Dixon,Force,Edwards Win SummitRacing.com Nationals From Las Vegas

Dustin H.Contributor IApril 18, 2010

CONCORD, NC - SEPTEMBER 20:  John Force, driver of the Castrol High Mileage Ford funny car drives during the NHRA Carolinas Nationals on September 20, 2009 at Zmax Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
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NHRA SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals Event Results Vegas

Larry Dixon, John Force and Mike Edwards played there cards right and cashed in big in Las Vegas winning Sunday's NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals from The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Larry Dixon took his 51st career Top Fuel and third of the 2010 season after victories in Pomona, Houston and now Vegas. Larry Dixon in his Al-Anabi Racing Dragster ran a 4.016 @ 313.37 mph to a losing 5.113 @ 158.41 ran by Cory McClenathan who spun the tires off the line and went up in tire smoke. Dixon was already faster off the line with a 0.068 to a 0.076. With Larry Dixon taking the win Sunday he also took the Top Fuel point standings lead by 1 point over Cory McClenathan.

John Force scored his third win of 2010 also on Sunday. Force in his Castrol GTX Ford took the win in the final round over Tony Pedregon and takes a 120 point lead to St Louis over Matt Hagan. Force ran a 4.334 @ 284.93 mph to a losing 5.630 138.34 mph ran by Tony Pedregon who had issues down track. John Force Racing has been so strong this year and im sure will be title contenders, can John Force score a record 15th Funny Car Championship. Force took home his 129th career wally Sunday and that's incredible.

Mike Edwards seems almost unstoppable in Pro Stock, the defending Pro Stock Champion has been #1 qualifer nearly all the sessions this year and took home another victory Sunday in Las Vegas. Edwards took home his fourth win of the season, 24th of his career and has a huge lead in the point standings going to St Louis in a few weeks. Edwards ran a 6.751 @ 205.51 mph up against Greg Stanfield in the final round. Stanfield ran a 6.813 @ 203.21 mph but it was'nt good enough against Edwards who is making some big time power. Mike Edwards takes a 261 point lead in doing so over Allen Johnson nearly thirteen rounds as you get 20 points per round win, and 20 points if you a establish a ET record at a national event.

The hot weather in Vegas seen hot action on track, now the series is off for a week before going into the Midwest with the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals on May 2nd.