MIR U.S. Pro Stock Open Results

24th Annual U.S. Pro Stock Open at Maryland International Raceway Quick Results - May 13, 1998 The 24th annual running of this prestigious event brought the best in NHRA Pro Stock racing to tiny Budds Creek, MD, and its venerable sea-level ...

24th Annual U.S. Pro Stock Open at Maryland International Raceway Quick Results - May 13, 1998

The 24th annual running of this prestigious event brought the best in NHRA Pro Stock racing to tiny Budds Creek, MD, and its venerable sea-level drag strip. Temperatures in the 50-degree range and a track surface that owner Royce Miller and staff massaged from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. produced three 6.8-second runs and a new track speed record. In addition, the U.S. Pro Stock Open featured its first all six-second field.

Jim Yates won the event for the second straight year, defeating Kurt Johnson in the final. Yates set low E.T. at 6.884 seconds -- a run on which he recorded the quickest 60-foot time in the history of the category, .998 seconds. Warren Johnson set Top Speed of the Meet with a 198.41-mph blast in qualifying.

Final Qualifying Order:

1. Rickie Smith      6.901 197.86 (Mike Thomas' Pennzoil Firebird)
2. Warren Johnson    6.920 198.41
3. Jim Yates         6.923 197.22
4. Kurt Johnson      6.935 197.02
5. Terry Adams       6.937 197.48 (Bob Benza's Firebird)
6. Tom Martino       6.938 196.85
7. Greg Anderson     6.945 196.99
8. Barry Grant       6.964 196.62
9. Mark Ingersoll    7.014 196.93 (Steve Schmidt Firebird)
10. Allen Johnson    7.123 192.82

Eliminations:

Round 1

Kurt Johnson .468 6.918 197.57 d Mark Ingersoll .474 11.32 65.51 (in for Terry Adams)

Jim Yates      .460 6.941 197.48 d
Tom Martino    .498 6.952 196.73

Warren Johnson .493 6.902 197.88 d Greg Anderson .446 7.406 152.88

Rickie Smith .488 6.898 197.80 d (Rickie's first 6.80 and MIR's first 6.80) Barry Grant .446 12.88 65.17

Round 2

Jim Yates .474 6.884 197.62 d (.998 60-foot time!) Warren Johnson .582 6.969 195.36

Kurt Johnson   .444 6.923 196.99 d
Rickie Smith   .440 7.029 195.19

Final

Jim Yates      .449 6.897 197.39 d
Kurt Johnson   .434 6.915 197.65 (.003 seconds MOV or 10 inches!)

Frantic Four Doorslammer Qualifying (Mountain Motor Pro Stocks, Nitrous and Blown Top Sportsman)

1. Bob Bailey 7.018 195.03 2. Frank Snellings 7.032 194.02 3. Wayne Bishop 7.047 193.82 4. Jim Revis 7.088 192.49

5. Kendall Thomas 7.205 188.75 6. Frank Gugliotta 7.525 175.27 7. Johnny Heard 7.738 171.12 8. Brett Lomax 8.325 163.93 9. Mark Pullen 8.540 168.83 10. Jim Cunningham 9.621 130.20

Eliminations:

Round 1

Jim Revis       .503 6.968 196.13 d
Bob Bailey      .513 7.176 187.47

Wayne Bishop .541 7.024 194.32 d Frank Snellings .526 7.045 193.68

Final

Jim Revis       .498 6.977 195.87 d
Wayne Bishop    .518 7.109 191.92

Super Pro

W: David Cox Waldorf, MD Dragster R: Sonny Hammett Waldorf, MD Dragster

Heavy Eliminator

W: Don Baugher    St. Leonard, MD '68 Mustang
R: Darrell Gibson Baltimore, MD   '65 Barracuda

Pro Stock Truck Exhibition Runs

Scott Tidwell Pinson, AL Chevy S-10 7.70 Randy Daniels Grantsboro, NC Chevy S-10 7.73

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bob Benza , Mike Thomas , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Greg Anderson , Jim Cunningham , Randy Daniels , Tom Martino , Barry Grant , Terry Adams , Allen Johnson , Steve Schmidt , Rickie Smith , Bob Bailey , David Cox , Frank Gugliotta