2007 AC Delco NHRA Gatornationals

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Larry Dixon in the SkyTel dragster netted a runner up place in the overall event after qualifying number one with a 4.510/330, he lost to Tony Schumacher.

Rod Fuller managed to gain the second qualifier spot with a 4.535/323 and stayed until going out in the semis to eventual winner Tony Schumacher.

Tony Schumacher in the US Army car, the overall event winner managed a number three in qualifying with a 4.541/331.

Whit Bazemore driving the Matco Tools dragster in only his third race in the car ran a 4.542/326 in qualifying and went out to Dixon in the semis.

Doug Herbert in the Snap On Tools machine managed a 4.579/316 in qualifying but fell in round one to Hillary Will.

Robert Hight in the Auto Club of Southern California/Ford headed the field with a track record 4.686 at 331mph then lasted until round two before going out to Jim Head.

Gary Scelzi in the Mopar/Oakley '07 Dodge Charger managed a 4.754/327 for number two in qualifying but went out to Kenny Bernstein's first round win in Funny Car for many a year.

Ron Capps took the event win in the Brut Revolution Dodge Charger after attaining the number three qualifier with a 4.772/322.

Jeff Arend bought K & N Filters into the frame with a 4.774/326 fourth qualifier but was beaten by Ashley Force in round one.

Phil Burkart returned with the sponsorship from Kia FX Caprara Chevy Monte Carlo and managed the fifth qualifier at 4.786/326 then went all the way to the final to runner up to Ron Capps.

Greg Anderson in the Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO picks up his form this year with another top qualifier and event win and national record of 6.538.

Larry Morgan's Lucas Oil Stratus chased Anderson all the way with a number two qualifier of 6.566/210 then making a runner up finish to him.

Mike Edwards in the Young Life/Art GTO took third place in qualifying with a 6.575/210 then went on to be taken out by Morgan in the semi finals.

Warren Johnson in the GM Performance Parts/Pontiac managed a 6.587/209 for fourth qualifier but surprisingly went out in round one to newcomer Matt Scranton.

Jason Line in the other Summit Racing Equipment GTO ran a 6.587/211 for the fifth place but went out to Erica Enders in round one but not before carding the new national speed record of 211.69 mph.

Angelle Sampey on one of the US Army Suzukis took the pole position with a national record ET setting 6.911 at 191 mph but lost in round one to eventual winner Karen Stoffer.

Craig Treble on the Team Tigue Suzuki came second in qualifying with a 6.930/192 but lost in round one to Matt Guidera.

Antron Brown on the other US Army bike ran third in qualifying with a 6.930/191 but like team-mate Sampey lost in round one to a holeshot from opponent Tom Bradford.

Chip Ellis on the Drag Specialities/S & S/G2 '05 Buell got the fourth place in qualifying with his 6.930/190 but fell in round one to Steve Johnson.

Chris Rivas on the Mohegan Sun Racing '05 Buell managed a fifth qualifier with his 6.947/191 but went out to Steve Johnson's win in round two.

Troy Critchley in the AMS Staff Leasing '70 Barracuda scored not only top qualifier with a 5.946/245 but went on to set down the class speed record with a 245.81 mph in round one before becoming runner up to Josh Hernandez.

Josh Hernandez in the Dr. Moons Rage '68 Camaro went into second qualifier position with a 5.951/243 then ran the class record ET with a 5.927 before tying up the event win.

Tony Pontieri in the Quality Plus Compressors '57 Bel Air took third qualifier with a 6.007/240 and lasted until round two going out to Raymond Commisso.

Mike Janis in the Eaton '06 Cobalt ran a 6.012/217 for fourth place in qualifying but fell to Mike Bell in round two of competition.

John Russo ran a 6.019/240 in his '68 Camaro for the fifth place in the field but went out to Mike Bell in round one.    

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