The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series was in Norwalk, Ohio at Summit Motorsports park for a weekend of drag racing to end a four week stretch that started in Chicago went to Englishtown, Bristol. The drivers and teams get a week off before the start of a grueling western swing as they get closer to the cutoff for the countdown.
Larry Dixon, the #1 qualifer, went to victory lane again for the seventh time in 2010 after defeating Antron Brown and his Matco Tools Dragster. Dixon, in the Al Anabi Racing Dragster, ran a 3.880 at 313.29 mph to Brown's 3.907 at 307.65 mph. Brown got the starting line advantage, but Dixon came through for his seventh win of the season, 55th of his career.
Tim Wilkerson defeated John Force in the Funny Car Final in a rematch of last week's final round in Bristol. Wilkerson and Force had almost equal reaction times, but Wilkerson took the Levi, Ray and Shoup Ford Mustang to the winners circle over Force. Wilkerson ran a 4.191 at 300.40 mph to Force's 4.272 at 290.88 mph.
Greg Anderson finally got back into victory lane after defeating Allen Johnson in the final round of Pro Stock. Anderson got his first win of the season and 61st of his career. Anderson had the advantage off the tree and never looked back, running a 6.722 at 204.54 mph to Johnson's 6.982 at 159.38 to win at Summit Motorsports Park.
Mike Edwards, who struggled in qualifying both Friday and Saturday, went out early but remains atop the points standings.
Matt Smith scored his second victory of the season on the Al Anabi Racing Buell after winning the Four Wide Nationals at Charlotte. Smith defeated Hector Arana, the defending champion, in the final round on Sunday. Smith ran a 7.076 at 188.36 mph to a losing 7.080 at 188.52 mph by Arana.
The summer stretch continues in only two weeks when the Western Swing starts on July 11th at Seattle and three straight weeks on the West Coast.