The IHRA Spring Nationals has remained a staple of the Knoll Gas Nitro Jam Series since the sanctioning body's formation in 1971. Originally contested in Bristol, Tenn., the event was moved to Rockingham, NC., in 1999. This event showcases IHRA drag racing's penchant for quick elapsed times and blazing speeds.




SUNDAY FINAL - Hagan Wins First Career Ironman; Knocks off Paul Lee in Nitro Funny Car Final at Rockingham Dragway

Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Laurie Cannister (Alcohol Funny Car), Kenny Lang (Pro Modified) and Elijah Morton (Pro Stock) claim Ironmen at IHRA Spring Nationals in Rockingham

Matt Hagan captured his first nitro Funny Car title since stepping up from the Pro Modified ranks.
Matt Hagan spent two seasons trying, unsuccessfully, to find the Winner’s Circle in IHRA’s Pro Modified class. He moved into a Nitro Funny Car for the 2008 season…a move that has agreed with him so far.

Hagan secured his first career NFC round win on his way to his first career national event victory at the 37th Annual IHRA Spring Nationals in Rockingham. He defeated Paul Lee in the final round to claim his first national event title.

Hagan got a gift in the final when Lee’s car, which had been flawless all weekend, finally stumbled. Lee was ahead by two-tenths of a second at half track and Hagan, making just his second Funny Car start, thought his own Cinderella story was over.

”I knew I had a bad light,” Hagan said, “and I said, ‘oh man, it’s over now.’  It went into (tire) shake. I pedaled it (feathered the throttle) real quick. When I went around him, I was shaking already.  I’ve been after one of these for a long time.  Two years in Pro Mod. My tuner, Jay Lewis, made it all happen for me today. I couldn’t have a better tuner.

Spencer Massey has competed in two Top Fuel events and won both of them.
“I was cheering in the car but I didn’t see the win light. When I got out and everybody was running over to the us with the cameras, that’s when I knew.  (Compared to a Pro Mod car) it’s super, super fast. Your mind is playing catch up all the time, but now I’m beginning to feel really comfortable in the car.”

Rookie sensation Spencer Massey kept his record perfect in the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing series, upsetting No. 1 qualifier Bruce Litton for the second consecutive race.

Massey, 25, won the season-opening Amalie Texas Nationals at San Antonio just six days after qualifying for his Top Fuel license and hooking up with car owner Mitch King.  He beat Litton in the first round of that race.  He stopped the reigning series champion in the final at Rockingham.

A graduate of the Jr. Dragster program which provides a competitive foundation for prospective drivers under the age of 18, Massey began driving Top Alcohol dragsters on the NHRA circuit in 2006, winning two NHRA national events in a car owned and prepared by drag racing legend Gene Snow, who won IHRA Top Fuel titles in 1990 and 1991.

Kenny Lang captured the Pro Modified title when Scott Cannon, Jr. broke.
Massey never trailed in Sunday’s final.  He had a .038-.069 advantage at the starting line and never looked back., his 4.712 second, 313.51 mile per hour effort covering Litton’s 4.764 at 310.13 mph. 

“I’m having a ball,” Massey said.  “I’ve had my license for three weeks and I’ve won two national events.  How can you beat that?  I owe it all to (car owner) Mitch King and (tuner) Paul Smith.  Paul’s got one of the best tune-ups in the sport.  The car goes down the track every time.  All I have to worry about is cutting a light and keeping it in the groove.

“I’ve been trying to work on my lights in this car,” Massey said.  “I’ve been trying some different positioning but for the final round I went back to my normal deal like I did in the A/Fuel car (he drove previously).  Bruce was on his game.  He was ready for me.  He had a .069 light, which was very respectable.  We’re just very honored to be in the position we’re in (leading the Top Fuel standings by 56 points).”

Other winners included Carolina favorite son Elijah Morton, who upset defending champion John Montecalvo in the Pro Stock final and Laurie Cannister of Johnstown, Ohio, who kept her 2008 record perfect in the Alcohol Funny Car class by besting two-time former series champ Rob Atchison.

Laurie Cannister has won three of the four AFC events she's entered.
In Pro Modified, Canadian Kenny Lang proved that the third time indeed is a charm by driving his 1953 Chevy Corvette to an uncontested victory over defending champion Scotty Cannon, to whom he lost in last year’s Spring Nationals.  Lang has been to only three IHRA tour finals – all three at Rockingham, where he was runner-up to Mike Janis at last October’s World Finals.

“It was great that we got the win,” Lang said.  “I’ve always wanted to win an Ironman, but you want to put a show on for the fans and we weren’t able to do that.   We were hoping to drop the car down into the fives but we know we have a really fast car, a contending car.”

Pro-Am winners included Brett Nesbitt of McLeansville, N.C., who doubled-up in Quick Rod, adding the Spring Nationals title to the Summit All-Stars championship he earned on Saturday.  Malinda Bertozzi, wife of multiple world champion Anthony Bertozzi, claimed the Top Dragster title while Sandy Wilkins prevailed in Top Sportsman, Bernard Weaver in Super Rod, Marshall Smith in Hot Rod, Jeff Tripp in Super Stock and Dan Fletcher in Stock.

Morton used a starting line advantage to get to the finish line just ahead of Montecalvo and win for the first time since June 13, 2004 when he prevailed in Grand Bend, Ont., Canada.

“Monte took us out in the semifinals at San Antonio (at the IHRA season-opener),” Morton said.  “I was bound and determined to pay him back.  Monte’s a good driver, a good guy, but this time we took the ‘W.’”

Elijah Morton won Pro Stock in front of his hometown crowd.
“We’ve been developing our own engine program,” Morton said, “and it takes time (so) we’ve had to be very patient.  We had a very consistent car today and ended up with a national win.  I could feel him coming up, but I knew the (finish line) stripe was coming up quick.  This is what I call my home track, so it’s great to do it right here in Rockingham, North Carolina.”

Cannister, who was away from the sport for five years, put herself solidly ahead of Atchison in the race for the 2008 championship.  Her car was quickest in every round. In fact, her Kalbone’s Grillin’ Sauce Chevy has been quickest in all qualifying and competitive rounds this season.

The Pro Outlaw winner at the 2000 Spring Nationals, Cannister gave a shout out to rival Dale Brand for loaning her team front tires and wheels for the final round after she returned from the semis with chunks out of the front tires.

Although she dominated, Cannister had one anxious moment in the very first round when she was late reacting to the starting signal.

“I absolutely beat myself up after that first round,” she said, “but I just tried to get it out of my head and concentrate harder.  Luckily my crew gave me a great car but in the final we went up there with No. 1 cylinder hurt pretty bad.  Actually, I put the thing into third gear and, right in the lights, it just quit.

“It’s great to be on top, but I know that once you get to the top, it’s tough to stay there.  The good thing is I know I have the crew and the car and the sponsor.”                 


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Sunday's final results from the Spring Nationals presented by Advance Auto Parts and Castrol at Rockingham Dragway.  The  race is the second of 11 in the  2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel -- Spencer Massey, 4.712 seconds, 313.51 mph def. Bruce Litton, 4.764 seconds, 310.13 mph.

Nitro Funny Car -- Matt Hagan, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.227, 269.35 def. Paul Lee, Monte Carlo, 5.367, 244.83.

Pro Modified -- Kenny Lang, Chevy Corvette, 6.540, 194.86 def. Scott Cannon, Pontiac Firebird, broke.

Alcohol Funny Car -- Laurie Cannister, Chevy Camaro, 5.716, 231.40 def. Rob Atchison, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.876, 244.60.
Pro Stock -- Elijah Morton, Ford Mustang, 6.345, 219.65 def. John Montecalvo, Chevy Cobalt, 6.336, 220.51.

Top Sportsman -- Sandy Wilkins, Chevy Cavalier, 7.169, 191.05 def. Travis Harvey, Chevy Camaro, 12.908, 104.19.

Top Dragster -- Malinda Bertozzi, Dragster, 6.629, 188.78 def. Edward Careccia, Dragster, 5.928, 237.25.

Super Stock -- Jeff Tripp, Chevy Monte Carlo, 10.759, 104.27 def. Anthony Bertozzi, Pontiac Grand Am, foul.

Stock -- Dan Fletcher, Chevy Camaro, 11.299, 89.68 def. Lee Zane, Pontiac Firebird, 10.771, 121.58.

Quick Rod -- Brett Nesbitt, Dragster, 8.929, 171.66 def. Jacob Elrod, Dragster, 8.919, 161.69.

Super Rod -- Bernard Weaver, Dodge Daytona, 9.887, 150.40 def. Calvin Butler, Oldsmobile Cutlass, foul.

Hot Rod -- Marshall Smith Sr., Chevy Chevelle, 10.910, 120.51 def. John Furr, Chevy Nova, 10.921, 139.85.

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SATURDAY QUALIFYING - Huge Crowd Sees Lee Jump to Top of Nitro Funny Car Qualifying Sheet at Rockingham Dragway

Bruce Litton (Top Fuel), Laurie Cannister (Alcohol Funny Car), Mike Janis (Pro Modified) and Pete Berner (Pro Stock) also claim #1 qualifying spots at IHRA Spring Nationals

Paul Lee hadn't planned to come to Rockingham and after changing his mind, drove to the top spot of Nitro Funny Car.
Paul Lee, whose weekend participation at Rockingham Dragway was almost an afterthought, drove Paul Smith’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo Funny Car to a track record Saturday and, as a result, will start Sunday’s 37th annual IHRA Spring Nationals from the No. 1 starting position.

Lee covered the quarter mile in 4.797 seconds at 315.34 miles per hour, shattering the Funny Car record of 4.877 seconds set last October by Charlotte’s Bob Gilbertson.  As a result, the Wynnewood, Pa., driver will start from the No. 1 position for the first time in his pro career.

"This means a lot to me because five days ago we weren't coming to this race," Lee said.  "(Car owner) Paul Smith and I basically put this thing together in a few days and he wanted to come here.  We found out on Monday for sure we were coming.

Bruce Litton made up for his Friday shortcomings with a Saturday evening run to lead Top Fuel.
"The number one means a lot because Paul has a great team. We want to race and it's all about deals and stuff like that.  We are just trying to promote some potential sponsors out here. This means a heck of a lot. I want to carry over this momentum in Sunday."     

Lee’s elation was matched by Gilbertson’s depression.  After winning last fall’s IHRA World Finals on the same Rockingham track, Gilbertson failed to make the eight-car starting lineup in the Nitro Funny Car class and will be a spectator on Sunday.

The other No. 1 qualifiers Saturday were reigning series champion Bruce Litton of Indianapolis, Ind., in Top Fuel dragster; former champion Mike Janis of Lancaster, N.Y., in Pro Modified; Pete Berner of Crete, Ill., in Pro Stock; and Laurie Cannister of Johnstown, Ohio, in Alcohol Funny Car.

Mike Janis remained atop the Pro Modified qualifying list.
“We were worried about only getting one session,” Litton said, a reference to threatening weather that could have washed out Saturday’s second session.  “We hated to think we might only get one shot and could get bumped out if we didn’t run well.  We were blessed to get both runs in today.”

This is Litton’s 10th start from the No. 1 position, but his first at Rockingham, where he hopes to get his title bid back on track after losing in the first round of the season-opener.

Berner, the 2006 series champion, was clocked in 6.324 seconds at 220.37 mph to nudge veteran Frank Gugliotta for the No. 1 spot in Pro Stock.

Laurie Cannister has led qualifying in every session thus far in 2008.
“All in all, we've had a great weekend so far,” Berner said.  “The guys have made some really good calls and what can I say about Dave Braswell's carburetors and Pat Norcia's Ram clutches?  This new RJ Race Cars Pontiac GXP has been a winner right out of the box

“We definitely want our championship back, and we're going to work real hard to get it. There are some tough customers out here, and I'll have my hands full trying to deal with them, but we're going to give it everything we have.”

Pete Berner led Pro Stock qualifying from start to finish.
Cannister, winner of the season-opener two weeks ago at San Antonio, Texas,  was the No. 1 qualifier at Rockingham for the second consecutive time.  She was clocked in 5.722 seconds at 245.14 mph, slightly off her own track record of 5.668 seconds

“Dale (husband and crew chief Dale Cannister) has a really good handle on the car and all the crew’s doing their job,” Cannister said.  “There’s still more in it and we’re going to try to find (the limit) tomorrow.”

Janis carded a strong 5.986 at 240.08 mph Friday night, a mark that held on against all challengers and earn him the #1 qualifying spot in Pro Modified.


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First round pairings for Sunday’s 37th annual IHRA Spring Nationals, second race in the 2008 Knoll Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series:

1. Bruce Litton, Indianapolis, Ind., 4.622, 306.67 mph, vs. 5. Terry McMillen, Elkhart, Ind., 4.678, 313.37 mph; 2. Scott Palmer, Highlandville, Mo., 4.645, 296.83 mph, vs. 6. Spencer Massey, Fort Worth, Texas, 4.704, 311.05 mph; 3. Bobby Lagana, Scarsdale, N.Y., 4.666, 324.67 mph, vs. 7. Michael Gunderson, Middleburg, Fla., 4.785, 303.37 mph; 4. Mike Strasburg, Lindon, Utah, 4.668, 298.54 mph, vs. 8. Kevin Jones, Berea, Ky., 4.786, 300.86 mph.

1. Paul Lee, Wynnewood, Pa., 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 4.797, 315.34 mph, vs. 5. Jack Wyatt, Corydon, Iowa, 2007 Dodge Stratus, 5.0885, 284.75 mph; 2. Terry Haddock, Woodinville, Wash., 2006. Dodge Stratus, 4.956, 296.11 mph, vs. 6. Cory Lee, Aliquippa, 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 5.103, 284.21 mph; 3. Andy Kelley, Piedmont, S.C., 2002 Pontiac Firebird, 4.995, 194.52 mph, vs. 7. Steve Macklyn, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 5.110, 290.32 mph; 4. Dale Creasy Jr., Beecher, Ill., 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 5.077, 295.48 mph, vs. 8. Matt Hagan, Christiansburg, Va., 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. 5.164, 247.73 mph;

1. Mike Janis, Lancaster, N.Y., 1967 Pontiac Firebird, 5.986, 240.08 mph, vs. 9. Mike Castellana, Westbury, N.Y., 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 6.101, 236.26 mph; 2. Kenny Lang, Grande Pointe, Manitoba, Canada, 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, 6.031, 239.74 mph, vs. Jim Halsey, Street, Md., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, 6.132, 231.00 mph; 3. Scott Cannon, Lyman, S.C., 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 6.035, 231.83 mph, vs. Billy Gibson, Chaptico, Md., 1970 Plymouth Superbird, 6.122, 228.61 mph; 4. Tommy D’Aprile, Port Charlotte, Fla., 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air, 6.050, 234.37 mph, vs, 12. Burton Auxier Jr., Dixie, West Va., 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, 6.113, 227.23 mph; 5. Pat Stoken, Eureka, Mont., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, 6.066, 233.44 mph, vs. 13. Thomas Patterson, Spring, Texas, 1941 Willys, 6.114, 230.06 mph; 6. Chip King, Semora, N.C., 1969 Dodge Daytona, 6.071, 232.59 mph, vs. 14. Billy Gibson, Chaptico, Md., 1970 Plymouth Superbird, 6.122, 228.61 mph; 7. Chris Russo, Cedar Grove, N.J., 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, 6.094, 235.02 mph, vs. 15. Jim Halsey, Street Md., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, 6.132, 231.00 mph; 8. Quain Stott, Columbus, N.C., 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, 6.095, 237.09 mph, vs. 16. Frederick Scriba, Millersville, Md., 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, 6.135, 221.63 mph; 10. Jason Hamstra, DeMotte, Ind., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, 6.106, 229.51 mph; 11. Mark Nielsen, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, 6.111, 230.80 mph.

1. Laurie Cannister, Johnstown, Ohio, 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, 5.722, 245.14 mph, vs. 5. Neal Parker, Millville, N.J., 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 5.820, 243.15 mph; 2. Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, 2001 Chevrolet Camaro, 5.747, 232.75 mph, vs. 6. Terry Munroe, Beaver, Pa., 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 5.832, 241.02 mph; 3. Thomas Carter, Victoria, Texas, 2005 Chevrolet Camaro, 5.763, 239.14 mph, vs. 7. Larry Dobbs, Welland, Ontario, Canada, 2001 Chevrolet Corvette, 5.866, 244.03 mph; 4. Rob Atchison, London, Ontario, Canada, 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 5.805, 247.88 mph, vs. 8. Paul Noakes, London, Ontario, Canada, 2000 Dodge Avenger, 5.869, 241.32 mph.

1. Pete Berner, Crete, Ill., 2008 Pontiac GXP, 6.324, 220.37 mph, vs. 9  Jeff Dobbins, Wilmington, N.C., 2006 Ford Escort, 6.364, 220.19 mph; 2. Frank Gugliotta, Mt. Airy, Md., 2007 Ford Mustang, 6.340, 219.04 mph, vs. 10. Steve Spiess, Manhattan, Ill., 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.380, 216.93 mph; 3. Robert Patrick, Fredericksburg, Va., 2007 Ford Mustang, 6.343, 219.94 mph, vs. 11. Cary Goforth, Holdenville, Okla., 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.387, 218.44 mph; 4. Rob Mansfield, Margate, Fla., 2006 Pontiac GTO, 6.348, 218.69 mph, vs. 12. Brian Gahm, Lucasville, Ohio, 2007 Ford Mustang, 6.388, 220.12 mph; 5. Elijah Morton, Jacksonville, N.C., 2007 Ford Mustang, 6.350, 219.47 mph, vs. 13. Trevor Eman, Orlando, Fla., 2006 Ford Escort, 6.397, 218.27 mph; 6. Dean Goforth, Holdenville, Okla., 2006 Pontiac GTO, 6.358, 219.22 mph, vs. 14. Rickie Smith, King, N.C., 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.398, 217.32 mph; 7. Richard Freeman, Wynnewood, Okla., 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.358, 219.08 mph, vs. 15. Bert Jackson, Glen Allen, Va., 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, 6.405, 217.21 mph; 8. John Montecalvo, Center Moriches, N.Y., 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.362, 220.19 mph, vs. 16. Jason Collins, Rainbow City, Ala., 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.409, 217.60 mph.


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FRIDAY QUALIFYING - Palmer, Janis Grab First Day Qualifying Leads at IHRA Spring Nationals in Rockingham

Scott Palmer's Friday evening run cemented him atop the Top Fuel qualifying order.
Surprising Scott Palmer grabbed the provisional No. 1 position in the featured Top Fuel category and Mike Janis put his 1967 replica Pontiac Firebird on the provisional “pole” in Pro Modified Friday in the first day of qualifying for Sunday’s 37th annual IHRA Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway.

Palmer was clocked in 4.645 seconds at 296.83 miles per hour on a run on which his car ricocheted off the guardwall just past the finish line.

“My arm restraint got caught in my buckles and I had to shut it down about 150 or 200 feet further than we wanted to,” Palmer explained. “I grazed the wall in the shut-down area because I ran it out as far as I could. We just got a little racing stripe down the wing, it’ll be okay.”

Palmer, who struggled in the season-opening event in the Knoll Gas Nitro Jam Series at San Antonio, Texas, said he owed his resurgence to a tip from another crew chief, Johnny West.

Mike Janis was the only one of the 19 Pro Modifieds in attendance who ran in the five-second zone.
“I talked to Johnny West on the way here,” Palmer said. “Johnny told us to look out for these new clutch disks.  So when we got here, (we) looked at them and, sure enough, we had some bad ones. We changed them and the thing went back to running like it should.”
"We’re going for it tomorrow,” Palmer said. “We know it would have run a high 4.50 on that run.”

Janis drove his 1967 Firebird to the top of the qualifying sheet by covering the quarter-mile in 5.986 at 240.08 mph. Janis not only claimed the five “Last Man Standing” bonus points, he established a new Rockingham Dragway speed record.

Terry Haddock's Friday run earned him not only the top spot but also the Laast Man Standing award.
Other Friday qualifying leaders were Terry Haddock of Woodinville, Wash., in Nitro Funny Car, Pete Berner of Crete, Ill., in Pro Stock and Laurie Cannister of Johnstown, Ohio, in Alchol Funny Car.

Haddock had a minor fire at the end of the run and aborted his run early.

"We had to let go of it a little bit,” Haddock said. “I’m not sure why it was on fire, but I’m allergic to fire, so I let go of it.”

Laurie Cannister has won two of the last three races and qualified No. 1 two weekends ago. She's the early leader after one session.
Most of the Top Fuel surprises were at the back of the pack Friday where reigning series champion Bruce Litton was on the outside, looking in, and rookie sensation Spencer Massey was clinging to the eighth and final qualifying position.

Cannister was clocked in 5.722 seconds at 245.14 mph, just off her 5.669 second track record.

“I have a flawlessly running car,” acknowledged the Johnstown, Ohio, driver who is bidding for her second straight Rockingham pole.  “I put that thing into third gear and it just wanted to pull harder.  It was such a smooth pass. I really have to give (the credit)  to my crew and my tuner (her husband, Dale).”

Pate Berner edged Robert Patrick by .002 for the provisional top spot in Pro Stock.
“I want to do more,” Cannister said.  “I want to be the first in the 5.50’s and the first over 250, so we’ll see what happens.  If the weather is good enough to make it happen (this weekend), then it will.  If not maybe the fall (at the IHRA World Finals, also contested at Rockingham).”

Berner covered the standard distance in 5.324 seconds Friday in his Pontiac GXP to snatch the first day lead away from Frank Gugliotta’s Ford.

“It was awesome,” Berner said.  “Hats off to my guys and hats off to (chassis builder) Rick Jones for his support. I really appreciate the fans coming out tonight and I was glad they were able to see that run.”

Qualifying continues Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., the latter the Castrol Night of Fire session.  Single elimination finals begin at 12 noon Sunday.


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Results Friday after qualifying for the Spring Nationals presented by Advance Auto Parts and Castrol at Rockingham Dragway, second of 11 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series.  Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's final eliminations.

Top Fuel --
1. Scott Palmer, 4.645 seconds, 296.83 mph; 2. Terry McMillen, 4.696, 272.34; 3. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.721, 293.92; 4. Michael Gunderson, 4.785, 303.37; 5. Chris Karamesines, 4.860, 301.67; 6. Mike Strasburg, 5.458, 171.16; 7. Todd Paton, 5.553, 180.74; 8. Spencer Massey, 5.665, 176.19.  Not Qualified: 9. Bruce Litton, 6.314, 135.81; 10. Kevin Jones, 11.239, 80.94.

Nitro Funny Car -- 1. Terry Haddock, Dodge Stratus, 4.956, 296.11; 2. Andy Kelley, Pontiac Firebird, 4.994, 299.53; 3. Jack Wyatt, Stratus, 5.085, 284.75; 4. Steven Macklyn, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.110, 290.32; 5. Dale Creasy Jr., Chevy Impala, 5.127, 295.98; 6. Matt Hagan, Monte Carlo, 5.869, 174.39; 7. Bob Gilbertson, Stratus, 6.915, 152.66; 8. Todd Simpson, Chevy Camaro, 9.438, 92.59.  Not Qualified: 9. Paul Lee, 9.852, 86.03; 10. Jeff Diehl, 10.139, 72.23; 11. Cory Lee, 11.357, 68.56.

Pro Modified -- 1. Mike Janis, Pontiac Firebird, 5.986, 240.08; 2. Kenny Lang, Chevy Corvette, 6.031, 239.74; 3. Scott Cannon, Firebird, 6.035, 231.83; 4. Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 6.071, 230.72; 5. Chris Russo, Corvette, 6.094, 235.02; 6. Tommy D'Aprile, Chevy Bel Air, 6.114, 233.12; 7. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.119, 237.09; 8. Jason Hamstra, Chevy Camaro, 6.120, 228.31; 9. Jim Halsey, Camaro, 6.132, 231.00; 10. Burton Auxier, Corvette, 6.154, 226.28; 11. Pat Stoken, Camaro, 6.170, 228.04; 12. Billy Gibson, Plymouth Superbird, 6.178, 227.65; 13. Steve Vick, Corvette, 6.194, 225.52; 14. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 6.198, 231.20; 15. Thomas Patterson, Willys, 6.211, 217.60; 16. Frederick Scriba, Corvette, 6.236, 227.46.  Not Qualified: 17. Mike Castellana, 6.308, 227.11; 18. Jason Stock, 6.362, 226.58; 19. Anthony Prestamo, 8.686, 134.04; 20. Mark Nielsen, 9.812, 91.25.

Alcohol Funny Car --
1. Laurie Cannister, Chevy Camaro, 5.722, 245.14; 2. Thomas Carter, Camaro, 5.763, 239.14; 3. Rob Atchison, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.822, 247.88; 4. Terry Munroe, Monte Carlo, 5.832, 241.02; 5. Neal Parker, Monte Carlo, 5.833, 243.15; 6. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 5.866, 244.03; 7. Paul Noakes, Dodge Avenger, 5.869, 241.32; 8. Mark Thomas, Chevy Impala, 5.875, 243.02.  Not Qualified: 9. Tony Bogolo, 5.934, 231.95; 10. Melinda Green-King, 5.993, 233.80; 11. Tim Stevens, 6.050, 219.58; 12. Bill Naves, 6.071, 233.12.

Pro Stock -- 1. Pete Berner, Pontiac GXP, 6.324, 220.37; 2. Frank Gugliotta, Ford Mustang, 6.340, 218.55; 3. Dean Goforth, Pontiac GTO, 6.358, 219.22; 4. Jeff Dobbins, Ford Escort, 6.368, 220.19; 5. John Montecalvo, Chevy Cobalt, 6.371, 220.19; 6. Rob Mansfield, GTO, 6.372, 218.41; 7. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.374, 219.47; 8. Robert Patrick, Mustang, 6.379, 219.94; 9. Brian Gahm, Mustang, 6.388, 220.12; 10. Rickie Smith, Cobalt, 6.398, 217.32; 11. Cary Goforth, Cobalt, 6.427, 218.44; 12. Bob Bertsch, Mustang, 6.429, 218.94; 13. John Bartunek, Cobalt, 6.431, 216.93; 14. Trevor Eman, Escort, 6.433, 216.86; 15. Bert Jackson, Chevy Cavalier, 6.439, 216.97; 16. Steve Spiess, Cobalt, 6.443, 206.23.  Not Qualified: 17. Ron Miller, 6.457, 215.72; 18. Jason Collins, 6.489, 216.00; 19. Scott Hintz, 6.502, 213.94; 20. Cale Aronson, 6.548, 213.16; 21. Rocky Watford, 6.569, 211.56; 22. Sylvester Barnes, 6.598, 210.01; 23. Richard Freeman, 6.800, 168.98; 24. Chuck DeMory, 7.068, 194.97; 25. John Konigshofer, 7.743, 127.65; 26. Larry O'Brien, 11.197, 99.77.

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