Englishtown TF Qualifying

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.588 5.511 177.27* T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.619 6.153 140.14 Dakin throughs a blower belt at half track and slows dramatically. Christen got real loose and shut down T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 0.609 10.554 78.05 T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.541 4.778 282.75* Smith has problems right of the line. Hill makes a real nice run...probably his best in a while T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.548 9.367 86.66 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.515 4.647 312.39* REAL NICE run and a track et record for Vandergriff. Shelly has tire shake early and clicks off T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.502 4.765 304.98* T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.688 4.726 307.90 Both Dunn and Sarver were dropping cylinders but both still made decent runs T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.540 4.953 263.62 T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 4.737 250.34* Head looses traction, recovers, but destroys the engine .in a fireball near the top end T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.629 4.949 285.17 T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.530 4.791 300.80* Good runs by both cars. Career best for herbert . T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.472 4.716 307.79* T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.505 4.647 306.12 Good runs by both cars. . T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.526 4.608 316.78* T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.456 14.103 80.09 Catapults Amato to #1...for now! . T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.555 4.736 298.90 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.480 4.597 315.12* And just like that, Bernstein takes over the #1 spot Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN T/F 1 4.597 315.12 Fri1 2 JOE AMATO T/F 6 4.608 316.78 Fri1 3 BOB VANDERGRIFF T/F 12 4.647 312.39 Fri1 4 GARY SCELZI T/F 5 4.647 306.12 Fri1 5 SCOTT KALITTA T/F 2 4.716 307.79 Fri1 6 BRUCE SARVER T/F 17 4.726 307.90 Fri1 7 CORY McCLENATHAN T/F 3 4.736 298.90 Fri1 8 LARRY DIXON T/F 4 4.737 250.34 Fri1 9 MIKE DUNN T/F 7 4.765 304.98 Fri1 10 EDDIE HILL T/F 10 4.778 282.75 Fri1 11 RHONDA HARTMAN T/F 747 4.791 300.80 Fri1 12 DOUG HERBERT T/F 11 4.949 285.17 Fri1 13 JIM HEAD T/F 888 4.953 263.62 Fri1 14 CRISTEN POWELL T/F 18 5.511 177.27 Fri1 15 PAT DAKIN T/F 303 6.153 140.14 Fri1 16 SHELLY ANDERSON T/F 8 9.367 86.66 Fri1 17 MIKE SMITH T/F 223 10.554 78.05 Fri1 18 TONY SCHUMACHER T/F 356 14.103 80.09 Fri1

Friday-Session 2 - Top Fuel               -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam              
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.507          4.726  307.90* 
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.584          4.926  306.85  
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T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.491          4.737  250.34  
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.500          4.700  309.49* 
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T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.518          4.647  306.12* 
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.565          4.953  263.62  
   Both cars lose traction about 60 feet out                
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T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.474          4.749  294.11* 
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.637          4.949  285.17  
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T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.468          4.597  315.12* 
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.474          4.716  307.79  
   Both KB and Scott went up in smoke almost immediatley    
   We have some down time as Scott blew the engine          
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.495          4.778  282.75* 
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.507          4.608  316.78  
   Good run by Eddie - Amato shut off mid track             
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      single                                                
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.546          4.736  298.90* 
   More oil on the track - About half track Cory lost the   
   head gasket                                              
      single                                                
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.516          5.031  235.72* 
   Christen back pedals once recovers and clicks off        
                                                                      
       
Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam              
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.596          4.825  302.52* 
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.515         11.441   75.66  
   Head moves up to the #13 spot. Scelzi goes up in smoke   
   about 100 feet out.                                      
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT                        N/A    N/A    
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER                    5.245  186.06  
   Herbert is shutdown prior to the race. Lots of fluid     
   from under the car.                                      
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.484          4.627  311.41  
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.496          4.596  316.78  
   Scott moves up to the #3 position in this picture        
   perfect run. KB goes up in smoke AGAIN!                  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.509          4.596  315.01* 
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.609          5.176  190.83  
   Amato jumps to the #1 spot on this run! Dakin blows      
   the engine from 1/2 track on. Down time for clean up :(  
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.545          4.784  290.88  
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.557          4.721  304.36  
   Hill's best run so far this season. Cory Mac had bad     
   tire shake, backpedaled, but to no avail                 
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.567          5.595  171.29* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.507          8.894   78.60  
   Powell blows looses the engine in a ball of flames near  
   1/2 track. Vandergriff lost traction                     
T/F  223  MIKE SMITH          0.554          5.007  278.37  
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.647          4.716  309.27  
   Smith qualifies, but is on the bump. Powell gets         
   bumped out of the show along with Dakin                  
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.499          4.650  307.16* 
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.646          5.274  194.04  
   Dunn makes a nice run. Hartman has problems and clicks   
   off                                                      
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.535          4.925  286.35  
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.516          4.653  302.21  
                                                                      
      
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam              
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.596 316.78   Sat1     
  2 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.597 315.12  Fri1      
  3 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.627 311.41   Sat1     
  4 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.647 312.39  Fri1      
  5 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.647 306.12  Fri1      
  6 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.650 307.16   Sat1     
  7 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.653 302.21   Sat1     
  8 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.716 309.27   Sat1     
  9 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.721 304.36   Sat1     
 10 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.736 298.90  Fri2      
 11 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.749 294.11  Fri2      
 12 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   4.791 300.80  Fri1      
 13 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.825 302.52   Sat1     
 14 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.925 286.35   Sat1     
 15 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.949 285.17  Fri2      
 16 MIKE SMITH           T/F  223   5.007 278.37   Sat1     
 17 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   5.031 235.72  Fri2      
 18 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   5.176 190.83   Sat1     
Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam              
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.532         11.538   74.34  
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.491          4.857  229.70* 
   Dakin shakes the tires and clicks off. Kalitta blows     
   the engine at 1/2 track. We're down for clean up!        
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.523          4.751  303.54  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.520          4.607  301.00* 
   Amato gets a bit out of the groove and blows the         
   engine, but still runs a 4.60.                           
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF                    4.663  307.58  
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN                   4.648  296.93* 
   Both Vandergriff and Cory had a lot of top end smoke,    
   but no clean up time                                     
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.521          4.834  297.12* 
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.515          4.853  268.89  
   Powell makes the show on this run. Sarver does not       
   improve                                                  
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.533          4.625  311.20* 
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON                    4.790  291.45  
   Real nice run for Dixon...a career BEST! Moves him in    
   to the #3 spot. Shelly blows the engine at the top end   
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.474          4.716  262.23* 
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN                          4.690  301.10  
   Scelzi has a big engine explosion just before the top    
   end. Down time for cleanup! Good run for Dunn            
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.506         10.144   78.17  
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.572          4.835  299.00* 
   Schumacher went up and up and came crashing down. He     
   remains at the #11 spot and Head is at the #14 spot      
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.483         10.144   66.71  
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.596          4.974  286.89* 
   KB goes up in smoke again and remains at the #2 spot.    
   Herbert still holds the #16 spot                         
                                                            
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam              
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.596 316.78   Sat1     
  2 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.597 315.12  Fri1      
  3 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.625 311.20   Sat2     
  4 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.627 311.41   Sat1     
  5 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.647 312.39  Fri1      
  6 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.647 306.12  Fri1      
  7 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.648 296.93   Sat2     
  8 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.650 307.16   Sat1     
  9 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.716 309.27   Sat1     
 10 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.721 304.36   Sat1     
 11 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.749 294.11  Fri2      
 12 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.790 291.45   Sat2     
 13 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   4.791 300.80  Fri1      
 14 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.825 302.52   Sat1     
 15 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.853 268.89   Sat2     
 16 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.949 285.17  Fri2      
 17 MIKE SMITH           T/F  223   5.007 278.37   Sat1     
 18 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   5.176 190.83   Sat1

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