2000 NHRA Oildown update

<pre> 2000 NHRA OILDOWN UPDATE Following 18 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series Name Category Penalties Fines Points Lost David Grubnic TF 11 ...

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2000 NHRA OILDOWN UPDATE Following 18 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series

Name Category Penalties Fines Points Lost David Grubnic TF 11 $6,000 10 Joe Hartley TF 9 $5,000 10 Ron Capps FC 8 $6,000 40 Doug Herbert TF 7 $6,000 50 Tony Pedregon FC 7 $4,500 10 Luigi Novelli TF 6 $3,500 10 Frank Pedregon FC 6 $4,500 30 Andrew Cowin TF 5 $3,500 20 Rhonda Hartman-Smith TF 5 $3,500 20 Doug Kalitta TF 5 $4,000 30 Cory McClenathan TF 5 $4,000 30 Bob Vandergriff TF 5 $4,000 30 Del Worsham FC 5 $3,500 20 Scotty Cannon FC 4 $2,500 10 Jim Epler FC 4 $3,000 20 Terry Haddock FC 4 $2,500 10 Al Hofmann FC 4 $2,000 0 Todd Paton FC 4 $2,500 10 Joe Amato TF 3 $2,000 10 Bobby Baldwin TF 3 $1,500 0 Dale Creasy Jr. FC 3 $2,000 10 John Force FC 3 $1,500 0 Gary Densham FC 2 $1,000 0 Larry Dixon TF 2 $2,000 20 Johnny Gray FC 2 $1,500 10 Terry Mullins TF 2 $1,000 0 Cristen Powell FC 2 $1,500 10 Gary Scelzi TF 2 $2,000 20 Dean Skuza FC 2 $1,500 10 Mike Smith TF 2 $1,500 10 Ron Smith TF 2 $1,000 0 Steve Smith TF 2 $1,000 0 Melanie Troxel TF 2 $1,500 10 Kenny Bernstein TF 1 $500 0 Gary Clapshaw TF 1 $500 0 Bob Gilbertson FC 1 $500 0 Larry Huff FC 1 $500 0 Bobby Lagana Jr. TF 1 $1,000 10 Arley Langlo TF 1 $500 0 Mitch McDowell FC 1 $500 0 Freddie Neely FC 1 $500 0 Cruz Pedregon FC 1 $500 0 Rit Pustari TF 1 $500 0 Wyatt Radke FC 1 $500 0 Robert Reehl TF 1 $500 0 Bruce Sarver FC 1 $500 0 Craig Smith TF 1 $1,000 10 Louis Sweet FC 1 $500 0 Scott Weis FC 1 $500 0 Tim Wilkerson FC 1 $1,000 10 TOTALS 155 $96,500 440

NOTES: * Top Fuel drivers David Grubnic has the most penalties overall (11). * Ron Capps has been penalized the most in Funny Car (eight times). * The driver with the most Winston point deductions is Doug Herbert (-50). * Herbert, Capps and Grubnic have paid the most in fines ($6,000). * There have been 85 Top Fuel violations (55 qualifying, 30 eliminations). * There have been 70 Funny Car violations (51 qualifying, 19 eliminations). * 25 different Top Fuel drivers have been penalized. * 25 different Funny Car drivers have been penalized.

Race-by-Race Clean-up Summary for the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series

Event Oildowns Clean-up time Pomona 1 10 1 hour, 36 minutes Phoenix 14 2 hours, 21 minutes Gainesville 5 24 minutes Las Vegas 11 1 hour, 56 minutes Houston 1 10 1 hour, 32 minutes Richmond 5 32 minutes Atlanta 4 30 minutes Dallas 1 3 19 minutes Chicago 14 2 hours, 11 minutes Columbus 7 1 hour, 5 minutes St. Louis 5 43 minutes **Bristol 2 14 minutes Denver 7 1 hour, 4 minutes Seattle 9 1 hour, 10 minutes Sonoma 4 29 minutes Brainerd 13 2 hours, 3 minutes Indianapolis 11 1 hour, 39 minutes ^Englishtown 4 31 minutes Reading 17 3 hours, 21 minutes TOTALS 155 23 hours, 39 minutes

*NHRA Oildown penalties include $500 per occurrence during qualifying rounds and $1,000/10 Winston champion points per occurrence during eliminations.

** There were two oil violations during the Winston Showdown, NHRA's all-star event. David Grubnic was fined $500 in Top Fuel, while Tony Pedregon was fined $1,000 in Funny Car. Since this event is a non-points race, no points were deducted for Pedregon's violation during eliminations.

^Rain-delayed event.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Jim Epler , Tony Pedregon , Al Hofmann , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Joe Amato , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Andrew Cowin , Steve Smith , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Bobby Lagana Jr. , Cruz Pedregon , Todd Paton , Cory McClenathan , Tim Wilkerson , Melanie Troxel , Johnny Gray , Luigi Novelli , Joe Hartley , Bob Vandergriff , Terry Haddock , Robert Reehl , Cristen Powell , Mike Smit