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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.583 5.015 271.73W F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.498 5.123 291.82 Randy had to run Freddie down, but manages to do it. . F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.471 5.051 307.27W F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.509 11.344 74.12 Al hazes the tires at about 100' out. . F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.531 4.928 310.66W F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.579 14.079 59.12 Mark was up in smoke almost immediately. Whit shows that his 4.91 qualifying run wasn't a fluke. F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.500 5.027 293.44W F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.511 5.043 308.11 Good runs by both cars. The 308 mph was Tom's career best speed. F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.536 4.967 311.63W F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.526 5.633 190.92 Tim had an .899 60' time, but had the motor let go just past half track. F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.477 6.944 154.26 F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.503 11.689 25.34W Both cars were up in smoke at about 150'. Dean pedals the car, and crosses the center line just past 1000'. F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.525 5.118 299.20W F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.518 9.874 87.86 Both cars chatter the tires at 300', but Chuck only backs off for a split second. F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.503 5.287 216.13W F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.499 8.076 107.19 Cruz smokes'em at about 300'. Gary was spitting parts at half track.

Sunday-Round 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.491 5.152 301.40W F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.463 5.240 291.07 Ron takes the win on the hole shot. Smooth runs by both cars. F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.481 5.018 307.06W F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.528 5.010 307.37 A very good drag race. Tony advances on the hole shot. . F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.519 6.085 233.46 F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.519 5.071 295.66W Whit is up in smoke at about 100 feet out. He tried to pedal it, but wasn't very successful in regaining grip. F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.512 5.716 252.38W F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.557 6.457 190.79 This was a pedalling contest from 330' on. John got real close to the center, was on fire after the finish.

Sunday-Round 3 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.482 9.740 90.63 F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.476 5.183 261.62W Gary shook the tires hard at about 300 feet out. . F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.501 5.001 306.12W F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.455 5.526 208.28 John makes it to the finals for the 1st time since Dallas last May.

Sunday-Round 4 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.484 4.974 310.55W F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.733 28.451 33.03 That was John's 4th straight win here. Ron's throttle linkage broke on the launch. He coasted to the finish at idle speed.

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