Coughlin edges Anderson for $50K

Updated: June 27, 2009, 9:09 PM ET
Associated Press

NORWALK, Ohio -- Jeg Coughlin beat Greg Anderson to win the $50,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge Saturday at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.

It was the third win for Coughlin in the special bonus event for the eight quickest Pro Stock teams from the last year.

Coughlin, from Delaware, Ohio, covered the quarter-mile distance in 6.675 seconds at a top speed of 207.05 in his JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt. Anderson posted a 7.322 at 161.69 in his Summit Racing Pontiac GXP.

In other racing, Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Mike Neff (Funny Car), Anderson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) claimed No. 1 qualifying positions for Sunday's eliminations at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

Dixon held top qualifying honors for the third time this season, and 34th of his career with a performance of 3.882 at 301.74 mph in his Alan Johnson Al-Anabi Racing dragster.

Neff earned his first No. 1 qualifying effort of the season, and third of his career with a performance of 419.0 at 279.93 mph in his Ford Drive One Mustang Funny Car.

Anderson raced to his 72nd career No. 1 and third of the season, driving his Summit Racing Pontiac GXP to a category-best time of 6.644 at 207.34.

Hines earned a 26th No. 1 qualifying position of his career in Pro Stock Motorcycle, setting a new track record with the quickest time of 6.944 at 192.28 mph on his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. The track record was held by Matt Smith (June 2007).


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