Atlanta T/F Eliminations

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup. Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana Number ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup. Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 503 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.493 5.173 214.74 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.495 5.011 282.04W TJ Peddled it and got the front wheels in the air a bit then let off. Clutches are set soft for a cold track T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.473 4.822 286.53W T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.506 8.789 86.18 Amato drives his dragster like a Monster Truck as he boils the tires and moves all over the track. Jim Wins. T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.518 5.477 257.28W T/F 337 PAUL ROMINE 0.438 6.040 204.12 Both drivers lost traction on the launch and peddled all the way down the track. Larry won by a hair T/F 9 CONNIE KALITTA 0.506 4.731 302.01W T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.499 4.819 292.96 Conrad's Hail Mary qualifying run's momentum carries him through round one into round two over Cristen. T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.485 4.923 271.24W T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.523 9.338 86.48 Doug immediately lsot traction and boiled the tires and Scelzi moves one more round closer to another win T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.546 7.016 121.80 T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.481 4.893 263.69W Lee Beard's Tune-up was wasted on a tire-smoking launch by Sarver as Tony blisters the track and wins T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.484 10.159 82.15 T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.536 5.902 152.33W Dunn up in smoke at the launch, Eddie lost lotsa parts as he loses the engine at 1000 feet. Clean-up time T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.495 4.805 293.35W T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.506 5.111 273.30 KB make a terrific peddling job to overcome some tire shake, lost the engine at the finish but wins

Sunday-Round 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.524 7.941 262.46W T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.527 5.120 239.74 Eddie had almost no clutch all the way down the track as Tony advances into round 3. T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.498 4.973 288.64 T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.481 4.956 275.65W Jim Head did a terrific job of driving a loose car through the last half of the track T/F 9 CONNIE KALITTA 0.495 4.861 286.98 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.509 4.792 289.57W Neither driver lifted at all during this run as KB powers into round 3 over Connie T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.481 13.335 66.08 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.516 4.750 300.00W The first 300 of eliminations as Cory tries to strip all the rubber off his tires on the launch. Scelzi wins

Sunday-Round 3 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.456 11.911 76.79 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.486 4.810 292.20W Jim broke and Kenny is in the final . T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.454 4.886 285.98 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.530 4.784 288.09W Terrific race..Gary is in the final

Sunday-Round 4 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana                   
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.494          4.796  290.97W 
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.482          4.901  281.51  
   Looked like KB had the stronger clutch as Scelzi gives   
   him all he could handle. Bernstein is the Fram Champ

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