for your iPhone
for your iPad

NHRA Links
 2015 Schedule
2015 Tickets
2015 Results
2015 Full Throttle points 

NHRA Point Standings
Through 2015 Reading

Top Fuel
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
Brown, Tasca, Johnson on Bristol Pole

by Pete McCole
Saturday, June 16, 2012


Antron Brown
Rhonda McCole/
Antron Brown, Bob Tasca III and Allen Johnson claimed the top spots in their respective divisions in Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s 12th Annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.

Brown, Tasca and Johnson all held onto the positions they secured during Friday’s opening qualifying sessions, all the top five remained largely unchanged after Saturday.

Brown was quickest in the Top Fuel set for the second time this season with a record breaking run of 3.814 at 323.12 mph during Friday’s nighttime session, as cooler temperatures provided excellent track conditions, with three drivers eclipsing the track ET record of 3.828 set by Brandon Bernstein last year. Brown’s top speed also topped the track record of 322.34 mph set by Tony Schumacher.

The run earned Brown his second no. qualifier in the last three races and a first-round matchup against Scott Palmer in Sunday’s eliminations.

“That last session, the way the track temp was, that’s what we’re going to see a lot of tomorrow, so we felt real good to run well,” Brown said. “We were trying to run like an.86 first lap today. That didn’t work out, but we got it back together and got that Aaron’s Lucky Dog car down there. I was very, very pleased with the run.”

Tony Schumacher qualified second with a pass of 3.822/320.66 mph, followed by Terry McMillen (3.823/315.27), Doug Kalitta (3.835/321.81) and Hillary Will (3.837/308.35).

Among those who failed to qualify were both entries for the Morgan Lucas Racing team, with fourth-place points holder Morgan Lucas and seventh-place Brandon Bernstein both missing the show for the first time this season.

Pat Dakin, Chris Karamesines and Ike Maier also failed to make the field.

Bob Tasca III
Rhonda McCole/
In Funny Car, Bob Tasca III notched his first no. 1 qualifier of the season with a run of 4.063 seconds at 310.48 mph on Friday that no one was able to top in Saturday’s sessions. The run gave Tasca his third career top qualifier and his second consecutive at Bristol.

“I’m an all-Ford kid, driving an all-Ford hot rod, qualified No. 1 at the all-Ford race, so that’s a cool deal, and hopefully we can win this thing for Ford,” Tasca said. “First round is going to be real good, then it’s going to warm up, and you’re going to have to learn how to pull the car back. We really wanted to go down that last run, but the data we have is good data. We know what we have to do to make it go A to B in the heat.”

Mike Neff took second, posting a run of 4.072 at 310.70 mph. Jack Beckman (4.077/310.13), Ron Capps (4.091/306.40) and John Force (4.094/312.71) rounded out the top five.

Blake Alexander took the bump spot and will face Tasca in the opening round. Todd Lesenko and Bob Bode did not qualify.

Allen Johnson
Rhonda McCole/
Hometown favorite Allen Johnson, from nearby Greeneville, Tenn., topped the Pro Stock division for the third time in five events, besting the track ET record with a pass of 6.623@ 207.75 mph in Friday’s qualifying, topping the mark of 6.633 set by Mike Edwards in May of 2009. The pole-winning effort is his third straight at Bristol and gives him four for the season with eight consecutive top-three starts.

“We feel like we’ve won the battle [by qualifying No. 1] and now we’ve got to win the war during Sunday’s eliminations,” Johnson said. “We’ve got a very, very consistent race car now with very good people making very good decisions. Now the driver just has to do his job tomorrow.”

Defending Bristol winner Mike Edwards qualified second running 6.641 at 207.27 mph followed by Vincent Nobile at 6.659 at 207.43 mph.

Jason Line and V. Gaines were the only drivers in the top five to change position on Saturday, with Line’s 6.662/206.95 besting Gaines’ 6.673/206.26

Shane Gray took the bump spot to get Johnson in Round 1. Grace Howell was the only driver not to qualify.

Feedback can be sent to

Go to our forums to discuss this article