Rockingham Paul Romine Qualifying

ROMINE RUNS 4.747 FOR TOP TIME FRIDAY AT IHRA SPRING NATIONALS ROCKINGHAM, NC (Friday, April 9, 1999) -- Once again Rockingham Dragway treated Paul Romine well as his CARQUEST Top Fuel Dragster recorded a 4.747/295.85 for top time Friday at...

ROMINE RUNS 4.747 FOR TOP TIME FRIDAY AT IHRA SPRING NATIONALS

ROCKINGHAM, NC (Friday, April 9, 1999) -- Once again Rockingham Dragway treated Paul Romine well as his CARQUEST Top Fuel Dragster recorded a 4.747/295.85 for top time Friday at the IHRA Holley Spring Nationals.

"There's just something about this place," said Romine about 'the Rock.' "Last year we ran that 4.660 and made it to the finals (at the NHRA Winston Invitational), then tonight we got a solid run under our belts that should led to better things tomorrow, I couldn't be happier."

Romine times were .862, 2.195, 3.169, 257.58, 4.004, (#1 4.747/295.85). Don Lampus qualified second with a 4.866/292.39, followed by an engine exploding Luigi Novelli(#3 4.904/248.34), Jim Bailey (#4 5.083/297.61) and Shirley Muldowney, who had impressive incremental times of .832, 2.139, 3.130, 249.44, but had a cluth malfunction past half track (#5 5.115/199.73).

Qualifying continues Saturday for the Holley Spring Nationals with the final two qualifying sessions scheduled for 12 noon and 4 p.m.(EDT). Final eliminations will begin Sunday at 12 noon.

ESPN2 will televise one hour of tape delayed coverage, Tuesday, June 9 at 2 p.m. The program will replay Tuesday, June 15 at 4 a.m.

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Series Drag
Drivers Paul Romine , Shirley Muldowney , Luigi Novelli , Don Lampus