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Wed, 1 Nov 2000, 09:40 AM

2000 NHRA Oildown Update
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





GLENDORA, Calif. -- Following 21 of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series
Name                    Category        Penalties       Fines           Points Lost
David Grubnic           TF              14              $8,000          20
Joe Hartley             TF              10              $5,500          10
Ron Capps               FC              9               $7,000          50
Bob Vandergriff         TF              9               $6,500          40
Doug Herbert            TF              8               $6,500          50
Rhonda Hartman-Smith    TF              7               $4,500          20
Luigi Novelli           TF              7               $4,500          20
Tony Pedregon           FC              7               $4,500          10
Frank Pedregon          FC              7               $5,000          30
Andrew Cowin            TF              6               $4,000          20
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
Bobby Baldwin           TF              5               $3,500          20
Scotty Cannon           FC              5               $3,000          10
Jim Epler               FC              4               $3,000          20
John Force              FC              4               $2,000            0
Todd Paton              FC              4               $2,500          10
Joe Amato               TF              4               $2,500          10
Phil Burkart            FC              3               $2,000          10
Dale Creasy Jr.         FC              3               $2,000          10
Gary Densham            FC              3               $1,500            0
Don Lampus              TF              3               $2,500          20
Cristen Powell          FC              3               $2,500          20
Gary Scelzi             TF              3               $2,500          20
Tim Wilkerson           FC              3               $2,500          20
Kenny Bernstein TF              2               $1,500          10
Larry Dixon             TF              2               $2,000          20
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
Melanie Troxel          TF              2               $1,500          10
Whit Bazemore           FC              1               $500              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
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
Scott Weis              FC              1               $500              0
TOTALS                          194             $127,500        600

NOTES:
* Top Fuel drivers David Grubnic has the most penalties overall (14).
* Ron Capps has been penalized the most in Funny Car (nine times).
* The drivers with the most Winston point deductions are Doug Herbert and Ron Capps
(-50).
* Grubnic has paid the most fines ($8,000).
* There have been 107 Top Fuel violations (70 qualifying, 37 eliminations).
* There have been 87 Funny Car violations (63 qualifying, 24 eliminations).
* 27 different Top Fuel drivers have been penalized.
* 29 different Funny Car drivers have been penalized.
* Notable drivers with no penalties include: Tony Schumacher (TF) and 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
TOTALS  182             29 hours, 55 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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