Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio
Top Fuel: Doug Herbert, who lost his two sons in a traffic accident earlier this year, earned his first win of the season, finally achieving his goal of winning one "For My Boys." Herbert, who had lost 12 times in 14 races with Brandon Bernstein, won this one on a holeshot, 4.63, 311.70 mph to 4.61, 313.58 mph.
Funny Car: Tony Pedregon defeated low qualifier Robert Hight in the final with a pass of 4.88 seconds, 306.26 mph. Pedregon, who defeated Ron Capps in the semifinals, took over second place in the standings, 151 points behind Tim Wilkerson.
Pro Stock: Greg Anderson kept the event and his car sponsor happy by defeating Larry Morgan with a pass of 6.074, 206.04 mph. Anderson, driver of the Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GXP, earned his 55th career win and is the leader in the points standings with a 52-point edge over Kurt Johnson.
Pro Stock Motorcycle: Hector Arana, who had not reached a final since 1997, finally collected his first career victory, defeating Craig Treble. Arana, who was the No. 13 qualifier on his Lucas Oil Buell, defeated No. 4 Matt Guidera, No. 5 Matt Smith, and No. 1 Eddie Krawiec en route to the final.
-- Michele Vincze