Ohio's Dave Connolly won the second annual Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by outrunning Jim Yates in the final round.  For Connolly, it was his second Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown victory, his first coming at Houston, Texas, in 2005.

"Every car out here is going to be at (NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series season-opener) Pomona. To come out on top and run pretty consistent all day is a morale-booster for me and the whole team - all the guys at Cagnazzi Racing," said Connolly.  "They have their own in-house chassis program and I think this is the first win for one of their cars.

"The whole (LVMS) staff did an excellent job all weekend, especially when you have these kind of air temperatures.  It's hard to keep a track in good condition.  The final round, Yates and I made it from Point A to Point B even though the track was fifty-some degrees."

Twenty-four drivers attempted to make the 16-car field.  Greg Anderson earned No. 1 Qualifier status with his pass of 6.694 sec./205.98 mph.  Those who failed to qualify (in two rounds of time trials) included Dwayne Rice, Ben Watson, Ron Krisher, Tony Rizzo, Roger Brogdon, Justin Humphreys, Larry Morgan and Tom Hammond.  Rice, who timed at 17th position, was added to the field to replace Erica Enders, who broke a valve during her second qualifying run.

Warren Johnson defeated Greg Anderson (Anderson fouled, then lost an oil line, resulting in a half-hour clean-up break.
 Mike Naylor defeated Jason Line.
 Jeg Coughlin defeated Kenny Koretsky.
 Jim Yates defeated V. Gaines.
 Alan Johnson defeated Richie Stevens.
 Greg Stanfield defeated Dwayne Rice.
 Dave Connolly defeated Kurt Johnson.
 Mike Edwards defeated Tom Martino.

 Mike Naylor defeated Warren Johnson.
 Jim Yates defeated Jeg Coughlin.
 Mike Edwards defeated Alan Johnson (shut off early).
 David Connolly defeated Greg Stanfield (fouled).

 David Connolly defeated Mike Edwards (fouled).
 Jim Yates defeated Mike Naylor (broke on starting line).

 David Connolly defeated Jim Yates, 6.71 sec./204.42 mph to 6.74 sec./204.91 mph.

Hillary Will crashed in the left lane at approximately 2:12 p.m. during testing Saturday afternoon, but was not injured.  Her Top Fuel Dragster was clocked in excess of 290 mph when it crashed at the finish line and the car's engine landed over the wall in the right lane.  She was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for a precautionary examination and released.

The Strip's Last-Chance Test Session will continue at 8 a.m. Sunday.