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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.475 5.212 300.50W F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.467 5.605 213.01 Kenji was getting sidways just past half track, had to get off the throttle. F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.531 8.692 98.68 F/C 620 MITCH MCDOWELL 0.543 5.629 234.68W Gary developed severe tire shake about 200 feet out. Mitch was able to ride out a fishtail toward the finish F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.487 5.304 269.46W F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.518 8.639 94.08 Del got off it at about 330 feet out. Whit smokes 'em from about half track to the 1000' mark. F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.496 7.278 123.79W F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.511 9.053 92.67 Al broke loose at about 200 feet out. Tony shut it off at about half track, cruises to the win. F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.507 5.214 293.73W F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.504 5.684 217.28 Tim hazes the tires at half track. John has a smooth run. F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.288 7.422 117.50 F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.487 5.317 267.69W Even if he hadn't red lit, Randy wouldn't have gotten this round, as he smoked'em about 200 feet out. F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.460 7.129 146.77 F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.511 6.570 152.98W Both cars were peddling from 330', on down. Chuck came extremely close to hitting the wall. F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.511 5.412 238.60 F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.524 5.347 277.00W Mark dropped a cylinder or two toward the finish. Tom had some smoke out the rear through the finish.

Sunday-Round 2 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.512          5.281  297.52W 
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.493          5.504  278.89  
   Chuck made to the finish 1st, in spite of doing a        
   little skating at mid course.                            
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.502          5.168  296.54W 
F/C  520  TOM HOOVER          0.564          7.115  126.92  
   Tom lost traction just before half track. Whit drove it  
   smooth and straight.                                     
F/C  305  DEAN SKUZA          0.483          5.229  296.44W 
F/C  620  MITCH MCDOWELL      0.518          6.898  138.48  
   Mitch smokes'em about 200 feet out, pedals it, but it    
   isn't enough.                                            
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.404          5.377  291.35W 
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.487          7.788  109.58  
   Both cars had traction problems at about 330', but       
   John was able to pedal out of it.                        
Sunday-Round 3 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C  305  DEAN SKUZA          0.468          5.943  190.23  
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.524          5.438  281.86W 
   Dean was up in smoke at 330', tried to pedal it, but     
   couldn't get it going straight.                          
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.522          5.201  292.87W 
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.505          7.694  115.13  
   John smokes'em at about 330 feet out, couldn't recover.  
   .                                                        
Sunday-Round 4 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.492          5.460  271.82W 
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.524          5.498  276.15  
   Whit smoked the tires twice, yet manages to pedal thru   
   it to take the win.                                      

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