Updated NHRA Oil Down Summary

<pre> 2000 NHRA OILDOWN UPDATE Following 19 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series Name Category Penalties Fines Points Lost David Grubnic TF 11 ...

<pre> 2000 NHRA OILDOWN UPDATE Following 19 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series

Name                    Category        Penalties       Fines       Points Lost
David Grubnic           TF              11              $6,000          10
Joe Hartley             TF              10              $5,500          10
Ron Capps               FC              8               $6,000          40
Rhonda Hartman-Smith    TF              7               $4,500          20
Doug Herbert            TF              7               $6,000          50
Tony Pedregon           FC              7               $4,500          10
Andrew Cowin            TF              6               $4,000          20
Luigi Novelli           TF              6               $3,500          10
Frank Pedregon          FC              6               $4,500          30
Bob Vandergriff         TF              6               $4,500          30
Doug Kalitta            TF              5               $4,000          30
Cory McClenathan        TF              5               $4,000          30
Del Worsham             FC              5               $3,500          20
Scotty Cannon           FC              4               $2,500          10
Jim Epler               FC              4               $3,000          20
Terry Haddock           FC              4               $2,500          10
Al Hofmann              FC              4               $2,000           0
Todd Paton              FC              4               $2,500          10
Joe Amato               TF              3               $2,000          10
Bobby Baldwin           TF              3               $1,500           0
Dale Creasy Jr.         FC              3               $2,000          10
John Force              FC              3               $1,500           0
Gary Scelzi             TF              3               $2,500          20
Gary Densham            FC              2               $1,000           0
Larry Dixon             TF              2               $2,000          20
Johnny Gray             FC              2               $1,500          10
Don Lampus              TF              2               $1,500          10
Terry Mullins           TF              2               $1,000           0
Cristen Powell          FC              2               $1,500          10
Dean Skuza              FC              2               $1,500          10
Mike Smith              TF              2               $1,500          10
Ron Smith               TF              2               $1,000           0
Steve Smith             TF              2               $1,000           0
Melanie Troxel          TF              2               $1,500          10
Tim Wilkerson           FC              2               $1,500          10
Kenny Bernstein         TF              1               $500             0
Phil Burkart            FC              1               $500             0
Gary Clapshaw           TF              1               $500             0
Bob Gilbertson          FC              1               $500             0
Larry Huff              FC              1               $500             0
Bobby Lagana Jr.        TF              1               $1,000           10
Arley Langlo            TF              1               $500             0
John Lawson             FC              1               $500             0
Mitch McDowell          FC              1               $500             0
Freddie Neely           FC              1               $500             0
Cruz Pedregon           FC              1               $500             0
Rit Pustari             TF              1               $500             0
Wyatt Radke             FC              1               $500             0
Robert Reehl            TF              1               $500             0
Bruce Sarver            FC              1               $500             0
Craig Smith             TF              1               $1,000          10
Louis Sweet             FC              1               $500             0
Scott Weis              FC              1               $500             0
TOTALS                                  155             $96,500 440

NOTES:

* Top Fuel drivers David Grubnic has the most penalties overall (11). * Ron Capps has been penalized the most in Funny Car (eight times). * The driver with the most Winston point deductions is Doug Herbert (-50). * Herbert, Capps and Grubnic have paid the most in fines ($6,000). * There have been 93 Top Fuel violations (82 qualifying, 31 eliminations). * There have been 73 Funny Car violations (54 qualifying, 19 eliminations). * 26 different Top Fuel drivers have been penalized. * 27 different Funny Car drivers have been penalized. * Drivers in the Winston Top 10 who have not received oil penalties this season include: Tony Schumacher (TF), Jerry Toliver (FC) and Whit Bazemore (FC).

Race-by-Race Clean-up Summary for the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series

Event           Oildowns        Clean-up time
Pomona 1        10              1 hour, 36 minutes
Phoenix 14                      2 hours, 21 minutes
Gainesville     5               24 minutes
Las Vegas       11              1 hour, 56 minutes
Houston 1       10              1 hour, 32 minutes
Richmond        5               32 minutes
Atlanta         4               30 minutes
Dallas 1        3               19 minutes
Chicago 14                      2 hours, 11 minutes
Columbus        7               1 hour, 5 minutes
St. Louis       5               43 minutes
**Bristol       2               14 minutes
Denver          7               1 hour, 4 minutes
Seattle         9               1 hour, 10 minutes
Sonoma          4               29 minutes  
Brainerd        13              2 hours, 3 minutes  
Indianapolis    11              1 hour, 39 minutes
^Englishtown    4               31 minutes
Reading         17              3 hours, 21 minutes
Topeka          11              1 hour, 45 minutes
TOTALS          166             25 hours, 25 minutes 

*NHRA Oildown penalties include $500 per occurrence during qualifying rounds and $1,000/10 Winston champion points per occurrence during eliminations.

** There were two oil violations during the Winston Showdown, NHRA's all-star event. David Grubnic was fined $500 in Top Fuel, while Tony Pedregon was fined $1,000 in Funny Car. Since this event is a non-points race, no points were deducted for Pedregon's violation during eliminations.

^Rain-delayed event.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Jim Epler , Tony Pedregon , Al Hofmann , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Joe Amato , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Andrew Cowin , Steve Smith , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Bobby Lagana Jr. , Cruz Pedregon , Todd Paton , Cory McClenathan , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Melanie Troxel , Johnny Gray , Luigi Novelli , Don Lampus , Joe Hartley , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Terry Haddock , Robert Reehl , Cristen Powell , Mike Smit