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Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Sunday, September 20 2009
John Force will be part of the four-wide drag racing exhibition Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway.

John Force will be part of the four-wide drag racing exhibition Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway.

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

Concord, N.C. – There was a consolation prize for teams and drivers in the Top Fuel and Funny Car series that were knocked out of the NHRA Carolinas Nationals on Sunday. They were awarded a chance to make history by racing in an exhibition four-wide event.

In the Top Fuel race, the field will include Spencer Massey, driver of the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco dragster; Brandon Bernstein, driver of the Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster; Antron Brown, driver of the Matco Tools dragster; and Morgan Lucas, driver of the Geico Powersports/Lucas Oil dragster.

In Funny Car, the participants will include: Mike Neff, driver of the Ford Drive One Mustang; John Force, driver of the Castrol GTX High-Mileage Ford Mustang; Tim Wilkerson, driver of the Levi, Ray Shoup Ford Shelby Mustang; and Del Worsham, driver of the Alan Johnson/Al-Anabi Racing Toyota Solara.

Lane choice will be awarded to the driver with the lowest e.t. from their first round performance. As a result, lane choice goes in the following order: Top Fuel: Massey, Bernstein, Brown, Lucas; Funny Car: Neff, Force, Wilkerson, Worsham.

The historic exhibition will take place at the conclusion of the professional semi-final round at approximately 4:30-4:45 p.m. (ET).

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Sunday, September 20 2009
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