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SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS FACT SHEET

The NHRA season continues this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out the latest news and notes leading to this week’s event.


SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS FACT SHEET

 

 

WHAT: 29th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, the sixth of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories — Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle — earn points leading to 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

 

 

WHERE: Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. I-85 to Exit 149 (Hwy 441).  After exiting the freeway, go north on Highway 441 to Steven Tanger Blvd. Take left on Tanger and then go right on Ridgeway Road.

 

          

 

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, April 16-19.

 

          

 

SCHEDULE:  

 

THURSDAY, April 16 - Sportsman qualifying begins at 9 a.m.

 

          

 

FRIDAY, April 17 - Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3 and 5:30 p.m.

 

          

 

SATURDAY, April 18 - Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

      

 

SUNDAY, April 19 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

 

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

 

      

 

TELEVISION:

 

Saturday, April 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 6 p.m. (ET).

 

Sunday April 19, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will air NHRA Race Day, at 11 a.m. (ET).

 

Sunday, April 19, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

 

 

2008 EVENT WINNERS: Antron Brown, Top Fuel; Ashley Force Hood, Funny Car; Mike Edwards, Pro Stock; Andrew Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle

 

        

 

TRACK RECORDS:

 

Top Fuel* - 4.448 seconds by Tony Schumacher, May ‘06; 331.28 mph by Schumacher May ‘06

 

Funny Car* - 4.680 seconds by Robert Hight, May ‘06; 331.04 mph by Mike Ashley, April ‘07

 

Pro Stock - 6.627 seconds by Greg Anderson, April ‘07; 208.71 mph by Anderson, April ‘07

 

Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.943 seconds by Chip Ellis, April ’08; 192.60 mph by Ellis, April ‘08

 

(*performance records will not be officially recorded in Top Fuel and Funny Car at this event)

 

 

NATIONAL RECORDS:

 

Top Fuel* - 4.428 sec. by Tony Schumacher, Nov. ’06, Pomona, Calif.; 336.15 mph by Schumacher, May ’05, Columbus, Ohio

 

Funny Car* - 4.659 sec. by Tony Pedregon, Feb. ’07, Chandler, Ariz.; 333.66 mph by Jack Beckman, Nov. ’06, Pomona, Calif.

 

Pro Stock - 6.528 sec. by Greg Anderson, Feb. ’09, Pomona, Calif.; 212.03 mph by Mike Edwards, March ’09, Baytown, Texas

 

PS Motorcycle - 6.865 sec. by Matt Smith, March ’09, Baytown, Texas; 197.45 mph by A. Hines, March ‘05, Gainesville, Fla.

 

(*performance records will not be officially recorded in Top Fuel and Funny Car at this event)

 

 

       

 

2009 NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SERIES STANDINGS

 

Updated 4/5/2009 (Following five of 24 events; season victories in parentheses)

 

 

TOP FUEL

 

Place Driver      Points

 

1.    Tony Schumacher, Chicago, U.S. Army dragster (2)      412

 

2.    Antron Brown, Indianapolis, Matco Tools dragster (1)  394

 

3.    Brandon Bernstein, Indianapolis, Budweiser/ Lucas Oil dragster    388

 

4.    Larry Dixon, Indianapolis, Al-Anabi Racing dragster (1)     335

 

5.    Cory McClenathan, Indianapolis, FRAM dragster   324

 

6.    Morgan Lucas, Indianapolis, GEICO Powersports/Lucas Oil dragster  263

 

7.    Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti, Mich., Kalitta Motorsports dragster (1)  256

 

8.    Shawn Langdon, Indianapolis, Lucas Oil/Dixie Chopper dragster     248

 

9.    Joe Hartley, Portland, Ore., Hartley Racing dragster  219

 

10.   Spencer Massey, Indianapolis, U.S. Smokeless dragster 190

 

 

FUNNY CAR

 

1.    Ron Capps, Carlsbad, Calif., NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T (3)      408

 

2.    Matt Hagan, Christiansburg, Va., Shelor.com Dodge Charger   302

 

3.   Ashley Force Hood, Yorba Linda, Calif., Castrol GTX Ford Mustang (1)    296

 

     Del Worsham, Chino Hills, Calif., Al-Anabi Racing Toyota Solara   296

 

5.    Tony Pedregon, Chino Hills, Calif., Herzog/Q Horsepower Chevy Impala SS 290

 

6.   Bob Tasca III, Hope, R.I., Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang (1)      289

 

7.    Jack Beckman, Valvoline/MTS Dodge Charger R/T   282

 

8.   Robert Hight, Yorba Linda, Calif., Auto Club Ford Mustang   273

 

9.    John Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Castrol GXT High-Mileage Ford Mustang  253

 

10.  Mike Neff, Fishers, Ind., Ford Drive One Mustang      252

 

 

PRO STOCK

 

1.   Jeg Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt (2)     430

 

2.    Jason Line, Troutman, N.C., Summit Racing Pontiac GXP (2)   418

 

3.   Mike Edwards, Broken Arrow, Okla., ART Pontiac GXP    344

 

4.   Greg Anderson, Charlotte, N.C., Summit Racing Pontiac GXP   325

 

5.   Allen Johnson, Greeneville, Tenn., J&J Racing Team Mopar Dodge Stratus  294

 

6.    Greg Stanfield, Bossier City, La., Attitude Apparel Pontiac GXP   282

 

7.    Ron Krisher, Warren, Ohio, Valvoline Chevy Cobalt (1) 257

 

8.    Kurt Johnson, Lawrenceville, Ga., ACDelco Chevy Cobalt      251

 

9.    Rickie Jones, Galesburg, Ill., Quarter-Max/RJ Race Cars Dodge Stratus   220

 

10.   Larry Morgan, Newark, Ohio, Lucas Oil Dodge Stratus   199

 

 

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE (following two of 17 events)

 

1.    Matt Smith, King, N.C., Nitro Fish Ultimate Gear Suzuki     194

 

2.    Hector Arana, Milltown, Ind., Lucas Oil Buell (1)     172

 

3.   Andrew Hines, Indianapolis, Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson     152

 

4.    Craig Treble, New Orleans, Team Scream Suzuki (1)     151

 

5.    Douglas Horne, Aberdeen, Md., Horne Concrete Buell    125

 

6.   Eddie Krawiec, Indianapolis, Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson    107

 

7.    Steve Johnson, Birmingham, Ala., Snap-on Tools/Wyotech Suzuki     105

 

8.   Shawn Gann, Stoneville, N.C., Racegirl/Pure Power Lube Buell      104

 

9.   Karen Stoffer, Minden, Nev., GEICO Powersports Suzuki 87

 

10.  Matt Guidera, Folsom, Calif., Mohegan Sun Rocklin Motorsports Buell     84


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