Gainesville Gators FMFC Qual

1997 NHRA Gatornationals FMFC Qualifying. >From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB & Newsgroup Thursday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana ...

1997 NHRA Gatornationals FMFC Qualifying.

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB & Newsgroup

Thursday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car    -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana         
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC    7 JOHN POWELL                        5.793  249.65  
TAFC    9 FRANK MANZO                        5.721  253.23  
   Nice side-by-side run and STONG launches by both cars!   
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TAFC 2605 MICHAEL SIMPSON                    5.960  242.78  
TAFC    1 TONY BARTONE                       5.836  249.23  
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TAFC    6 TODD SIIMPSON                     13.360   61.80  
TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE                         5.940  241.48  
   Simpson smokes the tires on the launch                   
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TAFC 2606 MARK BILLINGTON                    6.179  220.75  
TAFC   34                                    5.874  243.90  
   Strong and straight                                      
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TAFC   24 TERRY MULLINS                      7.974  111.55  
TAFC   33 JOHN LAWSON                        5.951  221.83  
   Mullings gets a bit out of shape and shuts off           
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TAFC  765 BERNIE HARRINGTON                  6.464  234.98  
TAFC   15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR.                  5.864  247.72  
   Monaghan back peddles through some tire shake and runs   
   a respectable race                                       
TAFC   13                                    5.991  231.30  
TAFC  302 BOB GOTTSCHALK                     5.861  246.50  
   Nice strong race                                         
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TAFC    8 TODD PATON                         6.067  245.23* 
      single                                                
   Todd backs out of his first drive in the new car but     
   still makes a nice pass                                  
      single                                                
TAFC    5 BOB NEWBERRY                       5.827  250.06  
   Bob stays on the throttle all the way to take No. 3      
   spot in this round of qualifying                         
TAFC 1350 PAUL GILL                          6.799  165.31* 
      single                                                
   Paul backs off the throttle then back on it again        
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Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Thursday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 FRANK MANZO TAFC 9 5.721 253.23 Thu1 2 JOHN POWELL TAFC 7 5.793 249.65 Thu1 3 BOB NEWBERRY TAFC 5 5.827 250.06 Thu1 4 TONY BARTONE TAFC 1 5.836 249.23 Thu1 5 BOB GOTTSCHALK TAFC 302 5.861 246.50 Thu1 6 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. TAFC 15 5.864 247.72 Thu1 7 KIM FRITTS TAFC 34 5.874 243.90 Thu1 8 TIM SLAGLE TAFC 1177 5.940 241.48 Thu1 9 JOHN LAWSON TAFC 33 5.951 221.83 Thu1 10 MICHAEL SIMPSON TAFC 2605 5.960 242.78 Thu1 11 PHIL BURKART TAFC 13 5.991 231.30 Thu1 12 TODD PATON TAFC 8 6.067 245.23 Thu1 13 MARK BILLINGTON TAFC 2606 6.179 220.75 Thu1 14 BERNIE HARRINGTON TAFC 765 6.464 234.98 Thu1 15 PAUL GILL TAFC 1350 6.799 165.31 Thu1 16 TERRY MULLINS TAFC 24 7.974 111.55 Thu1 17 TODD SIIMPSON TAFC 6 13.360 61.80 Thu1

Friday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 24 TERRY MULLINS 6.016 239.55* TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 12.929 61.00 Newberry puts zebra stripes on the track with some tire shake and shuts it off TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 6.015 241.93 TAFC 302 BOB GOTTSCHALK 5.939 245.96 Bob moves around on the track a bit but still reaches the finish line first TAFC 1350 PAUL GILL 11.097 70.57 TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE 6.386 207.32 both cars tire shake, slagle got back in it for some run data TAFC 2605 MICHAEL SIMPSON 6.096 241.87 TAFC 34 5.853 246.64 Right lane finaly puts down a full run . TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 5.783 249.23* TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 5.904 247.11 . . TAFC 2606 MARK BILLINGTON 6.123 222.05 TAFC 1 TONY BARTONE 5.712 252.88 Bartone takes Number one spot for a while with a terrific strong run and good drag race TAFC 6 TODD SIIMPSON 9.559 86.89 TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 9.064 96.28 both cars had severe tire shake and shut off at half track TAFC 13 6.060 231.00* single . . TAFC 8 TODD PATON 12.486 61.77* single Tire shake, once out of the throttle, once in again then shuts it off

Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday   
1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana         
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 TONY BARTONE         TAFC    1  5.712 252.88  Fri1      
  2 FRANK MANZO          TAFC    9  5.721 253.23 Thu1       
  3 JOHN POWELL          TAFC    7  5.783 249.23  Fri1      
  4 BOB NEWBERRY         TAFC    5  5.827 250.06 Thu1       
  5 KIM FRITTS           TAFC   34  5.853 246.64  Fri1      
  6 BOB GOTTSCHALK       TAFC  302  5.861 246.50 Thu1       
  7 FRAN MONAGHAN JR.    TAFC   15  5.864 247.72 Thu1       
  8 JOHN LAWSON          TAFC   33  5.904 247.11  Fri1      
  9 TIM SLAGLE           TAFC 1177  5.940 241.48 Thu1       
 10 MICHAEL SIMPSON      TAFC 2605  5.960 242.78 Thu1       
 11 PHIL BURKART         TAFC   13  5.991 231.30 Thu1       
 12 BERNIE HARRINGTON    TAFC  765  6.015 241.93  Fri1      
 13 TERRY MULLINS        TAFC   24  6.016 239.55  Fri1      
 14 TODD PATON           TAFC    8  6.067 245.23 Thu1       
 15 MARK BILLINGTON      TAFC 2606  6.123 222.05  Fri1      
 16 PAUL GILL            TAFC 1350  6.799 165.31 Thu1       
 17 TODD SIMPSON         TAFC    6  9.559  86.89  Fri1      

Friday-Session 2 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 34 6.000 243.77* TAFC 6 TODD SIIMPSON 8.886 80.00 Simpsom smacks the right wall at 330 feet, crosses over and smacks the left wall at the finish line. He's ok. TAFC 15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. 12.826 N/A TAFC 8 TODD PATON 5.949 247.04 Patton moves from 14 to number 10 after a little tire chatter while launching TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 5.835 245.90* TAFC 2606 MARK BILLINGTON 6.221 223.71 soft launch for Billington, strong run and advance for Lawson TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE 6.007 201.43 TAFC 2605 MICHAEL SIMPSON 6.022 243.17 Slagle kicked out the Supercharger Burst Panel while going through the finish lights and lights a small fire TAFC 1 TONY BARTONE 5.822 245.83* TAFC 1350 PAUL GILL 10.720 65.95 Gill played with the tire shake and remains on the bump TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 5.821 247.59* TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 5.957 243.77 . . TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 5.806 248.96* TAFC 24 TERRY MULLINS N/A N/A Mullins couldn't back up after the burnout giving Manzo the single pass single TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 6.040 242.19 In and out of the throttle after a few car lengths but drove it out to lucky number 13th spot

Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday   
1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana         
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 TONY BARTONE         TAFC    1  5.712 252.88  Fri1      
  2 FRANK MANZO          TAFC    9  5.721 253.23 Thu1       
  3 JOHN POWELL          TAFC    7  5.783 249.23  Fri1      
  4 BOB NEWBERRY         TAFC    5  5.821 247.59  Fri2      
  5 JOHN LAWSON          TAFC   33  5.835 245.90  Fri2      
  6 KIM FRITTS           TAFC   34  5.853 246.64  Fri1      
  7 BOB GOTTSCHALK       TAFC  302  5.861 246.50 Thu1       
  8 FRAN MONAGHAN JR.    TAFC   15  5.864 247.72 Thu1       
  9 TIM SLAGLE           TAFC 1177  5.940 241.48 Thu1       
 10 TODD PATON           TAFC    8  5.949 247.04  Fri2      
 11 MICHAEL SIMPSON      TAFC 2605  5.960 242.78 Thu1       
 12 PHIL BURKART         TAFC   13  5.991 231.30 Thu1       
 13 BERNIE HARRINGTON    TAFC  765  6.015 241.93  Fri1      
 14 TERRY MULLINS        TAFC   24  6.016 239.55  Fri1      
 15 MARK BILLINGTON      TAFC 2606  6.123 222.05  Fri1      
 16 PAUL GILL            TAFC 1350  6.799 165.31 Thu1       
 17 TODD SIIMPSON        TAFC    6  8.886  80.00  Fri2      

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