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Wilkerson ends yearlong winless drought in NHRA

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KENT, Wash. (AP) - Tim Wilkerson ended a yearlong winless drought by racing to his third consecutive Funny Car title at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways on Sunday.

Wilkerson drove his Ford Mustang to a 4.146-second run at 300.53 mph to defeat Jack Beckman, who finished in 4.598 at 238.64.

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