Final Feilds Set for Darlington 99-05-07

The Quiet Before The Storm. Fields Are Set and Eliminations Scheduled For Tommorrow Afternoon For The IHRA Prolong Winter Nationals! DARLINGTON, SC-- With the exception of one professional category, the final fields are set for the 27th...

The Quiet Before The Storm. Fields Are Set and Eliminations Scheduled For Tommorrow Afternoon For The IHRA Prolong Winter Nationals!

DARLINGTON, SC-- With the exception of one professional category, the final fields are set for the 27th annual, IHRA Prolong Super Lubricants Winter Nationals in Darlington, SC. IHRA rules stipulate that if a racer fails to return for a rainout rescheduled event, it's as if the racer never attended. Each entry will be advanced a position and the nearest alternate will be inserted. The following are the qualified fields:

Top Fuel 1. Jim Bailey, Mantua OH, McKinley-KB 4.676 301.47 2. Don Lampus, Garland TX, McKinney-KB 4.744 303.78 3. Steve Smith, Princeton NC, McKinney-TFX 4.811 299.93 4. Bruce Litton, Indianapolis IN, Agan-TFX 4.899 255.58 5. Bobby Baldwin, Upland CA, Uyehara-TFX 5.542 275.34 6. Jack Ostrander, Waterford MI, Swindahl-TFX 5.670 258.86 7. Paul Romine, Indianoplis IN, McKinney-TFX 6.375 147.99 8. Luigi Novelli, Crete IL, McKinney-TFX 8.187 102.52

Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel Harley presented by Crane 1. Jay Turner, Whitsett NC, 95 Harley 6.552 212.39 2. Doug Vancil, Albuquerque NM, 96 Harley 6.786 185.92 3. Steve Moore, Spartanburg SC, 98 Harley 6.806 203.40 4. Ray Price, Raleigh NC, 96 Harley 6.811 197.42 5. Mike Romine, Sturgis, MI, 96 Harley 6.825 197.91 6. Bill Furr, Orangeburg SC, 99 Harley 6.856 200.11 7. Johnny Mancuso, Houston TX, 99 Harley 6.881 211.79 8. Steve Stordeur, Goshen OH, 98 Harley 6.909 196.93

Pro Alcohol Funny Car (3rd session-Qualifying in this class not complete) 1. Von Smith, Oak Ridge TN, Firebird-BAE 5.855 235.89 2. Melinda Green-King, Norfolk VA, Avenger-WAR 5.889 235.68 3. Dale Brand, Sully IA, Trans Am-BAE 5.925 236.75 4. Mark Thomas, Louisville OH, Avenger-KB 5.932 235.23 5. James Lape, Myerstown PA, Camaro-BNR 5.933 232.67 6. Jimmy Rector, Vernon AL, Avenger-KB 5.953 234.70 7. Monty Todd, Montgomery AL, Avenger-KB 6.036 226.35 8. Bobby Baucom, Charlotte NC, Firebird-BAE 6.088 226.35 9. Rob Atchinson, London ONT, Achieva-Chevy 6.155 235.22 0. Andy Kelly, Piedmont SC, Corvette-KB 6.163 226.32 11. Scott Weney, Spring City PA, Firebird-TFX 6.169 235.35 12. Herb Rodgers, London ON, Mustang-TFX 6.231 186.90 13. Brian Cunningham, Bucksport ME, Lumina-KB 6.299 214.93 14. Dave Keddy, Ashland MA, Cutlass-BNR 6.368 196.46 15. Mick Steele, Loganville GA, Avenger-KB 6.438 241.35 16. Dana Hearn, Conyers GA, Camaro-JP1 6.465 218.34

Pro Modified 1. Al Billes, Barrie ON, 54 Studebaker 6.268 222.47 2. Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa AL, 41 Willys 6.323 218.44 3. Steve Vick, Mocksville NC, 68 Camaro 6.346 217.77 4. Tommy Gray, Baltimore MD, 53 Corvette 6.362 217.70 5. Troy Critchley, Leesburg VA, 49 Mercury 6.392 219.79 6. Fred Hahn, Elma NY, 37 Chevy 6.401 214.72 7. Wally Stroupe, Kings Mountain NC, 63 Corvette 6.426 196.30 8. Quain Stott, Inman SC, 63 Corvette 6.431 214.83 9. Ed Hoover, Gilbert SC, 63 Corvette 6.446 216.65 10. Steve Cossis, Astonia NY, 53 Corvette 6.451 214.18 11. Billy Harper, Paducah KY, 68 Barracuda 6.456 215.37 12. Glen May, Richmond BC, 94 T'bird 6.457 211.39 13. Stevie Foster, Adkins TX, 95 Monte Carlo 6.458 215.37 14. Mitch Stott, Mill Spring NC, 95 Lumina 6.482 216.10 15. Tim McAmis, Hawk Point MO, 63 Corvette 6.489 213.33 16. Ronnie Hood, Lenoir NC, 66 Mustang 6.490 214.55

Pro Stock 1. Chris Holbrook, Redford MI, Ford Probe 6.612 209.07 2. Jon Yoak, Ellenboro WV, Ford Probe 6.620 209.98 3. Floyd Cheek, Soddy Daisey TN, Ford Probe 6.633 208.20 4. Steve Spiess, Manhattan IL, Chev MnteCarlo 6.656 207.72 5. John Montecalvo, Ctr.Moriches NY, Chev MnteCarlo 6.663 207.91 6. John Konigshofer, Otterville ON, Ford Probe 6.665 208.10 7. Ron Miller, Lebanon OH, Chev MnteCarlo 6.673 208.65 8. Dwayne Rice, Grove City OH, Pont Firebird 6.675 206.64 9. Doug Kirk, Lenore WV, Ford Probe 6.677 206.48 10. Stewart Evans, Northville MI, Ford Probe 6.678 205.38 11. Gene Wilson, Canton GA, Ford T'Bird 6.679 207.40 12. Chuck Demory, Glen Ellyn IL, Ford Probe 6.679 203.55 13. Tom Lee, Kingsport TN, Ford Probe 6.701 206.13 14. Tim Nabors, Lawrencev'l GA, Chev MnteCarlo 6.708 205.85 15. Carl Baker, Ridgeville OH, Ford T'bird 6.708 205.41 16. Jeremy Bevins, Hudson NC, Ford Probe 6.712 205.62

Super Eliminator 1. Larry Snyder, Demotte IN, Spitzer-Chev 6.087 221.23 2. Dave Price, Norwalk OH, BOS-Pont 6.230 218.16 3. John Long, Indianapolis IN, Spitzer-Chevy 6.281 214.42 4. Neal Parker, Millville NJ, 48 Fiat 6.358 210.87 5. Scott Ray, New Madison OH, Spitzer-Chevy 6.431 202.88 6. Terry Munroe, Beaver PA, 32 Bantam 6.477 205.13 7. Randy Fraker, Waukesha WI, N&P-Dodge 6.484 202.55 8. Dan Bandish, Melbourne FL, Spitzer-Chevy 6.535 218.05

Exhibition cars scheduled to appear include Toby Ehrmantraut's and Dennis Roslansky's jet dragsters and the wheelstanding army tank, "Hell On Wheels".

Gates open at 7am, with time trials at 8am. Final eliminations in all IHRA classes begin at 1pm. Darlington International Dragway is located six miles west of Darlington, SC on Hwy. 151. For ticket and track information, call (843) 332-0123, or check the world wide web at www.ihra.com

Tickets are priced with the family in mind; adult tickets are just $20, which includes free parking and pit pass. Children 6-12 are admitted for only $5.

All Sunday tickets purchased back in March will be honored and more will be on sale at the Darlington Dragway box office.

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Drivers Paul Romine , Fred Hahn , Mark Thomas , Scott Weney , Bruce Litton , Ronnie Hood , Quain Stott , Steve Smith , Ray Price , Gene Wilson , Scott Ray , Steve Stordeur , Johnny Mancuso , Doug Vancil , Dwayne Rice , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Tommy Gray , Shannon Jenkins , Brian Cunningham , Luigi Novelli , Don Lampus , Al Billes , Tim McAmis , Troy Critchley , Von Smith , Dale Brand , Steve Spiess , John Long