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Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorchycle) were class winners at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ Las Vegas Nationals on Sunday.

The race, held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, is the fifth race in the six-race Countdown.

Schumacher, the defending Top Fuel champion, had a winning run at 3.845 seconds and 316.60 mph. He beat Dom Lagana in the finals.

Points leader Larry Dixon and second-place Cory McClenathan went out in the early rounds.

Dixon heads to the final race 85 points ahead of Schumacher. Dixon can clinch his third Top Fuel championship at Pomona simply by qualifying and then advancing to the second round regardless of where anyone else may finish.

Force, second in the point standings to Matt Hagan, won with a pass at 281.36 mph and in 4.232 seconds. He heads to the season-ending event in Pomona, Calif. 37 behind Hagan. He beat Hagan head to head in the final round Sunday.

Anderson’s winning pass was at 207.43 mph and in 6.654 seconds.

Tonglet went 188.86 mph in his winning run and made the pass in 6.951 seconds.

Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race is the 22nd of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

TOP FUEL:

1. Tony Schumacher; 2. Dom Lagana; 3. Antron Brown; 4. David Grubnic; 5. Shawn Langdon; 6. Larry Dixon; 7. Mark Mariani; 8. Steve Torrence; 9. T.J. Zizzo; 10. Scott Palmer; 11. Cory McClenathan; 12. Brandon Bernstein; 13. Clay Millican; 14. Chris Karamesines; 15. Troy Buff; 16. Bob Vandergriff.

FUNNY CAR:

1. John Force; 2. Matt Hagan; 3. Bob Tasca III; 4. Ashley Force Hood; 5. Jack Beckman; 6. Ron Capps; 7. Melanie Troxel; 8. Jim Head; 9. Paul Lee; 10. Cruz Pedregon; 11. Jeff Arend; 12. Tony Pedregon; 13. Bob Bode; 14. Gary Densham; 15. Del Worsham; 16. Tim Wilkerson.

PRO STOCK:

1. Greg Anderson; 2. Jason Line; 3. Greg Stanfield; 4. Shane Gray; 5. Jeg Coughlin; 6. Allen Johnson; 7. Ronnie Humphrey; 8. Bob Yonke; 9. V. Gaines; 10. Mike Edwards; 11. Dave Connolly; 12. Larry Morgan; 13. Ron Krisher; 14. Rodger Brogdon; 15. Johnny Gray; 16. Kurt Johnson.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE:

1. LE Tonglet; 2. Matt Smith; 3. Jim Underdahl; 4. Andrew Hines; 5. Eddie Krawiec; 6. Karen Stoffer; 7. Shawn Gann; 8. Hector Arana; 9. Craig Treble; 10. Angie Smith; 11. Matt Guidera; 12. Steve Johnson; 13. David Hope; 14. Bailey Whitaker; 15. Scotty Pollacheck; 16. Michael Phillips.

Sunday’s final results from the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race is the 22nd of 23 in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel — Tony Schumacher, 3.845 seconds, 316.60 mph def. Dom Lagana, 3.987 seconds, 274.39 mph.

Funny Car — John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.232, 281.36 def. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 6.925, 110.96.

Pro Stock — Greg Anderson, Pontiac GXP, 6.654, 207.43 def. Jason Line, GXP, 6.656, 207.46.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.951, 188.86 def. Matt Smith, Buell, 6.983, 189.07.

Top Alcohol Dragster — Jim Whiteley, 5.347, 263.31 def. Monroe Guest, 5.446, 269.89.

Top Alcohol Funny Car — Mickey Ferro, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.578, 256.65 def. Doug Gordon, Monte Carlo, foul.

Competition Eliminator — David Rampy, Bantam Roadster, 7.818, 124.49 def. John Edwards, Dodge Neon, 8.541, 114.66.

Super Stock — Tony Mandella, Chevy Camaro, 9.989, 131.92 def. Dan Fletcher, Camaro, 9.511, 141.56.

Stock Eliminator — Slate Cummings, Pontiac Firebird, 10.728, 107.32 def. Marlene Nelson, Chevy Chevelle, 12.221, 106.85.

Super Gas — Steve Williams, Chevy Corvette, 10.115, 161.30 def. Stephanie Warn-Skaggs, Pontiac Grand Am, 10.079, 160.52.

Pro Modified — Brad Personett, Chevy Camaro, 5.859, 254.57 def. Melanie Troxel, Camaro, 5.984, 244.69.

Final round-by-round results from the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 22nd of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE — Shawn Langdon, 3.840, 317.42 def. Brandon Bernstein, 4.470, 169.40; Antron Brown, 3.896, 309.91 def. T.J. Zizzo, 3.887, 306.40; Dom Lagana, 3.910, 313.29 def. Clay Millican, 4.697, 162.98; Steve Torrence, 3.860, 314.97 def. Chris Karamesines, 7.117, 80.19; David Grubnic, 3.846, 317.49 def. Scott Palmer, 4.089, 243.15; Larry Dixon, 3.847, 319.98 def. Troy Buff, foul; Tony Schumacher, 3.794, 324.51 def. Bob Vandergriff, 9.014, 78.03; Mark Mariani, 3.930, 307.44 def. Cory McClenathan, 4.312, 181.52;

QUARTERFINALS — Brown, 3.875, 318.09 def. Mariani, 4.001, 302.28; Lagana, 3.967, 305.63 def. Dixon, 3.984, 248.93; Grubnic, 4.386, 269.78 def. Torrence, 4.713, 209.69; Schumacher, 3.820, 325.61 def. Langdon, 3.901, 310.41;

SEMIFINALS — Lagana, 3.892, 312.06 def. Brown, 3.951, 283.13; Schumacher, 3.808, 323.12 def. Grubnic, 3.993, 238.64;

FINAL — Schumacher, 3.845, 316.60 def. Lagana, 3.987, 274.39.

FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE — Melanie Troxel, Dodge Charger, 4.633, 273.22 def. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 7.220, 112.55; Jim Head, Toyota Solara, 4.121, 305.91 def. Cruz Pedregon, Solara, 4.273, 270.64; Ashley Force Hood, Mustang, 4.127, 308.99 def. Paul Lee, Chevy Impala SS, 4.228, 286.13; Ron Capps, Charger, 5.824, 101.82 def. Del Worsham, Toyota Camry, 6.332, 170.67; John Force, Mustang, 4.122, 309.56 def. Jeff Arend, Solara, 4.547, 204.70; Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.071, 305.49 def. Tony Pedregon, Impala SS, 4.951, 167.57; Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.158, 305.49 def. Gary Densham, Charger, 6.190, 118.94; Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.113, 306.81 def. Bob Bode, Impala SS, 5.394, 159.89;

QUARTERFINALS — Tasca III, 4.305, 297.94 def. Capps, 4.763, 183.87; Force Hood, 4.135, 309.77 def. Beckman, 4.213, 267.64; Hagan, 4.133, 303.98 def. Head, 5.495, 134.32; Force, 4.710, 197.65 def. Troxel, 4.856, 227.38;

SEMIFINALS — Force, 4.130, 307.72 def. Tasca III, 5.962, 122.71; Hagan, 4.097, 304.80 def. Force Hood, 9.160, 74.91;

FINAL — Force, 4.232, 281.36 def. Hagan, 6.925, 110.96.

PRO STOCK:

ROUND ONE — Greg Stanfield, Pontiac GXP, 6.682, 206.01 def. Mike Edwards, GXP, 6.655, 206.92; Shane Gray, GXP, 6.671, 206.35 def. Kurt Johnson, GXP, 6.707, 205.57; Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.664, 207.59 def. Rodger Brogdon, GXP, 6.696, 205.98; Bob Yonke, GXP, 6.730, 205.04 def. V. Gaines, Dodge Avenger, foul; Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.645, 206.61 def. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.677, 207.40; Jason Line, GXP, 6.659, 207.11 def. Larry Morgan, Ford Mustang, 6.678, 206.26; Allen Johnson, Avenger, 6.678, 207.40 def. Johnny Gray, GXP, 6.696, 205.94; Ronnie Humphrey, GXP, 6.684, 207.30 def. Ron Krisher, GXP, foul;

QUARTERFINALS — Stanfield, 6.667, 206.01 def. A. Johnson, 6.664, 208.04; S. Gray, 6.659, 206.61 def. Yonke, foul; Anderson, 6.663, 207.56 def. Coughlin, 6.659, 206.61; Line, 6.651, 207.40 def. Humphrey, foul;

SEMIFINALS — Anderson, 6.677, 207.53 def. S. Gray, foul; Line, 6.652, 207.11 def. Stanfield, 6.664, 206.32;

FINAL — Anderson, 6.654, 207.43 def. Line, 6.656, 207.46.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE:

ROUND ONE — LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.986, 188.91 def. Bailey Whitaker, Buell, 7.126, 180.40; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.976, 191.40 def. Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.115, 183.42; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.992, 190.06 def. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.072, 185.36; Matt Smith, Buell, 7.045, 187.00 def. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 10.172, 84.72; Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.017, 191.76 def. David Hope, Buell, 7.124, 183.74; Shawn Gann, Buell, 7.103, 186.38 def. Angie Smith, Buell, 7.112, 182.87; Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.002, 188.81 def. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.118, 185.49; Hector Arana, Buell, 6.993, 188.41 def. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 7.286, 178.19;

QUARTERFINALS — Underdahl, 7.024, 189.95 def. Gann, foul; M. Smith, 6.999, 188.17 def. Stoffer, 7.046, 186.67; Tonglet, 7.004, 187.26 def. Arana, 13.665, 36.45; Hines, 6.989, 189.55 def. Krawiec, foul;

SEMIFINALS — Tonglet, 6.948, 190.22 def. Underdahl, 6.988, 190.78; M. Smith, 7.037, 187.73 def. Hines, 7.041, 189.82;

FINAL — Tonglet, 6.951, 188.86 def. M. Smith, 6.983, 189.07.

Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 22nd of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Top Fuel

1. Larry Dixon, 2,602; 2. Tony Schumacher, 2,517; 3. Cory McClenathan, 2,496; 4. Antron Brown, 2,347; 5. Shawn Langdon, 2,333; 6. Brandon Bernstein, 2,313; 7. Doug Kalitta, 2,309; 8. (tie) David Grubnic, 2,257; Steve Torrence, 2,257; 10. Morgan Lucas, 2,176.

Funny Car

1. Matt Hagan, 2,537; 2. John Force, 2,500; 3. Jack Beckman, 2,401; 4. Ashley Force Hood, 2,388; 5. Bob Tasca III, 2,324; 6. Del Worsham, 2,253; 7. Ron Capps, 2,252; 8. Robert Hight, 2,239; 9. Tim Wilkerson, 2,232; 10. Tony Pedregon, 2,199.

Pro Stock

1. Greg Anderson, 2,552; 2. Mike Edwards, 2,437; 3. Greg Stanfield, 2,426; 4. Jason Line, 2,396; 5. Allen Johnson, 2,338; 6. Shane Gray, 2,324; 7. Jeg Coughlin, 2,304; 8. Ron Krisher, 2,240; 9. Johnny Gray, 2,190; 10. Rodger Brogdon, 2,188.

Pro Stock Motorcycle

1. Andrew Hines, 2,640; 2. LE Tonglet, 2,606; 3. Matt Smith, 2,417; 4. Eddie Krawiec, 2,413; 5. Hector Arana, 2,335; 6. Steve Johnson, 2,280; 7. Michael Phillips, 2,274; 8. Karen Stoffer, 2,233; 9. Craig Treble, 2,183; 10. David Hope, 2,145.

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