NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Thunder Valley Nationals Results from Bristol

Dustin H.Correspondent IJune 20, 2010

CONCORD, NC - SEPTEMBER 19:  Tony Schmacher, driver of the US Army top fuel dragster drives during qualifying for the NHRA Carolinas Nationals on September 19, 2009 at Zmax Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
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Tony Schumacher took the US Army Top Fuel Dragster to victory on Fathers Day Sunday at Bristol Dragway. Schumacher defeated Brandon Bernstein in the final round to win the E3 Spark Plugs Thunder Valley Nationals. Schumacher ran a 3.982 at 306.53 mph to a losing 4.054 at 272.56 mph by Bernstein in the Copart Dragster. Larry Dixon, last week's winner at Englishtown, went out early but still remains the point leader going into Norwalk.

John Force defeated Tim Wilkerson in the final round in Funny Car and took the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to a win after Wilkerson went up in smoke. Force ran a 4.317 at 285.59 mph and took over the Funny Car points lead.

Mike Edwards scored another win in Pro Stock Sunday after Rickie Jones went red in the final round. Edwards had a bad run, also getting out of the groove, but it didn't matter as he was the winner via the foul.

The K&N Pro Stock Challenge will be held next Saturday during qualifying for Norwalk, and the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will be in action at Norwalk in Ohio before a weekend off ahead of the Western Swing.


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