Tony Schumacher leads Larry Dixon by a mere 47 points heading to the 9th Annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals to be held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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EYES SET ON VEGAS: SCHUMACHER, EDWARDS LOOK FOR STRONG ‘SIN CITY’ PERFORMANCES AND POSSIBLE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
It was just one year ago that Top Fuel pilot Tony Schumacher entered
Las Vegas with a 212-point lead over the rest of the competition.
Schumacher needed only to qualify for the event to secure his fifth
consecutive and sixth overall NHRA Full Throttle world championship,
and after taking the No. 1 qualifier of the event, he had done so. He
went on to win the event and finish the season in
NHRA VEGAS STYLE FAN FEST OCT. 29 ON
NHRA ANNOUNCES FAN RELIEF PROGRAM FOR AUTO CLUB FINALS: NHRA has announced that a limited number of $20 Race Fan Relief tickets – a savings of up to $29 per ticket – will be made available for the Nov. 12-15 Auto Club NHRA Finals, the climactic race in NHRA’s six-race playoff, the Countdown to 1. The offer is available for advance purchase only on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 1,500 tickets for each day of the four-day event. To purchase fan-relief tickets, enter the password “relief” on the appropriate Ticketmaster page or call 800-884-NHRA (6472) and mention “fan-relief offer.” NHRA has also partnered with Ticketmaster to eliminate service and convenience fees on tickets purchased through Ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster phone lines, or at Ticketmaster outlets. Fans purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster may pick up their tickets at the ticket office will-call window on race day or they may have their tickets delivered for a fee. NHRA is also reaching out to families and fans in the military: Children 12 and younger accompanied by a paying adults will be admitted free on any of the four days of the event to general-admission areas, and NHRA is offering any active U.S. military personnel a free reserved-seat ticket on-site Friday, Nov. 13. For tickets to the 45th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, call (800) 884-NHRA (6472) or go online at ticketmaster.com.
AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NHRA FINALS, AUTO CLUB RACEWAY AT
HE SAID, SHE SAID
KEEPING FOCUSED: Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards on the possibility of clinching his first NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing world championship in
“I’m thinking (championship), but I don’t have it yet. It’s close, but
you’ve still got to stay focused. You’ve still got to keep your goals
ahead. Those two Las Vegas
(drivers) are going to be burning the midnight oil to try and get back
up there with me. I’m not going to count my chickens yet before they
hatch. But I’m living my dream right now, and I’m real close to it.” Summit
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
13: That’s the number of drivers who, after winning the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, have gone on to win the world championship, since the addition of the race to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing schedule in 2001.
DID YOU KNOW…
…that Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Matt Smith and Angie McBride were married in