Gainesville Paul Romine Qualifying Story

ROMINE TO RACE LARRY DIXON IN ROUND ONE AT NHRA GATORNATIONALS GAINESVILLE, FLA. (March 20, 1999) -- Paul Romine, of Indianapolis, will line his CARQUEST Top Fuel Dragster against Larry Dixon in round one action Sunday at the Mac Tools ...

ROMINE TO RACE LARRY DIXON IN ROUND ONE AT NHRA GATORNATIONALS

GAINESVILLE, FLA. (March 20, 1999) -- Paul Romine, of Indianapolis, will line his CARQUEST Top Fuel Dragster against Larry Dixon in round one action Sunday at the Mac Tools Gatornationals. With a 4.697, 307.02, Romine qualified 16th for the quickest Top Fuel field in NHRA history.

Lifetime, Romine is 1-2 against Larry Dixon in final eliminations. They last met at the 1998 NHRA U.S. Nationals with Dixon defeating the CARQUEST dragster. Romine's only round victory against Dixon came at the 1998 Fram Route 66 Nationals in Chicago. Romine, a 2-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion, has never competed in final round eliminations action at the Gatornationals. He is 0-1 this season in NHRA final eliminations with that lose coming at the NHRA CSK Nationals against Joe Amato.

Final professional eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m.

ESPN2 will televise LIVE two hours of highlights and final round coverage from the Mac Tools Gatornationals at 6 p.m. ESPN2 will show a repeat of final round coverage March 30 at 2 p.m. (ET). ESPN2 will televise one hour of qualifying highlights March 19 at 5 p.m. (ET) with a repeat broadcast March 21 at 8 a.m. Coverage of the event can be obtained on the World Wide Web at NHRA Online (WWW.NHRAONLINE.COM).

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Larry Dixon , Joe Amato