Schumacher, Force, Anderson favored to win NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


            NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series drivers Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel Dragster), John Force (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) have been tapped as favorites to win this weekend's NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by Station Casinos oddsmaker Michah Roberts.

            Larry Dixon, who won the Top Fuel Dragster finale during the spring NHRA Nationals, is second behind Schumacher at 2/1.  Rod Fuller -- the Las Vegas resident who already has one win to his credit this year -- drives the Valvoline-sponsored Top Fuel Dragster and is set at 10/1.

            Tickets for the Oct. 20-23 NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals are available at the LVMS ticket office, by calling (702) 644-4444 or online at

            The NHRA weekend will kick off Wednesday night with the second annual Speedway Children's Charities Texas Hold 'em Poke Tournament at the Cannery Hotel & Casino at 7 p.m. Buy-ins still are available and many NHRA drivers - including Brandon Bernstein, Rod Fuller and David Grubnic -- are scheduled to participate.



Tony Schumacher 2/1

Larry Dixon 3/1

Doug Herbert 6/1

Brandon Bernstein 7/1

Doug Kalitta 7/1

Rod Fuller 10/1

Scott Kalitta 12/1

David Grubnic 15/1

Morgan Lucas 18/1

Cory McClenathan 18/1

Melanie Troxel 25/1

Field (all others) 15/1



John Force 3/1

Gary Scelzi 7/2

Ron Capps 4/1

Robert Hight 5/1

Del Worsham 10/1

Eric Medlin 12/1

Tommy Johnson Jr. 12/1

Tony Pedregon 12/1

Whit Bazemore 15/1

Cruz Pedregon 15/1

Tim Wilkerson 20/1

Gary Densham 25/1

Bob Gilbertson 25/1

Field (all others) 12/1



Greg Anderson 5/6

Jason Line 3/1

Kurt Johnson 4/1

Warren Johnson 5/1

Dave Connolly 7/1

Larry Morgan 8/1

Erica Enders 12/1

Ron Krisher 12/1

Jeg Coughlin Jr. 12/1

Greg Stanfield 20/1

Allen Johnson 20/1

Richie Stevens Jr. 25/1

Jim Yates 25/1

V. Gaines 25/1

Rickie Smith 25/1

Mike Edwards 35/1

Mark Pawuk 35/1

Field (all others) 15/1