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Cold and Rain Squish Englishtown

By Jack Durbin, motorsport.com

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Unseasonably cold and rainy weather conditions forced NHRA officials to reschedule eliminations for the 31st annual Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for Sept. 8-9. The $2 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series event is scheduled to be completed on Sept. 9, during the weekend between the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis and the Keystone Nationals in Reading, Pa. Qualified teams will be granted a test and tune session on Sept. 8. Tickets are $20 for the test and tune. Tickets purchased for Sunday's postponed eliminations will be honored on Sept. 9 only. 

Elimination pairings for each pro category have been set. Top qualifiers include Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Jim Epler (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock), and Matt Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle). The next NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series event will be the fourth annual Castrol Nationals presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts, May 25-28 at the Texas Motorplex.

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- First-round pairings for professional category eliminations for the rain-delayed 31st annual Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The $2 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series event has been rescheduled for Sept. 9.

Top Fuel -- 1. Larry Dixon, 4.644 seconds, 311.70 mph vs. Bye; 2. Joe Amato, 4.680, 304.53 vs. 15. Bobby Lagana, 22.983, 51.08; 3. David Grubnic, 4.691, 298.40 vs. 14. Rit Pustari, 18.387, 44.91; 4. Tony Schumacher, 4.693, 320.36 vs. 13. Don Lampus, 16.303, 42.29; 5. Doug Herbert, 4.700, 292.46 vs. 12. Doug Kalitta, 13.360, 79.05; 6. Cory McClenathan, 4.715, 290.32 vs. 11. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 11.572, 75.44; 7. Gary Scelzi, 4.797, 256.65 vs. 10. Kenny Bernstein, 10.985, 88.68; 8. Steve Smith, 5.218, 272.94 vs. 9. Jim Bailey, 9.375, 146.15.

Funny Car -- 1. Jim Epler, Chevy Camaro, 4.947, 308.14 vs. 16. Ron Capps, Camaro, 7.236, 264.96; 2. Jerry Toliver, Camaro, 4.974, 298.47 vs. 15. Dale Creasy Jr., Pontiac Firebird, 6.924, 256.80; 3. Dean Skuza, Dodge Avenger, 4.992, 301.20 vs. 14. Todd Paton, Firebird, 6.370, 290.69; 4. Whit Bazemore, Camaro, 5.045, 303.64 vs. 13. Cristen Powell, Firebird, 6.227, 162.37; 5. Cruz Pedregon, Firebird, 5.053, 295.27 vs. 12. Terry Haddock, Avenger, 6.018, 206.92; 6. Del Worsham, Firebird, 5.098, 274.83 vs. 11. Al Hofmann, Firebird, 5.278, 284.39; 7. John Force, Ford Mustang, 5.107, 299.80 vs. 10. Gary Densham, Firebird, 5.238, 291.13; 8. Scotty Cannon, Camaro, 5.133, 294.18 vs. 9. Frank Pedregon, Firebird, 5.193, 294.82.

Pro Stock -- 1. Jeg Coughlin, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 6.822, 200.68 vs. 16. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Camaro, 6.880, 201.01; 2. Richie Stevens, Pontiac Firebird, 6.840, 200.23 vs. 15. Bruce Allen, Firebird, 6.877, 200.80; 3. Mark Pawuk, Firebird, 6.841, 199.91 vs. 14. Hurley Blakeney, Ford Probe, 6.870, 199.82; 4. Troy Coughlin, Cutlass, 6.847, 200.41 vs. 13. Darrell Alderman, Dodge Avenger, 6.864, 199.52; 5. Warren Johnson, Firebird, 6.849, 201.76 vs. 12. Allen Johnson, Avenger, 6.862, 200.29; 6. Ron Krisher, Firebird, 6.851, 200.92 vs. 11. Greg Anderson, Firebird, 6.861, 201.70; 7. Brad Jeter, Firebird, 6.857, 200.38 vs. 10. Robert Patrick, Ford Mustang, 6.860, 200.44; 8. Jim Yates, Firebird, 6.859, 200.83 vs. 9. Tom Martino, Firebird, 6.860, 200.92.

Pro Stock Bike -- 1. Matt Hines, Suzuki, 7.138, 188.65 vs. 16. Clarence Markham, Suzuki, 7.420, 179.73; 2. David Schultz, Suzuki, 7.158, 192.06 vs. 15. Joe DeSantis, Suzuki, 7.400, 178.68; 3. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.178, 191.00 vs. 14. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.385, 182.38; 4. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.197, 185.79 vs. 13. Reggie Showers, Suzuki, 7.347, 181.98; 5. Angelle Seeling, Suzuki, 7.198, 183.15 vs. 12. Chris Reuter, Suzuki, 7.336, 179.16; 6. Tony Mullen, Suzuki, 7.213, 186.64 vs. 11. Blaine Hale, Kawasaki, 7.333, 180.72; 7. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.267, 184.77 vs. 10. Hector Arana, Suzuki, 7.311, 187.03; 8. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.306, 186.43 vs. 9. Rob Short, Kawasaki, 7.310, 183.29.

 

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