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SCELZI SEEKING SECOND BIG BUD SHOOTOUT AT POMONA VICTORY POMONA, Calif. -- Gary Scelzi will seek his second Big Bud Shootout at Pomona victory on Nov. 13 as the special event's top seed. Scelzi, entering his third career Big Bud Shootout...

SCELZI SEEKING SECOND BIG BUD SHOOTOUT AT POMONA VICTORY POMONA, Calif. -- Gary Scelzi will seek his second Big Bud Shootout at Pomona victory on Nov. 13 as the special event's top seed. Scelzi, entering his third career Big Bud Shootout at Pomona, won the bonus event in 1997, defeating Larry Dixon in the final. The winner of the 15th annual Big Bud Shootout at Pomona will earn $100,000. Any driver who can win the Big Bud Shootout and win the Auto Club NHRA Finals on Nov. 14 will earn a $50,000 bonus from NHRA. Anheuser-Busch is providing an overall purse of $235,000 for the eight drivers participating in the Shootout. The Shootout runner-up will earn $15,000. The two semifinalists will earn $6,000 each and the four first round finishers $5,000 apiece. Scelzi, from Fresno, Calif., qualified No. 1 at six of 22 NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series events since last season's Finals. The Big Bud Shootout at Pomona showcases the eight best Top Fuel qualifiers for the 1999 season. Drivers accumulated points at 22 events preceding the 1999 Auto Club NHRA Finals. Drivers started gaining points at the 1998 Finals. Doug Kalitta defeated Eddie Hill for the 1998 Big Bud Shootout at Pomona victory. Big Bud Shootout rounds are scheduled for noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta