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Schumacher reaches 329.18 mph at U.S. Nationals

9/3/2005

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.