IHRA Shootouts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communication More information: (423) 764-1164 Sept. 19, 1997 IHRA shootouts to be decided at Snap-on Finals DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Season-long IHRA shootout programs will be ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communication More information: (423) 764-1164

Sept. 19, 1997

IHRA shootouts to be decided at Snap-on Finals

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Season-long IHRA shootout programs will be decided during Saturday's Night of Fire program at the second annual Snap-on Finals, Sept. 25-28 at the Darlington International Dragway. Winners will be determined in the Sunoco Pro Stock Showdown, the API-Vic Richards Quick-8 Top Dragster Shootout, the FP Performance Top Dragster Shootout, the Stu Evans Lincoln-Mercury / Holbrook Enterprises Top Sportsman Shootout, Hooker Header Great Class Shootouts (Modified, Super Stock and Stock), and the Holley Performance Rod Shootouts (Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod).

Large bonus purses are up for grabs in each shootout program. The Sunoco Pro Stock Showdown winner will receive $20,000, the Stu Evans Lincoln-Mercury / Holbrook Enterprises Top Sportsman Shootout winner will earn $8,000, the Hooker Header Great Class and Holley Performance Rod Shootout winners will each receive $5,000, the FP Performance Top Dragster Shootout winner will net $3,500 and the API-Vic Richards Quick-8 Top Dragster Shootout champ will win $2,500.

Fields consisting of eight qualified drivers will compete in each shootout. Shootout positions were determined by qualifying and performance throughout the season.

The Sunoco Pro Stock field is led by Galena, Kan.'s Jerry Yeoman, while T.J. Lefter of Indianapolis heads the API-Vic Richards Quick-8 Top Dragster Shootout program. Tom Callahan of Middletown, Ohio is on top in the FP Performance Top Dragster Shoout and South Sioux City, Neb.'s Kevin O'Dell is the top qualifier for the Stu Evans Lincoln-Mercury/Holbrook Enterprises Top Sportsman Shootout. Fields will be finalized for the Hooker Header Great Class Shootouts and Holley Performance Rod Shootuts at the final Snap-on Tools World Championship Series race, held Sept. 20-21 at Hub City Dragway in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The first round for each shooutout will be held during second round qualifying for the Snap-on Finals on Friday.

Sunoco Pro Stock Showdown 1. Jerry Yeoman 780 2. Tim Nabors 720 3. Floyd Cheek 700 4. John Montecalvo 670 5. Angelo Alesci 650 6. David Jenkins 630 7. Pete Berner 590 8. Tony Gillig 560

API-Vic Richards Quick-8 Top Dragster Shootout 1. T.J. Lefter 1150 2. David Price 1130 3. Kevin Hamstra 830 4. Larry Plummer 740 5. Ed Lyons 670 6. Jim Fudge 670 7. Billy DeWitt 560 8. Scott Chamness 420

FP Performance Top Dragster Shootout 1. Tom Callahan 216 2. Kent Massey 215 3. Dave Christensen 215 4. Matt Cooke 208 5. Britt Cummings 205 6. Jeff Schefus 198 7. Michael Barclay 165 8. Karen Haddock 163

Stu Evans Lincoln-Mercury / Holbrook Enterprises Top Sportsman Shootout 1. Kevin O'Dell 246 2. Larry Niebrzydowski 233 3. Kenny O'Dell 229 4. Kenny Rucker 219 5. Ernie Carrasco 206 6. Greg Bensinger 204 7. Ronnie Davis 188 8. Dan Seamon Jr. 187

Hooker Header Great Class Shootouts (*standings prior to final WCS event) Modified 1. Tim Sloan 8375 2. Anthony Bertozzi 8105 3. Bo Butner 7335 4. Joe Leach 7235 5. Michael Lyons 6535 6. Doc Bilbrey 6375 7. Joey Bohannon 5730 8. Clay Millican 5550 Super Stock 1. Anthony Bertozzi 11595 2. Jim Reynolds 8860 3. Tim Worner 6950 4. Frank Lambert 6755 5. James Wilson Jr. 6070 6. Roger Keeling 5975 7. Tracy Robbins 5830 8. Ed Longhany 5775 Stock 1. Harold Gault 9715 2. Paul Crowe 8505 3. Randall Campbell 6155 4. Terry Nolen 6150 5. Ray Grice 6000 6. Mike Morris 5855 7. Gene Jordan 5470 8. John Keihn 4975

Holley Performance Rod Shootouts (*standings prior to final WCS event) Quick Rod 1. Kevin Scales 9985 2. Steve Furr 8355 3. Mark Horton 8200 4. Dave Elrod 7955 5. Bennie Ulmer Jr. 7600 6. Pat Malloy 7535 7. Rusty Cook 7150 8. Carla Collins 7135 Super Rod 1. Rusty Cook 14400 2. Steve Furr 9560 3. Jeff Rudisill 8155 4. Nick Smallwood 7960 5. Eddie Holbrook 7935 6. Kenny Raines 7155 7. Gilmer Hinshaw 5950 8. Tim West 5925 Hot Rod 1. B.D. Parker 9985 2. John Furr 9755 3. Billy Sasser 8055 4. Billy Italio 7980 5. Danny Waters Jr. 7960 6. Bitsy Satterly 7775 7. Lane Walker 7545 8. R.L. Koontz 7360

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Series Drag
Drivers Clay Millican , Tony Gillig , Angelo Alesci , John Montecalvo , Rusty Cook , Mark Horton , Bo Butner , David Price , David Jenkins , Michael Lyons , James Wilson