NHRA oildown update

<pre> 2000 NHRA OILDOWN UPDATE Following 17 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series Name Category Penalties Fines Points Lost David Grubnic TF 9 ...

<pre> 2000 NHRA OILDOWN UPDATE Following 17 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series Name Category Penalties Fines Points Lost David Grubnic TF 9 $5,000 10 Joe Hartley TF 9 $5,000 10 Doug Herbert TF 7 $6,000 50 Tony Pedregon FC 7 $4,500 10 Ron Capps FC 7 $5,500 40 Frank Pedregon FC 6 $4,500 30 Rhonda Hartman-Smith TF 5 $3,500 20 Doug Kalitta TF 5 $4,000 30 Cory McClenathan TF 5 $4,000 30 Andrew Cowin TF 4 $2,500 10 Al Hofmann FC 4 $2,000 0 Luigi Novelli TF 4 $2,000 0 Todd Paton FC 4 $2,500 10 Bob Vandergriff TF 4 $3,000 20 Del Worsham FC 4 $2,500 10 Joe Amato TF 3 $2,000 10 Bobby Baldwin TF 3 $1,500 0 Scotty Cannon FC 3 $2,000 10 Terry Haddock FC 3 $2,000 10 Dale Creasy Jr. FC 2 $1,500 10 Gary Densham FC 2 $1,000 0 Larry Dixon TF 2 $2,000 20 John Force FC 2 $1,000 0 Johnny Gray FC 2 $1,500 10 Terry Mullins TF 2 $1,000 0 Cristen Powell FC 2 $1,500 10 Gary Scelzi TF 2 $2,000 20 Dean Skuza FC 2 $1,500 10 Mike Smith TF 2 $1,500 10 Ron Smith TF 2 $1,000 0 Steve Smith TF 2 $1,000 0 Melanie Troxel TF 2 $1,500 10 Kenny Bernstein TF 1 $500 0 Gary Clapshaw TF 1 $500 0 Jim Epler FC 1 $1,000 10 Bob Gilbertson FC 1 $500 0 Larry Huff FC 1 $500 0 Arley Langlo TF 1 $500 0 Mitch McDowell FC 1 $500 0 Freddie Neely FC 1 $500 0 Cruz Pedregon FC 1 $500 0 Wyatt Radke FC 1 $500 0 Robert Reehl TF 1 $500 0 Bruce Sarver FC 1 $500 0 Craig Smith TF 1 $1,000 10 Louis Sweet FC 1 $500 0 Scott Weis FC 1 $500 0 Tim Wilkerson FC 1 $1,000 10 TOTALS 138 $85,000 440

NOTES: * Top Fuel drivers David Grubnic and Joe Hartley are tied for the most penalties overall (9 each). * Ron Capps and Tony Pedregon have been penalized the most in Funny Car (seven times each). * The driver with the most Winston point deductions is Doug Herbert (-50). * Herbert also leads in fines paid ($6,000). * There have been 77 Top Fuel violations (51 qualifying, 26 eliminations). * There have been 61 Funny Car violations (43 qualifying, 18 eliminations). * 23 different Top Fuel drivers have been penalized. * 25 different Funny Car drivers have been penalized.

Race-by-Race Clean-up Summary for the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series

Event           Oildowns        Clean-up time
Pomona 1        10              1 hour, 36 minutes
Phoenix         14              2 hours, 21 minutes
Gainesville     5               24 minutes
Las Vegas       11              1 hour, 56 minutes
Houston 1       10              1 hour, 32 minutes
Richmond        5               32 minutes
Atlanta         4               30 minutes
Dallas 1        3               19 minutes
Chicago         14              2 hours, 11 minutes
Columbus        7               1 hour, 5 minutes
St. Louis       5               43 minutes
**Bristol       2               14 minutes
Denver          7               1 hour, 4 minutes
Seattle         9               1 hour, 10 minutes
Sonoma          4               29 minutes  
Brainerd        13              2 hours, 3 minutes  
Indianapolis    11              1 hour, 39 minutes
^Englishtown    4               31 minutes
TOTALS          138             20 hours, 19 minutes 

*NHRA Oildown penalties include $500 per occurrence during qualifying rounds and $1,000/10 Winston champion points per occurrence during eliminations.

** There were two oil violations during the Winston Showdown, NHRA's all-star event. David Grubnic was fined $500 in Top Fuel, while Tony Pedregon was fined $1,000 in Funny Car. Since this event is a non-points race, no points were deducted for Pedregon's violation during eliminations.

^Rain-delayed event.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Jim Epler , Tony Pedregon , Al Hofmann , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Joe Amato , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Andrew Cowin , Steve Smith , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Cruz Pedregon , Todd Paton , Cory McClenathan , Tim Wilkerson , Melanie Troxel , Johnny Gray , Luigi Novelli , Joe Hartley , Bob Vandergriff , Terry Haddock , Robert Reehl , Cristen Powell , Mike Smit