Mike Neff raced to his fourth Funny Car victory of the season on Sunday at the O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. Del Worsham (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also were winners.
With the win, Neff gave Ford its milestone 200th NHRA Funny Car victory as he powered his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to a performance of 4.246 seconds at 293.22 mph to defeat Jeff Arend, who posted a 5.168 seconds at 186.54 mph.
Top qualifier Neff defeated Justin Schriefer, Bob Tasca and Jack Beckman in the first three rounds with a string of consistent 4.20-second performances.
Worsham raced to his fifth victory of the season in Top Fuel, powering his Al-Anabi Racing dragster past David Grubnic in the final round. A three-time Funny Car winner here, Worsham joined Gary Scelzi as the only drivers to win in both nitro categories at Route 66 Raceway when he posted a 3.978 seconds at 299.40 mph to hold off Grubnic's Kalitta Motorsports machine, which trailed with a 4.055 seconds at 294.50 mph.
Anderson earned his second victory of the season and 67th of his career, denying Erica Enders her first win in her fourth career final round. Anderson took his first Route 66 Raceway victory with a holeshot victory as he drove his Summit Racing Pontiac GXP to a 6.670 seconds at 207.18 mph to cross the finish line in front of Enders, who had a quicker, but losing, 6.659 seconds at 206.89 mph in her ZaZa Energy Chevy Cobalt.
L.E.Tonglet(Suzuki)defeated Chip Ellis(Buell) in prostock motorcycle.