Norwalk World Nationals qualifying

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communications More information: (419) 668-1673 August 22, 1997 Kirk, Mauney and Smith lead Prolong / Ohio Lottery World Nationals qualifying NORWALK, Ohio -- Team Mopar Pro...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communications More information: (419) 668-1673

August 22, 1997

Kirk, Mauney and Smith lead Prolong / Ohio Lottery World Nationals qualifying

NORWALK, Ohio -- Team Mopar Pro Stock driver Doug Kirk set a new Norwalk Raceway Park track record in earning the top qualifying position during Friday's time trials at the Prolong Super Lubricants / Ohio Lottery World Nationals presented by Ethanol Performs. His effort was one of four new track records set Friday. The Lenore, W.Va. racer, driving a 1997 Dodge Avenger, covered Norwalk 's quarter-mile in 6.749 seconds at 204.73 miles per hour. Von Smith of Oak Ridge, Tenn. was the quickest in Alcohol Funny Car qualifying. The Atomic City Tool-sponsored driver ran 5.968, 236.46 in his Pontiac Firebird. Tommy Mauney of Shelby, N.C. was the fastest in Pro Modified, driving his 1963 Corvette to a 6.49 second, 214 mph pass. That effort was also a track record. A late evening rain shower postponed the first round of Top Fuel qualifying. Other track records Friday included Floyd Cheek's 206.32 mph pass in Pro Stock. Qualifying will continue Saturday, and will include the spectacular Northwestern College Night of Fire, starting at 7 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m.

Prolong Super Lubricants / Ohio Lottery World Nationals qualifying results

NORWALK, Ohio -- Professional category qualifying results Friday at the Prolong Super Lubricants / Ohio Lottery World Nationals presented by Ethanol Performs. The race is the seventh of nine IHRA Snap- on Tools Championship Drag Racing Series national events. Top Fuel -- Postponed by rain. Pro Stock -- 1. Doug Kirk, Lenore, W.Va., 6.749, 204.73; 2. Pete Berner, Crete, Ill., 6.753, 204.35; 3. Angelo Alesci, Cleveland, 6.754, 203.75; 4. Tim Nabors, Lawrenceville, Ga., 6.769, 203.48; 5. Thomas Lee, Kingsport, Tenn., 6.772, 205.47; 6. Richie Stevens, New Orleans, La., 6.777, 203.89; 7. John Montecalvo, Center Moriches, N.Y., 6.781, 204.35; 8. Floyd Cheek, Chattanooga, Tenn., 6.786, 206.46; 9. Tony Gillig, Lake Zurich, Ill., 6.790, 203.94; 10. John Konigshofer, Ontario, Canada, 6.796, 205.15; 11. David Jenkins, London, Ohio, 6.797, 203.06; 12. Ed Machacek, Atkins, Iowa, 6.802, 194.67; 13. Mark Hay, Lynnville, Iowa, 6.805, 200.71; 14. John Nobile, Melville, N.Y., 6.813, 202.15; 15. Charlie Peppers, Auburn, Ga., 6.814, 203.16; Jon Yoak, Ellenboro, W.Va., 6.823, 204.08. Pro Modified -- 1. Tommy Mauney, Shelby, N.C., 6.494, 214.48; 2. Ronnie Hood, Lenior, N.C., 6.514, 215.67; 3. Quain Stott, Inman, S.C., 6.515, 214.18; 4. Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 6.515, 211.31; 5. Steve Vick, Mocksville, N.C., 6.520, 210.13; 6. Chris Hunt, Killen, Ala., 6.530, 212.06; 7. Ed Hoover, Gilbert, S.C., 6.541, 213.82; 8. Wally Stroupe, Kings Mountain, N.C., 6.542, 210.87; 9. Tommy Gray, Baltimore, Md., 6.542, 210.72; 10. Dan Bandish, Melbourne, Fla., 6.543, 213.37; 11. Todd Tutterow, Lewisville, N.C., 6.544, 212.36; 12. John Bartunek, Pearl River, N.Y., 6.546, 210.37; 13. Ed Burnley, Pasadena, Md., 6.550, 212.91; 14. Brad Jeter, Greenville, S.C., 6.550, 212.16; 15. Rickie Smith, King, N.C., 6.557, 211.56; 16. Johnny Rocca, Leesburg, Va., 6.570, 209.69. Alcohol Funny Car -- 1. Von Smith, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 5.968, 236.46; 2. Mark Thomas, Louisville, Ohio, 5.976, 229.65; 3. Jim Sickles, Caledonia, N.Y., 5.998, 229.47; 4. Scott Weis, Ashland, Va., 6.055, 226.81; 5. John Rose Jr., Reading, Pa., 6.083, 230.82; 6. Gerry Thalacker, Lake Wylie, S.C., 6.096, 229.59; 7. Larry Dobbs, Ontario, Canada, 6.109, 227.61; 8. Jimmy Rector, Vernon, Ala., 6.111, 229.24; 9. Mick Steele, Loganville, Ga., 6.115, 232.07; 10. Scott Weney, Spring City, Pa., 6.148, 226.64; 11. Jim Lape, Myerstown, Pa., 6.184, 231.83; 12. Billy Williams, Parma, 6.187, 223.65; 13. Tony Bogolo, Hamilton, 6.236, 226.52; 14. Paul Noakes, Ontario, Canada, 6.272, 227.96; 15. Paul Zgoda, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 6.289, 228.42; 16. Mark Poyser, Fort Wayne, Ind., 6.392, 222.55.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mark Thomas , Scott Weney , Johnny Rocca , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Brad Jeter , Quain Stott , Angelo Alesci , Ed Hoover , Tommy Gray , Shannon Jenkins , Rickie Smith , Jim Sickles , Von Smith , David Jenkins
Teams Williams