NORWALK, OHIO (August 28,1998) -- Paul Romine and the CARQUEST Top Fuel dragster are ...
NORWALK, OHIO (August 28,1998) -- Paul Romine and the CARQUEST Top Fuel dragster are #1 after day one of the 21st annual Prolong Super Lubricants World Nationals at Norwalk Raceway Park, Norwalk, Ohio.
Romine melted some aluminum, but ran 4.859/266.90 to get the top position. Away from the starting line it was hauling, but around the 1/8-mile mark it began to nose over, Romine said. I stayed with it long enough to salvage the run, but it cost us an engine.
With the weather forecast calling for some rain showers tomorrow, Im happy were safely in the field and tomorrow we can focus on fine tuning. Romine and the CARQUEST team will get two more qualifying shots Saturday with final eliminations set for 12 noon Sunday
Friday, August 28, 1998 Qualifying
ROMINE .494 .848 2.152 3.144 246.64 4.015 4.859/266.90