Del Worsham prevails in Top Fuel final

Updated: April 17, 2011, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. -- Del Worsham edged teammate Larry Dixon by 0.0048 seconds -- about 6 inches -- in the Top Fuel final Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway Sunday.

Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also won in the event featuring racing in four lanes instead of the traditional two. A center wall separated the second and third lanes.

Worsham had a 3.813-second run at 319.82 mph. Also the winner last month in the Gatornationals, Worsham opened a 77-point lead over Dixon in the four-race season standings.

"I told [team manager] Alan [Johnson] it would be only a matter of inches -- and it was," Worsham said.

Spencer Massey and Shawn Langdon also were in the final.

In the Funny Car final, Beckman had a pass at 4.120 seconds and 309.63 mph to edge Bob Tasca.

Anderson, the four-time and defending series Pro Stock champion, beat Greg Stanfield with 6.556-second run at 211.39 mph. Anderson is from nearby Mooresville.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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