Norwalk Top Fuel Paul Romine Story

Romine earns runner-up at Norwalk and grabs points lead NORWALK, OHIO (August 31, 1998) -- Paul Romine and the CARQUEST Top Fuel team accomplished one of two goals Sunday at the Prolong Super Lubricants World Nationals at Norwalk Raceway Park,...

Romine earns runner-up at Norwalk and grabs points lead

NORWALK, OHIO (August 31, 1998) -- Paul Romine and the CARQUEST Top Fuel team accomplished one of two goals Sunday at the Prolong Super Lubricants World Nationals at Norwalk Raceway Park, Norwalk, Ohio. Although they did not win the event, losing to Doug Herbert in the final, the CARQUEST team gained the IHRA Snap-on Drag Racing points lead for the first time in 1998.

"We're disappointed not winning in the final, but getting the points lead back is a step in the right direction for the final two IHRA events," said Romine, the defending IHRA World Champion. "We're going on to Indy this week and hopefully we'll learn something there for the next IHRA event in New England."

This weekend the CARQUEST team moves to the largest drag race of the season, returning to their home base of Indianapolis and the NHRA US Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The next IHRA national event will be the following weekend, the North American Nationals at New England Dragway, Epping, NH.

Round 1

(W)Paul Romine .560 7.421 91.42

Jack Ostrander .580 10.567 85.71

Semi-Final (W)Paul Romine .484 4.818/283.73

Don Lampus .506 4.855/296.44

Final (W)Doug Herbert .553 4.895/266.19

Paul Romine .482 12.356/48.29

-Aerolite Racing-

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Series Drag
Drivers Paul Romine , Doug Herbert , Don Lampus