Another Show of Force at Bristol


Bristol, TN. (WVLT-TV), They're all wrapped up at Bristol. A great weekend of NHRA racing at the 7th annual O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals and it was a great weekend for veteran John Force, who picked up his 123rd career Funny Car win. Force shared Thunder Valley's winner circle Sunday with Top Fuel winner Brandon Bernstein and Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. The win was the first of the season for Force, who is now a 14 time champion of this event. here's a complete list of this weekends results:
NHRA O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals Results
At Bristol Dragway
Bristol, Tenn.
Final Order
Top Fuel
1. Brandon Bernstein. 2. Bob Vandergriff. 3. Larry Dixon. 4. Rod Fuller. 5. David Grubnic. 6. J.R. Todd. 7. Cory McClenathan. 8. Doug Kalitta. 9. Brady Kalivoda. 10. Melanie Troxel. 11. Morgan Lucas. 12. Doug Herbert. 13. Clay Millican. 14. Tony Schumacher. 15. Hillary Will. 16. Whit Bazemore.
Funny Car
1. John Force, Ford Mustang. 2. Cruz Pedregon, Chevy Impala. 3. Tim Wilkerson, Impala. 4. Jim Head, Toyota Solara. 5. Mike Ashley, Dodge Charger. 6. Jack Beckman, Charger. 7. Ron Capps, Charger. 8. Gary Scelzi, Charger. 9. Robert Hight, Mustang. 10. Del Worsham, Impala. 11. Tommy Johnson Jr., Impala. 12. Jerry Toliver, Solara. 13. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo. 14. Gary Densham, Impala. 15. Tony Pedregon, Impala. 16. Scott Kalitta, Solara.
Pro Stock
1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt. 2. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt. 3. Dave Connolly, Cobalt. 4. Justin Humphreys, Pontiac GTO. 5. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt. 6. Allen Johnson, Dodge Stratus. 7. Jim Yates, GTO. 8. Larry Morgan, Stratus. 9. Greg Anderson, GTO. 10. Ron Krisher, Cobalt. 11. Jason Line, GTO. 12. Steve Schmidt, Cobalt. 13. V. Gaines, Stratus. 14. Max Naylor, Stratus. 15. Richie Stevens, Stratus. 16. Warren Johnson, GTO.
Top Fuel
Brandon Bernstein, 4.648 seconds, 317.57 mph., def. Bob Vandergriff, 9.236 seconds, 100.08 mph.
Funny Car
John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.993, 284.62., def. Cruz Pedregon, Chevy Impala, 5.024, 279.73.
Pro Stock
Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.809, 203.22., def. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt, 6.839, 201.82.
Competition Eliminator
David Rampy, Austin Bantam, 7.450, 177.88., def. David Eaton, Bantam, 6.946, 194.02.
Super Stock
Peter Biondo, Chevy Cobalt, 9.372, 136.61., def. Tom Sheehan, Chrysler Sebring, 10.482, 126.07.
Super Comp
Lauren Freer, Dragster, 9.098, 142.10., def. Mickey Whaley, Dragster, 9.883, 122.74.
Super Gas
Jeff Chandler, Chevy Corvette, 9.914, 152.18., def. Sherman Adcock Jr, Pontiac Trans Am, 9.886, 155.63.
Round-by-Round
Top Fuel
Round One
J.R. Todd, 4.628, 310.70 def. Hillary Will, 11.141, 42.55. Larry Dixon, 4.604, 316.52 def. Melanie Troxel, 4.715, 308.14. Cory McClenathan, 4.622, 316.97 def. Doug Herbert, 4.766, 262.39. Doug Kalitta, 4.630, 324.20 def. Morgan Lucas, 4.736, 311.41. David Grubnic, 4.659, 298.01 def. Whit Bazemore, 15.205, 67.33. Bob Vandergriff, 4.781, 302.96 def. Tony Schumacher, 6.633, 152.23. Brandon Bernstein, 4.538, 323.50 def. Brady Kalivoda, 4.617, 305.42. Rod Fuller, 4.699, 308.28 def. Clay Millican, 5.021, 234.45.
Quarterfinals
Fuller, 4.662, 314.53 def. Kalitta, foul. Vandergriff, 4.806, 280.31 def. Todd, 5.503, 187.83. Dixon, 4.686, 296.57 def. Grubnic, 5.351, 234.78. Bernstein, 6.780, 204.79 def. McClenathan, 7.786, 137.96.
Semifinals
Bernstein, 6.613, 189.42 def. Dixon, 7.885, 104.61. Vandergriff, 4.747, 284.87 def. Fuller, 11.223, 81.85.
Finals
Bernstein, 4.648, 317.57 def. Vandergriff, 9.236, 100.08.
Funny Car
Round One
Jim Head, Toyota Solara, 4.920, 304.87 def. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.913, 305.29. Tim Wilkerson, Chevy Impala, 4.935, 305.49 def. Del Worsham, Impala, 4.960, 310.98. Cruz Pedregon, Impala, 4.918, 302.55 def. Jerry Toliver, Solara, 4.988, 303.43. Mike Ashley, Dodge Charger, 4.920, 314.02 def. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.013, 296.76. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.891, 313.44 def. Gary Densham, Impala, 5.067, 301.81. John Force, Mustang, 4.864, 307.65 def. Scott Kalitta, Solara, 5.984, 159.42. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.937, 305.63 def. Tommy Johnson Jr., Impala, 4.987, 305.42. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.942, 309.98 def. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 5.215, 289.76.
Quarterfinals
Wilkerson, 5.037, 295.27 def. Scelzi, 8.154, 108.11. C. Pedregon, 5.154, 304.80 def. Capps, 8.122, 102.94. J.Force, 4.946, 309.20 def. Ashley, 5.017, 299.46. Head, 5.577, 256.75 def. Beckman, 7.012, 127.59.
Semifinals
C. Pedregon, 4.969, 306.60 def. Head, 11.361, 76.72. J. Force, 4.936, 272.06 def. Wilkerson, 5.150, 260.91.
Finals
J. Force, 4.993, 284.62 def. C. Pedregon, 5.024, 279.73.
Pro Stock
Round One
Jim Yates, Pontiac GTO, 6.837, 202.15 def. Warren Johnson, GTO, foul. Larry Morgan, Dodge Stratus, 6.848, 202.21 def. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.852, 202.55. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.820, 202.42 def. Max Naylor, Stratus, foul. Justin Humphreys, GTO, 6.876, 201.91 def. Jason Line, GTO, foul. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.828, 202.64 def. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.832, 201.79. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.794, 203.16 def. Steve Schmidt, Cobalt, 6.837, 201.97. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt, 6.831, 202.06 def. Greg Anderson, GTO, 6.782, 203.95. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.827, 203.12 def. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.841, 202.15.
Quarterfinals
Koretsky, 6.807, 202.82 def. Morgan, 10.967, 76.84. Humphreys, 6.857, 202.24 def. K. Johnson, foul. Coughlin, 6.803, 203.52 def. Yates, 6.821, 202.33. Connolly, 6.800, 203.43 def. A. Johnson, 6.816, 202.64.
Semifinals
Coughlin, 6.810, 203.74 def. Humphreys, 6.852, 202.39. Koretsky, 6.827, 202.91 def. Connolly, 6.805, 203.37.
Finals
Coughlin, 6.809, 203.22 def. Koretsky, 6.839, 201.82.
Point Standings
Top Fuel
1. Rod Fuller, 861. 2. Brandon Bernstein, 787. 3. Larry Dixon, 761; 4. J.R. Todd, 730. 5. Tony Schumacher, 693. 6. Bob Vandergriff, 615. 7. David Grubnic, 584. 8. Melanie Troxel, 551. 9. Whit Bazemore, 549. 10. Cory McClenathan, 539.
Funny Car
1. Ron Capps, 873. 2. Robert Hight, 753. 3. Mike Ashley, 690. 4. Tony Pedregon, 669. 5. (tie) Jim Head, 647. Gary Scelzi, 647. 7. Cruz Pedregon, 547. 8. Jack Beckman, 530. 9. Ashley Force, 510. 10. Tommy Johnson Jr., 495.
Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, 1,029. 2. Jeg Coughlin, 943. 3. Dave Connolly, 851. 4. Jason Line, 717. 5. Allen Johnson, 638. 6. Kurt Johnson, 571. 7. Larry Morgan, 564. 8. V. Gaines, 552. 9. Richie Stevens, 524. 10. Warren Johnson, 507.


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