>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.565 5.153 296.73W F/C 749 RICHARD HARTMAN No show Hartman was unable to return in the Paul Smith F/C. Etchells back pedaled but still ran a 296! F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.481 6.113 237.27W F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.526 6.362 257.58 Both Capps and Pedregon run a "lost traction" race and smoke the tires all down the track.Capps gets their 1st F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.487 5.224 259.59W F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.498 14.765 79.19 Anderson goes up in smoke right off the pad. Kenji gets a bit out of shape but recovers to advance F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.477 10.986 67.20 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.501 4.985 306.01W Hofmann tries deep-staging Force but fails. Hofmann aborts about 100 feet out. Force makes a smoke free run F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.555 5.062 297.71W F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.530 7.026 128.60 Tim Wilkerson pulls a mild upset over the struggling Mark Oswald who had problems from the start F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.531 11.378 76.83 F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.499 4.977 305.49W Densham has problems right away. Nice clean run for Bazemore. A career best for Whit. 2nd time in the 4's! F/C 720 CORY LEE 0.518 5.028 301.91W F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.482 5.096 293.54 Skuza had the slight holeshot but Cory Lee made up for it on this real strong run.Career best speed for Lee! F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.470 5.368 286.53W F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.445 5.936 165.38 Tony had the holeshot and Del back-pedaled, then Tony had mechanical problems and Del recovered and wins! Sunday-Round 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.480 5.965 171.59 F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.521 5.137 287.26W Worsham backpedals but goes up in smoke. Etchells also looses traction but recovers for the win to advance F/C 720 CORY LEE 0.366 5.241 237.21 F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.483 5.266 243.44W Cory Lee fouls out...and wastes a good run. Ron Capps makes a nice run to advance F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.499 5.065 280.63W F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.509 7.831 109.13 Kenji advances as Bazemore goes up in smoke about 100 ft. out F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.517 8.994 83.90 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.508 5.037 295.66W Wilkerson goes up in smoke immediateley. Force takes the win!

Sunday-Round 3 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam              
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.488          5.165  294.79  
F/C    8  KENJI OKAZAKI       0.488          5.011  300.90W 
   Capps back-pedaled and recovered but Kenji was too far   
   ahead. Superb run for Jim Dunn and crew!                 
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.517          4.958  307.06W 
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.487          4.998  301.00  
   The upsets continue! Force had the holeshot, but Tim     
   Richards and crew had the power. GREAT Drag Race!!!!     
Sunday-Round 4 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam              
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C    8  KENJI OKAZAKI       0.490          5.683  181.30W 
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.529         10.316   88.62  
   KENJI TAKES HIS 1st WIN EVER as the heavily favored      
   Chuck Etchells blows the hides right off the line!!!!!