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Sun, 3 Dec 2000, 09:34 AM

2000 NHRA Oildown Final Report
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





GLENDORA, Calif. -- 2000 NHRA oildown final report following 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series and the Winston Showdown all-star race.
Name                    Category        Penalties       Fines           Points Lost
David Grubnic           TF              17              $10,500		40
Bob Vandergriff         TF              11              $8,000          50
Joe Hartley             TF              10              $5,500          10
Ron Capps               FC              9               $7,000          50
Doug Herbert            TF              8               $6,500          50
Frank Pedregon          FC              8               $5,500          30
Scotty Cannon           FC              7               $5,000          30
Andrew Cowin            TF              7               $4,500          20
Rhonda Hartman-Smith    TF              7               $4,500          20
Luigi Novelli           TF              7               $4,500          20
Tony Pedregon           FC              7               $4,500          10
Bobby Baldwin           TF              6               $4,500          30
Terry Haddock           FC              5               $3,000          10
Al Hofmann              FC              5               $2,500            0
Doug Kalitta            TF              5               $4,000          30
Cory McClenathan        TF              5               $4,000          30
Del Worsham             FC              5               $3,500          20
Joe Amato               TF              4               $2,500          10
Jim Epler               FC              4               $3,000          20
John Force              FC              4               $2,000            0
Don Lampus              TF              4               $3,500          30
Todd Paton              FC              4               $2,500          10
Cristen Powell          FC              4               $3,000          20
Kenny Bernstein		TF              3               $2,000          10
Phil Burkart            FC              3               $2,000          10
Dale Creasy Jr.         FC              3               $2,000          10
Gary Densham            FC              3               $1,500            0
Larry Dixon             TF              3               $2,500          20
Gary Scelzi             TF              3               $2,500          20
Melanie Troxel          TF              3               $2,500          20
Tim Wilkerson           FC              3               $2,500          20
Whit Bazemore           FC              2               $1,000            0
Johnny Gray             FC              2               $1,500          10
Terry Mullins           TF              2               $1,000            0
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
Louis Sweet             FC              2               $1,000            0
Gary Clapshaw           TF              1               $500              0
Bob Gilbertson          FC              1               $500              0
Larry Huff              FC              1               $500              0
Tommy Johnson Jr.       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
Clay Millican           TF              1               $500              0
Shirley Muldowney       TF              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
Tony Schumacher		TF              1               $1,000          10
Craig Smith             TF              1               $1,000          10
Scott Weis              FC              1               $500              0

TOTALS                  	        212             $141,500        700

NOTES:
* Top Fuel driver David Grubnic earned the most penalties overall (17).
* Ron Capps was penalized the most in Funny Car (nine times).
* The drivers with the most Winston point deductions were Doug Herbert, Bob
Vandergriff and Ron Capps (-50 each).
* Grubnic paid the most fines ($10,500).
* There were 120 Top Fuel violations (75 qualifying, 45 eliminations).
* There were 92 Funny Car violations (66 qualifying, 26 eliminations).
* 29 different Top Fuel drivers were penalized.
* 29 different Funny Car drivers were penalized.
* The only Winston Top 10 driver finishing the season with no penalties: Jerry
Toliver (FC).

Race-by-Race Clean-up Summary:
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
Memphis 		16              2 hours, 51 minutes
Houston 2       	12              1 hour, 39 minutes
^Dallas 2       	4               22 minutes
Pomona 2        	14              1 hour, 24 minutes

TOTALS  		212             31 hours, 41 minutes

-- Top five cleanup times for single oildowns:

1.  49 minutes, Joe Hartley, TF, (Brainerd)
2.  44 minutes, Jim Epler, FC, (Reading)
3.  37 minutes, Johnny Gray, FC, (Pomona 1)
4.  34 minutes, Mike Smith, TF, (Houston 1)
5.  32 minutes, Rhonda Hartman-Smith, TF, (Topeka)

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

** Non points event.

^Rain-delayed event.






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