Cordova Paul Romine Review

CORDOVA, ILL (July 5, 1998) -- Paul Romine and his CARQUEST Top Fuel dragster earned a runner-up finish Sunday at the IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park. After a brief rain delay, Romine, the defending IHRA Top Fuel World Champion,...

CORDOVA, ILL (July 5, 1998) -- Paul Romine and his CARQUEST Top Fuel dragster earned a runner-up finish Sunday at the IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park.

After a brief rain delay, Romine, the defending IHRA Top Fuel World Champion, faced 4-time IHRA Top Fuel World Champion Doug Herbert for the Summer Nationals title. Herbert deep-staged and cut a .461 light to Romine's .508. Just past the 330-foot mark, the CARQUEST dragster lost traction and Herbert went on to a 4.983/291.76 winning time to Romine's 5.281/240.98.

"We just had the car a little too stout for the final," Romine said. "Although we didn't win the race, we're still happy will a runner-up finish because with Tommy (Johnson Jr.) losing in the semi's, we were able to make up some ground on him in the point standings."

The CARQUEST dragster continues IHRA Snap-on Drag Racing competition this weekend near Rochester, NY at the CARQUEST Auto Parts Summer Nationals at New York International Raceway.

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Series Drag
Drivers Paul Romine , Doug Herbert