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FINAL ROUND RESULTS FROM LAS VEGAS

Sunday's final results from the Sixth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA
Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The $1.8million
race is the 22nd of 23 in the $50 million NHRA POWERade DragRacing Series:

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Top Fuel -- Tony Schumacher, 4.469 seconds, 313.58 mph def. J.R. Todd,
4.550 seconds, 320.81 mph.

ROUND-BY-ROUND PRO RESULTS FROM LAS VEGAS

Final round-by-round results from the Sixth annual ACDelco
Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the
22nd of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series:

NHRA PRO POINTS AFTER LAS VEGAS

Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories
following the Sixth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip
at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 22nd of 23 events in the $50 million
NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series -

MORE CARNAGE FROM ORLANDO

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There was a scary moment during the first round of Outlaw 10.5 eliminations
when No. 11 qualifier Jamie Sarver, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, lost control of
his '94 Mustang at half track. Sarver, who was running in the left lane,
crossed behind opponent Greg Trotta and collected the right-side guard wall. The
car then spun back across the track and came to rest against the left-side wall.
Sarver was unhurt in the incident.

DIXON LIGHTS UP VEGAS

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Larry Dixon turned
some heads on Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A MOTHER OF A BLAST

This is what happens when your Funny Car noses over at 600 feet. Funny
Car racer Grant Dowing was uninjured in the Friday night blast.

FULLER'S FIREBALL

Hot Rod Fuller was on a strong run until the engine let go in a huge fireball. (ESPN2/Motel 6 Vision)

SATURDAY VEGAS QUALIFYING

SATURDAY - KALITTA RACES TO $100,000 BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT VICTORY AT ACDELCO LAS
VEGAS
NHRA NATIONALS Schumacher, Hight, Line and Gann are No. 1 qualifiers at The
Strip at LVMS

 
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Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta raced to the $100,000 win in the Budweiser Shootout, highlighting Saturday's racing at the
ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.

Kalitta held off Rod Fuller to claim his third victory in the Budweiser
Shootout, a special race-within-a-race bonus event for the category's
top eight qualifiers from the previous year.

Tony Schumacher, Robert Hight, Jason Line, and Shawn Gann earned No. 1
qualifying honors at the POWERade Drag Racing Series' penultimate
event.

Schumacher (4.445 seconds in Top Fuel) and Hight (4.677 in Funny Car)
neared national record numbers en route to the low qualifier podium.
Line (6.704 in Pro Stock) and Gann (7.090 in Pro Stock Motorcycle) settled for Las Vegas Motor Speedway records.

In the Shootout final, Kalitta and Fuller's cars were side-by-side all
the way down the track until Fuller's David Powers Homes/Valvoline
dragster lost its blower belt just past the 1,000-foot timer and slowed
suddenly. Kalitta's Mac Tools/Von Dutch machine kept charging.


 

DRAG RACING LOSES ANOTHER FRIEND

Sherrill K Dimit, of the PTS Safety Crew that formerly serviced IHRA
events, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, October 27, 2006. She
had suffered a fall nine days ago and suffered a fractured arm and as
well as a mild concussion. She was recuperating at home when she
suddenly felt ill and passed away. Although no longer a part of the
IHRA family she still was attached to the great memories of the
32-years that she took care of the drivers on the track and especially
at top end.

FRIDAY VEGAS QUALIFYING

SCHUMACHER, HIGHT, LINE AND HINES LEAD QUALIFYING AT ACDELCO LAS VEGAS NHRA NATIONALS

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Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher raced to a track record time of 4.445
seconds at 333.08 mph in his U.S. Army dragster Friday to highlight the
opening day of qualifying at the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.

Robert Hight, Jason Line and Andrew Hines also were qualifying leaders
in their respective categories at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor
Speedway. The $1.8 million race is the 22nd of 23 events in the $50
million NHRAPOWERade Drag Racing Series.

Although he's 89 points out of the Top Fuel lead with just two races
remaining, Schumacher's track-record run proved he won't go down
without a fight. The pass was the seventh quickest ever and put him a
full eight-tenths of a second ahead of the field, a titanic gap in
professional drag racing.

"That run was perfect," Schumacher said. "Hey, we need these points. We
need a world record. That was nine-thousandths short of one right there
but Alan said that was all there was to get. We'll definitely go for
itin Pomona but first things first; we need to win this race. We have
no room for error."Doug Kalitta and Brandon Bernstein, first and second
in the Top Fuelpoints order, qualified third and fourth. Kalitta posted
a 4.530 at 327.74 mph in his Mac Tools/Von Dutch dragster, while
Bernstein ran a 4.544 at 331.61 mph in the Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster.

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