Thursday, February 11, 2010

Larry Dixon's favorite NHRA Winternationals: 1998

Larry Dixon has won three times in the National Hot Rod Assn. Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. He won back-to-back races in 2002-03. But he said his first Winternationals top fuel win stands out.
He won his first Winternationals in 1998 while driving for Don Prudhomme Racing. His teammate, Ron Capps, won the funny car portion of the Winternationals, giving Prudhomme a double in Pomona.
Dixon remembers that his car broke in the final against Jim Head. Head's car broke too, and Dixon coasted past the finish line, slightly ahead of Head.
Dixon, a two-time NHRA top fuel champion, is coming off a second-place finish in the top fuel standings in 2009. He won five races and made nine final-round appearances.

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