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Paul Romine Wins IHRA Top Fuel
Championship in  Rockingham

Plus Complete Fall Nationals Results

By the FastNews Network

Rockingham, N.C. - Paul Romine won the $200,000 IHRA Summit Top Fuel Championship at the CARQUEST Autumn Nationals in Rockingham, N. C. The battle between Romine, 52, of Indianapolis, Bruce Litton, also of Indianapolis and Clay Millican, Drummonds Tn. came down to the final pass of the final race of the season. Though Millican won the race, Romine won the championship by seven points. Romine finished the season with 1110 points to Millican's 1103 and Litton's 1084.

Other professional winners at Rockingham include Steve Vick, Mocksville, NC in Pro Modified, Doug Vancil, Albuquerque, NM in Nitro Harley, Bob Newberry, Schenectady, N.Y. in Funny Car, Tom Lee, Kingsport, Tn., in Pro Stock and Mick Snyder, Demotte, In. in Pro Outlaw.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Sunday's final results from the Second annual CARQUEST Autumn Nationals at Rockingham Dragway. The $1.6-million race is the 11th of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel -- Clay Millican, 7.475 seconds, 222.03 mph def. Paul Romine, 14.735 seconds, 91.86 mph.

Mopar Pro Modified -- Steve Vick, Chevy Camaro, 6.294, 227.77 def. Quain Stott, Chevy Corvette, 14.469, 57.45.

ihra.com Funny Car -- Bob Newberry, Dodge Avenger, 6.034, 242.84 def. Von Smith, Pontiac Firebird, 12.116, 635.00.

Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley -- Doug Vancil, 6.456, 219.97 def. Mike Romine, 7.219, 206.83.

Sunoco Pro Stock -- Tom Lee, Ford Mustang, 6.582, 213.57 def. Jon Yoak, Ford Probe, 16.187, 57.33.

Pro Outlaw -- Mick Snyder, Dragster, 6.172, 231.28 def. Michael Barclay, '23-T Ford, 6.300, 202.27.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Final round-by-round results from the Second annual CARQUEST Autumn Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, the 11th of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE -- Jim Head, 4.813, 303.43 def. Jim Bailey, 4.963, 273.88; Bruce Litton, 4.756, 315.56 def. Steve Smith, 13.003, 67.67; Clay Millican, 4.754, 320.28 def. J.R. Todd, 4.885, 309.06; Paul Romine, 4.728, 310.55 def. Louie Allison, 11.383, 80.12;

SEMIFINALS -- Millican, 4.706, 322.81 def. Litton, 7.795, 99.49; Romine, 4.720, 318.32 def. Head, 4.744, 306.95;

FINAL -- Millican, 7.475, 222.03 def. Romine, 14.735, 91.86.

NITRO FUEL HARLEY:

ROUND ONE -- Jim McClure, 6.491, 216.34 def. Bill Furr, broke; Mike Romine, 6.762, 193.32 def. Johnny Mancuso, 11.136, 77.34; Jay Turner, 6.490, 213.98 def. Jack Romine, 6.762, 205.66; Doug Vancil, 6.488, 212.63 def. Bob Spina, 13.135, 64.15;

SEMIFINALS -- M. Romine, 6.644, 218.12 def. McClure, 6.793, 211.03; Vancil, 6.517, 215.51 def. Turner, 6.483, 212.79;

FINAL -- Vancil, 6.456, 219.97 def. M. Romine, 7.219, 206.83.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE -- Troy Critchley, Mercury, 6.205, 227.84 def. Buzz Varner, Firebird, foul; Mike Castellana, Chevy Bel Air, 6.328, 224.62 def. Wayne Torkelson, Thunderbird, 6.695, 209.26; Mitch Stott, Chevy Corvette, 6.370, 211.86 def. Tommy Mauney, Willys, 10.630, 78.98; Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.390, 223.91 def. Carl Moyer, Bel Air, 6.527, 219.61; Ronnie Hood, Corvette, 6.388, 225.45 def. Rickie Smith, Corvette, 6.440, 220.55; Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.310, 224.70 def. Al Billes, Studebaker, 11.394, 77.79; Steve Vick, Chevy Camaro, 6.309, 228.31 def. Pat Moore, Bel Air, 9.951, 88.36; Fred Hahn, Corvette, 6.228, 234.53 def. Alan Pittman, Willys, 6.354, 224.58;

QUARTERFINALS -- Harper, 6.607, 220.40 def. Critchley, 7.249, 145.55; Q. Stott, 6.388, 223.65 def. M. Stott, 9.751, 73.09; Vick, 6.352, 226.58 def. Hood, 6.438, 222.40; Hahn, 7.605, 129.21 def. Castellana, 14.028, 67.25;

SEMIFINALS -- Q. Stott, 6.406, 222.33 def. Hahn, 8.171, 118.65; Vick, 6.331, 227.15 def. Harper, broke;

FINAL -- Vick, 6.294, 227.77 def. Q. Stott, 14.469, 57.45.

ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE -- Jimmy Rector, Dodge Avenger, 5.889, 242.98 def. Dale Brand, Pontiac Firebird, 6.053, 236.80; Von Smith, Firebird, 5.870, 242.63 def. Andy Kelley, Avenger, 6.060, 232.27; Billy Gibson, Chevy Camaro, 6.400, 153.30 def. Bobby Baucom, Firebird, 12.548, 66.65; Jim Lape, Camaro, 5.766, 246.44 def. Terry McMillen, Avenger, 6.557, 177.46; Fred Tigges, Camaro, 5.825, 245.40 def. Terry Munroe, Firebird, 10.136, 79.55; Scott Weney, Chevy Corvette, 5.865, 241.67 def. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 6.022, 235.47; Bob Newberry, Avenger, 6.046, 242.36 def. Rob Atchison, Firebird, broke; Monty Todd, Avenger, 6.009, 238.60 def. Mike Preslar, Corvette, 6.008, 224.81;

QUARTERFINALS -- Gibson, broke def. Todd, broke; Lape, 5.821, 246.71 def. Rector, 5.973, 236.22; Newberry, 6.069, 239.65 def. Tigges, foul; Smith, 5.959, 241.32 def. Weney, 7.524, 126.35;

SEMIFINALS -- Newberry, 5.806, 246.80 def. Lape, 5.806, 246.21; Smith, 5.936, 242.19 def. Todd, 12.450, 65.29;

FINAL -- Newberry, 6.034, 242.84 def. Smith, 12.116, 635.00.

PRO STOCK:

ROUND ONE -- Gene Wilson, Ford Probe, 6.691, 211.26 def. Angelo Alesci, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.696, 211.03; John Konigshofer, Probe, 6.725, 211.39 def. Carl Baker, Ford Thunderbird, 6.850, 208.62; Tim Nabors, Monte Carlo, 6.731, 208.91 def. Steve Spiess, Olds Cutlass, 6.688, 212.39; Dwayne Rice, Pont Firebird, 6.687, 210.67 def. Floyd Cheek, Mercury Cougar, 6.800, 192.03; Jon Yoak, Probe, 6.642, 213.40 def. David Jenkins, Monte Carlo, broke; Jerry Yeoman, Pontiac Firebird, 6.670, 211.73 def. John Montecalvo, Monte Carlo, 11.023, 100.28; Ron Miller, Monte Carlo, 6.621, 212.79 def. Ed Machacek, Firebird, 6.686, 210.93; Tom Lee, Ford Mustang, 6.641, 212.46 def. Rocky Watford, Chevy Camaro, 10.111, 86.27;

QUARTERFINALS -- Yeoman, 6.667, 211.79 def. Rice, 6.748, 209.69; Yoak, 6.632, 213.30 def. Nabors, 6.737, 209.98; Lee, 6.602, 213.94 def. Wilson, 12.733, 77.78; Miller, 6.661, 212.49 def. Konigshofer, 8.170, 118.67;

SEMIFINALS -- Yoak, 6.641, 213.60 def. Miller, 6.663, 210.67; Lee, 6.603, 213.43 def. Yeoman, 6.645, 211.23;

FINAL -- Lee, 6.582, 213.57 def. Yoak, 16.187, 57.33.

PRO OUTLAW:

ROUND ONE -- Laurie Cannister, Spitzer, 7.206, 208.46 def. Mike Decker, Spitzer, 15.419, 50.00; Neal Parker, Fiat, 6.149, 230.61 def. Karen Haddock, BOS, 8.971, 96.26; Mick Snyder, Spitzer, 6.059, 225.48 def. Mark McElwee, Spitzer, 6.183, 222.95; Michael Barclay, '-T Ford, 6.079, 229.00 def. Ed Lyons, Spitzer, 6.445, 195.25;

SEMIFINALS -- Barclay, 6.054, 229.04 def. Cannister, 6.087, 224.58; Snyder, 6.105, 230.57 def. Parker, 6.090, 230.80;

FINAL -- Snyder, 6.172, 231.28 def. Barclay, 6.300, 202.27.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the Second annual CARQUEST Autumn Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, the 11th of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

1. Paul Romine, 1,110; 2. Clay Millican, 1,103; 3. Bruce Litton, 1,084; 4. Jim Head, 947; 5. Jim Bailey, 766; 6. J.R. Todd, 502; 7. Louie Allison, 411; 8. Shirley Muldowney, 315; 9. Wayne Bailey, 236; 10. Don Reed, 217.

NITRO HARLEY:

1. Jay Turner, 934; 2. Steve Stordeur, 903; 3. Doug Vancil, 856; 4. Johnny Mancuso, 819; 5. Bill Furr, 707; 6. Jim McClure, 668; 7. Ray Price, 488; 8. Jack Romine, 361; 9. Mike Romine, 358; 10. Allen Peterson, 243.

PRO MODIFIED:

1. Fred Hahn, 791; 2. Quain Stott, 718; 3. Mitch Stott, 621; 4. Troy Critchley, 583; 5. Steve Vick, 579; 6. Ronnie Hood, 553; 7. Ed Hoover, 490; 8. Billy Harper, 482; 9. Al Billes, 481; 10. Alan Pittman, 403.

FUNNY CAR:

1. Scott Weney, 967; 2. Von Smith, 816; 3. Jimmy Rector, 750; 4. Jim Lape, 643; 5. Billy Gibson, 509; 6. Dale Brand, 464; 7. Rob Atchison, 438; 8. Mark Thomas, 435; 9. Adam Szeler, 354; 10. Terry Munroe, 339.

PRO STOCK:

1. Jon Yoak, 882; 2. Ron Miller, 814; 3. Tom Lee, 764; 4. John Montecalvo, 734; 5. Jerry Yeoman, 671; 6. Gene Wilson, 610; 7. Steve Spiess, 587; 8. Dwayne Rice, 461; 9. Floyd Cheek, 413; 10. Carl Baker, 386.

PRO OUTLAW:

1. Laurie Cannister, 1,024; 2. Mick Snyder, 1,009; 3. Mike Decker, 811; 4. Neal Parker, 630; 5. Dave Christensen, 533; 6. Michael Barclay, 477; 7. Jeff Chatterson, 387; 8. Mark McElwee, 368; 9. Ed Lyons, 364; 10. Scott Ray, 260.

 

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