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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and @Speed Reporters Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa Number ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and @Speed Reporters Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 288 TERRY MULLINS N/A N/A T/F 703 TIM GIBSON 0.367 5.572 176.26 Left lane broke before starting . T/F 444 FRED FARNDON N/A N/A T/F 739 SPIKE GORR 0.533 5.074 248.00 Left lane lost blower belt . T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.518 4.838 300.30* T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.500 5.292 191.93 Right lane spit a rotor out of the blower . T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.591 4.794 306.95 T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.485 4.823 286.98 . . T/F 711 DAVE PROMNITZ 0.528 4.876 296.07* T/F 405 DOUG FOXWORTH 0.575 5.831 161.43 . . T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.546 4.654 314.57* T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.517 4.844 304.67 Good runs by both cars. . T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.514 13.299 80.47 T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.508 4.699 310.02 Left lane up in smoke.Great run for Dakin. . T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.765 4.663 318.58 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.532 4.705 306.64 Good runs by both cars. . T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.617 4.686 303.84* T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.542 8.951 91.31 Right lane up in smoke . T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 4.849 302.31 T/F 6 JOE AMATO 4.592 318.69 Track speed record for Amato . T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.592 4.713 297.81 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.583 4.738 309.49 . .

Friday-Session 2 - Top Fuel               -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa          
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.464          4.886  289.11  
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.536          4.751  306.64  
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T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.484          8.384   86.17* 
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.618         12.099   51.79  
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T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.492          4.616  317.68* 
T/F  711  DAVE PROMNITZ       0.482         10.260   80.42  
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T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.484          5.052  201.29* 
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.470          8.770   92.43  
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T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.494          4.692  315.56* 
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.495          9.744   88.88  
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T/F  703  TIM GIBSON          0.473         10.621   78.36* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.545         13.601   73.83  
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T/F  739  SPIKE GORR          0.486         11.252   73.25  
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.503          9.545   83.86  
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T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.486          4.875  285.53* 
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.486         10.629   69.64  
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Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa          
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  223  MIKE SMITH          0.671          4.887  291.07* 
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.535          4.795  307.06  
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   3                                                        
T/F  711  DAVE PROMNITZ       0.669          4.869  279.85  
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN                   4.675  308.21  
   Left lane broke about two-thirds down track.             
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T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.520          4.636  313.80  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.473          4.647  314.90  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
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T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.506          4.727  302.52  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.538          4.588  313.91  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
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T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.530          4.765  312.71* 
T/F  703  TIM GIBSON          0.519          4.992  229.88  
   Left lane carried wheels about 60ft.great job driving.   
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T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.545         10.381   76.96  
T/F  739  SPIKE GORR          0.517          5.140  233.76  
   Left lane up in smoke .                                  
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T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.501          4.658  316.23* 
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.500          4.754  313.69  
   both cars in the program here                            
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T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.540          4.717  308.95* 
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.493         10.741   86.99  
   Right lane up in smoke                                   
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T/F  288  TERRY MULLINS       0.545          7.486  113.83* 
T/F  405  DOUG FOXWORTH       0.599         10.083   76.07  
   Mullins blew in a flash of flame. Foxworth shook from    
   the start.                                               
T/F  444  FRED FARNDON        0.549          6.161  193.96  
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.530          4.706  310.34  
   Shelly was determined not to repeat last week here.      
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T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        4.823          9.217   91.70* 
      single                                                
   up in smoke about 100 feet out.                          
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T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.541         11.416   63.06* 
      single                                                
   Bump sits at 4.823                                       
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Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa          
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.544          7.447  100.55  
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.567          4.707  304.98  
   Left lane wheel stand from the start, came down hard     
   and hit the wall.                                        
T/F  703  TIM GIBSON          0.519          5.222  199.46  
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.514          4.676  314.57  
   Gibson goes home,Dixon moves  up to #7.                  
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T/F  739  SPIKE GORR          0.513         10.936   80.54  
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.518          4.727  306.64  
   Left lane broke. Gorr's headed for home. No improvement  
   for Kalitta.                                             
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.500          4.751  308.74* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.550         10.647   77.27  
   Right lane up in smoke                                   
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T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.519         10.347   91.30  
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.491          4.650  314.24  
   Left lane on the bump now.                               
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T/F  405  DOUG FOXWORTH       0.650          4.969  282.75  
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.557         12.886   66.90  
   Foxworth is not going to make it this weekend. Hill      
   overpowered the track.                                   
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.524          4.826  295.66* 
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.538          4.878  280.98  
   No improvements, but a good race. Always a treat in TF.  
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T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.505          4.575  318.24* 
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.534          4.948  252.10  
   Low e.t. for the race. Scelze takes #1.                  
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      single                                                
T/F  711  DAVE PROMNITZ       0.624          5.096  256.19  
   that leaves him #17. up in smoke about 100 feet out.     
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Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa          
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.575 318.24   Sat2     
  2 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.588 313.91   Sat1     
  3 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.616 317.68  Fri2      
  4 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.636 313.80   Sat1     
  5 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.650 314.24   Sat2     
  6 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.663 318.58  Fri1      
  7 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.676 314.57   Sat2     
  8 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.686 303.84  Fri1      
  9 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.692 315.56  Fri2      
 10 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   4.699 310.02  Fri1      
 11 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.706 310.34   Sat1     
 12 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.713 297.81  Fri1      
 13 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.751 308.74   Sat2     
 14 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.751 306.64  Fri2      
 15 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   4.794 306.95  Fri1      
 16 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.823 286.98  Fri1      
 17 DAVE PROMNITZ        T/F  711   4.869 279.85   Sat1     
 18 MIKE SMITH           T/F  223   4.887 291.07   Sat1     
 19 DOUG FOXWORTH        T/F  405   4.969 282.75   Sat2     
 20 TIM GIBSON           T/F  703   4.992 229.88   Sat1     
 21 SPIKE GORR           T/F  739   5.074 248.00  Fri1      
 22 FRED FARNDON         T/F  444   6.161 193.96   Sat1     
 23 TERRY MULLINS        T/F  288   7.486 113.83   Sat1     

Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.489 6.722 128.44W T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.340 6.151 140.69 Not too pretty, but that's racing. Vandergriff up in smoke, but got the win. T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.531 15.585 35.14 T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.512 4.758 305.29W Left lane broke about 100 feet out. Flash of fire and Dakin's going home. T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.550 4.710 311.20W T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.539 5.558 217.54 Shelly smoked the tires early, got back into it, but not enough. We've got sprinkles now. T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.502 5.052 206.23W T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.497 6.331 140.51 Not too pretty for Hill, but he advances to round 2. . T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.476 4.939 268.33 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.494 4.629 307.37W Both cars spitting flame at the top end. everyone o.k. T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.490 4.823 282.04W T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.510 7.998 109.98 Joe is mathematically eliminated from the #1 chase now. The car just didn't respond. T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.513 4.778 313.47W T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.532 9.145 86.77 . T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.524 5.055 253.52 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.520 4.853 307.37W Cory smoked early, got back into it and saved the run. Herbert dropping cylinders.

Monday-Round 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.505 5.039 210.03 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.503 4.847 308.32W Looked like Hill had him till the fire at the top end. . T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.495 4.774 301.00W T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.502 4.834 288.73 nice run for Dixon Hartman goes home . T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.516 4.701 312.06W T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.486 4.731 310.13 less than .001 mov . T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.499 7.463 100.44 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.501 4.739 311.20W Bob pedals a wheelie and loses .

Monday-Round 3 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa          
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.487          4.744  310.66  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.492          4.708  307.58W 
   Good runs by both cars.  Scelzi ran him down.            
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T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.484          4.707  306.74W 
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.527          4.813  301.10  
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Monday-Round 4 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Matco Tools Nationals by Glenn & Theresa          
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.498          5.745  202.52W 
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.478          5.843  280.72  
   Dixon smoked,got back in. Scelzi on fire, and on three   
   wheels,drove by and won it!                           

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