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JUN 15, 2014 | Bristol, Tenn.

Finals Run for Wilkerson Heats Up Bristol

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It wasn't a perfect weekend for Tim Wilkerson, but it was good enough to propel the Ford Funny Car driver prominently back into the fight for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Championship.
 
After posting career best numbers during Friday qualifying for the 14th annual Ford Thunder Valley Nationals (4.013 seconds at 317.72 miles per hour), Wilkerson showed off his hot weather tuning skills Sunday before his Levi, Ray and Shoup Mustang dropped a couple of cylinders and fell back in a final round loss to the Dodge of Tommy Johnson Jr.
 
It was the versatile 53-year-old's first final round appearance in more than a year and it put him back in the Top 10 in Mello Yello Series points at a time when jostling for positions in the NHRA's Countdown to the Champion has begun to intensify. Wilkerson, who started the day 11th, moved up to ninth and within three racing rounds (60 points) of fifth.
 
"We were fighting some ignition issues a little bit all day," acknowledged the 17-time tour winner.  "We started it up a couple of times (leading up to the final round) and finally just ran out of time.  We saw something when we got up there and made an adjustment, but it still went out and dropped not one, but two cylinders at once on the left side.
 
"The car will make a move when you drop a hole (like that)," he said, "but dropping two practically makes it take a left turn and it was either lift - or hit the wall."
 
Despite the improved results, Wilkerson couldn't hide his disappointment after losing in the final round for the second time in the last five years at Thunder Valley and, in the process, failing to bring to an end a winless streak that now has reached 67 races.  The owner, crew chief and driver of the L-R-S Mustang last won at tour event on August 7, 2011 at Seattle, Wash.
 
He lost to John Force in the final round at Bristol in 2010 when the on-board safety system malfunctioned when he hit the throttle, shutting off the engine and deploying the braking parachutes.
 
"My guys are worn out and they just keep getting turned away in the final," Wilkerson said of a crew that operates short-handed compared to those representing some of the more heavily funded teams.  "(It's) a tough way to end a very good weekend and the longest possible day.
 
"I feel bad for them, but I know in my heart that we're a win just looking for a place to happen. We're gonna get one here pretty soon."
 
It was something of a throwaway weekend for the rest of the Ford contingent.  John Force's rollercoaster ride continued with an erratic Castrol GTX HIGH MILEAGE Ford Mustang that, after setting NHRA national records in a season-opening victory, has managed to find its way out of the first round just once in its last seven starts.
 
Ditto Bob Tasca III, whose Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang had the misfortune of opposing Wilkerson's No. 2 qualifying Ford.
 
"We were up against the guy who ran (second) low ET of the session," Tasca said.  "Wilkerson had an absolutely unbelievable run so I guess there's some solitude in that.  It's not the weekend we wanted again but there's a lot season left."
 
Indeed, eight races remain before the Countdown, the next beginning Friday with qualifying for the second annual Auto-Plus Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H.
 
Points leader Robert Hight and John Force Racing teammate Courtney Force were able to advance only one round further before they, too, experienced the traction problems associated with a 132-degree track surface, the hottest of the season to date.
 
Despite it all, Hight and John Force will move on to Epping maintaining first and second place in points.  Although they have flip-flopped the order, they've been 1-2 after the last nine races.
 
"The points lead is important," Hight said of a lead that has grown to 265 points, "but winning races is what we are focused on. We just could get caught up to the track (this weekend).  It was a little tricky out there.  This was just the first race where the track temps were over 130 degrees so that makes it tough on everyone. There were a lot of upsets in all the classes today."
 
Nevertheless, while Hight has already been to six finals and won four times, Force admittedly has struggled over the last six races. He thought the clutch problems that have plagued a team led by crew chief Jimmy Prock had been resolved when he was able to make three solid qualifying runs here, but he was mistaken.
 
In the first round, against two-time 2014 winner Alexis DeJoria, the Castrol Ford again lost traction and although Force was able to regain control, it was too late to get the win light.
 
"I don't know what to think," said the 65-year-old racing icon.  "I mean, we've got all the horsepower in the world and a great team but we need to address what we did right and wrong this weekend.  Even though we're still No. 2 in the points, we need to turn it around because if I keep going like this, we're going to be in trouble."
 
For Courtney, a second round loss actually was an improvement at Bristol where, in 2012 and 2013, she failed to qualify her Traxxas Ford in the top half of the field, lost lane choice and was eliminated in the first round.
 
This time, she qualified solidly (No. 6) and took out 2012 World Champion Jack Beckman in the first round before losing the former JFR driver Tony Pedregon in round two when her car suffered the same fate as Wilkerson's, slipping out of the groove where it immediately lost traction.
 
"We've definitely made some improvements," said the 2012 Rookie-of-the-Year. "It was a tough racetrack.  It was a struggle for a lot of these (high horsepower) cars to get down there.  I had to pedal it in the second round.  I thought I could catch up to Tony, but it just wasn't enough at the end."
 
Still, she takes a little momentum to Epping where she will lead the Funny Car field as the defending champion.
 
*****
 
Final round results from Sunday's 14th annual Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway:
TOP FUEL - Shawn Langdon, Mira Loma, Calif., Al-Anabi dragster, 3.902, 316.08 mph, def. Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti, Mich., Mac Tools dragster, 4.128, 260.97 mph.
FUNNY CAR - Tommy Johnson Jr., Avon, Ind., Make A Wish Dodge Charger, 4.156, 302.14 mph, def. Tim Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., Levi, Ray and Shoup Shelby Ford Mustang, 4.423, 227.34 mph.
PRO STOCK - Erica Enders-Stevens, New Orleans, La., Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, 6.698, 207.15 mph, def. Jonathon Gray, Mooresville, N.C., Gray Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, 13.480, 64.40 mph.
PRO MODIFIED - Pete Farber, Baldwinville, Mass., CRC Brakleen 1969 Dodge Daytona, supercharged, 6.087, 240.51 mph, def. Steve Matusek, Olathe, Kan., Aeromotive/Agave Underground 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 6.971, 152.61 mph.
SUPER STOCK - Larry Miller, Gettysburg, Pa., 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, def. Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., 2012 Ford Mustang.
STOCK - Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., 2012 Ford Mustang, def. Kevin Wells, Midway, Ky., 1972 Chevy Nova.
SUPER COMP - Jeff Taylor, Sellersburg, Ind., dragster, def. Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., dragster.
SUPER GAS - Scott Lawton, Sanford, N.C., 1957 Chevy Corvette, def. Jim Perry, Niolta, Tenn., 2000 Chevy S-10 truck.
TOP DRAGSTER - Anthony Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., dragster, def. Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., Ford dragster.
TOP SPORTSMAN - Tony Fagnilli, Corapolis, Pa., 2011 Pontiac GXP, def. Marco Abruzzi, Warren, Ohio, 1968 Chevy Camaro.

 *****
 
Unofficial Mello Yello point standings following Sunday's 14th annual Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway:
 
TOP FUEL - 1. Doug Kalitta, Mac Tools dragster, 902; 2. Antron Brown, Matco Tools dragster, 782; 3. Shawn Langdon, Al-Anabi dragster, 751; 4. Spencer Massey, Schumacher Electric dragster, 652; 5. Steve Torrence, Capco Contractors dragster, 617; 6. Tony Schumacher, U.S. Army dragster, 557; 7. Khalid alBalooshi, Al-Anabi dragster, 535; 8. Brittany Force, Castrol EDGE dragster, 502; 9. Richie Crampton, GEICO dragster, 464; 10. J.R. Todd, C&J Energy dragster, 429.
 
FUNNY CAR - 1. Robert Hight, Auto Club Ford, 905; 2. John Force, Castrol GTX Ford, 640; 3. Tommy Johnson Jr., Make A Wish Dodge, 627; 3. Alexis DeJoria, Tequila Patron Toyota, 619; 5. Del Worsham, DHL Toyota, 593; 6. Courtney Force, Traxxas Ford, 581; 7. Ron Capps, NAPA Dodge, 571; 8. Cruz Pedregon, Snap-on Tools Toyota, 538; 9. Tim Wilkerson, Levi, Ray and Shoup Ford, 533; 10. Matt Hagan, Mopar Express Dodge, 527.  Also, 11. Jack Beckman, Valvoline Dodge, 512; and 12. Bob Tasca III, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford, 400.
 
PRO STOCK - 1. Erica Enders-Stevens, Elite Chevrolet, 908; 2. Jeg Coughlin Jr., JEGS.com Dodge, 753; 3. Allen Johnson, Mopar Dodge, 704; 4. Jason Line, Summit Racing Chevrolet, 698; 5. Shane Gray, FireAde 2000 Chevrolet, 651; 6. Vincent Nobile, Mountain View Tire Chevrolet, 617; 7. Dave Connolly, Charter Communications Chevrolet, 587; 8. Vieri Gaines, Kendall Dodge, 487; 9. Chris McGaha, Harlow Sammons Chevrolet, 459; 10. Rodger Brogdon, Protect the Harvest Chevrolet, 390.  Also, 11. Larry Morgan, Lucas Oil Products Ford, 334.    
 
*****
 
Final qualifying order and round-by-round results from the 14th annual Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway:
 
TOP FUEL
Final qualifying order - 1. Brittany Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Castrol EDGE dragster, 3.828, 317.94 mph; 2. J.R. Todd, Indianapolis, Ind., Optima Batteries dragster, 3.835, 315.12 mph; 3. Tony Schumacher, Long Grove, Ill., U.S. Army dragster, 3.854, 310.77 mph; 4. Antron Brown, Brownsburg, Ind., Matco Tools dragster, 3.873, 313.07 mph; 5. Spencer Massey, Ft. Worth, Texas, Schumacher Electric Battery Extender dragster, 3.876, 312.93 mph; 6. Steve Torrence, Kilgore, Texas, Capco Contractors dragster, 3.879, 317.34 mph; 7. Shawn Langdon, Mira Loma, Calif., Al-Anabi dragster, 3.880, 316.75 mph; 8. Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti, Mich., Mac Tools dragster, 3.890, 318.32 mph; 9. Leah Pritchett, Avon, Ind., Gumout dragster, 3.898, 309.13 mph; 10. Khalid alBalooshi, Los Angeles, Calif., al-Anabi dragster, 3.900, 315.42 mph; 11. Bob Vandergriff Jr., Alpharetta, Ga., C&J Energy dragster, 3.904, 321.12 mph; 12. Clay Millican, Drummonds, Tenn., Parts Plus dragster, 3.909, 261.42 mph; 13. Richie Crampton, Brownsburg, Ind., GEICO dragster, 3.939, 250.97 mph; 14. Billy Torrence, Kilgore, Texas, Capco Contractors dragster, 4.161, 240.25 mph; 15. Terry McMillen, Elkhart, Ind., Amalie Instigator dragster, 4.444, 239.93 mph; 16. Chris Karamesines, Chicago, Ill., Strange Engineering/Lucas Oil dragster, 4.485, 190.08 mph.

Round 1 - 16. Chris Karamesines, Chicago, Ill., Strange Engineering/Lucas Oil dragster, 5.215, 118.87 mph, def. 1. Brittany Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Castrol EDGE dragster, 5.558, 122.66 mph; 15. Terry McMillen, Elkhart, Ind., Amalie Instigator dragster, 4.038, 304.39 mph, def. 2. J.R. Todd, Indianapolis, Ind., Optima Batteries dragster, 4.902, 183.47 mph; Brown, 3.829, 318.39 mph, def. Crampton, 4.398, 196.79 mph; 3. Tony Schumacher, Long Grove, Ill., U.S. Army dragster, 3.857, 323.89 mph, def. 14. Billy Torrence, Kilgore, Texas, Capco Contractors dragster, 4.008, 305.84 mph; 4. Antron Brown, Brownsburg, Ind., Matco Tools dragster, 3.829, 318.39 mph, def. 13. Richie Crampton, Brownsburg, Ind., GEICO dragster, 4.398, 196.79 mph; 5. Spencer Massey, Ft. Worth, Texas, Schumacher Electric Battery Extender dragster, 3.892, 317.05 mph, def. 12. Clay Millican, Drummonds, Tenn., Parts Plus dragster, broke; 11. Bob Vandergriff Jr., Alpharetta, Ga., C&J Energy dragster, 4.456, 212.83 mph, def. 6. Steve Torrence, Kilgore, Texas, Capco Contractors dragster, foul; 7. Shawn Langdon, Mira Loma, Calif., Al-Anabi dragster, 3.895, 310.20 mph, def. 10. Khalid alBalooshi, Los Angeles, Calif., al-Anabi dragster, 5.041, 147.96 mph; 8. Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti, Mich., Mac Tools dragster, 3.838, 321.58 mph, def. 9. Leah Pritchett, Avon, Ind., Gumout dragster, 4.862, 161.42 mph.

Round 2 - Langdon, 5.338, 289.14 mph, def. McMillen, 5.603, 210.70 mph; Vandergriff, 4.453, 289.88 mph, def. Schumacher, 5.027, 171.45 mph; Kalitta, 4.171, 296.76 mph, def. Karamesines, 4.977, 145.00 mph; Brown, 3.883, 315.19 mph, def. Massey, 10.460, 76.70 mph.

Semifinals - Langdon, 5.110, 149.85 mph, def. Vandergriff Jr., foul; Kalitta, 3.905, 312.64 mph, def. Brown, 3.952, 304.74 mph.

FINAL - Shawn Langdon, Mira Loma, Calif., Al-Anabi dragster, 3.902, 316.08 mph, def. Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti, Mich., Mac Tools dragster, 4.128, 260.97 mph.
 
FUNNY CAR
Final qualifying order - 1. Del Worsham, Villa Park, Calif., DHL Toyota Camry, 3.992, 319.45 mph; 2. Tim Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., Levi, Ray and Shoup Ford Mustang, 4.013, 317.72 mph; 3. Ron Capps, Carlsbad, Calif., NAPA Dodge Charger, 4.024, 315.38 mph; 4. Robert Hight, Yorba Linda, Calif., Auto Club Ford Mustang, 4.074, 315.27 mph; 5. Tommy Johnson Jr., Avon, Ind., Make A Wish Dodge Charger, 4.074, 306.60 mph; 6. Courtney Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Traxxas Ford Mustang, 4.077, 313.07 mph; 7. John Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Castrol GTX Ford Mustang, 4.099, 306.81 mph; 8. Matt Hagan, Christiansburg, Va., Mopar Express Dodge Charger, 4.111, 308.99 mph; 9. Chad Head, Lewis Center, Ohio, Head Construction Toyota Camry, 4.118, 313.22 mph; 10. Alexis DeJoria, Austin, Texas, Patron Toyota Camry, 4.121, 305.29 mph; 11. Jack Beckman, Norco, Calif., 4.123, 308.99 mph; 12. Cruz Pedregon, Brownsburg, Ind., Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry, 4.127, 299.86 mph; 13. Justin Schriefer, Grant Park, Ill., Richards Racing Toyota Camry, 4.333, 285.17 mph; 14. Tony Pedregon, Brownsburg, Ind., American Racing Wheels Toyota Camry, 4.621, 192.66 mph; 15. Bob Tasca III, Cranston, R.I., Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang, 5.349, 137.33 mph; 16. Jeff Arend, La Verne, Calif., Grime Boss Dodge Charger, 6.490, 100.70 mph.

Round 1 – 1. Del Worsham, Villa Park, Calif., DHL Toyota Camry, 4.191, 299.13 mph, def. 16. Jeff Arend, La Verne, Calif., Grime Boss Dodge Charger, 12.726, 59.78 mph; 2. Tim Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., Levi, Ray and Shoup Ford Mustang, 4.148, 303.78 mph, def. 15. Bob Tasca III, Cranston, R.I., Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang, 4.890, 165.55 mph; 14. Tony Pedregon, Brownsburg, Ind., American Racing Wheels Toyota Camry, 4.355, 256.21 mph, def. 3. Ron Capps, Carlsbad, Calif., NAPA Dodge Charger, 5.330, 142.06 mph; 4. Robert Hight, Yorba Linda, Calif., Auto Club Ford Mustang, 4.746, 223.91 mph, def. 13. Justin Schriefer, Grant Park, Ill., Richards Racing Toyota Camry, 5.082, 155.33 mph; 5. Tommy Johnson Jr., Avon, Ind., Make A Wish Dodge Charger, 4.147, 309.20 mph, def. 12. Cruz Pedregon, Brownsburg, Ind., Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry, 4.613, 188.49 mph; 6. Courtney Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Traxxas Ford Mustang, 4.199, 302.35 mph, def. 11. Jack Beckman, Norco, Calif., Valvoline Dodge Charger, 4.787, 181.64 mph; 10. Alexis DeJoria, Austin, Texas, Patron XO Café Toyota Camry, 4.216, 292.14 mph, def. 7. John Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Castrol GTX Ford Mustang, 4.437, 229.78 mph; 8. Matt Hagan, Christiansburg, Va., Mopar Express Dodge Charger, 4.166, 300.00 mph, def. 9. Chad Head, Lewis Center, Ohio, Head Construction Toyota Camry, 5,498, 143.90 mph.

Round 2 – Wilkerson, 4.220, 294.95 mph, def. DeJoria; Johnson Jr., 4.175, 305.84 mph, def. Hight, 6.009, 114.01 mph; Hagan, 4.216, 287.66 mph, def. Worsham, 4.209, 299.53 mph; T. Pedregon, 4.380, 252.14 mph, def. C. Force, 4.770, 211.69 mph.

Semifinals – Wilkerson, 4.240, 293.60 mph, def. T. Pedregon, 4.533, 218.19 mph; Johnson Jr., 4.201, 299.46 mph, def. Hagan, 4.207, 293.54 mph.

FINAL – Tommy Johnson Jr., Avon, Ind., Make A Wish Dodge Charger, 4.156, 302.14 mph, def. Tim Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., Levi, Ray and Shoup Shelby Ford Mustang, 4.423, 227.34 mph.

PRO STOCK
Final qualifying order – 1. Shane Gray, Denver, N.C., FireAde 2000 Chevrolet Camaro, 6.621, 208.78 mph; 2. Jeg Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio, JEGS.com Dodge Dart, 6.621, 208.62 mph; 3. Erica Enders-Stevens, New Orleans, La., Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, 6.631, 208.17 mph; 4. Jason Line, Troutman, N.C., Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, 6.636, 208.55 mph; 5. Allen Johnson, Greeneville, Tenn., Mopar Dodge Dart, 6.636, 207.85 mph; 6. Rodger Brogdon, Tomball, Texas, Kent Services Chevrolet Camaro, 6.643, 207.62 mph; 7. Vincent Nobile, Dix Hills, N.Y., Mountain View Tire Chevrolet Camaro, 6.644, 207.53 mph; 8. Jonathon Gray, Mooresville, N.C., Gray Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, 6.659, 207.85 mph; 9. Chris McGaha, Odessa, Texas, Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro, 6.669, 207.43 mph; 10. Shane Tucker, Helensvale, Queensland, Australia, Auzmet Architectural Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.669, 206.86 mph; 11. Greg Anderson, Mooresville, N.C., Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, 6.678, 207.18 mph; 12. Dave Connolly, Elyria, Ohio, Charter Communications Chevrolet Camaro, 6.681, 206.07 mph; 13. Vieri Gaines, Lakewood, Colo., Kendall Dodge Avenger, 6.690, 206.73 mph; 14. Larry Morgan, Newark, Ohio, Lucas Oil Ford Mustang, 6.822, 205.22 mph; 15. Kenny Delco, Setaucket, N.Y., JCM Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.843, 201.82 mph; 16. Curt Steinbach, St. Petersburg, Fla., Stellar Engineering Chevrolet Camaro, 6.84, 200.80 mph.

Round 1 – 1. Shane Gray, Denver, N.C., FireAde 2000 Chevrolet Camaro, 6.663, 207.40 mph, def. 16. Curt Steinbach, St. Petersburg, Fla., Stellar Engineering Chevrolet Camaro, 6.871, 201.52 mph; 2. Jeg Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio, JEGS.com Dodge Dart, 6.651, 207.78 mph, def. 15. Kenny Delco, Setaucket, N.Y., JCM Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.869, 202.15 mph; 3. Erica Enders-Stevens, New Orleans, La., Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, 6.665, 207.46 mph, def. 14. Larry Morgan, Newark, Ohio, Lucas Oil Ford Mustang, 6.770, 205.04 mph; 4. Jason Line, Troutman, N.C., Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, 6.673, 207.53 mph, def. 13. Vieri Gaines, Lakewood, Colo., Kendall Dodge Avenger, 6.709, 206.99 mph; 12. Dave Connolly, Elyria, Ohio, Charter Communications Chevrolet Camaro, 6.690, 205.41 mph, def. 5. Allen Johnson, Greeneville, Tenn., Mopar Dodge Dart, no time, no speed; 11. Greg Anderson, Mooresville, N.C., Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, 6.715, 206.13 mph, def. 6. Rodger Brogdon, Tomball, Texas, Kent Services Chevrolet Camaro, 6.702, 206.67 mph; 7. Vincent Nobile, Dix Hills, N.Y., Mountain View Tire Chevrolet Camaro, 6.686, 207.14 mph, def. 10. Shane Tucker, Helensvale, Queensland, Australia, Auzmet Architectural Chevrolet Cobalt, 7.471, 141.02 mph; 8. Jonathon Gray, Mooresville, N.C., Gray Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, 6.706, 207.18 mph, def. 9. Chris McGaha, Odessa, Texas, Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro, 6.709, 207.37 mph.

Round 2 – Line, 6.707, 206.95 mph, def. Connolly, 17.884, 43.65 mph; Enders-Stevens, 6.697, 207.15 mph, def. Anderson, foul; J. Gray, 6.703, 206.80 mph, def. S. Gray, 6.703, 207.40 mph; Coughlin Jr., 6.671, 207.05 mph, def. Nobile, 6.702, 207.05 mph.

Semifinals – J. Gray, 6.730, 206.23 mph, def. Line, 6.726, 206.39 mph; Enders-Stevens, 6.703, 207.11 mph, def. Coughlin Jr., foul.

FINAL – Erica Enders-Stevens, New Orleans, La., Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, 6.698, 207.15 mph, def. Jonathon Gray, Mooresville, N.C., Gray Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, 13.480, 64.40 mph.

PRO MODIFIED
Final qualifying order – 1. Kevin Fiscus, Jacksonville, Fla., Fiscus/Klugger Racing 2012 Ford Mustang, turbo, 5.958, 245.54 mph; 2. Mike Castellana, Muttontown, N.Y., Al-Anabi Racing 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, nitrous, 5.958, 240.08 mph; 3. Don Walsh, Wixom, Mich., Walsh Precision Turbo 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, turbo, 5.961, 248.43 mph; 4. Danny Rowe, Laguna Hills, Calif., Agave Underground Tequila 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 5.983, 240.51 mph; 5. Clint Satterfield, Albuquerque, N.M., BAC Enterprises 1968 Pontiac Firebird, turbo, 5.986, 245.90 mph; 6. Steven Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., Y-Not Racing 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 5.987, 243.90 mph; 7. Steve Matusek, Olathe, Kan., Aeromotive/Agave Underground 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 5.992, 241.15 mph; 8. Jim Laurita Jr., Morgantown, West Va., Switzer Dynamics 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, nitrous, 5.993, 242.93 mph; 9. Troy Coughlin, Jupiter, Fla., JEGS.com 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, turbo, 5.995, 243.46 mph; 10. Rickie Smith, King, N.C., IDG 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, nitrous, 5.998, 241.58 mph; 11. Mike Janis, Lancaster, N.Y., JanCen Racing Engines 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 6.000, 242.32 mph; 12. Daniel Stevenson, Bolingbrook, Ill., Stevenson Crane Rental 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, nitrous, 6.016, 239.19 mph; 13. Pete Farber, Baldwinville, Mass., CRC Brakleen 1969 Dodge Daytona, supercharged, 6.018, 241.20 mph; 14. Mike Knowles, Grand Junction, Colo., Knowles Transportation 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 6.029, 242.28 mph; 15. Von Smith, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Al-Anabi Racing 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 6.039, 236.42 mph; 16. Jim Bell, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, JB’s Power Centre 2013 Ford Mustang, turbo, 6.043, 232.51 mph.

Round 1 – 1. Kevin Fiscus, Jacksonville, Fla., Fiscus/Klugger Racing 2012 Ford Mustang, turbo, 6.198, 244.43 mph, def. 16. Jim Bell, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, JB’s Power Centre 2013 Ford Mustang, turbo, 9.229, 103.74 mph; 2. Mike Castellana, Muttontown, N.Y., Al-Anabi Racing 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, nitrous, 6.735, 249.80 mph, def. 15. Von Smith, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Al-Anabi Racing 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, foul; 14. Mike Knowles, Grand Junction, Colo., Knowles Transportation 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 6.049, 242.63 mph, def. 3. Don Walsh, Wixom, Mich., Walsh Precision Turbo 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, turbo, 6.188, 211.10 mph; 13. Pete Farber, Baldwinville, Mass., CRC Brakleen 1969 Dodge Daytona, supercharged, 11.178, 88.48 mph, def. 4. Danny Rowe, Laguna Hills, Calif., Agave Underground Tequila 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, foul; 12. Daniel Stevenson, Bolingbrook, Ill., Stevenson Crane Rental 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, nitrous, 6.107, 239.74 mph, def. 5. Clint Satterfield, Albuquerque, N.M., BAC Enterprises 1968 Pontiac Firebird, turbo, 6.228, 242.80 mph; 11. Mike Janis, Lancaster, N.Y., JanCen Racing Engines 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 6.027, 242.98 mph, def. 6. Steven Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., Y-Not Racing 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 9.954, 141.33 mph; 7. Steve Matusek, Olathe, Kan., Aeromotive/Agave Underground 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 6.025, 238.38 mph, def. 10. Rickie Smith, King, N.C., IDG 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, nitrous, 11.048, 78.76 mph; 8. Jim Laurita Jr., Morgantown, West Va., Switzer Dynamics 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, nitrous, 6.015, 224.14 mph, def. 9. Troy Coughlin, Jupiter, Fla., JEGS.com 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, turbo, 11.666, 71.74 mph.

Round 2 – Farber, 6.065, 241.67 mph, def. Stevenson, 6.178, 238.01 mph; Matusek, 6.041, 242.10 mph, def. Castellana, 6.109, 236.92 mph; Janis, 6.046, 241.63 mph, def. Knowles, 6.093, 221.34 mph; Laurita, 6.008, 240.85 mph, def Fiscus, 6.158, 244.87 mph.

Semifinals – Matusek, 6.062, 241.89 mph, def. Janis, 6.073, 241.54 mph; Farber, 7.994, 126.18 mph, def. Laurita, 10.723, 81.62 mph.

FINAL – Pete Farber, Baldwinville, Mass., CRC Brakleen 1969 Dodge Daytona, supercharged, 6.087, 240.51 mph, def. Steve Matusek, Olathe, Kan., Aeromotive/Agave Underground 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, supercharged, 6.971, 152.61 mph.