Topeka Postponed to 98-10-17

PARTS AMERICA NATIONALS POSTPONED TO OCT. 17 TOPEKA, Kan. -- Rain forced NHRA officials to postpone Sunday's eliminations for the 10th annual Parts America Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. The $1.8 million race, the 18th of 22 events...

PARTS AMERICA NATIONALS POSTPONED TO OCT. 17

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Rain forced NHRA officials to postpone Sunday's eliminations for the 10th annual Parts America Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. The $1.8 million race, the 18th of 22 events in the $30-million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series, will be completed Saturday, Oct. 17.

A test and tune session will be available on Friday, Oct. 16 for those NHRA teams who are qualified for the event. Tickets are available for Friday's racing for $13. A $3 discount coupon will be available for Friday's racing at Parts America auto parts stores. Children 15 and under will be admitted free on Friday only.

Qualifying leaders in their respective categories include Gary Sclezi in Top Fuel, Cruz Pedregon in Funny Car and Mark Osborne in Pro Stock.

Final eliminations will begin at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17. All tickets purchased for Sunday will be honored on the make-up date.

The next NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series event will be the 11th annual Pennzoil Nationals presented by AutoZone, Oct. 8-11 at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Parings for the 10th annual Parts America Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, the 18th of 22 events in the $30-million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series, eliminations to be held Oct. 17:

Top Fuel: 1. Gary Scelzi, Fresno, Calif., 4.561 seconds, 321.77 mph vs. 16. Eddie Hill, Wichita Falls, Texas, 5.013, 307.58; 2. Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti, Mich., 4.561, 315.78 vs. 15. Pat Dakin, Dayton, Ohio, 5.003, 307.90; 3. Larry Dixon, San Marcos, Calif., 4.620, 318.92 vs. 14. Shelly Anderson, Ontario, Calif., 4.913, 237.71; 4. Connie Kalitta, Ypsilanti, Mich., 4.631, 308.85 vs. 13. David Grubnic, Ennis, Mont., 4.819, 296.44; 5. Bob Vandergriff, Cumming, Ga., 4.648, 318.92 vs. 12. Jim Head, Columbus, Ohio, 4.800, 292.58; 6. Kenny Bernstein, Lake Forest, Calif., 4.655, 321.08 vs. 11. Joe Amato, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 4.800, 317.90; 7. Mike Dunn, Wrightsville, Pa., 4.671, 314.13 vs. 10. Bruce Sarver, Bakersfield, Calif., 4.789, 305.81; 8. Cory McClenathan, Anaheim, Calif., 4.672, 317.68 vs. 9. Tony Schumacher, Park Ridge, Ill., 4.783, 312.06.

Funny Car: 1. Cruz Pedregon, Camarillo, Calif., Pontiac Firebird, 4.941, 293.82 vs. 16. Frank Pedregon, Alta Loma, Calif., Chevrolet Camaro, 5.767, 221.56; 2. Chuck Etchells, Putnam, Conn., Camaro, 4.951, 306.74 vs. 15. Jack Wyatt, Allerton, Iowa, Dodge Daytona, 5.740, 259.96; 3. Ron Capps, San Diego, Camaro, 4.986, 303.84 vs. 14. Vicky Fanning, Stephenville, Texas, Daytona, 5.713, 267.06; 4. Tony Pedregon, Gardena, Calif., Ford Mustang, 4.992, 314.46 vs. 13. Dean Skuza, Brecksville, Ohio, Avenger, 5.592, 286.11; 5. Tim Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., Firebird, 5.071, 295.56 vs. 12. Al Hofmann, Umatilla, Fla., Firebird, 5.446, 197.88; 6. Whit Bazemore, Indianapolis, Camaro, 5.117, 303.84 vs. 11. Randy Anderson, Ontario, Calif., Firebird, 5.366, 268.89; 7. Jim Epler, Phoenix, Avenger, 5.170, 309.49 vs. 10. Del Worsham, Orange, Calif., Firebird, 5.303, 287.63; 8. John Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Mustang, 5.193, 297.81 vs. 9. Gary Densham, Bellflower, Calif., Avenger, 5.278, 276.41.

Pro Stock: 1. Mark Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Firebird, 6.924, 197.71 vs. 16. Larry Morgan, Newark, Ohio, Camaro, 7.004, 195.77; 2. Jim Yates, Alexandria, Va., Firebird, 6.950, 197.19 vs. 15. Larry Nance, Akron, Ohio, Avenger, 7.004, 196.50; 3. Jeg Coughlin, Columbus Ohio, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 6.955, 197.10 vs. 14. Troy Coughlin, Columbus, Ohio, Cutlass, 7.004, 197.06; 4. Tom Martino, Farmingdale, N.J., Firebird, 6.960, 197.02 vs. 13. Mike Edwards, Broken Arrow, Okla., Firebird, 7.002, 195.65; 5. George Marnell, Las Vegas, Firebird, 6.961, 196.24 vs. 12. Rickie Smith, King, N.C., Firebird, 6.999, 195.43; 6. Kurt Johnson, Sugar Hill, Ga., Camaro, 6.962, 197.67 vs. 11. Mark Pawuk, Akron, Ohio, Firebird, 6.997, 196.72; 7. Bruce Allen, Arlington, Texas, Firebird, 6.963, 196.07 vs. 10. Mike Thomas, Knoxville, Tenn., Firebird, 6.996, 196.80; 8. Warren Johnson, Sugar Hill, Ga., Firebird, 6.965, 197.93 vs. 9. Richie Stevens, New Orleans, Firebird, 6.982, 196.80.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Mike Thomas , Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Mark Pawuk , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Jim Epler , Tony Pedregon , Al Hofmann , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Joe Amato , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Larry Morgan , Chuck Etchells , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Bruce Allen , Tom Martino , Tim Wilkerson , George Marnell , Jack Wyatt , Rickie Smith , Bob Vandergriff , Connie Kalitta , Mike Edwards , Larry Nance , Pat Dakin