June 7-10, 2007

Torco Nationals

JOLIET, Ill. --

(David Smith and Guy Van Syckle photos)

Sunday Eliminations

Pro Winners included Jeggie, Larry Dixon, Matt Hines and Gary Scelzi

Jeg's Allstar gallery (1) is here.

Gallery 2 is here

Gallery 3 is here

Larry Dixon tied legend Kenny Bernstein with his 39th career Top Fuel win Sunday, beating points leader Rod Fuller with a 4.579 at 322.11 mph to capture the title at the 10th annual Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals.

Top Fuel final

Dixon and family shared a raucous winner's circle with Funny Car winner Gary Scelzi, Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr., and reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Andrew Hines.

It had been 37 races since Dixon last won a Wally, dating back to September of 2005 in Indianapolis, so his unbridled joy was tempered with a strong dose of relief. Scelzi also seemed relieved to win once again as he made a little history of his own by becoming just the fourth racer in history to ring up double-digit wins in both nitro categories.

Dixon's win in his SkyTel dragster was the first for crew chief Donnie Bender, who took over tuning duties at the start of 2006. Fuller got a great jump in the final, leaving Dixon with a .029-second reaction time to Dixon's .063-second launch, but that was the last thing to go right for Fuller as his Fabick Cat dragster lost traction almost immediately, allowing Dixon to streak away for the win. Fuller's runner-up finish did move him back into the POWERade points lead.

"This was Donnie's first win and I'm really glad to be a part of it," said Dixon, who's still 13 wins shy of category leader Joe Amato's 52 career wins. "We didn't have the greatest car when Dick-o (former tuner Dick LaHaie) left and Donnie got that promotion from offensive coordinator to head coach. I think we all expected it to take a little time for him to find a groove. I'm glad Snake [team owner Don Prudhomme] stayed with us and kept the faith."

Bob Vandergriff's UPS team made the biggest move in the Top Fuel standings, moving from 10th to 7th, replacing non-qualifier Whit Bazemore in the Countdown Top 8.

Funny Car final

Scelzi had a familiar opponent in the Funny Car final, facing teammate Ron Capps, who had beaten him in two of their three previous final-round meetings. Capps even entered the final as a favorite in his Brut Test Drive Dodge Charger and enjoyed lane choice, but Scelzi's Mopar/Oakley Dodge Charger was up to the task and he out-raced Capps down the quarter-mile, winning with a 4.838 at 321.42 mph to Capps' 4.850 at 318.39 mph.

This was Scelzi's 35th career win -- tying him with Don Garlits for 13th on the all-time NHRA POWERade wins list (all categories) -- and 10th in Funny Car, which placed him next to Prudhomme, Kenny Bernstein, and Mike Dunn as the only drivers with double-digit wins in both nitro categories.

"We hulked up on that one and just got after it," Scelzi said. "Zippy [crew chief Mike Neff] told me he was going for it and I said, 'Don't throw it away,' but as usual he knew exactly what to do and the car went right down the middle. It really accelerated from halftrack on and I knew we needed that because you can always count on Capps to have a great light. He's awesome."

Helped by second-place points earner Robert Hight's first career DNQ (in 55 races), Capps extended his lead in the POWERade points to 140 points, a nice rebound from his DNQ last weekend in Topeka, Kan.

Jack Beckman's semifinal finish improved his standing from 11th to ninth, within 15 points of eighth-place Del Worsham for the final spot in the Funny Car Top 8.

Pro Stock final

Entering the Pro Stock final as a slight underdog, Coughlin knew he'd need a great reaction time to upset reigning series champion Line and he delivered with a near-perfect .002-second launch, his best light of the day. The tactic worked as he took the win light on a holeshot, crossing in 6.658 seconds at 207.37 mph to Line's 6.656 at 208.07 mph.

Was the crew excited?

"How about that," Coughlin shouted as he climbed from his JEGS.com Chevrolet Cobalt. "This is the ultimate feeling. I took almost a year off and raced sportsman stuff and was lucky enough to win some big races but nothing compares to winning a Pro Stock race. I'm proud of my team and Victor Cagnazzi [team owner]. He finally has the team he's dreamed of and I'm happy to be a part of it."

This was Coughlin's 48th NHRA national event win and his 35th in Pro Stock. His win moved him around his Victor Cagnazzi Racing teammate Dave Connolly into second place in the POWERade standings and now finds himself 179 behind leader Greg Anderson, who was upset in the first round by former NBA player Tom Hammonds.

Pro Stock Motorcycle final

Hines could clearly see final-round opponent Smith during the race as the Torco Buell rider shot off the line with a .008-second light to Hines' .024-second start, but his Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson V-Rod made a move at halftrack and Hines was able to pass Smith and win with a 6.959 at 192.11 mph to Smith's 7.014 at 187.18 mph.

"My team pulled together 100 percent over the past month, did a bunch of testing, and totally turned this year around for us," Hines said. "This was a huge win to let us know that all the hard work we've done has paid off. Plus, Jim McCaslin, the president of Harley-Davidson, and a bunch of other people were down from Milwaukee so it was cool to give them a big win."

Smith, who has now been in four finals in five races, extended his lead in the POWERade points to 80 over Angelle Sampey, who is now in second place. Hines jumped from a tie for ninth to fourth place with his ninth career win.

JOLIET, Ill. -- Sunday's final results from the 10th annual Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. The race is the ninth of 23 in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel -- Larry Dixon, 4.579 seconds, 322.11 mph def. Rod Fuller, 9.155 seconds, 80.76 mph.

Funny Car -- Gary Scelzi, Dodge Charger, 4.838, 321.42 def. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.850, 318.39.

Pro Stock -- Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.658, 207.37 def. Jason Line, Pontiac GTO, 6.656, 208.07.

Pro Stock Motorcycle -- Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.959, 192.11 def. Matt Smith, Buell, 7.014, 187.18.

Top Alcohol Dragster -- Bill Reichert, 5.203, 273.16 def. Kate Harker, 14.257, 75.07.

TAD final

Top Alcohol Funny Car -- Mickey Ferro, Chevy Camaro, 5.625, 256.65 def. Cy Chesterman, Ford Mustang, 16.039, 66.34.

TAFC final

Sportsman winners

Competition Eliminator -- Chad Voges, Bantam Roadster, 7.989, 152.23 def. Mike Farrell, Bantam, 7.414, 176.47.

Super Stock -- Brandon Wilkinson, Chevy Corvette, 8.943, 144.92 def. Peter Biondo, Chevy Cobalt, 9.547, 132.18.

Stock Eliminator -- Randy Wilkes, Pontiac Firebird, 10.433, 119.58 def. Jim Marshall, Chevy Corvette, 11.264, 113.93.

Super Comp -- Ray Connolly, Dragster, 8.898, 173.23 def. Kurt Damron Jr, Dragster, 8.893, 173.29.

Super Gas -- Brian Forrester, Chevy Corvette, 9.927, 163.87 def. Ray Connolly, Corvette, 9.945, 162.98.

Super Street -- Lynn Hoosigian, Chevy Chevelle, 11.667, 113.07 def. Bob Schmidt, Chevy II, 12.623, 129.42.

The Harker triplets (actually mom is in the middle)

Dixon and Jeggie get jiggy with the champagne

Riechert and team celebrate

Micky Ferro and team

Jeg's Allstar wrap up

June 9, 2007

Led by strong performances by Top Alcohol Funny Car kingpin Frank Manzo, and Comp star Sal Biondo, the team from the Northeast Division (Division 1) successfully defended its overall team title in the 23rd annual Jegs Allstars competition. The Division 1 team also got wins from Super Stock racer Michael Iacono and Stock driver Russ Linke to post an impressive 1,300 point total, holding off the “Goodguys” of the South Central Division, who posted 1,000 points.

Heading into the final rounds, the Division 1 team held a slim 100-point (one round) lead over the Division 4 squad with the Division 2 and Division 6 teams still mathematically in the running. Division 4 racer Craig Abbott tied the score with his win in Super Street, but the Northeast Division squad slammed the door with consecutive wins by Linke, Iacono, Biondo, and Manzo. Iacono's Super Stock win officially clinched the title and the $20,000 bonus that accompanies it.

Manzo won a record setting sixth Jeg's Allstars title when he drove his Kendall entry to a 5.51 to 5.60 final round win over Division 2's Jay Payne. Biondo, a former Comp national champion, used a starting line holeshot to beat Division 2's Larry Pritchett while Iacono and Linke posted final-round wins over Sean Cour and Mark Faul, respectively. Abbott, of Division 4, finished ahead of Division 7s Dwight Downing in Super Street.

Other champions from the Jegs Allstars race included Spencer Massey, who beat defending champ Marty Thacker in the Top Alcohol Dragster final, reigning NHRA champ Ron Erks, who beat Division 6 racer Jim Gross to win Super Comp, and Ed Olpin, who scored the lone win for the Division 7 team when he beat Rock Haas in Super Gas.

Final points standings

Division 1 1300
Division 4 1000
Division 2 700
Division 6 700
Division 7 600
Division 5 400

Saturday final qualifying

Upset-filled final qualifying day sets stage for big changes in eliminations

courtesy NHRA.com

The 10th annual Torco Race Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals will take place without some of the biggest stars in the sport as championship contenders Brandon Bernstein, Robert Hight, Dave Grubnic, Whit Bazemore, and Mike Ashley all failed to qualify for this event. Saturday's heat also kept anyone from challenging the Friday leaders in the four professional classes, leaving Tony Schumacher, Gary Scelzi, Greg Anderson, and Andrew Hines with No. 1 rankings by their names.

Bernstein entered the ninth race of the NHRA season in the POWERade Top Fuel points lead but will most likely lose that spot during Sunday's eliminations. Robert Hight has arguably had the best Funny Car in the class this year but will leave Chicago with his first DNQ. Grubnic, Bazemore, and Funny Car's most recent winner Ashley, will join their beleaguered buddies on the sidelines.

Schumacher collected his fourth low qualifier award of the season and the 39th of his career with his Friday night pass of 4.462 seconds at 327.11 mph. The U.S. Army driver will open Sunday's eliminations against Mac Tools racer Doug Kalitta, who ended up 16th with a 4.596 at 317.57 mph.

"Today is another perfect example of what it's going to take to win the championship this year," Schumacher said. “It's not going to be the guy or girl that's running the best every week, it's going to be the one that screws up less than the others. We've finally reached a point where there are more good cars than there are spots in the field so almost every race we're seeing great teams missing the field.

"Our team is coming around. I know the time is going to come when we start winning races again and I hope that time starts tomorrow. Either way, I'm still having a blast, even with all the stress. I love my job and I would drag race every day if they'd let me."

Former Funny Car driver Scotty Cannon, he of the Mohawk haircut, made a successful return to NHRA racing by qualifying 13th with a 4.557 in his Torco dragster. He'll begin his quest for his first NHRA victory against No. 4 qualifier Bob Vandergriff Jr., who recorded his first 4.4-second pass (4.499) in Round 2.

Scelzi was joined by his Don Schumacher Racing teammate Ron Capps at the top of the Funny Car ladder, giving their boss something to get excited about in front of his hometown fans and friends. Like most people, he couldn't improve on his rocket run of 4.736 at 330.96 mph from Friday evening. He has now earned 44 low qualifier awards in his career.

"It's not a very comfortable feeling when you only go down the track one time in qualifying," Scelzi said. "We had a vibration in the car today and we're not sure what's causing that. Hopefully we can find it before tomorrow because I know we have a car that's capable of running in the heat.

"This weekend was kind of a do-or-die deal with Friday night being the one session where you either get in or start praying. It's a very tough deal and it's stunning when you see some of the guys that aren't qualifying for these deals."

Capps' 4.755 at 326.87 mph in his Brut Test Drive Dodge Charger placed him second, while Monster Dodge racer Kenny Bernstein qualified third with a 4.759, his best qualifying effort since his return to the Funny Car class.

Scelzi will open against Bob Gilbertson (16th place qualifier at 4.861) in Round 1, while Capps squares off with Tim Wilkerson (15th, 4.833).

Anderson's 57th career No. 1 qualifying effort was his sixth of the season's first nine races. The Summit Racing Pontiac GTO driver will now try to win from the top spot for the fifth time, beginning with a race against first-round foe Tom Hammonds, who posted a 6.666 in his Cobalt. Anderson's numbers showed a 6.617 at 208.94 mph.

"That 57 times at No. 1 is a neat, neat stat," said Anderson. "I never thought I would be anywhere near there and every time you do it, it's really neat. It's a good thing I did it yesterday because I wouldn't have done it today. We didn't perform up to par today. We got beat in the King Demon Crown, and that was kind of a bummer, but we have to forget about that deal and get ready to race tomorrow.

"We have to a good package, we have a good hot rod, we just made a couple of mistakes today and I screwed up driving. The positive is that we're No. 1 qualifier in a tough, tough field. That's great, but that won't get you anything tomorrow. We have to perform No. 1 tomorrow and that's the goal right now."

Allen Johnson, who has averaged a very respectable fourth-place qualifying slot this year, curved his mean positioning up slightly here with a second-place 6.626 at 207.56 mph in his Dodge Stratus R/T. Third in the points, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is third on the ladder in his Jegs.com Cobalt with a 6.632.

Former crewman Craig Hankinson qualified for his first professional race as a driver, earning the 11th spot in his Boscoe HVAC GTO with a 6.651 at 207.15 mph.

Hines somehow managed to improve on Friday evening's 6.930 at 192.88 mph in the last session, clocking a 6.921 at 193.65 mph on his Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson V-Rod despite ambient temperatures that were 13 degrees higher than last night. This was Hines' first pole of the year and 20th of his pro career.

"I'm completely impressed with that pass," Hines said of his final run. "The bike's responding to everything we're doing to it and our 60-foot times were strong again today. It's amazing how much those first 60 feet make or break your run.

"This Screamin' Eagle team is clicking at the right time. There are a lot of people from Harley-Davidson here today so it was cool to go even quicker than we did yesterday. We saw bike after bike in front of us running quick and I knew we had a chance to improve. The bike went nice and straight that run and if made a difference."

Hines will open against Michael Phillips, who held onto the final spot with a 7.075 at 191.08 mph on his Sharp Contracting Suzuki.

Current points leader Matt Smith moved up to second place with a 6.951 at 191.16 mph on his Torco Buell. Karen Stoffer followed Smith on the grid with a 6.951 at 191.13 mph. The Geico Motorcycle Suzuki rider has been the POWERade points leader after two of the first four Pro Stock Motorcycle races. Angelle Sampey also moved up in Round 4 with a 6.953 on her U.S. Army Suzuki.

Final qualifying

Top Fuel

1. Tony Schumacher U.S. Army Dragster 4.462 327.66
2. Rod Fuller Silverton Casino Dragster 4.464 328.54
3. Clay Millican Knoll Gas/RATT Dragster 4.483 328.94
4. Bob Vandergriff UPS Dragster 4.499 324.67
5. Doug Herbert Snap-On Tools Dragster 4.506 321.42
6. J.R. Todd Skull Shine/Torco Race Fuels D 4.510 324.83
7. Hillary Will KB Racing Dragster 4.514 328.70
8. Larry Dixon Sky Tel Dragster 4.516 320.51
9. Cory McClenathan Carrier Boyz/Fram Boost 2 Drag 4.532 330.23
10. Melanie Troxel Vietnam Veterans/POW-MIA Drags 4.540 330.39
11. Joe Hartley Hartley Racing Dragster 4.541 325.85
12. Alan Bradshaw Bill Miller Engineering/Okuma 4.550 319.67
13. Scotty Cannon Torco/Seelye Wright Dragster 4.557 326.40
14. Doug Foley Torco Racing Fuels Dragster 4.577 326.95
15. Scott Palmer Grand Crowne/Nitro Plate Drags 4.584 314.46
16. Doug Kalitta MAC Tools Dragster 4.596 321.73
--------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Brandon Bernstein Budweiser/Lucas Oil Dragster 4.597 324.44
18. Whit Bazemore Matco Tools Dragster 4.598 327.27
19. Morgan Lucas Lucas Oil/Torco Racing Fuels D 4.745 315.78
20. Luigi Novelli National Machine Repair Dragst 4.751 261.02
21. Brady Kalivoda R&R Masonry Dragster 4.860 239.87
22. Scott Weis Barrett Enterprises Dragster 4.878 287.41
23. David Grubnic Zantrex-3 Dragster 5.512 171.45

Funny Car

1. Gary Scelzi Hemi Oakley Charger 4.736 330.96
2. Ron Capps Brut Charger 4.755 326.87
3. Kenny Bernstein Monster Energy/Lucas Oil Charg 4.759 327.43
4. Jim Head Head Racing Solara 4.759 325.69
5. John Force Castrol GTX Mustang 4.759 320.89
6. Jack Beckman MTS Charger 4.769 318.02
7. Cruz Pedregon Advance Auto Parts Impala 4.771 305.01
8. Tommy Johnson Jr. Skoal Racing Impala 4.780 318.92
9. Ashley Force Castrol GTX Mustang 4.783 294.37
10. Gary Densham Torco/Racebricks Impala 4.785 321.81
11. Scott Kalitta DHL Solara 4.789 314.61
12. Tony Pedregon Q Power Impala 4.789 318.54
13. Del Worsham Checker Schuck's Kragen Impala 4.795 320.28
14. Jeff Arend Checker Schucks Kragen Impala 4.810 311.63
15. Tim Wilkerson Levi, Ray & Shoup Impala 4.833 323.81
16. Bob Gilbertson Autolite XP Spark Plugs Stratu 4.861 306.33
--------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Mike Ashley Torco Race Fuels Charger 4.867 314.17
18. Robert Hight AAA of So. Cal Mustang 4.875 275.17
19. Jerry Toliver Rockstar Energy Drinks Solara 4.895 305.70
20. Dale Creasy Jr. Torco Racing Fuels Monte Carlo 4.941 291.45
21. Tony Bartone Jim Dunn Racing/Lucas Oil Mont 5.200 208.97
22. John Lawson Ruane Construction Camaro 6.143 154.69
23. Bob Bode Alard Machine Products Monte C 8.201 105.07

Pro Stock

1. Greg Anderson Summit Racing Equipment GTO 6.617@ 208.94&
2. Allen Johnson J & J Racing Stratus 6.626 207.56
3. Jeg Coughlin Jegs.com Cobalt 6.632 208.17
4. V. Gaines Kendall Oil Stratus 6.636 207.75
5. Richie Stevens Mopar/Valspar Stratus 6.645 207.40
6. Kurt Johnson AC Delco Cobalt 6.646 207.75
7. Larry Morgan Lucas Oil Stratus 6.647 207.05
8. Max Naylor Jagermeister Stratus 6.649 206.64
9. Jason Line Summit Racing Equipment GTO 6.650 208.75
10. Kenny Koretsky Indicom Cobalt 6.650 207.34
11. Craig Hankinson Boscoe HVAC GTO 6.651 207.15
12. Greg Stanfield Piranaz Racing GTO 6.652 206.83
13. Warren Johnson GM Performance Parts GTO 6.654 207.50
14. Mike Edwards Young Life/A.R.T. GTO 6.654 207.08
15. Dave Connolly Torco Cobalt 6.654 206.39
16. Tom Hammonds Cobalt 6.666 207.50
--------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Justin Humphreys RaceRedi Motorsports GTO 6.667 207.11
18. Steve Schmidt Schmidt Competition Engines Co 6.673 206.67
19. Jim Yates Wiley X Eye Wear GTO 6.690 206.76
20. Matt Scranton GTO 6.690 205.63
21. Bill Windham NTB Cobalt 6.699 206.01
22. Dave Northrop GTO 6.699 206.16
23. Kevin Lawrence Modern Carriage Werks Cobalt 6.701 205.91
24. Ron Krisher Valvoline Cobalt 6.702 205.76
25. Erica Enders Race Girl Stratus 6.705 205.98
26. Ben Watson Watson Racing GTO 6.721 204.82
27. Tony Rizzo Tony Rizzo Racing Cobalt 6.728 205.19

Pro Stock Bike

1. Andrew Hines Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.921@ 193.65&
2. Matt Smith Torco Race Fuels Buell 6.951 191.16
3. Karen Stoffer Geico Suzuki 6.951 192.17
4. Angelle Sampey US Army Suzuki 6.953 192.14
5. Chris Rivas Torco Buell 6.979 190.24
6. Peggy Llewellyn Klement Motorsports Buell 6.985 189.55
7. Chip Ellis Drag Specialties S&S Buell 6.998 190.89
8. Antron Brown US Army Suzuki 7.006 190.54
9. Geno Scali Performance Machine Suzuki 7.010 193.38
10. Craig Treble Team Tigue Suzuki 7.011 192.60
11. Steve Johnson Snap-On Tools Suzuki 7.030 193.00
12. Paul Gast Fast By Gast Suzuki 7.037 190.97
13. Eddie Krawiec Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 7.037 190.46
14. Tom Bradford Sportsman Channel Buell 7.044 189.50
15. Mike Berry MB Precision Machining Suzuki 7.066 187.83
16. Michael Phillips Phillips Racing Suzuki 7.075 191.08
--------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 7.077 189.18
18. Matt Guidera Mohegan Sun Buell 7.082 186.64
19. Bill Vose Race Girl Suzuki 7.110 186.48
20. Barry Henson Velocity Racing Suzuki 7.123 188.91
21. Joe DeSantis Alamo City Harley-Davidison Su 7.145 188.81
22. Wes Wells Ray Skillman Perf. Parts Suzuk 7.200 184.65
23. Scott Lewis Team Lewis Suzuki 7.213 182.43
24. Mike Kovacevich Suzuki 7.228 183.72
25. Connie Cohen CC Rider Suzuki 7.295 181.57
26. Redell Harris P Miller/Master P Suzuki 7.341 180.31


1. Kate Harker TORCO Skull Shine A/FD 5.228 269.51
2. Bill Reichert Rislone 5.233 274.55
3. Aaron Olivarez Tuff Shine/Lucas Oil A/FD 5.234 278.00
4. Brandon Lewis A/FD 5.278 269.56
5. Ken Perry Pump Systems Interfacing B/AD 5.319 264.44
6. Randy Meyer Meyer Racing A/FD 5.327 251.95
7. Steve Federlin B/AD 5.336 266.69
8. Marty Thacker Torco Race Fuels B/AD 5.348 266.00
9. Spencer Massey Snowman Racing A/FD 5.353 270.00
10. Dave Hirata Torco A/FD 5.373 259.21
11. Brandon Pierce Sooner One A/FD 5.376 272.39
12. Richard Putz B/AD 5.393 262.59
13. Chris Demke Peen-Rite-Abrasive Finishing B 5.405 265.27
14. Todd Datweiler T&E Enterprises A/FD 5.405 261.32
15. Robin Samsel Goodson/Torco A/FD 5.424 244.03
16. John Finke Bobcat Express A/FD 5.425 265.95
--------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Noah Condo B/AD 5.445 265.48
18. Dana Stripe Ratolution Automotive B/AD 5.475 255.53
19. Dave Hedges Jr. Knoll Gas Torco Fuels B/AD 5.479 258.71
20. Jeff Hamelink Northstar Machine B/AD 5.655 234.37
21. Bill Evans A/FD 5.775 246.12
22. Ray Hack Hack M'Sports A/FD 5.822 254.95
23. Dave Heitzman Torco Race Fuels A/FD 5.869 200.89
24. Tim Bowgren Five Star Hyd./Lucas Oil B/AD 6.260 231.16
25. Darryl Hitchman Hitchman Racing A/FD 11.049 70.25


1. Frank Manzo Lucas Oil Monte Carlo 5.516 264.23
2. Bob Tasca III Quick Lane Mustang 5.557 259.81
3. Steve Harker QTK/Thermo-King Monte Carlo 5.557 259.51
4. Von Smith Jackson Racing Camaro 5.569 256.16
5. Mickey Ferro Ryco Hydraulics Camaro 5.574 257.63
6. Jay Payne Valvoline Mustang 5.580 260.26
7. Brian Hough Brian Hough Racing Firebird 5.582 257.68
8. Marty Nothstein Texas Roadhouse Charger 5.606 259.46
9. Chuck Cheeseman Cheeseman Bros. Firebird 5.616 253.56
10. Cy Chesterman Glacier Clear Water Mustang 5.621 259.01
11. Jimmy Jones Texas Tremor Camaro 5.625 256.84
12. Bob Newberry Valvoline/Childs&Albert Monte 5.638 257.53
13. Vern Moats Kendall/Dee Zee Camaro 5.644 255.39
14. Doug Gordon Morro Bay Cabinets Monte Carlo 5.656 256.70
15. Mick Snyder Torco Race Fuels Firebird 5.657 251.86
16. Roger Bateman NobelSmile.com Camaro 5.693 252.85
--------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Scott McVey Hooters of Fargo Avenger 5.697 251.53
18. John Patton Foolish Money Firebird 5.719 253.85
19. Sean O'Bannon Tequila Patron Charger 5.725 252.19
20. Todd Veney Monte Carlo 5.733 253.61
21. John Bojec Blue Ox M'Sports Avenger 5.780 249.07
22. Wayne Butler Butler & Roark Firebird 5.788 246.44
23. Bruce Carlson Hot Pursuit Corvette 5.836 247.97
24. Bobby Martin CAP Charger Charger 5.911 216.20


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