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Gillig misses field by four spots at NHRA CSK Nationals CHANDLER, AZ (Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999) -- Tony Gillig of Lake Zurich, IL missed qualifying by four spots at the NHRA CSK Nationals at Firebird Int'l Raceway. Gillig drove his 1997 Rick...

Gillig misses field by four spots at NHRA CSK Nationals

CHANDLER, AZ (Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999) -- Tony Gillig of Lake Zurich, IL missed qualifying by four spots at the NHRA CSK Nationals at Firebird Int'l Raceway.

Gillig drove his 1997 Rick Jones built Oldsmobile Cutlass to a best 7.038/196.73 in the final qualifying session.

"We brought out our new Steve Schmidt engine and it showed a lot of promise, but we just got behind," Gillig said. "We had to change carburetors Friday and we just never got the clutch exactly tuned correctly."

The Gillig Motorsports team will test in Darlington, SC prior to the next NHRA Winston Drag Racing event, March, the Mac Tools Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Gillig , Steve Schmidt