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Dixon takes special event

Larry Dixon won the Budweiser Shootout on Saturday, beating Doug Kalitta with a run of 4.514 seconds at 323.19 mph to earn a $100,000 bonus.

Kalitta finished in 4.557 at 321.73 in the all-star race during the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA event at Pomona Raceway.

The shootout featured the quickest eight Top Fuel drivers of the season.

In regular qualifying for today's finals, Kenny Bernstein (Top Fuel), Whit Bazemore (Funny Car), Jim Yates (Pro Stock), Angelle Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) and John Lingenfelter (Pro Stock Truck) topped their divisions for the season finale.

Bazemore (4.741, 322.27) and Lingenfelter (7.399, 182.75) set speed and time track records.

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