Columbus Finals (F/C)

Saturday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Jackie & John Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed ...

Saturday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Jackie & John Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 502 GLENN MIKRES No show F/C 750 DEL WORSHAM 0.600 9.962 85.17W Mikres' car didn't make it to the line due to fire last weekend. Del smoked the tires early. F/C 330 MARK OSWALD 0.524 5.210 285.62W F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.512 5.587 196.59 Wonderful run for Oswald. Smooth, clean, and easy. Pedregon dropped cylinders all the way down. F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.536 10.565 84.01 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.497 5.028 304.05W They said that Force struggled yesterday....Doesn't show in the least today. Hoover smoked the tires. F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 0.514 7.588 115.44 F/C 702 TONY PEDREGON 0.494 5.209 288.92W Close race until the 1/8th mile and Bolger smoked the tires. F/C 888 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.494 11.897 85.38 F/C 2 AL HOFMANN 0.492 5.215 280.11W Kenji smoked the tires off the line as Hofmann takes win. F/C 23 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.518 5.304 272.47W F/C 6 DEAN SKUZA 0.493 5.420 281.86 . . F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.530 5.265 271.65W F/C 170 JEFF AREND 0.497 8.570 91.81 Arend smoked the tires and lost the engine at the 1/8th mile mark. Good run for Wilkerson. F/C 9 GARY DENSHAM 0.543 5.286 52.18 F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.515 5.218 286.98W Great run for Etchells. Good run all together. .

Saturday-Round 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Jackie & John Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.535 5.948 165.41 F/C 330 MARK OSWALD 0.462 5.591 198.23W Both cars shut it off in the lights and Oswald takes the win. F/C 750 DEL WORSHAM 0.507 5.373 252.66 F/C 23 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.498 5.382 266.90W Great drag race. MOV was less than .001. . F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.517 5.568 250.83W F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.533 6.752 136.90 Wanna talk upsets? This will be the first time all year that John Force will not be in a final! F/C 2 AL HOFMANN 0.499 5.439 263.00 F/C 702 TONY PEDREGON 0.470 5.326 259.36W Pedregon had the better leave, and takes the win. .

Saturday-Round 3 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Jackie & John Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 330 MARK OSWALD 0.501 5.404 252.31W F/C 23 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.503 5.419 285.98 Awesome nice close run. Only .017 MOV. . F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.536 5.368 275.48W F/C 702 TONY PEDREGON 0.510 5.881 239.29 Etchells takes out the second Castrol car in the same number of rounds. Pedregon smokes the tires.

Saturday-Round 4 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Jackie & John Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 330 MARK OSWALD 0.494 6.406 141.08 F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.519 5.178 287.63W Etchells takes the win as Oswald smokes the tires. .

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