Memphis Nationals Sunday report (T/F, F/C, PRO)

1995 NHRA Mid-South Nationals Reported by Stephen Jones and David Rowe Courtesy of Prodigy and the National Hot Rod Association TOP FUEL ~~~ ~~~~ Sunday-Round 1 -Left lane first- Number Driver R/T ...

1995 NHRA Mid-South Nationals Reported by Stephen Jones and David Rowe Courtesy of Prodigy and the National Hot Rod Association

TOP FUEL ~~~ ~~~~ Sunday-Round 1 -Left lane first- Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 7050 BLAINE JOHNSON 0.463 9.741 73.51 T/F 738 RANCE McDANIEL 0.469 5.041 283.10W Johnson goes up in smoke and grenades the engine in a ball of fire. McDaniel takes the win T/F 8 PAT AUSTIN 0.449 8.478 103.25 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.486 4.782 307.48W Austin goes up in smoke and shuts down. REAL nice run by Cory Mac. Top speed in eleiminations!! T/F 10 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.508 4.844 293.73W T/F 6 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.499 9.936 85.93 Bernstein goes up in smoke about 100 feet out. Nice run from Shelley! T/F 457 MICHAEL BROTHERTON 0.534 10.238 65.56 T/F 23 JIM HEAD 0.445 5.006 289.86W Brotherton goes up in smoke so far in this "Upset" Nationals in Top Fuel! T/F 411 ANDY WOODS 0.507 8.333 97.09 T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.518 4.834 304.87W Woods has problems and shuts down. Real nice 300mph run for Dunn. T/F 91 LARRY DIXON 0.499 4.845 294.21W T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.473 5.516 186.68 Dakin cuts a better lite but has problems. Dixon takes a strong win. T/F 9 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.406 5.147 270.10W T/F 1 SCOTT KALITTA 0.464 8.339 87.12 After a terrible weekend qualifying, TJ comes back to take this 1st round win over the "old man." T/F 499 EDDIE HILL 0.483 4.852 295.66W T/F 4 CONNIE KALITTA 0.462 5.054 285.44 Hill takes the win over the "old man" who has some engine problems at the finish line. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sunday-Round 2 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 91 LARRY DIXON 0.481 4.817 299.50W T/F 23 JIM HEAD 0.511 4.961 289.38 Head drops cylinders and blows engine at the finish line. T/F 10 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.505 4.983 289.20 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.548 4.823 303.43W Good runs by both cars. T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.499 4.944 291.92W T/F 499 EDDIE HILL 0.483 6.865 128.92 Eddie goes up in smoke at the starting line. T/F 738 RANCE McDANIEL 0.507 5.231 274.39 T/F 9 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.457 5.213 247.86W TJ blows the engine at the finish line but still takes the win. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sunday-Round 3 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 91 LARRY DIXON 0.559 5.002 269.78 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.511 4.807 303.13W Great run by Cory. T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.519 4.861 304.15W T/F 9 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.475 5.128 270.43 Tommy has engine problems at about 1000 ft. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sunday-Final Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.483 4.997 288.27 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.526 4.810 307.48W Cory runs over 300 every round to win this race. ===========================================================

FUNNY CAR ~~~~~ ~~~ Sunday-Round 1 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.526 11.037 82.35 F/C 3 AL HOFMANN 0.514 5.202 294.98W Hoover up in smoke. F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.499 7.020 214.59 F/C 7 JIM EPLER 0.790 6.345 154.40W Bazemore gets out of shape and is all over the track Epler smokes'em but recovers to take the win F/C 750 DEL WORSHAM 0.484 5.685 227.84 F/C 221 K.C. SPURLOCK 0.585 5.310 286.07W K.C. switches lanes and it works for him. Del smoked the tires at about 100 ft mark. F/C 2 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.504 7.196 130.81 F/C 433 JIM BLAKE 0.528 5.676 217.49W Cruz goes up in smoke in the upset of the event!!! F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.528 5.157 295.95W F/C 23 GORDIE BONIN 0.518 8.664 107.07 Bonin goes up in smoke. F/C 9 GARY BOLGER 0.522 7.796 114.19 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.496 5.272 297.61W Force backpeddles all the way down the track and still runs a 5.27. Bolger shuts down at half track. F/C 8 DEAN SKUZA 0.613 5.715 189.79 F/C 782 GARY DENSHAM 0.520 5.218 282.48W Good run by Densham. Gets lane choice over Spurlock. F/C 10 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.501 5.375 277.69 F/C 624 GARY CLAPSHAW 0.500 5.375 278.72W Clapshaw wins by .001 in good race. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sunday-Round 2 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.497 8.132 104.95 F/C 3 AL HOFMANN 0.490 5.176 294.50W Force goes up in smoke and a jubilant Hofmann & crew advance to the next round. F/C 433 JIM BLAKE 0.541 7.713 120.72 F/C 624 GARY CLAPSHAW 0.499 5.537 223.99W Left lane up in smoke. F/C 221 K.C. SPURLOCK 0.550 9.422 88.73 F/C 782 GARY DENSHAM 0.518 5.200 281.07W K.C. goes up in smoke. F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.521 5.205 293.44W F/C 7 JIM EPLER 0.463 5.315 288.36 Good runs by both cars. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sunday-Round 3 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 624 GARY CLAPSHAW 0.471 5.316 251.11W F/C 3 AL HOFMANN 0.541 6.387 149.00 Right lane up in smoke at half track. Clapshaw makes his first ever final appearrance. F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.615 5.720 197.45 F/C 782 GARY DENSHAM 0.535 5.206 281.51W Two unsponsered cars make it to the final round. Proves anything can happen. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sunday-Final Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 624 GARY CLAPSHAW 0.462 5.339 286.89W F/C 782 GARY DENSHAM 0.503 5.457 276.66 First ever win for Clapshaw!!!!!!! ===========================================================

PRO STOCK ~~~ ~~~~~ Sunday-Round 1 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 43 RICKY SMITH 0.457 7.159 192.34 PRO 8 MARK PAWUK 0.470 7.142 193.17W Good runs by both cars. PRO 199 CHUCK HARRIS 0.202 7.233 193.38 PRO 12 DESTER CAMBRON 0.351 7.142 192.96W Harris rolls through the lights and gives Cambron the win. PRO 709 GEORGE MARNELL 0.364 7.112 194.21 PRO 775 JERRY ECKMAN 0.455 7.158 193.17W . PRO 5 KURT JOHNSON 0.458 8.904 109.28 PRO 7 STEVE SCHMIDT 0.469 7.141 193.88W Kurt gets out of shape and has to back off. PRO 1 DARRELL ALDERMAN 0.473 14.904 55.84 PRO 255 DANNY COFFMAN 0.454 7.195 192.08W BIG upset. Darrell gets out of shape and cant recover. PRO 10 BOB GLIDDEN 0.428 7.158 194.13W PRO 4 JIM YATES 0.489 7.234 190.47 Good runs by both cars. . PRO 3 WARREN JOHNSON 0.497 7.065 195.86 PRO 9 MARK OSBORNE 0.424 7.098 193.84W Warren loses another race at the starting line. PRO 2 SCOTT GEOFFRION 0.469 8.193 178.07W PRO 15 JOE LEPONE, JR. 0.273 7.202 192.22 Lepone red lights. Good break for Scott. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sunday-Round 2 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 10 BOB GLIDDEN 0.349 7.188 193.38 PRO 775 JERRY ECKMAN 0.468 7.249 192.67W Glidden red lites away the win! PRO 8 MARK PAWUK 0.494 7.131 193.46W PRO 2 SCOTT GEOFFRION 0.389 8.646 112.37 Scott rolls through the lights and fouls out. Neither of the Dodges will be in the final round!!!!! PRO 7 STEVE SCHMIDT 0.460 7.144 193.59W PRO 255 DANNY COFFMAN 0.453 7.200 192.43 Good runs by both cars. PRO 12 DESTER CAMBRON 0.412 7.174 192.34W PRO 9 MARK OSBORNE 0.572 7.166 192.92 . ----------------------------------------------------------- Sunday-Round 3 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 12 DESTER CAMBRON 0.100 7.192 192.47 PRO 775 JERRY ECKMAN 0.588 7.192 192.47W Dester rolls through the lights. PRO 8 MARK PAWUK 0.480 7.377 191.32W PRO 7 STEVE SCHMIDT 0.199 7.171 193.09 . ----------------------------------------------------------- Sunday-Final Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 775 JERRY ECKMAN 0.473 7.213 192.84 PRO 8 MARK PAWUK 0.453 7.195 192.80W

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