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Tue, 26 Sep 2000, 09:24 AM

2000 NHRA Oildown Update
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





GLENDORA, Calif. -- Following 18 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		9		$5,000		10
Ron Capps		FC		8		$6,000		40
Doug Herbert		TF		7		$6,000		50
Tony Pedregon		FC		7		$4,500		10
Luigi Novelli		TF		6		$3,500		10
Frank Pedregon		FC		6		$4,500		30
Andrew Cowin		TF		5		$3,500		20
Rhonda Hartman-Smith	TF		5		$3,500		20
Doug Kalitta		TF		5		$4,000		30
Cory McClenathan	TF		5		$4,000		30
Bob Vandergriff		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 Densham		FC		2		$1,000		  0
Larry Dixon		TF		2		$2,000		20
Johnny Gray		FC		2		$1,500		10
Terry Mullins		TF		2		$1,000		  0
Cristen Powell		FC		2		$1,500		10
Gary Scelzi		TF		2		$2,000		20
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
Kenny Bernstein		TF		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
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
Tim Wilkerson		FC		1		$1,000		10
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 85 Top Fuel violations (55 qualifying, 30 eliminations).
* There have been 70 Funny Car violations (51 qualifying, 19 eliminations).
* 25 different Top Fuel drivers have been penalized.
* 25 different Funny Car drivers have been penalized.

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
TOTALS		155		23 hours, 39 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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