Phoenix Paul Romine Friday Review

ROMINE QUALIFIED AFTER DAY ONE OF THE NHRA CSK NATIONALS CHANDLER, AZ (Friday, Feb. 26, 1999) -- After the first day of qualifying at the NHRA CSK Nationals, Paul Romine is qualified 12th. In the second session of qualifying, he drove his ...

ROMINE QUALIFIED AFTER DAY ONE OF THE NHRA CSK NATIONALS

CHANDLER, AZ (Friday, Feb. 26, 1999) -- After the first day of qualifying at the NHRA CSK Nationals, Paul Romine is qualified 12th. In the second session of qualifying, he drove his Clayton Harris-tuned CARQUEST dragster to the 12th spot with a 4.738/290.44.

"We hurt an engine the first pass out when we ran 4.83," Romine said. "But the guys came back, thrashed and finally we got a nice lap in with the new parts (5-disc clutch and BAE block)."

The CARQUEST team will look to improve their qualifying position Saturday as Cory McClenathan, Bob Vandergriff, Joe Amato, and Mike Dunn still are not qualified.

FRIDAY NUMBERS Session 1 Best Romine .821 (Dixon) .842 2.138 (Hill) 2.194 3.083 (Hill) 3.202 260.61 (Scelzi) 246.84 3.912 (Hill) 4.066 4.632 (Scelzi) 4.832 (#8) 314.09 (Schumacher) 287.11

Session 2 Best Romine .823 (Vandergriff) .841 2.114 (Dixon) 2.163 3.058 (Scelzi) 3.148 265.38 (Scelzi) 253.71 3.870 (Scelzi) 3.987 4.580 (Schumacher) 4.738 (#10, 12 overall) 323.74 (Schumacher) 290.44

Pro qualifying for the CSK Nationals continues Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.. Final professional eliminations are set for Sunday at 11 a.m. TNN will televise 90 minutes of tape-delayed highlights and final round competition from the CSK Nationals March 7 at 12 noon (ET/PT). TNN will replay the show March 14 at 12 midnight.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Mike Dunn , Joe Amato , Cory McClenathan , Bob Vandergriff