Indianapolis: U. S. Nationals past winners, history

U.S. Nationals past winners TOP FUEL (*top eliminator from 1955-1963) 1999 - Cory McClenathan 1998 - Gary Scelzi 1997 - Jim Head 1996 - Cory McClenathan 1995 - Larry Dixon 1994 - Connie Kalitta 1993 - Pat Austin 1992 - Ed McCulloch 1991 - Kenny...

U.S. Nationals past winners

TOP FUEL (*top eliminator from 1955-1963) 1999 - Cory McClenathan 1998 - Gary Scelzi 1997 - Jim Head 1996 - Cory McClenathan 1995 - Larry Dixon 1994 - Connie Kalitta 1993 - Pat Austin 1992 - Ed McCulloch 1991 - Kenny Bernstein 1990 - Joe Amato 1989 - Darrell Gwynn 1988 - Joe Amato 1987 - Joe Amato 1986 - Don Garlits 1985 - Don Garlits 1984 - Don Garlits 1983 - Gary Beck 1982 - Shirley Muldowney 1981 - Johnny Abbott 1980 - Terry Capp 1979 - Kelly Brown 1978 - Don Garlits 1977 - Dennis Baca 1976 - Richard Tharp 1975 - Don Garlits 1974 - Marvin Graham 1973 - Gary Beck 1972 - Gary Beck 1971 - Steve Carbone 1970 - Don Prudhomme 1969 - Don Prudhomme 1968 - Don Garlits 1967 - Don Garlits 1966 - Mike Snivley 1965 - Don Prudhomme 1964 - Don Garlits 1963 - Bobby Vodnik 1962 - Jack Chrisman 1961 - Pete Robinson 1960 - Leonard Harris 1959 - Rodney Singer 1958 - Ted Cyr 1957 - Buddy Sampson 1956 - Melvin Heath 1955 - Calvin Rice

FUNNY CAR 1999 - Frank Pedregon 1998 - John Force 1997 - Whit Bazemore 1996 - John Force 1995 - Cruz Pedregon 1994 - Cruz Pedregon 1993 - John Force 1992 - Cruz Pedregon 1991 - Jim White 1990 - Ed McCulloch 1989 - Don Prudhomme 1988 - Ed McCulloch 1987 - Kenny Bernstein 1986 - Mike Dunn 1985 - John Lombardo 1984 - Jim Head 1983 - Kenny Bernstein 1982 - Billy Meyer 1981 - Raymond Beadle 1980 - Ed McCulloch 1979 - Gordie Bonin 1978 - Tom McEwen 1977 - Don Prudhomme 1976 - Gary Burgin 1975 - Raymond Beadle 1974 - Don Prudhomme 1973 - Don Prudhomme 1972 - Ed McCulloch 1971 - Ed McCulloch 1970 - Don Schumacher 1969 - Danny Ongais

PRO STOCK (*super stock from 1967-1969; top stock from 1964-1966) 1999 - Warren Johnson 1998 - Mike Edwards 1997 - Kurt Johnson 1996 - Kurt Johnson 1995 - Warren Johnson 1994 - Warren Johnson 1993 - Warren Johnson 1992 - Warren Johnson 1991 - Darrell Alderman 1990 - Jerry Eckman 1989 - Larry Morgan 1988 - Bob Glidden 1987 - Bob Glidden 1986 - Bob Glidden 1985 - Bob Glidden 1984 - Warren Johnson 1983 - Bob Glidden 1982 - Frank Iaconio 1981 - Lee Shepherd 1980 - Lee Shepherd 1979 - Bob Glidden 1978 - Bob Glidden 1977 - Don Nicholson 1976 - Wally Booth 1975 - Wayne Gapp 1974 - Bob Glidden 1973 - Bob Glidden 1972 - Ray Allen 1971 - Ronnie Sox 1970 - Herb McCandless 1969 - Ronnie Sox 1968 - Arlen Vanke 1967 - Bill Jenkins 1966 - Jere Stahl 1965 - Bud Shallenberg 1964 - Roger Lindamood

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE (*1970-1984 includes top fuel bike and funny bike winners) 1999 - Matt Hines 1998 - Matt Hines 1997 - John Myers 1996 - John Myers 1995 - Rick Ward 1994 - Dave Schultz 1993 - Dave Schultz 1992 - Dave Schultz 1991 - James Bernard 1990 - Dave Schultz 1989 - John Myers 1988 - Dave Schultz 1987 - Dave Schultz 1986 - Terry Vance 1985 - Terry Vance 1984 - George Bryce/Sam Wills 1983 - Charles Isreal/Elmer Trett 1982 - Roland Stewart 1981 - Terry Vance/Jon Baugh 1980 - Bo O'Brochta 1979 - Terry Vance/Roy Thacker 1978 - Marion Owens 1977 - Joe Thronson 1976 - T.C. Christensen 1975 - Joe Smith 1974 - Joe Smith 1973 - Robert Mauriello 1972 - Boris Murray 1970 - Larry Welch

PRO STOCK TRUCK 1999 - Mike Coughlin 1998 - Larry Kopp

2000 NHRA OILDOWN UPDATE Following 15 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series Name Category Penalties Fines Points Lost David Grubnic TF 9 $5,000 10 Joe Hartley TF 9 $5,000 10 Doug Herbert TF 7 $6,000 50 Tony Pedregon FC 6 $4,000 10 Ron Capps FC 5 $4,000 30 Rhonda Hartman-Smith TF 5 $3,500 20 Doug Kalitta TF 5 $4,000 30 Cory McClenathan TF 5 $4,000 30 Todd Paton FC 4 $2,500 10 Frank Pedregon FC 4 $3,000 20 Bob Vandergriff TF 4 $3,000 20 Del Worsham FC 4 $2,500 10 Joe Amato TF 3 $2,000 10 Bobby Baldwin TF 3 $1,500 0 Scotty Cannon FC 3 $2,000 10 Andrew Cowin TF 3 $2,000 10 Al Hofmann FC 3 $1,500 0 Dale Creasy Jr. FC 2 $1,500 10 Gary Densham FC 2 $1,000 0 John Force FC 2 $1,000 0 Johnny Gray FC 2 $1,500 10

Terry Haddock           FC              2               $1,000            0
Terry Mullins           TF              2               $1,000            0
Luigi Novelli           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
Melanie Troxel          TF              2               $1,500          10
Gary Clapshaw           TF              1               $500              0
Larry Dixon             TF              1               $1,000          10
Jim Epler               FC              1               $1,000          10
Bob Gilbertson          FC              1               $500              0
Larry Huff              FC              1               $500              0
Arley Langlo            TF              1               $500              0
Mitch McDowell          FC              1               $500              0
Freddie Neely           FC              1               $500              0
Cruz Pedregon           FC              1               $500              0
Wyatt Radke             FC              1               $500              0
Robert Reehl            TF              1               $500              0
Bruce Sarver            FC              1               $500              0
Gary Scelzi             TF              1               $1,000          10
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                          123             $81,000 340

NOTES: * Top Fuel drivers David Grubnic and Joe Hartley are tied for the most penalties overall (9 each). * Tony Pedregon has been penalized the most in Funny Car (six times). * The driver with the most Winston point deductions is Doug Herbert (-50). * Herbert also leads in fines paid ($6,000). * There have been 71 Top Fuel violations (47 qualifying, 24 eliminations). * There have been 52 Funny Car violations (38 qualifying, 14 eliminations). * 22 different Top Fuel drivers have been penalized. * 24 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  
TOTALS  123             18 hours, 9 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.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Shirley Muldowney , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Matt Hines , Larry Dixon , Mike Dunn , Darrell Alderman , Kenny Bernstein , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Jim Epler , Tony Pedregon , Al Hofmann , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Joe Amato , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Andrew Cowin , Larry Morgan , Larry Kopp , Mike Coughlin , Steve Smith , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Bob Glidden , Cruz Pedregon , Todd Paton , Don Garlits , Cory McClenathan , Don Prudhomme , Tim Wilkerson , Danny Ongais , George Bryce , Melanie Troxel , Darrell Gwynn , Johnny Gray , Luigi Novelli , Joe Hartley , Bob Vandergriff , Terry Haddock , Connie Kalitta , Don Schumacher , Robert Reehl , Mike Edwards , Mike Smit