Stanton first round qualifying

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communications More information: (517) 762-5386 August 8, 1997 Romine, Alesci among CARQUEST Northern Nationals top qualifiers STANTON, Mich. -- Paul Romine led first round...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communications More information: (517) 762-5386

August 8, 1997

Romine, Alesci among CARQUEST Northern Nationals top qualifiers

STANTON, Mich. -- Paul Romine led first round Top Fuel qualifying Friday at the CARQUEST Northern Nationals presented by Dart Heads. Romine, of Indianapolis, covered the Mid-Michigan Motorplex's quarter-mile in 5.00 seconds at 240 miles per hour in his CARQUEST Auto Parts sponsored dragster. The race is the fifth of eight national events on the IHRA Snap-on Tools Championship Drag Racing Series. Romine, in an time-trial match-up with points challenger Shirley Muldowney, was on a 4-second pass before he shut his car off early. Muldowney smoked the tires on her Action Collectibles dragster, qualifying eighth with an 8.10, 100.17. Bruce Litton, also of Indianapolis, was second with a run of 5.01, 300.00. In other professional qualifying, Cleveland's Angelo Alesci drove his 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo to the top qualifying spot in Pro Stock, running 6.816, 202.88. Donn Gingrich of Millington, Tenn. earned the pole in Pro Modified, as his 1963 Corvette went 6.57, 208.38. Four-time IHRA Alcohol Funny Car World Champion Mark Thomas led his division with a top effort of 5.99, 226.24. CARQUEST Northern Nationals qualifying continues Saturday. Gates open at 8:30 a.m.

CARQUEST Northern Nationals Qualifying Results: TOP FUEL: 1. Paul Romine, Indianapolis, 5.004, 240.00; 2. Bruce Litton, Indianapolis, 5.014, 300.00; 3. Wayne Bailey, Leonard, Mich., 5.071, 287.63; 4. David Bieneman, Royal Oak, Mich., 5.169, 272.06; 5. Danny Dunn, Hudson, N.C., 5.187, 236.34; 6. Jim Bailey, Mantua, Ohio, 5.368, 277.52; 7. Luigi Novelli, Crete, Ill., 5.780, 164.41; 8. Shirley Muldowney, Armada, Mich., 8.107, 100.17. PRO STOCK: 1. Angelo Alesci, Cleveland, Ohio, 6.816, 202.88; 2. Jon Yoak, Ellenboro, W.Va., 6.820, 203.89; 3. John Nobile, Melville, N.Y., 6.821, 202.38; 4. David Jenkins, London, Ohio, 6.821, 202.24; 5. Tim Nabors, Lawrenceville, Ga., 6.825; 202.47; 6. Doug Kirk, Lenore, W.Va., 6.836, 203.48; 7. John Montecalvo, Center Moriches, N.Y., 6.838, 203.43; 8. Pete Berner, Crete, Ill., 6.845, 197.06; 9. Ed Machacek, Atkins, Iowa, 6.854, 197.06; 10. Stewart Evans, Northville, Mich., 6.854, 201.25; 11. John Konigshofer, Otterville, Ontario, 6.859, 205.33; 12. Ron Miller, Lebanon, Ohio, 6.859, 202.42; 13. Rick Ruth, Morehead, Ky., 6.861, 201.20; 14. Charlie Peppers, Auburn, Ga., 6.874, 190.67; 15. Richie Stevens, New Orleans, La., 6.875, 200.57; 16. Floyd Cheek, Chattanooga, Tenn., 6.879, 200.17.

PRO MODIFIED: 1. Donn Gingrich, Millington, Tenn., 6.570, 208.38; 2. Michael Martin, Locust, N.C., 6.572, 214.95; 3. Scotty Cannon, Lyman, S.C., 6.625, 209.79; 4. Todd Tutterow, Lewisville, N.C., 6.629, 206.84; 5. Carl Moyer, Ankeny, Iowa, 6.630, 207.42; 6. Quain Stott, Inman, S.C., 6.635, 210.87; 7. Brian Gahm, Lucasville, Ohio, 6.639, 210.28; 8. Eddie Bishop, Mobile, Ala., 6.641, 206.42; 9. Tommy Mauney, Shelby, N.C., 6.649, 209.30; 10. Gary Shearer, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 6.660, 207.75; 11. Billy Harper, Paducah, Ky., 6.692, 203.66; 12. Johnny Rocca, Leesburg, Va., 6.729, 203.48; 13. Dale Brinsfield, Greensboro, N.C., 6.741, 209.30; 14. Pat Moore, Kinsman, Ohio, 6.745, 204.17; 15. Roy Wasko, N. Royalton, Ohio, 6.750, 204.17; 16. Ken Regenthal, Lewisville, N.C., 6.752, 202.20. ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR: 1. Mark Thomas, Louisville, Ohio, 5.998, 226.24; 2. Jimmy Rector, Vernon, Ala., 6.027, 230.88; 3. Von Smith, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 6.060, 234.19; 4. Jim Sickles, Caledonia, N.Y., 6.129; 226.58; 5. Larry Dobbs, Welland, Ontario, 6.138, 226.58; 6. Butch Kernodle, Virginia Beach, Va., 6.176, 230.88; 7. Billy Williams, Parma, Ohio, 6.185, 222.71; 8. Gerry Thalacker, Lake Wylie, S.C., 6.212, 210.42; 9. Rudy McAdams, Ellicott City, Md., 6.220, 222.05; 10. Mick Steele, Loganville, Ga., 6.283, 223.65; 11. Mark Poyser, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 6.301, 226.35; 12. John Rose Jr., Reading, Pa., 6.395, 203.02; 13. Mike Preslar, Salisbury, N.C., 6.500, 178.14; 14. Scott Weis, Ashland, Va., 6.692, 201.16; 15. Carl Fumerelle, Livonia, Mich., 6.991, 199.24; 16. Scott Weney, Spring City, Pa., 7.618, 122.14.

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Series Drag
Drivers Paul Romine , Mark Thomas , Scott Weney , Johnny Rocca , Bruce Litton , John Nobile , Scott Weis , Quain Stott , Scotty Cannon , Angelo Alesci , John Montecalvo , Luigi Novelli , Jim Sickles , Von Smith , Michael Martin , David Jenkins
Teams Williams