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Sun, 24 Oct 1999, 10:24 PM

NHRA Special Awards

ENNIS, Texas - 14th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec Special Awards.

Best Appearing Cars - Premier Pools & Landscape and Sean Dodd Racing dragsters, Super Comp entries. Drivers: Sean Dodd, Lewisville, Texas and Kent Hite, Copper Canyon, Texas.

Best Appearing Crew - R & S Machining dragster, Super Comp entry. Driver: Ricky Kyles, Forney, Texas.

Best Engineered - Eagle Motor Sports dragster, Super Comp entry. Driver: Gina Mundt, Longview, Texas.

Winston No Bull Challenge (The Winston No Bull Challenge is worth $100,000 to Top Fuel and Funny Car competitors; $50,000 to Pro Stock competitors; and $25,000 to Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors. Contestants are determined through lottery-style pre-race drawings) -- No winners at this event.

BIG BUD Shootout At Pomona Award ($4,000 to the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel) - Scott Kalitta, Ypsilanti,Mich., Kitty Hawk Dragster, 4.546 seconds, 318.92 mph.

BIG BUD Shootout At Indy Award ($4,000 to the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car) - John Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., Castrol GTX Ford Mustang, 4.844 seconds, 317.12 mph.

Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel Award ($3,000 to the No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock) - Warren Johnson, Buford, Ga., GM Goodwrench Pontiac Firebird, 6.822 seconds, 202.33 mph.

Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel Award ($1,000 to the No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock Motorcycle) - Did not compete at this event.

Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel Award ($1,500 to the No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock Truck) - Mark Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Kessinger Motorsports Chevrolet S-10, 7.574 seconds, 177.86 mph.

Sears Craftsman Crew Chief Of The Race Awards ($1,000 to the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock crew chiefs of the race) - Connie Kalitta for Doug and Scott Kalitta's Kitty Hawk Motorsports dragster; Austin Coil/Bernie Fedderly for John Force's Castrol GTX Ford Mustang; and Mike Stryker for Warren Johnson's GM Godwrench Service Plus Pontiac Firebird in Pro Stock.

Auto Ventshade 'Cool Stuff' Move of the Race ($2,500 bonus available for the driver who performs the coolest under pressure) - Eddie Hill driver of the Pennzoil/Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster for walking away from the tremendous engine explosion during round one of eliminations.

Speed-Pro 200 MPH Pro Stock Club ($1,000 bonus available for Pro Stock drivers who post a speed of 200 mph. Two of 16 spots remain in the program) - George Marnell, Las Vegas, Dynomax Performance Exhaust Pontiac Firebird, 200.08mph and Tom Martino, Farmingdale, N.J., Century 21 Pontiac Firebird, 200.75mph.

Estimated four-day attendance: 140,700.

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