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Larry Dixon is 3-for-3 in NHRA top fuel finals

June 15, 2009 |  1:39 pm


Larry Dixon, a National Hot Rod Assn. driver, is a perfect 3-for-3 in top fuel finals this year after winning at Old Bridge Township Raceway in Englishtown, N.J., on Sunday.

Dixon, a Van Nuys High graduate, won his fifth career NHRA race at Englishtown. Only Joe Amato, with six NHRA wins at Englishtown, has more than Dixon.

Tony Pedregonwon the funny car portion of the NHRA races at Englishtown. He beat Ashley Force Hood in the final, a rematch of the final at Route 66 Raceway in Illinois the previous Sunday.

Go to www.haddockinthepaddock.comfor comments from the drivers and recaps of the races from Englishtown.

-- Tim Haddock

Photo: Larry Dixon won his third NHRA top fuel race of the season. His fifth career win at Old Bridge Township Raceway in New Jersey is second only to Joe Amato, who has six. Credit: NHRA