Brandon Bernstein leads Winternationals qualifying


POMONA, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon Bernstein led Top Fuel qualifying Thursday in the NHRA's season-opening Winternationals with a run of 3.761 seconds at a top speed of 325.22 mph.

Bernstein won the season finale last year at the track.

Tony Schumacher was second at 3.777 and 326.08, and defending series champion Antron Brown was sixth at 3.834 and 322.19.

Gary Densham topped the Funny Car field at 4.053 and 307.09, and V. Gaines had the Pro Stock lead at 6.538 and 211.49.