Greg Anderson wins NHRA event

Updated: June 25, 2011, 7:27 PM ET
Associated Press

NORWALK, Ohio -- Greg Anderson won the K&N Horsepower Challenge for the second straight year and fourth time in nine appearances, beating Mike Edwards on Saturday in the final of the Pro Stock bonus event at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

Anderson had a 6.587-second run at 209.17 mph in his Pontiac GXP to take the $50,000 prize.

Robert Hight, Del Worsham, Erica Enders and Hector Arana Jr. raced to the No. 1 qualifying spots in their divisions in the regular NHRA Full Throttle competition.

Hight followed up his recent win in Bristol by taking the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car, driving his Ford Mustang to a 4.065 run at 306.53. It's Hight's first No. 1 qualifier of the season, 39th of his career and third at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.

Hight will race against Jeff Arend in the first round of eliminations, while teammate and current points leader Mike Neff will face two-time world champion Tony Pedregon.

In Top Fuel, Worsham had a 3.798-second run at 318.54 mph to take his third No. 1 qualifier of the season and eighth of his career. He'l face Luigi Novelli in the first round of eliminations Sunday, while defending event champion and Bristol winner Larry Dixon will face Bob Vandergriff.

In Pro Stock, Enders broke the track time record in her Chevy Cobalt with a 6.585 at 209.10.

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, rookie rider Arana Jr. rode his Buell to a 6.887 at 191.59.


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