NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals NHRA Full Throttle DragRacing
Finals
 

Top Fuel

Final Round 
BRISTOL, Tenn. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Tony Schumacher (U.S. Army Dragster)        0.068      3.857 310.91
 (L) Doug Kalitta (Kalitta M'Spts No. 50 Dragste 0.074      3.879 303.43
Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 2,322 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Schumacher is 29 - 23 against Kalitta in prior events and Schumacher is 5 - 4 against Kalitta in prior final rounds. Schumacher with a slight starting line advantage and never looks back to take the win by 0.0281 seconds (approximately 13 feet). Schumacher with his third national event win of the year and 59th of his career. Kalitta with a good pass until right before the finish line with a puff of engine smoke.


       

Funny Car

Final Round 
BRISTOL, Tenn. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Del Worsham (Al-Anabi Racing Solara)        0.038      4.075 304.67
 (L) Tony Pedregon (Herzog/Palms Impala)         0.051      4.152 293.22
5:54 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 2,322 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Pedregon is running the Jimmy Johnson Foundation colors on his Quaker State Funny Car this weekend.

Worsham is in his second final round in a row, after winning two weeks ago at St. Louis, but has never won at Bristol. He has won 23 races in 36 previous final round appearances. He is currently second in NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car standings.

What a great old drag race by two top competitors. Worsham runs the table will all of the numbers in this round. He runs the quickest ET of the weekend and is just a quarter of a mile and hour from the fastest.

Both cars run straight and clean from start to finish with big nitro header flames over the roofs. It was a game attempt by Pedregon, but Worsham opened up the lead all the way down the track to take the 2009 Thunder Valley Funny Car Championship. That two wins in a row and he will stay #2 in the points.

Tony Pedregon's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.380, 660ft-3.349/265.53 mph.
Del Worsham's incremental times: 60ft-0.924 sec., 330ft-2.327, 660ft-3.282/267.80 mph.


       

Pro Stock

Final Round 
BRISTOL, Tenn. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Mike Edwards (Young Life/Penhall GXP)       0.017      6.633 207.72
 (L) Greg Anderson (Summit Racing Equipment GXP) 0.062      6.658 207.94
Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 2,322 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Anderson is 29 - 5 against Edwards in prior events and Anderson is 1 - 0 against Edwards in prior final rounds. Edwards with another great light and then runs low E.T. of the event for his second National event win of the year and the 17th of his career. He lowers the track E.T. record. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.773, 660ft-4.264/165.05 mph, 1,000ft-5.549. Anderson with a good looking pass and the fastest pass of the event and track speed record. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.796, 660ft-4.287/165.01 mph, 1,000ft-5.574.


       

Pro Mod

Final Round 
BRISTOL, Tenn. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Burton Auxier (Al-Anabi '67 Camaro)         0.049      6.028 234.09
 (L) Raymond Commisso (*'67 Camaro)              -0.229(R)  5.955 241.24
5:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 2,322 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Nitrous vs. Blower in the final round with the #5 and #6 qualifiers. Auxier was in the finals last week in St. Louis.

Two clean passes, but it's all over at the starting line.

Auxier is the 2009 Thunder Valley Pro Modified Champion after a huge red light by a quicker and faster Commisso.


 * = Supercharged Engine

       

Super Stock

Final Round 
BRISTOL, Tenn. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 6 eliminations in Super Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Norm Hall              GT/CA   9.65  0.033     9.938  0.288
 (L) Jeff Taylor            SS/DM   9.11  -0.002(R) 9.381  0.271
Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 2,322 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Taylor was just a couple ticks too quick on the tree and Hall will collect his third national event win and the first one that is not at Maple Grove.


       

Stock

Final Round 
BRISTOL, Tenn. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 6 eliminations in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Edmond Richardson       C/SA  10.92  0.049    10.897 -0.023
 (L) Robbie Shaw             A/SA  10.40  0.053    10.375 -0.025
Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 2,322 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Edmond Richardson wins on a double-breakout. this is Richardson's 44th national event win and his first since Memphis 2002.


       

Super Comp

Final Round 
BRISTOL, Tenn. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 7 eliminations in Super Comp at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class  Index    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Mike Robilotto           S/C   8.90  0.000     8.924  0.024
 (L) Scott Albrecht           S/C   8.90  0.010     8.926  0.026
5:39 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 2,322 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Albrecht is making his first final round ever. Robilotto won here last year and does so again with perfect RT and a close win.

Scott Albrecht's package: 0.036. Mike Robilotto's package: 0.024.

Mike Robilotto's MOV: 0.0122 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

Mike Robilotto is the 2009 Thunder Valley Super Comp Champion.


       

Super Gas

Final Round 
BRISTOL, Tenn. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 6 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class  Index    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Tom Stalba               S/G   9.90  0.014     9.881 -0.019
 (L) Billy Upton              S/G   9.90  0.036     9.865 -0.035
5:35 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 2,322 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Upton is making a final round appearence for the first time. Tom Stalba won here last year and makes it a two'fer on a double-breakout win.

He is your 2009 Super Gas Champion.