Romine Rockingham Report 98-04-03

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Rain showers held off long enough Friday evening at the 10th annual NHRA Winston Invitational at Rockingham Dragway for Paul Romine and the CARQUEST Top Fuel Dragster to complete one qualification run and qualify ...

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Rain showers held off long enough Friday evening at the 10th annual NHRA Winston Invitational at Rockingham Dragway for Paul Romine and the CARQUEST Top Fuel Dragster to complete one qualification run and qualify second.

Romine of Indianapolis covered the quarter-mile in 4.683 seconds at 292.01 miles-per-hour. The elapsed time was a career-best for Romine.

“Tonigh't’s run was a pretty pass, but the're’s some left in " it,” Romine said. "“On tonight’s run around mid-track I almost got into the marbles, then we lost two cylinders so that knocked the mile- per-hour down. If we can keep the cylinders lit through the lights, we should improve."

Romine and the CARQUEST crew will get a chance to improve Saturday with the final two qualifying sessions.

Friday Top Fuel Numbers 60-foot 1. Head .835 2. ROMINE .836 330-foot 1. ROMINE 2.115 1/8-mile 1. ROMINE 3.089 1/8-mile MPH 1. Cory Mac 261.09 2. ROMINE 255.89 1000-foot 1. ROMINE 3.929 1/4-mile 1. Cory Mac 4.673/313.37 2. ROMINE 4.683 / 292.01

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Cory Mac