Anderson wins 1st Pro Stock race of '10

Updated: June 27, 2010, 10:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NORWALK, Ohio -- Greg Anderson raced to his first Pro Stock victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

The three-time champion pocketed more than $125,000 for the weekend by sweeping eliminations Sunday and Saturday's K&N Horsepower Challenge all-star event, which includes a $25,000 bonus.

Anderson outran Allen Johnson in the final round for his 61st career victory. Anderson's Pontiac GXP posted a winning performance of 6.722 seconds at a top speed of 204.54 mph to hold off Johnson's Dodge Avenger, which slowed at mid-track and finished in 6.982 at 159.38.

Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.

Dixon claimed his seventh victory of the season, beating Antron Brown in the final round. Dixon finished in 3.880 at 313.29 and Brown trailed with a 3.907 at 307.65. It was Dixon's second consecutive win at this event and the 55th of his career.

In Funny Car, Wilkerson took his second win of the season and 15th of his career by beating John Force. Force beat Wilkerson last week in Bristol, Tenn.

Wilkerson's Ford Mustang posted a 4.191 at 300.40 to hold off Force, who finished in 4.272 at 290.88, also in a Mustang.

Smith raced to his second victory of the season and 12th overall in Pro Stock Motorcycle, beating defending world champion Hector Arana in the final. Smith clocked a 7.076 at 188.36 on a Buell, to hold off Arana's Buell, which finished in 7.080 at 188.52.


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