Cedar Point to host five top hot rod drivers Monday

SANDUSKY For most Cedar Point guests, a ride on the park&rs
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



For most Cedar Point guests, a ride on the park’s 420-foot-tall Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster is as fast as they have ever gone.  

On Monday, Cedar Point will have five visitors who have gone much faster.

Five of the National Hot Rod Association’s top drivers will meet race fans and sign autographs from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday near the Top Thrill Dragster.

They include:

•Tony Pedregon: Second in NHRA career victories with 42. He also has won two NHRA Nitro Funny Car World Championships.

•Bob Tasca: Qualified in 22 of 24 events in his Funny Car debut in 2008.

•Steve Johnson: Posted back-to-back wins in 2008 (Indianapolis and Charlotte) and also set career-bests for elapsed time and speed.

•Larry Dixon: Won twice (Phoenix and Pomona 2) and was runner-up four times last year.

•Antron Brown: Last year became the only driver in NHRA history to win races in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle in the same year.