With the 2004 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series season opener in Pomona, Calif.,  just a few days away, a number of pro teams took one final opportunity to test at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway before heading to the K&N Filters NHRA Winternationals.

Kurt Johnson made a late-afternoon pass Tuesday (after yesterday¿s report was filed at 3:30 p.m.) and went 6.836 sec.(201.46 mph) in his ACDelco Cavalier Pro Stock.  The track record was 6.837 sec., set by Greg Anderson in Oct. 2003.  The record-breaking run is unofficial.

The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series returns to The Strip at LVMS April 1-4 for the fifth annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.


Some results from Tuesday:

Kurt Johnson -- 6.836 sec./201.46 mph

Rickie Smith ¿ 6.895 sec./200.23 mph

Rickie Smith ¿ 6.863 sec./220.47 mph

Warren Johnson ¿ 6.863 sec./200.92 mph

Warren Johnson ¿ 6.887 sec./200.86 mph

Ron Krisher ¿ 6.966 sec./198.12 mph

Ron Krisher ¿ 6.938 sec./197.65 mph

Jim Yates ¿ 6.909 sec./198.67 mph

Jim Yates ¿ 6.939 sec./197.74 mph

Vince Fourcade ¿ 7.112 sec./193.21 mph

Vince Fourcade ¿ 7.122 sec./193.54 mph

V. Gaines ¿ 6.912 sec./199.49 mph

V. Gaines ¿ 6.894 sec./199.67 mph

Greg Anderson ¿ 6.839 sec./200.80 mph

Greg Anderson -- 6.85 sec./201.07 mph

Jeg Coughlin ¿ 6.917 sec./200.11 mph

Jeg Coughlin ¿ 6.927 sec./199.64 mph


Bob Gilbertson (Funny Car) ¿ 5.018 sec./254.95 mph