TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Johnny Gray raced to his third victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals to regain the Funny Car points lead.
Gray beat Robert Hight in the final round at Heartland Park Topeka for his sixth career victory, finishing in 4.067 seconds at 314.90 mph in a Dodge Avenger. Hight lost traction in his Ford Mustang.
Shawn Langdon won the Top Fuel division, and Jeg Coughlin topped the Pro Stock field.
Langdon used the quickest time of the weekend to beat rival Tony Schumacher in the final for his second victory of the season. Langdon had a run of 3.750 at 324.20, and Schumacher followed at 3.781 at 327.27. All three of Langdon’s career victories have come in finals against seven-time world champ Schumacher.
Coughlin broke a winless drought of more than two years, beating teammate Allen Johnson. In a battle of Dodge Avengers, Coughlin won in 6.680 at 206.20. Johnson finished in 6.698 at 206.57.