Paul Romine Epping Review

EPPING, NH (Sept. 12, 1999) -- Let it be known, the CARQUEST Top Fuel dragster of 2-time and defending IHRA Top Fuel Champion Paul Romine is back! Romine won his first IHRA National Event of the 1999 IHRA Snap-on Drag Racing season and set a...

EPPING, NH (Sept. 12, 1999) -- Let it be known, the CARQUEST Top Fuel dragster of 2-time and defending IHRA Top Fuel Champion Paul Romine is back! Romine won his first IHRA National Event of the 1999 IHRA Snap-on Drag Racing season and set a new IHRA elapsed time World Record (4.71) in qualifying at the Parts Pro North American Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, NH.

Romine, of Indianapolis, earned a bye-run in round one, then almost crashed in a side-by-side tire smoking round two defeat of Jack Ostrander. In the final, the CARQUEST team met the upset minding Bobby Lagana, Jr., who in the previous two rounds upset #1 and #2 in points, Don Lampus and Bruce Litton. In the final, Lagana, Jr. smoked the tires while the Clayton Harris-tuned CARQUEST machine rocketed to a tire hazing 4.800/294.88 winning time.

"It's great to finally get another win, it has been a long time coming," said Romine, whose last win came at the 1998 CARQUEST Auto Parts Empire Nationals. "Clayton and the guys really have this new Spitzer-car hauling and we cannot wait now to get to Rockingham, one of my favorite tracks."

The CARQUEST team's next event is the IHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Autumn Nationals presented by Prolong Super Lubricants, Sept. 25th and 26th in Rockingham, N.C.. Romine set his career-best elapsed time at Rockingham Dragway in 1998, when he recorded a 4.660 et at then the NHRA Winston Invitational. Earlier this season at Rockingham, Romine was top qualifier at the IHRA Holley Spring Nationals Parts Pro North American Nationals will be televised on ESPN2, Friday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. (ET). The one hour show will be replayed, Tuesday, Oct. 12th at 4 a.m

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Series Drag
Drivers Paul Romine , Bruce Litton , Don Lampus