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The Top Fuel and Pro Stock championships were clinched at the penultimate NHRA event of the year with the Funny Car and Pro Stock Motorcycle championships to be determined at the last race of the season, Nov. 12-15 at Pomona, Calif.
Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team won its second Top Fuel world championship in four years on Sunday, Nov. 1. The Matco team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald with assistant Brad Mason clinched the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship in the second round of the Toyota NHRA Nationals when they won and teammate Tony Schumacher and reigning world champ, Richie Crampton, lost in the same round.