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Winning NHRA Winternationals in 1998 stands out for Larry Dixon

February 11, 2010 | 11:10 am

Larry Dixon, a Van Nuys High graduate, won his first NHRA top fuel Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona in 1998. It was the same day his teammate, Ron Capps, won in NHRA funny cars for owner and NHRA legend Don Prudhomme.

Dixon said he remembers beating Jim Head in final in 1998. Dixon's car broke in the final, but so did Head's. Dixon's car crawled across the finish line ahead of Head's.

The 50th running of the NHRA Winternationals are this weekend at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock to watch video interviews of Capps, Antron Brown, Jack Beckman and Bob Tasca III on their favorite Winternationals memories.

-- Tim Haddock