GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Darrell Gwynn posted the quickest elapsed time in drag racing history Saturday as qualifying concluded for today's Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
Gwynn, 25, of Miami, drove his Top Fuel dragster through the quarter mile in 5.220 seconds, reaching a speed of 271.82 m.p.h. The time bettered the day-old record of 5.247 seconds set by Larry Minor.
Gwynn and Budweiser King teammate Kenny Bernstein each finished as No. 1 qualifiers in their divisions for the National Hot Rod Assn.'s $866,100 event.
Bernstein topped the Funny Car qualifiers, driving his Buick Le-Sabre to an elapsed time of 5.479 seconds and a speed of 264.31 m.p.h.