2000 oil update 2000-10-31

{TBB} 2000 NHRA OILDOWN UPDATE Following 21 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series Name Category Penalties Fines Points Lost David Grubnic TF 14 $8,000...

{TBB} 2000 NHRA OILDOWN UPDATE Following 21 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series

Name Category Penalties Fines Points Lost David Grubnic TF 14 $8,000 20 Joe Hartley TF 10 $5,500 10 Ron Capps FC 9 $7,000 50 Bob Vandergriff TF 9 $6,500 40 Doug Herbert TF 8 $6,500 50 Rhonda Hartman-Smith TF 7 $4,500 20 Luigi Novelli TF 7 $4,500 20 Tony Pedregon FC 7 $4,500 10 Frank Pedregon FC 7 $5,000 30 Andrew Cowin TF 6 $4,000 20 Terry Haddock FC 5 $3,000 10 Al Hofmann FC 5 $2,500 0 Doug Kalitta TF 5 $4,000 30 Cory McClenathan TF 5 $4,000 30 Del Worsham FC 5 $3,500 20 Bobby Baldwin TF 5 $3,500 20 Scotty Cannon FC 5 $3,000 10 Jim Epler FC 4 $3,000 20 John Force FC 4 $2,000 0 Todd Paton FC 4 $2,500 10 Joe Amato TF 4 $2,500 10 Phil Burkart FC 3 $2,000 10 Dale Creasy Jr. FC 3 $2,000 10 Gary Densham FC 3 $1,500 0 Don Lampus TF 3 $2,500 20 Cristen Powell FC 3 $2,500 20 Gary Scelzi TF 3 $2,500 20 Tim Wilkerson FC 3 $2,500 20 Kenny Bernstein TF 2 $1,500 10 Larry Dixon TF 2 $2,000 20 Johnny Gray FC 2 $1,500 10 Terry Mullins TF 2 $1,000 0 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 Louis Sweet FC 2 $1,000 0 Melanie Troxel TF 2 $1,500 10 Whit Bazemore FC 1 $500 0 Gary Clapshaw TF 1 $500 0 Bob Gilbertson FC 1 $500 0 Larry Huff FC 1 $500 0 Tommy Johnson Jr. FC 1 $500 0 Bobby Lagana Jr. TF 1 $1,000 10 Arley Langlo TF 1 $500 0 John Lawson FC 1 $500 0 Mitch McDowell FC 1 $500 0 Clay Millican TF 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 Scott Weis FC 1 $500 0 TOTALS 194 $127,500 600

NOTES: * Top Fuel drivers David Grubnic has the most penalties overall (14). * Ron Capps has been penalized the most in Funny Car (nine times). * The drivers with the most Winston point deductions are Doug Herbert and Ron Capps (-50). * Grubnic has paid the most fines ($8,000). * There have been 107 Top Fuel violations (70 qualifying, 37 eliminations). * There have been 87 Funny Car violations (63 qualifying, 24 eliminations). * 27 different Top Fuel drivers have been penalized. * 29 different Funny Car drivers have been penalized. * Notable drivers with no penalties include: Tony Schumacher (TF) and Jerry Toliver (FC).

Race-by-Race Clean-up Summary: 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 Topeka 11 1 hour, 45 minutes Memphis 16 2 hours, 51 minutes Houston 2 12 1 hour, 39 minutes TOTALS 182 29 hours, 55 minutes

-- Top five cleanup times for single oildowns: 1. 49 minutes, Joe Hartley, TF, (Brainerd) 2. 44 minutes, Jim Epler, FC, (Reading) 3. 37 minutes, Johnny Gray, FC, (Pomona 1) 4. 34 minutes, Mike Smith, TF, (Houston 1) 5. 32 minutes, Rhonda Hartman-Smith, TF, (Topeka)

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

** Non points event.

^Rain-delayed event.

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<P ALIGN=3DCENTER><B><FONT SIZE=3D5 FACE=3D"Arial">2000 NHRA OILDOWN = UPDATE</FONT></B></P>

<P ALIGN=3DCENTER><B><I><FONT SIZE=3D1 FACE=3D"Arial">Following 21 of = 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing = Series</FONT></I></B></P>

<P><B><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Name    =         =         = Category        = Penalties       Fines   =         Points Lost</FONT></B> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">David Grubnic   =         = TF      =         = 14      =         $8,000  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Joe Hartley     =         = TF      =         = 10      =         $5,500  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Ron = Capps       =         = FC      =         = 9       =         $7,000  =         50</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Bob Vandergriff =         = TF      =         = 9       =         $6,500  =         40</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Doug Herbert    =         = TF      =         = 8       =         $6,500  =         50</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Rhonda = Hartman-Smith    TF      =         = 7       =         $4,500  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Luigi Novelli   =         = TF      =         = 7       =         $4,500  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Tony Pedregon   =         = FC      =         = 7       =         $4,500  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Frank Pedregon  =         = FC      =         = 7       =         $5,000  =         30</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Andrew Cowin    =         = TF      =         = 6       =         $4,000  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Terry Haddock   =         = FC      =         = 5       =         $3,000  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Al = Hofmann      =         = FC      =         = 5       =         $2,500  =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Doug Kalitta    =         = TF      =         = 5       =         $4,000  =         30</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Cory = McClenathan        = TF      =         = 5       =         $4,000  =         30</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Del Worsham     =         = FC      =         = 5       =         $3,500  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Bobby Baldwin   =         = TF      =         = 5       =         $3,500  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Scotty Cannon   =         = FC      =         = 5       =         $3,000  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Jim = Epler       =         = FC      =         = 4       =         $3,000  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">John = Force      =         = FC      =         = 4       =         $2,000  =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Todd = Paton      =         = FC      =         = 4       =         $2,500  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Joe = Amato       =         = TF      =         = 4       =         $2,500  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Phil Burkart    =         = FC      =         3    &nbs= p;          $2,000  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Dale Creasy Jr. =         = FC      =         = 3       =         $2,000  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Gary Densham    =         = FC      =         = 3       =         $1,500  =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Don = Lampus      =         = TF      =         = 3       =         $2,500  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Cristen Powell  =         = FC      =         = 3       =         $2,500  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Gary Scelzi     =         = TF      =         = 3       =         $2,500  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Tim Wilkerson   =         = FC      =         = 3       =         $2,500  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Kenny Bernstein = TF      =         = 2       =         $1,500  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Larry Dixon     =         = TF      =         = 2       =         $2,000  =         20</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Johnny Gray     =         = FC      =         = 2       =         $1,500  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Terry Mullins   =         = TF      =         = 2       =         $1,000  =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Dean = Skuza      =         = FC      =         = 2       =         $1,500  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Mike = Smith      =         = TF      =         = 2       =         $1,500  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Ron = Smith       =         = TF      =         = 2       =         $1,000  =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Steve Smith     =         = TF      =         = 2       =         $1,000  =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Louis Sweet     =         = FC      =         = 2       =         $1,000  =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Melanie Troxel  =         = TF      =         = 2       =         $1,500  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Whit Bazemore   =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Gary Clapshaw   =         = TF      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Bob Gilbertson  =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Larry = Huff      =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Tommy Johnson = Jr.       = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Bobby Lagana = Jr.        = TF      =         = 1       =         $1,000  =         10</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Arley Langlo    =         = TF      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">John Lawson     =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Mitch McDowell  =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Clay Millican   =         = TF      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Freddie Neely   =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Cruz Pedregon   =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Rit Pustari     =         = TF      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Wyatt Radke     =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Robert Reehl    =         = TF      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Bruce Sarver    =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Craig Smith     =         = TF      =         = 1       =         $1,000  =         10</FONT> <BR><U><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Scott = Weis      =         = FC      =         = 1       =         $500    =           0</FONT></U> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">TOTALS  =         =         =         194     =         = $127,500        600</FONT></B> </P>

<P><B><U><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">NOTES:</FONT></U></B> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">* Top Fuel drivers David Grubnic has = the most penalties overall (14).</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">* Ron Capps has been penalized the = most in Funny Car (nine times).</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">* The drivers with the most Winston = point deductions are Doug Herbert and Ron Capps (-50).</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">* Grubnic has paid the most fines = ($8,000).</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">* There have been 107 Top Fuel = violations (70 qualifying, 37 eliminations).</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">* There have been 87 Funny Car = violations (63 qualifying, 24 eliminations).</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">* 27 different Top Fuel drivers have = been penalized.</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">* 29 different Funny Car drivers have = been penalized.</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">* Notable drivers with no penalties = include: Tony Schumacher (TF) and Jerry Toliver (FC).</FONT> </P>

<P><B><FONT SIZE=3D4 FACE=3D"Arial">Race-by-Race Clean-up = Summary:</FONT></B><B></B> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Event   =         = Oildowns        Clean-up = time</FONT></B> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Pomona = 1        = 10      =         1 hour, 36 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Phoenix = 14      =         2 hours, 21 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Gainesville     = 5       =         24 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Las = Vegas       = 11      =         1 hour, 56 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Houston = 1       10      =         1 hour, 32 minutes</FONT> <BR>Richmond        = 5       =         32 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Atlanta =         = 4       =         30 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Dallas = 1        = 3       =         19 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Chicago = 14      =         2 hours, 11 minutes</FONT> <BR>Columbus        = 7       =         1 hour, 5 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">St. = Louis       = 5       =         43 minutes</FONT> <BR>**Bristol       =         = 2       =         14 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Denver  =         = 7       =         1 hour, 4 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Seattle =         = 9       =         1 hour, 10 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Sonoma  = 4       =         29 minutes  </FONT> <BR>Brainerd        = 13      =         2 hours, 3 minutes  = </FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Indianapolis    = 11      =         1 hour, 39 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">^Englishtown    = 4       =         31 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Reading = 17      =         3 hours, 21 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Topeka  =         = 11      =         1 hour, 45 minutes</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Memphis = 16      =         2 hours, 51 minutes</FONT> <BR><U><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Houston = 2       12      =         1 hour, 39 = minutes</FONT></U> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">TOTALS  = 182             = 29 hours, 55 minutes </FONT></B> </P>

<P><B><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">-- Top five cleanup times for = single oildowns:</FONT></B> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">1.  49 minutes, Joe Hartley, TF, = (Brainerd)</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">2.  44 minutes, Jim Epler, FC, = (Reading)</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">3.  37 minutes, Johnny Gray, FC, = (Pomona 1)</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">4.  34 minutes, Mike Smith, TF, = (Houston 1)</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">5.  32 minutes, Rhonda = Hartman-Smith, TF, (Topeka)</FONT><B><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial"> = </FONT></B> </P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">*NHRA Oildown penalties include $500 = per occurrence during qualifying rounds and $1,000/10 Winston champion = points per occurrence during eliminations.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">** Non points event. </FONT> </P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">^Rain-delayed event.</FONT><B> </FONT></B> </P> <BR>

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