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For Immediate Release FP Performance sponsors special Spring Nationals qualifying bonus BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Officials at FP Performance Products have announced the company will sponsor a special Top Dragster qualifying program for the 33rd annual...

For Immediate Release FP Performance sponsors special Spring Nationals qualifying bonus

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Officials at FP Performance Products have announced the company will sponsor a special Top Dragster qualifying program for the 33rd annual Spring Nationals presented by Parts Pro, to be held June 6-8 at the Bristol Dragway. The race is the second of eight races in the IHRA Snap-on Tools Drag Racing Series. The program will award a bonus of $100 to each of the division’s quickest eight qualifiers for the race. In addition, FP Performance Products has announced it will also sponsor the year-end Top Dragster Shootout, to be held during the running of the Snap-on Finals at Darlington (S.C.) International Dragway, Sept. 25-28. The shootout will feature the season-long fastest eight cars in the Top Dragster (handicap) category. Racers in that division will earn points in national event qualifying during the season in an attempt to qualify for the season-ending FP Performance Products Shootout. At each IHRA Snap-on Tools national event, the top qualifier in Top Dragster will earn 32 points, and that total will decrease by one point throughout the 32-car field. In addition, competitors will receive five points per round won. There will be a Quick-8 Top Dragster program in addition to the Top Dragster (handicap) FP Performance Products Shootout. The total payout for the FP Performance Top Dragster Shootout will be $6, 500, including $3,500 to the winner, $1,000 to the runnerup, $500 each to the semifinalists, and $250 each to the four first round exits. The Skokie, Ill.-based company’s representatives said that additional bonuses will be available for those IHRA Top Dragster drivers who elect to run an FP Performance electronic fuel and spark control system at the Snap-on Finals. The new product line will be available in July, an FP Performance spokesperson said.

For additional information about FP Performance call (847) 568-2376.20

IHRA Snap-on Tools Drag Racing Series World Championship Point Standings After the IHRA All Pro Auto Parts Winter Nationals, the first of eight national events on the IHRA Snap-on Tools Drag Racing Series.

Top Fuel 1. Paul Romine, Indianapolis 1180 2. Shirley Muldowney, Armada, Mich. 1060 3. Jim Bailey, Mantua, Ohio 640 4. Luigi Novelli, Crete, Ill. 620 5. Danny Dunn, Hudson, N.C. 470 6. Doug Herbert, Cherryville, N.C. 450 7. Wayne Bailey, Leonard, Mich. 430 8. Dave Bieneman, Royal Oak, Mich. 410 9. Rhonda Hartman, Williamston, S.C. 100 10. Bobby Lagana, Scarsdale, N.Y. 100

Pro Modified 1. Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 1140 2. Scotty Cannon, Lyman, S.C. 920 3. Todd Tutterow, Lewisville, N.C. 760 4. Michael Martin, Pageland, S.C. 700 5. Dale Brinsfield, Greensboro, N.C. 510 6. Brad Jeter, Greenville, S.C. 490 7. Chris Hunt, Killen, Ala. 440 8. Roy Wasko, N. Royalton, Ohio 420 9. Mike Castellana, Westbury, N.Y. 350 10. Tommy Mauney, Shelby, N.C. 330

Pro Stock 1. Richie Stevens, New Orleans 1130 2. Ed Machacek, Atkins, Iowa 950 3. Tim Nabors, Lawrenceville, Ga. 710 4. Steve Spiess, Manhattan, Ill. 690 5. David Jenkins, London, Ohio 560 6. Jon Yoak, Ellenboro, W.Va. 540 7. John Montecalvo, Center Moriches, N.Y. 520 8. Ron Miller, Lebanon, Ohio 470 9. Roy Hill, Sophia, N.C. 300 10. Rick Ruth, Morehead, Ky. 280

Alcohol Funny Car 1. Mark Thomas, Louisville, Ohio 1140 2. Jim Lape, Myerstown, Pa. 960 3. Al Billes, Barrie, Ontario 720 4. Scott Weis, Ashland, Va. 670 5. Jimmy Rector, Vernon, Ala. 550 6. Von Smith, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 530 7. Larry Dobbs, Welland, Ontario 510 8. Tony Bogolo, Hamilton, Ohio 490 9. Butch Kernodle, Virginia Beach 300 10. Mick Steele, Loganville, Ga. 280

1997 IHRA Snap-on Tools Drag Racing Series National Event Schedule

Feb. 27-Mar. 2 25th annual All Pro Auto Parts Winter Nationals Darlington International Dragway, Darlington, S.C. 1997 Pro Winners: Paul Romine (TF), Shannon Jenkins (PM), Richie Steve ns (PS), Mark Thomas (AFC)

June 6-8 33rd annual Prolong Spring Nationals by Parts Pro Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. Defending Pro Winners: Wayne Bailey (TF), Scotty Cannon (PM), Richie Stevens (PS), Jim Lape (AFC)

June 20-22 6th annual Crane Cams President’s Cup Nationals Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, Md. Defending Pro Winners: Scotty Cannon (PM), Carlton Phillips (PS), Jimmy Rector (AFC)

July 4-6 18th annual Raybestos Summer Nationals by Parts Plus Cordova Dragway, Cordova, Ill. New event for 1997.

July 25-27 2nd annual Holley Nationals Ohio Valley Raceway, Louisville, Ky. Sportsman event only.

Aug. 8-10 16th annual Carquest Auto Parts Northern Nationals Mid-Michigan Motorplex, Stanton, Mich. New event for 1997.

Aug. 21-24 20th annual Prolong/Ohio Lottery World Nationals by Ethanol Norwalk Raceway Park, Norwalk, Ohio Defending Pro Winners: Shirley Muldowney (TF), Shannon Jenkins (PM), Robert Patrick (PS), Mert Littlefield (AFC)

Sept. 5-7 IHRA Fall Nationals Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. Defending Pro Winners: Doug Herbert (TF), Shannon Jenkins (PM), David Jenkins (PS), Scott Weis (AFC)

Sept. 25-28 2nd annual Snap-on Finals Darlington International Dragway, Darlington, S.C. Defending Pro Winners: Doug Herbert (TF), Scotty Cannon (PM), Ed Macha cek (PS), Von Smith (AFC)

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Series Drag
Drivers Paul Romine , Mark Thomas , Doug Herbert , Shirley Muldowney , Robert Patrick , Brad Jeter , Scott Weis , Scotty Cannon , John Montecalvo , Shannon Jenkins , Luigi Novelli , Al Billes , Von Smith , Mert Littlefield , Michael Martin , Steve Spiess , David Jenkins
Teams Williams