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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.480 11.910 88.43 T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.482 5.046 268.17W Bernstein up in smoke; Dixon smokes down track, pedals and wins, Dixon 60' .901 to Bernstein's .956 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.490 4.863 279.58W T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.531 4.997 292.01 Anderson hazes down track and back pedals as Kalitta trucks on by, Kalitta 60' .854 to Anderson .882 T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 0.524 5.977 224.55W T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.558 6.141 167.72 In and out, smoke, back pedaling, Smith sideway, goes on by, lot of fun there, win to Smith T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.496 6.385 173.31 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.491 6.315 138.88W Cory Mac and Head in and out all the way down track smoking like the '60s, oil flying, win to McDonalds T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.526 8.043 109.70 T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.536 4.890 285.80W Herbert up in smoke, Amato pedals at 660' and goes on to round two to face Larry Dixon T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.479 5.037 257.43 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.506 4.896 281.69W vandergriff very soft and lean as Scelzi hazes in the middle and through the finish for the win light T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.489 4.976 277.77 T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.490 4.969 279.85W MOV .006 . T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.491 5.772 161.78 T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.451 4.933 279.24W Powell pedals, but Schumacher trucks by for the win. He faces Mike Smith in round two

Sunday-Round 2 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.511          6.198  136.61  
      single                                                
   Shoe with a bye after Smith blackened a crank and his    
   crew decided to consentrate on Hartman and the F/C       
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.500          5.009  280.28  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.483          4.950  286.25W 
   Both haze the tires down track and keep leg it through   
   the lights with Scelzi winning by a car length           
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.496          5.027  271.65W 
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.508          5.855  222.88  
   Both have to pedal, but Kalitta's Funny Car experience   
   may have helped here as he got the win light             
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.491          5.356  218.76  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.490          4.941  288.55W 
   Amato with a clean, smokefree run as Dixon hazes like    
   everyone else in this session                            
Sunday-Round 3 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.495          6.349  135.58  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.475          5.088  275.14W 
   Shoe goes to his second career final as Kalitta goes     
   out in a blaze of tire smoke                             
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.461          4.955  271.41W 
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.533          4.904  288.64  
   Scelzi drills Amato on the starting line and goes on     
   to win by .021 of a second.                              
Sunday-Round 4 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.493          4.927  284.81W 
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.490          5.030  281.42  
   Shoe gets a slight advantage at the start and both he    
   and Scelzi haze at mid track, but Johnson power wins. 

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