BAYTOWN, Texas -- Bob Gilbertson won his first career Funny Car race Sunday at the NHRA O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park.
The upstart Gilbertson covered the quarter
mile in his Trick Tank Pontiac Firebird in 5.067 seconds at 304.25 mph to defeat Jerry Toliver, who left the line early and fouled, in the Funny Car finale.
Other professional winners were Larry Dixon in Top Fuel, Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock and Randy Daniels in Pro Stock Truck.
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