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Tony Schumacher, Larry Dixon advance to second round of NHRA finals in Pomona

November 15, 2009 | 12:18 pm

Dixon, Schumacher

Tony Schumacher and Larry Dixon won their first-round National Hot Rod Assn. top fuel drag races at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona today.

Schumacher started the day with a two-point lead over Dixon in the top fuel standings. Schumacher defeated Mike Strasburg in the first round. Dixon beat Del Cox.

Dixon had the faster time of the top two drivers in the top fuel standings. Dixon laid down a lap at 316.23 mph. Schumacher's winning run was at 314.17 mph.

Schumacher will face Morgan Lucas in the second round. Dixon goes against Cory McClenathan in the second round.

-- Tim Haddock

Photo: Tony Schumacher, top, has a two-point lead over Larry Dixon in the NHRA top fuel standings entering today's season finale at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Credit: NHRA