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Position Driver Points
1 Antron Brown 2320
2 Tony Schumacher 2243
3 Larry Dixon 2161
4 Brittany Force 2157
5 J.R. Todd 2149
6 Doug Kalitta 2139
7 Richie Crampton 2133
8 Dave Connolly 2127
8 Steve Torrence 2127
10 Shawn Langdon 2126
11 Spencer Massey 888
12 Clay Millican 876
13 Leah Pritchett 622
14 Terry Mc Millen 615
15 Morgan Lucas 275

Funny Car
Pos Driver Points
1 Del Worsham 2327
2 Matt Hagan 2237
3 Tommy Johnson 2211
4 Jack Beckman 2208
5 John Force 2178
6 Ron Capps 2177
7 Alexis De Joria 2123
8 Cruz Pedregon 2116
9 Tim Wilkerson 2107
10 Robert Hight 2099
11 Courtney Force 946
12 John Hale 751
13 Chad Head 749
14 Tony Pedregon 640
15 Jeffrey Diehl 294

Pro Stock
Pos Driver Points
1 Erica Enders 2331
2 Greg Anderson 2218
3 Allen Johnson 2195
4 Drew Skillman 2171
5 Larry Morgan 2167
6 Chris McGaha 2162
7 Vincent Nobile 2155
8 Jason Line 2125
9 Shane Gray 2117
10 Jonathan Gray 2066
11 V Gaines 744
12 Rodger Brogdon 632
13 Bo Butner 603
14 Deric Kramer 379
15 John Gaydosh 264

Pro Stock Motorcycle
Pos Driver Points
1 Andrew Hines 2259
2 Hector Arana Jr 2225
3 Eddie Krawiec 2208
4 Gerald Savoie 2205
5 Matt Smith 2167
6 Karen Stoffer 2146
7 Hector Arana 2135
8 Chip Ellis 2131
9 James Underdahl 2094
10 Scott Pollacheck 2041
11 Steve Johnson 520
12 LE Tonglet 508
13 Angelle Sampey 501
14 Chaz Kennedy 448
15 Angie Smith 427
Schumacher, Force, Anderson, Longlet Cash In

by Pete McCole
Monday, November 1, 2010


Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher, John Force, Greg Anderson and LE Tonglet scored huge victories in Sunday’s 11th Annual Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the points battle ramped up with one race to go in the Countdown to the Championship.

Sunday’s action featured a major shakeup in the leaderboard in Top Fuel while the points lead tightened up in both Funny Car and Pro Stock Motorcycle, with several of the frontrunners falling in the opening rounds.

Entering the day as the no. 1 qualifier with a new national speed record, Schumacher bested Dom Lagana in the final round to score his sixth win o the season and 67th of his career.

More importantly, he leapfrogged to second spot in the points after Cory McClenathan fell in the opening round, and is now 85 point behind leader Larry Dixon.

“It was a fun car to drive this weekend,” said Schumacher. “It almost brought a little pressure back. I was starting to feel a little relaxed. We’re in Vegas and I’m not in the points lead, I’m not even that close, and all of a sudden we have this fast car. The thing was amazing.

“I’m looking forward to going to Pomona. Like I said it back in ’06 and ’07, it’s kind of out of my hands. We have to go out and set a national record and win the race, and he has to go out and get beat or not show up, and I’m pretty sure he’s going to show up. But, the most fun about it is  - we’re in it, we haven’t been written off. We’re a long way out and it’s a super big longshot, but we’re great at coming from behind. It’s our specialty.

After beating out Bob Vandergriff in the opening round, Schumacher rolled past Shawn Langdon with a new national speed record of 325.61 mph to take on David Grubnic in the semi’s, easily getting past him to move onto his eighth final round of the season.

Lagana was the surprise of the field at Vegas, making the show in just his third race of the season and bumping off Clay Millican, points leader Larry Dixon and Antron Brown to reach his first career final round.

In the final, Schumacher led at the start and never looked back, running 3.845 to Lagana’s 3.987.

John Force and crew celebrate
The Funny Car points battle couldn’t get any tighter as points leader Matt Hagan and second-place points man John Force met in the final round for the second time in three races, but the results went the other way this time with Force easily winning out with a 4.232 to cut Hagan’s lead to just 37 points.

“I said we have to get every point on the table,” said Force. “At the end of the day we got rid of four points during qualifying and that took us from four to three rounds. That was very important. If he would have won that round that would have been ugly. Then we would have needed a miracle. I don’t want to have to go up against setting the national record in Pomona to have a shot. I’ll still go for it.

“Hagan is a great racer and I really love the kid. We talked every round before we raced. He has big money behind him and he has a great team. We got some points in qualifying that put us back with three rounds. You can’t be four short at Pomona. It was a long shot but did good and we got him in the finals.”

Hagan made it look easy going into the final round, winning all but unchallenged over Tony Pedregon, Jim Head and Ashley Force Hood to move onto his fifth final round of the season.

Force had it a little tougher. Following and easy win over Jeff Arend, Force had to pedal his Ford Mustang to just beat out Melanie Troxel before cruising past Bob Tasca III to move onto his 10th final round of the season and 212th of his career.

But in the final, Hagan’s lucky streak finally gave out as he went up in smoke right off the line, giving Force a green light to his 131st career victory at.

The Pro Stock ladder would prove to the most competitive of the day as Summit Racing teammates Greg Anderson and Jason Line met in the final round for the first time this season, and ran each other to a near photo-finish in the final with Anderson just beating out Line by two one-thousandths of a second, 6.654 to 6.656.

It was a victory Anderson desperately needed to give him some breathing room in the points race after second-place Mike Edwards lost on a holeshot in the opening round.

Anderson bested Rodger Brogdon, Jeg Coughlin, Jr., and Shane Gray in close races to make it to his seventh final of the year, while Line had equally close runs against Larry Morgan, Ronnie Humphrey and Greg Stanfield to reach his fifth final of season.

Pro Stock Motorcycle second-place points driver LE Tonglet closed the gap on points leader Andrew Hines with his fourth victory in the last five events, taking out Matt Smith 6.951 to 6.983 to cut Hines’ lead to 34 points in what has been a spectacular run for the rookie sensation.

“I don’t want to wake up,” said Tonglet of his dream season. “It’s just been an awesome year since after Brainerd - we came into the countdown seventh and after Indy we were number two. We’ve really been on a roll since Indy we just got to keep this momentum going and see what happens.

“That Harley team (Hines) is going to be a tough team to beat. Andrew (Hines) has been in this position before - we just need to keep our head straight, and if it happens it happens.”

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