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Travel back in time when the NHRA visit the Cajun capitol of Baton Rouge, La. You'll see drop hops and five-second Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars. In this video, you will see up and coming Funny Car racers Kenny Bernstein and John Force. The legends are also featured, including Shirley Muldowney, Kelly Brown, Billy Meyer and Bob Glidden. As a bonus, rain forced the event into nighttime competition, providing an example of old school header flames.
Mike Edwards will lead the Pro Stock field Sunday at the SummitRacing.com Nationals, continuing his qualifying dominance. He has been top qualifier at each of the season's four events. But he still is looking for that first victory of the year in the I Am Second / Interstate Batteries / K&N Chevy Camaro.
With a 6.642-second elapsed time on the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway quarter-mile, he had a full hundredth-of-a-second advantage over No. 2 qualifier Allen Johnson. And his 208.26 miles-an-hour speed, not only was Edwards fastest in the Pro Stock class, he also was the only one in the 208-mile-an-hour range.
Reigning Pro Stock champion Allen Johnson has another trophy -- another bonus-race trophy -- to take home to Greeneville, Tennessee, and put on his mantel.
But first he'll probably stop at the local bank to deposit the $50,000 he won Saturday at Las Vegas during the SummitRacing.com Nationals.
Johnson recovered from tire shake and outran Erica Enders-Stevens in the final round of the K&N Horsepower Challenge.
For all his impressive performance numbers, Johnson found himself winning with a less-than-stunning 7.188-second quarter-mile pass at 200.62 miles an hour at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Antron Brown would like to be the National Hot Rod Association's first professional repeat winner this season. And the Gatornationals winner took the first step toward that Friday night, taking the early Top Fuel lead at the Summit Racing.com Nationals.
Driving the Matco Tools Dragster, Brown covered the 1,000-foot course at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 3.780 seconds at 320.43 miles an hour, topping his own Don Schumacher Racing mate Tony Schumacher and the Al-Anabi duo of Shawn Langdon and Khalid al Balooshi.