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McClenathan paces Top Fuel

POMONA, Calif. — Cory McClenathan had a pass of 3.787 seconds in the next-to-last pair Saturday night, with a speed of 320.05 mph, to claim the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals.

The other No. 1 qualifiers at the 50th annual event were Robert Hight (4.059 seconds, 312.86 mph in Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (6.578, 211 in Pro Stock), each of whom celebrated his first series championship just three months earlier at the track.

Edwards earned his 10th consecutive No. 1 spot dating to last season. Eliminations are today.

FORMULA ONE: McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton led the final day of a preseason test in Jerez, Spain, with a lap of 1 minute, 19.583 seconds.

McClenathan paces Top Fuel 02/13/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:44pm]
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