Schumacher reaches 329.18 mph at U.S. Nationals

Originally Published: September 3, 2005
Associated Press

CLERMONT, Ind. -- Tony Schumacher raced to the quickest and fastest performance in the 51-year history of the NHRA's U.S. Nationals, highlighting a record-setting qualifying session Friday night at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

Robert Hight, Greg Anderson and Andrew Hines also were qualifying leaders.

Schumacher, winner of the last three U.S. Nationals Top Fuel titles and four overall, powered his U.S. Army dragster to a track record run of 4.459 seconds at 329.18 mph to claim the provisional No. 1 position in his category.

Rookie driver Hight posted a track record time of 4.747 at 321.65 in his Auto Club Ford Mustang to lead Funny Car.

Two-time defending series champion Anderson clocked a track record time of 6.714 at 205.13 in his Summit Racing Pontiac GTO to lead Pro Stock.

Hines was the provisional qualifying leader in Pro Stock Motorcycle, covering the quarter-mile distance in a track record time of 7.085 at 189.04 on his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson.

Top Fuel
1. Tony Schumacher, 4.459 seconds, 329.18 mph. 2. Doug Kalitta, 4.517, 327.59. 3. Rod Fuller, 4.520, 325.61. 4. Scott Kalitta, 4.531, 328.78. 5. Morgan Lucas, 4.534, 325.30. 6. Cory McClenathan, 4.550, 316.82. 7. Melanie Troxel, 4.565, 326.48. 8. Brandon Bernstein, 4.570, 326.32. 9. Larry Dixon, 4.615, 291.51. 10. T.J. Zizzo, 4.618, 313.58. 11. Jack Beckman, 4.701, 270.64. 12. Bruce Litton, 4.706, 315.27. 13. Joe Hartley, 4.771, 316.01. 14. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.838, 281.30. 15. Doug Herbert, 4.868, 228.15. 16. Mitch King, 4.875, 268.38.

Funny Car
1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.747, 321.65. 2. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.748, 325.77. 3. John Force, Mustang, 4.767, 313.22. 4. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.775, 322.73. 5. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.779, 322.65. 6. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 4.795, 324.12. 7. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.798, 328.14. 8. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 4.811, 319.75. 9. Ron Capps, Stratus, 4.811, 310.84. 10. Frank Pedregon, Stratus, 4.818, 312.21. 11. Jim Head, Stratus, 4.833, 320.51. 12. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.837, 321.88. 13. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.842, 322.58. 14. Phil Burkart, Toyota Celica, 4.852, 317.79. 15. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.896, 309.63. 16. Bob Gilbertson, Monte Carlo, 4.979, 239.74.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.714, 205.13. 2. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.728, 205.35. 3. V. Gaines, Dodge Stratus, 6.737, 203.92. 4. Rickie Smith, Cobalt, 6.739, 204.54. 5. Jason Line, GTO, 6.743, 204.26. 6. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.743, 204.11. 7. Dave Howard, Cobalt, 6.751, 203.86. 8. Jeg Coughlin, Stratus, 6.752, 203.71. 9. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.754, 203.95. 10. Mark Pawuk, GTO, 6.755, 203.98. 11. Greg Stanfield, Chevy Cavalier, 6.756, 203.98. 12. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.759, 205.04. 13. Jim Yates, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.760, 203.68. 14. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.767, 203.19. 15. Kenny Koretsky, Stratus, 6.778, 202.94. 16. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.778, 202.82.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.085, 189.04. 2. Matt Smith, Buell, 7.154, 181.89. 3. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.177, 185.72. 4. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.184, 180.89. 5. Ryan Schnitz, Buell, 7.199, 182.18. 6. Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.201, 178.33. 7. Chip Ellis, Buell, 7.203, 183.52. 8. Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.218, 177.21. 9. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.243, 181.74. 10. GT Tonglet, Harley-Davidson, 7.248, 179.97. 11. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.256, 176.88. 12. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.266, 183.77. 13. Connie Cohen, Suzuki, 7.289, 177.81. 14. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.295, 180.07. 15. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.304, 184.12. 16. Joe DeSantis, Suzuki, 7.312, 177.84.


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