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ROUND-BY-ROUND PRO RESULTS FROM ETOWN

Final round-by-round results from the 38th annual ProCare Rx NHRA SuperNationals
presented by R2B2 Motors at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the tenth of 23
events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series:

 

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE -- Doug Herbert, 5.030, 279.96 def. Melanie Troxel, 7.576, 104.45;
Hillary Will, 4.865, 281.54 def. Bob Vandergriff, 4.918, 299.40; Larry Dixon,
4.947, 280.66 def. Whit Bazemore, 4.997, 272.78; J.R. Todd, 4.625, 321.42 def.
Brandon Bernstein, 4.620, 318.39; David Grubnic, 4.686, 318.54 def. Tony
Schumacher, 5.383, 174.87; Rod Fuller, 4.624, 323.81 def. Rit Pustari, 4.873,
253.42; Doug Kalitta, 4.655, 325.37 def. Clay Millican, 5.066, 254.09; Doug
Foley, 4.580, 328.30 def. Cory McClenathan, 10.089, 78.19;

QUARTERFINALS --
Herbert, 4.699, 310.27 def. Grubnic, 4.770, 307.93; Dixon, 4.669, 313.80 def.
Kalitta, 5.227, 217.25; Will, 4.679, 319.60 def. Fuller, 4.748, 318.77; Todd,
5.435, 265.90 def. Foley, 9.840, 89.38;

SEMIFINALS --
Herbert, 4.674, 317.94
def. Todd, 4.780, 307.30; Dixon, 4.662, 315.42 def. Will, 6.619, 128.10;

FINAL
--
Dixon, 4.625, 321.73 def. Herbert, 4.675, 316.30.

NHRA POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING ENGLISHTOWN

Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following the 38th
annual ProCare Rx NHRA SuperNationals presented by R2B2 Motors at Old Bridge
Township Raceway Park, the tenth of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
Series -

MOTZ INJURED IN W.VA. FIRE

Veteran jet truck driver Bob Motz was airlifted to the Cabell
Hospital's burn unit after his jet Kenworth caught fire during an
exhibition at Kanahwa Dragway in West Virginia.

WSAG TV reported that Motz suffered second and third degree burns. He is currently in critical condition.

A track worker also suffered minor burns.

TULSA FINAL REPORTS

AN
ALTERNATE TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

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Kevin
Jones, the fourth alternate after final qualifying, completes storybook weekend
with Top Fuel Ironman victory at Tulsa Raceway Park

 

jones.JPGKevin Jones, a barber from Berea, Ky., will probably be sending Doug Foley a
gift card good for a lifetime of free haircuts. When Foley decided to pull out
of the Skull Shine Sooner Nationals presented by Wolverine and Academy Sports +
Outdoors to compete in the NHRA race in Englishtown, Jones and Sipple Family
Racing were contacted by IHRA to see if they were interested in filling out the
Knoll-Gas Torco Racing Fuels Pro NitroTop Fuel field by competing at the Nitro
Jam event in Tulsa.

 

They had three days to get ready and head to
Oklahoma, but
the trip was more than worthwhile.

 

Jones drove past Bruce Litton, Indianapolis, to claim the
first career Ironman for Sipple Family Racing. He carded a 5.138 at 260.71 mph
to defeat Litton, who lost traction at half-track and lifted out of the run.
Jones and crew chief Mike Sipple were thrilled with the victory, but they wish
John “Doc” Sipple, the patriarch of Sipple Family Racing, could have been there
to enjoy it with them.

 

“Doc” recently had a stint put in his heart and was
back home in Kentucky recovering, unable to make the trip to
Tulsa.

 

“This was the first time a Top Fuel team has ever
pulled out of Berea without him in the rig,” Jones said. “It
was kind of an emotional thing, but we knew we had to do what we had to do. If
the Lord lays the way out for you, doggone it, that’s just the way it has to be.
We may not understand it or like it, but if the grass is green the grass is
green. You just have to follow that path.”

FINAL ROUND RESULTS FROM TULSA

Sunday's final results from the Inaugural Skull Shine Sooner Nationals presented by Wolverine and Academy Sports +
Outdoors at Tulsa Race Way Park.  The  race is the third of 11 in the
$19.5 million 2007 Knoll - Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series:

ROUND-BY-ROUND PRO RESULTS FROM TULSA

Final round-by-round results from the Inaugural Skull Shine Sooner Nationals presented by Wolverine and Academy
Sports + Outdoors at Tulsa Race Way Park, the third of 11 events in the
$19.5 million 2007 Knoll - Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series:

OH CHUTE - ETOWN STYLE

Earlier in the season, Hot Rod Fuller wrapped his parachute around the
wing of his Top Fueler. The first session in Englishtown provided the
same result for Whit Bazemore. The car came to a safe stop. (Les Welch,
DragRaceUSA.com )

ENGLISHTOWN FINAL QUALIFYING

SAMPEY OBLITERATES NATIONAL RECORD ON NO. 1 QUALIFYING PASS
Schumacher, Johnson Jr. and Anderson round out top qualifiers

Three-time NHRA POWERade Series champion Angelle Sampey ran the
quickest Pro Stock Motorcycle pass in history Saturday to highlight the
final day of professional qualifying at the 38th annual ProCare Rx NHRA
SuperNationals presented by R2B2 Motors. 

ENGLISHTOWN FRIDAY

VETERAN JOHNSON JR. RACES TO TIMELY PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFIER

Schumacher, Stevens and Hines also on provisional pole
 

Funny
Car veteran Tommy Johnson Jr.'s 4.729-second pass at 321.96 mph led a
record-filled Friday at venerable Old Bridge Township Raceway Park as
all four professional categories set new performance marks for this
facility.

TECHNICOAT TO SPONSOR TOP FUEL SHOOTOUT

Officials from NHRA announced today that Technicoat, a West Coast
leader in waterproofing and shot-blasting services, will sponsor the
NHRA Top Fuel Shootout in 2007.

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