Coughlin, Wilkerson, Schumacher Favored to Win NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals

Pro Stock ace Jeg Coughlin, Funny Car dynamo Tim Wilkerson and soon-to-be-champ-again Tony Schumacher should win Sunday’s NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Says who?  Says Micah Roberts, veteran oddsmaker for Station Casinos in Las Vegas.  Roberts has selected Schumacher at 5-to-7 to top the Top Fuel Dragster field.  Schumacher needs only to qualify for Sunday’s 16-car elimination ladder to earn enough points to clinch the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series championship.

Coughlin’s JEGS-sponsored ride is set at 7-to-5 in the Pro Stock ranks and the formidable Wilkerson is favored at 3-to-1 to make yet another trip to the Funny Car victory lane festivities.

Hometown hero Rod Fuller might be a smart bargain at the ticket window: he’s won at Las Vegas before but only is rated at 20-to-1 for Sunday.

To purchase tickets – or obtain additional information – for this weekend’s NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit

Top Fuel Dragster
Tony Schumacher 5/7
Antron Brown 5/2
Cory McClenathan 5/1
Hillary Will 6/1
Larry Dixon 6/1
Brandon Bernstein 13/1
Doug Herbert 15/1
Doug Kalitta 20/1
Rod Fuller 20/1
J.R. Todd 25/1
Morgan Lucas 30/1
Field (all others) 15/1

Funny Car
Tim Wilkerson 3/1
Jack Beckman 4/1
Cruz Pedregon 4/1
Tony Pedregon 5/1
Robert Hight 8/1
Ashley Force 10/1
Ron Capps 10/1
John Force 12/1
Mike Neff 15/1
Gary Sclezi 52/1
Gary Densham 25/1
Melanie Troxel 30/1
Tommy Johnson 30/1
Field (all others) 18/1

Pro Stock
Jeg Coughlin 7/5
Dave Connolly 2/1
Greg Anderson 3/1
Kurt Johnson 6/1
Mike Edwards 9/1
Greg Stanfield 10/1
Alan Johnson 12/1
Justin Humphreys 21/1
Larry Morgan 15/1
Warren Johnson 16/1
Ron Krisher 18/1
Jim Yates 20/1
Johnny Gray 25/1
Tom Hammonds 25/1
Rickie Jones 25/1
Field (all others) 18/1