 250.64

Thursday qualifying


Second-place Countdown contender Jeg Coughlin continued to fight for his fourth NHRA POWERade Series world championship title Thursday by posting the quickest Pro Stock run of opening day at the 43rd annual Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Coughlin, who earned Pro Stock crowns in 2000 and 2002, joined J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Jeff Arend (Funny Car), and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) as the provisional qualifying leaders at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

The Auto Club NHRA Finals is the second and final race in the Countdown to 1, the two-race championship round of the NHRA Playoffs.

A runner-up last weekend in Las Vegas, Coughlin remains in control of a great hot rod as his Jegs.com Chevrolet Cobalt posted a 6.689 at 206.95 mph. Coughlin entered this weekend's race 34 points behind Greg Anderson, so every point is important.

"The points are set up where we couldn't get a round back on Greg in qualifying but we can get more than a round up on Dave [Connolly] so they all count, certainly," Coughlin said. "It's just good to run this well right out of the trailer and send the message we have a car to win the race with us this weekend."

Anderson, who beat Coughlin in Vegas, isn't giving up much in his Summit Racing Pontiac GTO, running a second-best 6.690 at 207.18 mph. Connolly is 11th-best with a 6.713 at 206.76 mph in his Torco Cobalt.

Todd would love to double-up at the birthplace of drag racing and his opening pass of 4.521 at 328.22 mph in his Skull Shine dragster got him off to a strong start. Todd has two low qualifiers this year, including one in late September in Dallas.

"Hopefully we can play spoiler and help my buddy Brandon (Bernstein) win the championship this year," Todd said. "I'm not worried about next year. We have some big announcements coming real soon. I'm definitely gonna be here racing next year in a Top Fuel dragster. Right now we're gonna worry about finishing this year as strong as we can."

All four Countdown to 1 racers are safely in the field. Brandon Bernstein is quickest in with a 4.529 at 329.83 mph, which is third best overall. Tony Schumacher follows in sixth place with a 4.544 at 323.04 mph. Larry Dixon is eighth with a 4.572, while points leader Rod Fuller shutoff early and carded a 15th-best 4.643 at 265.85 mph.


Local Funny Car racer Arend, who hails from nearby San Dimas, is tops in his category with a 4.781 at 324.90 mph in his Checker Schuck's Kragen Chevrolet Impala SS. Arend has been qualifying strong lately although he only has one No. 1 qualifying effort to his credit from earlier this year in Indy.

"We had an idea we could run in the 4.70s," Arend said. "It was a little soft early but after that it was fine. It certainly agreed with what we were trying to do. We're trying to do the best we can in my hometown here. I live just a few miles from here."

The highest qualified Funny Car racer in the Countdown to 1 chase is former champion Gary Scelzi, who is fourth with a 4.813 at 319.98 mph. Scelzi is second in the points, a distant 91 markers behind Tony Pedregon. Ron Capps is fifth with a 4.845 at 322.42 mph, while Pedregon (seventh at 4.864) and Robert Hight (eighth at 4.867) also earned top-half slots.

By qualifying for this event, Pedregon will eliminate Capps from championship contention.


Three-time Pomona winner Sampey is hoping to go out with a bang, running her U.S. Army Suzuki through a track record 6.973 at 188.94 mph to take the early lead. Sampey is scrambling to find a new sponsor after learning the Army wouldn't be back for 2008 so she was pleased with a chance to meet with the media.

"I hope that I can hold onto it because we're in the middle of finding a job for next year and we need every little bit of publicity we can get," Sampey said. "The news (of her sponsor leaving) hit us hard but it hasn't taken anything out of my determination to succeed. In fact, it's only made me more determined to show everyone we're worth sponsoring. I know we can still win races and championships and I want to show everyone that."

Points leader Andrew Hines is third on the grid with a 6.996 at 189.71 mph on his Harley-Davidson. Chip Ellis, who is second to Hines in the points, follows close behind in fourth place after a 7.010 at 188.46 mph on his S&S Buell V-Twin. Peggy Llewellyn posted a seventh-best 7.061 at 186.20 mph. Matt Smith didn't make it down the track under power Thursday.


TF

1 8 J.R. Todd, Avon IN, Hadman-TFX 4.521 328.22 328.22
2 13 David Baca, Brentwood CA, Hadman-TFX 4.523 329.18 329.18
3 3 Brandon Bernstein, Fairview TX, McKinney-TFX 4.529 329.83 329.83
4 1301 Doug Foley, Sewell NJ, Attac-TFX 4.540 330.72 330.72
5 12 Bob Vandergriff, Alpharetta GA, McKinney-BAE 4.543 324.51 324.51
6 1 Tony Schumacher, Mt. Prospect IL, Hadman-TFX 4.544 323.04 323.04
7 9 Cory McClenathan, Lake Havasu City AZ, Hadman- 4.566 321.50 321.50
8 91 Larry Dixon, Indianapolis IN, McKinney-TFX 4.572 323.50 323.50
9 10 Hillary Will, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.573 328.94 328.94
10 6 David Grubnic, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.574 313.73 313.73
11 4 Melanie Troxel, Avon IN, Hadman-TFX 4.579 326.87 326.87
12 530 Alan Bradshaw, Carson City NV, Don Long-BAE 4.589 323.27 323.27
13 2813 Scotty Cannon, Lyman SC, Hadman-BAE 4.600 317.64 317.64
14 524 Joe Hartley, Portland OR, McKinney-BAE 4.608 321.81 321.81
15 5 Rod Fuller, Las Vegas NV, Hadman-TFX 4.643 265.85 265.85
16 255 Clay Millican, Drummonds TN, Hadman-BAE 4.764 320.66 320.66

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 72 Mike Strasburg, Lindon UT, Hadman-TFX 4.806 241.37 241.37
18 111 Urs Erbacher, Arlesheim CH, McKinney-BAE 4.849 297.88 297.88
19 2 Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.893 219.90 219.90
20 11 Doug Herbert, Lincolnton NC, McKinney-BAE 7.508 95.70 95.70
21 743 Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 10.941 77.44 77.44
22 700 Steven Chrisman, Anaheim CA, Hadman-TFX 12.864 87.15 87.15

FC

1 170 Jeff Arend, San Dimas CA, '07 Impala 4.781 324.90 324.90
2 711 Jack Beckman, North Hills CA, '07 Charger 4.786 320.89 320.89
3 404 Kenny Bernstein, Fairview TX, '07 Charger 4.804 322.19 322.19
4 7 Gary Scelzi, Fresno CA, '07 Charger 4.813 319.98 319.98
5 28 Ron Capps, Carlsbad CA, '07 Charger 4.845 322.42 322.42
6 8 Phil Burkart, Yorkville NY, '05 Mustang 4.850 319.98 319.98
7 5 Tony Pedregon, Brownsburg IN, '07 Impala 4.864 311.56 311.56
8 2 Robert Hight, Yorba Linda CA, '06 Mustang 4.867 287.66 287.66
9 729 Jerry Toliver, Temecula CA, '07 Solara 4.869 320.36 320.36
10 347 Tim Wilkerson, Springfield IL, '07 Impala 4.872 300.66 300.66
11 206 Bob Gilbertson, Charolette NC, '05 Monte Carlo 4.959 302.08 302.08
12 340 Bob Bode, Barrington IL, '05 Monte Carlo 5.084 265.12 265.12
13 33 Tommy Johnson Jr., Avon IN, '07 Impala 6.301 143.54 143.54
14 427 Tony Bartone, Long Island City NY, '05 Monte C 6.855 127.44 127.44
15 388 Jim Head, Columbus OH, '07 Solara 7.973 100.40 100.40
16 782 Gary Densham, Bellflower CA, '07 Impala 8.199 113.87 113.87

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 10 Cruz Pedregon, Camarillo CA, '07 Impala 8.330 98.70 98.70
18 121 Terry Haddock, Lynnwood WA, '06 Monte Carlo 8.515 102.52 102.52
19 180 Mike Ashley, Melville NY, '07 Charger 8.905 94.86 94.86
20 319 Scott Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, '07 Solara 9.605 88.63 88.63
21 7321 Ashley Force, Yorba Linda CA, '06 Mustang 9.737 86.35 86.35
22 709 James Day, Mission Viejo CA, '02 Camaro NT
23 728 Grant Downing, Fullerton CA, '02 Firebird DQ

PS

1 25 Jeg Coughlin, Mooresville NC, '07 Cobalt 6.689 206.95 206.95
2 2 Greg Anderson, Mooresville NC, '06 GTO 6.690 207.18 207.18
3 9 Richie Stevens, New Orleans LA, '07 Stratus 6.694 206.51 206.51
4 208 Warren Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '06 GTO 6.695 207.24 207.24
5 6 Allen Johnson, Greeneville TN, '07 Stratus 6.696 206.23 206.23
6 1568 Justin Humphreys, Monrovia MD, '06 GTO 6.699 206.73 206.73
7 103 Max Naylor, New Buffalo PA, '07 Stratus 6.704 205.60 205.60
8 5 Kurt Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '07 Cobalt 6.706 206.73 206.73
9 357 Larry Morgan, Newark OH, '07 Stratus 6.708 205.85 205.85
10 10 V. Gaines, Lakewood CO, '07 Stratus 6.710 205.88 205.88
11 3 Dave Connolly, Elyria OH, '07 Cobalt 6.713 206.76 206.76
12 1 Jason Line, Mooresville NC, '06 GTO 6.720 207.05 207.05
13 107 Kenny Koretsky, Richboro PA, '07 Cobalt 6.722 205.66 205.66
14 4 Mike Edwards, Coweta OK, '06 GTO 6.732 205.26 205.26
15 20 Tom Hammonds, Holt FL, '07 Cobalt 6.737 205.13 205.13
16 8 Greg Stanfield, Bossier City LA, '06 GTO 6.739 205.98 205.98

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 7 Jim Yates, Occoquan VA, '06 GTO 6.752 205.26 205.26
18 334 Craig Hankinson, Newark OH, '06 GTO 6.760 205.26 205.26
19 202 Tommy Brown, Hayes VA, '07 Cobalt 6.761 205.38 205.38
20 701 Ben Watson, Concord CA, '06 GTO 6.761 203.58 203.58
21 752 Gordie Rivera, Yuma AZ, '06 GTO 6.822 202.64 202.64
22 351 Ron Krisher, Warren OH, '07 Cobalt 6.930 204.73 204.73
23 6157 Todd Hoerner, Deer Park WA, '06 GTO 15.280 78.45 78.45
24 712 Bob Panella, Stockton CA, '06 Stratus To

PSM

1 3 Angelle Sampey, Brownsburg IN, Suzuki GSXR 6.973 188.94 188.94
2 88 Eddie Krawiec, Brownsburg IN, Harley V-Rod 6.995 189.58 189.58
3 1 Andrew Hines, Brownsburg IN, Harley V-Rod 6.996 189.71 189.71
4 4 Chip Ellis, Plains GA, Buell 7.010 188.46 188.46
5 748 Chris Rivas, Fresno CA, Buell 7.035 185.18 185.18
6 235 Hector Arana, Milltown IN, Buell 7.052 187.91 187.91
7 499 Peggy Llewellyn, San Antonio TX, Buell 7.061 186.20 186.20
8 10 Craig Treble, Hensley AR, Suzuki GSXR 7.070 188.54 188.54
9 2 Antron Brown, Brownsburg IN, Suzuki GSXR 7.088 184.40 184.40
10 25 Matt Guidera, Rocklin CA, Buell 7.090 184.62 184.62
11 6 Karen Stoffer, Smith NV, Suzuki 7.103 185.36 185.36
12 751 Steve Johnson, Irondale AL, Suzuki 7.118 176.21 176.21
13 573 Mike Berry, Littleton CO, Suzuki 7.129 185.51 185.51
14 202 Junior Pippen, Conyers GA, Buell 7.153 183.87 183.87
15 9 Geno Scali, Lake in the Hills IL, Suzuki 7.156 185.28 185.28
16 205 Shawn Gann, Stoneville NC, Suzuki 7.158 185.13 185.13

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 413 Michael Ray, New Braunfels TX, Buell 7.170 181.23 181.23
18 412 Michael Phillips, Baton Rouge LA, Suzuki GSXR 7.202 185.15 185.15
19 7 Ryan Schnitz, Decatur IN, Kawasaki 7.423 176.65 176.65
20 5 Matt Smith, King NC, Buell 9.141 78.84 78.84
21 32 Freddie Camarena, Placentia CA, Suzuki 11.096 73.36 73.36

TAD

1 7438 A/FD Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-BAE 5.280 260.06 260.06
2 3 A/FD Spencer Massey, Fort Worth TX, Bowen-TFX 5.304 270.16 270.16
3 777 A/FD Mark Niver, Phoenix AZ, Niver-BAE 5.304 262.13 262.13
4 9 A/FD Aaron Olivarez, Sandy UT, Dan Page-BAE 5.316 268.81 268.81
5 4 A/FD Duane Shields, Boulder City NV, Hadman-B 5.329 273.33 273.33
6 7402 A/FD Randy Eakins, Carson City NV, CNE-TFX 5.351 257.58 257.58
7 440 A/FD Kate Harker, Gainesville GA, Spitzer-CRE 5.365 264.29 264.29
8 74 B/AD Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction CO, Neilson 5.391 264.80 264.80
9 712 A/FD Larry Miersch, Huntington Beach CA, Spit 5.410 258.52 258.52
10 35 A/FD Dave Hirata, Lowell IN, McKinney-TFX 5.432 260.11 260.11
11 1 A/FD Bill Reichert, Owosso MI, Bowen-Reich 5.443 256.99 256.99
12 681 B/AD Shawn Cowie, Richmond BC, Santos-BAE 5.453 264.23 264.23
13 613 B/AD Joey Severance, Spanaway WA, Hadman-MBR 5.466 257.53 257.53

14 7942 B/AD Thomas Bayer, Fontana CA, Uyehara-BAE 5.478 259.01 259.01
15 1712 B/AD Dave DeAngelis, Middlesex NJ, Yancer-BAE 5.490 255.48 255.48
16 466 A/FD Diana Harker, Gainesville GA, Meyer-BAE 5.491 248.93 248.93

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 6610 TA/D Brandon Johnson, Sheldon WA, Hadman-BAE 5.503 261.27 261.27
18 734 A/FD Johnny Ahten, Sagus CA, Uyehara-BAE 5.517 250.04 250.04
19 77 B/AD Cody Perkins, Bluffdale UT, Hadman-BAE 5.545 253.56 253.56
20 66 B/AD Greg Tacke, Great Falls MT, Hadman-MBR 5.608 257.58 257.58
21 371 A/FD Dave Heitzman, Decatur MI, McKinney-BAE 5.666 250.83 250.83
22 7222 B/AD Dennis Swearingen, Santa Clarita CA, Uye 5.799 224.92 224.92
23 497 TA/D Troy Buff, Spring TX, Yancer-BAE 11.415 67.04 67.04
24 71 B/AD Chris Demke, Sunland CA, Uyehara-BAE 12.108 83.26 83.26
25 7338 A/FD Brian Smith, Fullerton CA, Hadman-TFX 16.003 75.83 75.83
26 44 A/FD Brandon Pierce, Moore OK, Monden-TFX 17.012 61.23 61.23

TAFC

1 7306 Jeff Carroll, Santa Barbara CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.641 249.03 249.03
2 237 Von Smith, Oak Ridge TN, '02 Camaro 5.649 255.05 255.05
3 2 Jay Payne, Claremont CA, '07 Mustang 5.681 256.31 256.31
4 484 Kebin Kinsley, Kennedale TX, '02 Camaro 5.712 251.25 251.25
5 799 Sean Bellemeur, Newport Beach CA, '02 Camaro 5.723 254.71 254.71
6 765 Bernie Harrington, Apple Valley CA, '02 Camaro 5.787 221.38 221.38
7 65 Ken Kraus, Great Falls MT, '02 Camaro 5.818 246.57 246.57
8 3 Brian Hough, Junction City OR, '06 Monte Carlo 5.818 239.19 239.19
9 46 Steve Burck, Corpus Christi TX, '02 Camaro 5.823 248.16 248.16
10 766 Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda CA, '02 Camaro 5.834 246.66 246.66
11 7384 Sean O'Bannon, Ontario CA, '07 Charger 5.838 254.62 254.62
12 757 Larry Miner, Woodbridge CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.839 248.25 248.25
13 54 Vern Moats, Des Moines IA, '02 Camaro 5.846 252.52 252.52
14 6464 Russ Parker, Salem OR, '98 Cutlass 5.865 250.23 250.23
15 32 Marty Nothstein, Orefield PA, '07 Charger 5.866 242.10 242.10
16 73 Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina CA, '07 Mustang 5.908 236.13 236.13

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 76 Mark Woznichak, Onterio CA, '02 Camaro 5.925 247.38 247.38
18 62 Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls OR, '06 Monte Ca 5.926 250.69 250.69
19 7507 Paul Crifasi, Henderson NV, '02 Firebird 5.973 241.84 241.84
20 63 Hank Coolidge, Sunburst MT, '02 Firebird 5.996 242.50 242.50
21 777 John Patton, Peoria AZ, '02 Firebird 6.403 167.84 167.84
22 727 Ron August Jr, Pleasanton CA, '02 Camaro 6.781 135.74 135.74
23 8 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '05 Monte Carlo 8.614 96.29 96.29
24 7238 Bret Williamson, Campbell CA, '01 Corvette 9.777 91.42 91.42
25 710D Alexis De Joria, Venice CA, '07 Charger 10.178 85.47 85.47
26 75 Dennis Taylor, Anaheim Hills CA, '02 Camaro DQ

Comp

1 1 CC/A Bo Butner, Floyds Knobs IN, '07 Cobalt 6.940 7.60 -0.660
2 4171 G/A Rodger Brogdon, Tomball TX, '02 Cavalier 8.380 9.03 -0.650
3 6660 H/SM Adam Bowdish, Oregon City OR, '89 Trans Am 9.019 9.66 -0.641
4 3 E/SM Jeff Taylor, Floyds Knobs IN, '07 Cobalt 8.549 9.16 -0.611
5 4 A/EA David Rampy, Piedmont AL, '32 Bantam 7.292 7.90 -0.608
6 710 D/SMA Doug Lambeck, Northridge CA, '06 Sunfire 8.417 9.02 -0.603
7 2000 D/AA Lee Sharp, Louisville TN, '07 Cobalt 7.701 8.30 -0.599
8 6180 AA/AM Jirka Kaplan, Calgary AB, '23-T Ford 6.512 7.11 -0.598
9 73 PST Tom Mettler, Bakersfield CA, '01 Dakota 7.414 8.01 -0.596
10 72 I/AA Jim Cowan, Dewey AZ, '04 Cavalier 8.255 8.85 -0.595
11 751 B/AA Tom Huggins, Santa Paula CA, '06 GTO 7.070 7.65 -0.580
12 7 A/ND Dean Carter, Glendale AZ, Uyehara-Chev 6.928 7.50 -0.572
13 4487 B/AA Sean Dodd, Double Oak TX, '07 Cobalt 7.080 7.65 -0.570
14 178 C/EA Dan Fletcher, Churchville NY, '07 Cobalt 8.150 8.72 -0.570
15 1160 F/D Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook NJ, ProStart-Che 8.125 8.69 -0.565
16 7771 C/SR Ed Sigmon, Chatsworth CA, '34 Chevy 8.559 9.12 -0.561
17 7230 H/A Randy Jones, Monarch Beach CA, '04 Cavalier 8.781 9.34 -0.559
18 3737 A/ED Jacklyn Gebhardt, Jacksonville IL, Spitzer 6.663 7.22 -0.557
19 6003 G/SMA Dan Barton, Post Falls ID, '05 Cavalier 8.806 9.36 -0.554
20 1902 CC/AT Robbie Hudlow, Monrovia MD, '03 Lexus 7.354 7.90 -0.546
21 718 C/AA Alan Freese, Salinas CA, '00 Firebird 7.475 8.02 -0.545
22 610 C/AA John Edwards, Claremont CA, '99 Neon 7.475 8.02 -0.545
23 6944 B/AA Bob Marshall, Langley BC, '07 GTO 7.116 7.65 -0.534
24 529Y A/AA Steve Holloway, Lakewood CO, '06 GTO 6.659 7.19 -0.531
25 5 L/AA Lee Zane, Perry Hall MD, '32 Bantam 9.020 9.55 -0.530
26 5250 C/AA Todd Patterson, Augusta KS, '07 Cobalt 7.495 8.02 -0.525
27 7474 D/SMA Justin Lamb, Henderson NV, '07 G5 8.500 9.02 -0.520
28 720 A/ND J.D. Zink, Chico CA, Uyehara-Chevy 6.986 7.50 -0.514
29 7109 C/SMA Ross Wilson, Alta Loma CA, '05 Sunfire 8.359 8.87 -0.511
30 7058 C/ED Michael Stone, Tulare CA, Sarmento-Chevy 7.360 7.87 -0.510
31 703 C/DA Joe Mozeris, Phoenix AZ, Frameworks 7.135 7.64 -0.505
32 75 A/AP Alan Ellis, Mapleton UT, '23-T Ford 6.816 7.32 -0.504

------------ Not Qualified ------------

33 7916 F/AA Bryan Morrison, Alta Loma CA, '02 Firebird 8.148 8.64 -0.492
34 751D B/AA Skip Dunn, Orem UT, '02 Grand Am 7.172 7.65 -0.478
35 562 G/A Lucky Snyder, Longmont CO, '62 Alpine 8.554 9.03 -0.476
36 6016 H/A Gary Anderson, Fox Island WA, '04 Cavalier 8.890 9.34 -0.450
37 730 F/AA Bryan Fitzgerald, Newbury Park CA, '04 Cav 8.221 8.64 -0.419
38 7265 F/ED Tom Brown, Riverside CA, Custom-Pontiac 8.432 8.85 -0.418
39 7010 C/A Pete Adams, Chatsworth CA, '06 GTO 7.587 7.98 -0.393
40 7235 C/ED Scott McClay, Tehachapi CA, N&P-Chevy 7.560 7.87 -0.310
41 799 C/A Steve Graham, San Francisco CA, '04 Grand 7.676 7.98 -0.304
42 600 G/SMA Jeff Lane, North Bend WA, '07 Cobalt 9.138 9.36 -0.222
43 5019 B/AA Paul Pittman, Bloomington MN, '07 Cobalt 7.437 7.65 -0.213
44 76 A/A Vinnie Deceglie, Alta Loma CA, '63 Corvette 8.054 7.11 0.944
45 738 AA/PM Jay Payne, Onterio CA, '05 Stratus 8.009 6.85 1.159
46 670 AA/AT Mark Wolfe, Marysville WA, '96 Thunderbird 8.847 7.13 1.717

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