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Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 0.490 15.129 52.06 F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.514 5.093 304.36W Gary smokes 'em at the launch and Cruz does a little dipsy-do at the finish but lays down a stout run F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.623 5.858 166.72W F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON No show Tom Hoover gets a bye run when Randy's car couldn't stage for the burnout. Tom shuts off early. F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.508 5.019 305.18W F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.427 5.126 292.49 Strong start by Del but Hofmann powers to another big number and round win F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.504 5.100 281.60W F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.275 10.927 76.94 Neely red lights and John teases the crowd with a engine smoke at the finish. So, what's new here? F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.530 5.127 283.64W F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.489 5.180 243.57 Oswald comes from behind in the lights as Wilkerson started losing the engine and shut it off at the finish F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.440 5.118 296.63W F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.465 9.964 79.64 Dean gets lucky as he drives close to the left wall, Capps lifts the throttle as he plays with tire shake F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.519 7.249 119.14 F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.494 5.126 300.00W Kenji watched Chuck make a move towards his lane and seemed to lift giving Chuck the round win F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.531 5.035 298.40W F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.464 5.110 289.11 Gary Densham comes from behind to pull the first big upset of the round.