CARQUEST WILL CONTINUE TO SPONSOR PAUL ROMINE IN 1999
RALIEGH, N.C. (Nov. 6, 1998) -- CARQUEST Auto Parts is proud to announce 2-time IHRA Top Fuel Dragster World Champion Paul Romine and his Indianapolis-based Aerolite Racing Top Fuel Dragster will again be sponsored by CARQUEST in 1999.
"This has been a win, win situation for CARQUEST," stated Scott Ginsburg, CARQUEST Director of Advertising. "We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with such a great team for the 1999 season."
The 1999 drag racing season marks CARQUEST's third season backing the Paul Romine driven CARQUEST Top Fuel dragster.
"I'm pleased that CARQUEST will be returning as our primary sponsor in 1999," Romine said. "We have already won two (IHRA) World Championships with CARQUEST and we are looking forward to winning a third championship with them in 1999."
Romine began his CARQUEST affiliation with a two-race sponsorship agreement, beginning at the 1997 IHRA CARQUEST Northern Nationals in Stanton, Mich. That agreement increased to a full-time sponsorship package with Romine winning the 1997 IHRA Top Fuel Championship. Romine and CARQUEST continued their affiliation in 1998 and successfully defended their IHRA championship, securing the 1998 IHRA World Championship at the last IHRA national event in Shreveport, La. In 1998, CARQUEST and Romine also teamed to raise money for the 1999 Special Olympics World Games, a program that will continue in 1999.
"I am very happy that we will continue working with CARQUEST in 1999 to raise money for the Special Olympics," Romine said. "It is a program that our team has rallied behind and it has become an important part of our race team's total program.
1999 CARQUEST/Paul Romine Schedule FEB. 25-28 NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS PHOENIX, AZ MARCH 12-14 IHRA WINTER NATIONALS DARLINGTON, SC MARCH 26-28 IHRA SUPER NATIONALS BRADENTON, FL APRIL 9-11 IHRA HOLLEY SPRING NATIONALS ROCKINGHAM, NC APRIL 29-MAY 2 NHRA PENNZOIL NATIONALS RICHMOND, VA JUNE 3-6 NHRA FRAM ROUTE 66 NATIONALS CHICAGO, ILL JUNE 10-13 NHRA PONTIAC EXCITEMENT NATIONALS COLUMBUS JUNE 18-20 IHRA SUMMER NATIONALS CORDOVA, ILL JUNE 26-JULY 3 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES RALEIGH, NC JULY 9-11 IHRA CARQUEST EMPIRE NATIONALS LEICESTER, NY JULY 155-18 NHRA MOPAR MILE-HIGH NATIONALS DENVER, CO JULY 30-AUG. 1 IHRA CARQUEST NORTHERN NATIONALS STANTON, MI AUG. 19-22 NHRA VISIONARE NORTHSTAR NATIONALS BRAINERD, MN AUG. 26-29 IHRA MOPAR WORLD NATIONALS NORWALK, OHIO SEPT. 1-6 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS INDIANAPOLIS SEPT. 10-12 IHRA NORTH AMERICAN NATIONALS EPPING, NH SEPT. 24-26 IHRA CARQUEST AUTUMN NATIONALS ROCKINGHAM, NC SEPT. 30-OCT. 3 NHRA PARTS AMERICA NATIONALS TOPEKA, KS OCT. 7-10 NHRA PENNZOIL NATIONALS/AUTO ZONE MEMPHIS, TN OCT. 15-17 IHRA MOPAR WORLD FINALS SHREVEPORT, LA