Memphis Saturday report (T/F, F/C)

1995 NHRA Mid-South Nationals Reported by Stephen Jones and David Rowe Courtesy of Prodigy and the National Hot Rod Association TOP FUEL ~~~ ~~~~ Saturday-Session 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 ~~~ ~~~~ Saturday-Session 1 -Left lane first- Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 1 SCOTT KALITTA 0.469 4.726 306.95* T/F 5 JOE AMATO 0.498 6.686 120.69 Amato has problems and shuts down at half track. Track record by Kallitta. T/F 10 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.548 5.023 231.48* T/F 499 EDDIE HILL 0.551 4.834 297.42 Good runs by both cars. T/F 23 JIM HEAD 0.545 10.415 76.18 T/F 411 ANDY WOODS 0.495 5.070 285.80* Head has problems at starting line. T/F 8 PAT AUSTIN 0.540 5.295 285.43 T/F 6 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.515 4.889 303.54* Great MPH by Bernstein. T/F 738 RANCE McDANIEL 0.495 5.215 259.14 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.513 4.743 308.32* Cory takes top speed of the meet and sets track record. T/F 7050 BLAINE JOHNSON 0.519 6.427 130.35 T/F 91 LARRY DIXON 0.471 5.554 164.41* Both lanes up in smoke at half track. T/F 4 CONNIE KALITTA 0.525 5.073 23.25* T/F 300 JACK OSTRANDER 0.533 6.211 142.22 . T/F 457 MICHAEL BROTHERTON 0.538 10.317 81.69 T/F 9 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.503 5.257 258.47* Brotherton goes up in smoke about 100 feet out. TJ blows engine at the finish line. DOWN TIME!!! single T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.567 9.364 94.64* Dunn gos up in smoke . ----------------------------------------------------------- Saturday-Session 2 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 6 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.502 4.885 302.82* T/F 23 JIM HEAD 0.564 9.765 79.65 Head goes up in smoke about 100 ft out. T/F 91 LARRY DIXON 0.502 10.279 82.78 T/F 4 CONNIE KALITTA 0.549 5.069 282.84* Dixon goes up in smoke about 100 ft. out. Kalitta makes nice run but blows engine in traps. T/F 5 JOE AMATO 0.528 N/A N/A * T/F 10 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.601 N/A N/A Both lanes up in smoke. T/F 552 ROD FULLER 0.490 N/A N/A T/F 8 PAT AUSTIN 0.539 5.128 286.53* Left lane up in smoke. T/F 9 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.508 5.212 265.72* T/F 738 RANCE McDANIEL 0.540 11.367 83.43 Johnson stays on the bubble. T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.526 4.822 301.00* T/F 7050 BLAINE JOHNSON 0.516 9.222 85.10 Johnson goes up in smoke about 100 feet out. T/F 499 EDDIE HILL 0.537 5.006 288.18* single . T/F 300 JACK OSTRANDER 0.622 9.562 93.97* single Pontiac smokes tires about 100 ft out and coasts through the lights. ----------------------------------------------------------- Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 SCOTT KALITTA T/F 1 4.726 306.95 Sat1 2 CORY McCLENATHAN T/F 3 4.743 308.32 Sat1 3 LARRY DIXON T/F 91 4.766 291.63 Fri2 4 MIKE DUNN T/F 7 4.822 301.00 Sat2 5 EDDIE HILL T/F 499 4.834 297.42 Sat1 6 MICHAEL BROTHERTON T/F 457 4.870 300.60 Fri1 7 KENNY BERNSTEIN T/F 6 4.885 302.82 Sat2 8 BLAINE JOHNSON T/F 7050 4.890 297.61 Fri2 9 RANCE McDANIEL T/F 738 4.920 277.34 Fri1 10 SHELLY ANDERSON T/F 10 4.947 287.44 Fri2 11 JIM HEAD T/F 23 4.949 286.35 Fri2 12 CONNIE KALITTA T/F 4 4.989 288.64 Fri1 13 ANDY WOODS T/F 411 5.070 285.80 Sat1 14 PAT DAKIN T/F 303 5.086 216.91 Fri1 15 PAT AUSTIN T/F 8 5.089 282.39 Fri2 16 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. T/F 9 5.092 257.06 Fri1 17 ROD FULLER T/F 552 5.152 216.71 Fri2 18 JACK OSTRANDER T/F 300 5.279 263.08 Fri1 19 JOE AMATO T/F 5 6.686 120.69 Sat1 ===========================================================

FUNNY CAR ~~~~~ ~~~ Saturday-Session 1 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.539 5.121 281.95* F/C 2 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.501 10.019 80.65 Etchells takes the #1 spot with this run. Pedregon had tire shake at 100 ft out and shuts down. F/C 433 JIM BLAKE 0.629 8.228 96.94* F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.530 9.602 85.28 Both cars up in smoke. Force tries to back-pedal with- out much success F/C 3 AL HOFMANN 0.528 10.062 79.34 F/C 750 DEL WORSHAM 0.525 5.491 237.02* Hoffman goes up in smoke. F/C 221 K.C. SPURLOCK 0.535 5.089 287.35* F/C 711 RAY HIGLEY 0.634 13.284 68.33 Spurlock takes #1 spot. F/C 8 DEAN SKUZA 0.517 5.333 287.53* F/C 132 JERRY CAMINITO 0.657 11.255 79.34 Right lane goes up in smoke. F/C 7 JIM EPLER 0.594 7.889 113.75* F/C 624 GARY CLAPSHAW 0.491 9.460 80.87 Both cars go up in smoke at about 100 feet. F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.620 12.968 73.06 F/C 10 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.560 5.317 281.51* Hoover brakes and coast through. F/C 23 GORDIE BONIN 0.539 5.587 209.59* F/C 482 RONNY YOUNG 0.669 5.957 260.79 . F/C 9 GARY BOLGER 0.698 11.361 69.22* single Bolger gets out of the groove and smokes the tires. ----------------------------------------------------------- Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 K.C. SPURLOCK F/C 221 5.089 287.35 Sat1 2 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 4 5.121 281.95 Sat1 3 AL HOFMANN F/C 3 5.149 293.06 Fri2 4 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 5.158 303.03 Fri2 5 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 5.183 292.39 Fri1 6 GARY DENSHAM F/C 782 5.195 283.01 Fri1 7 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 10 5.317 281.51 Sat1 8 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 2 5.332 275.22 Fri1 9 DEAN SKUZA F/C 8 5.333 287.53 Sat1 10 GARY BOLGER F/C 9 5.385 277.52 Fri2 11 TOM HOOVER F/C 520 5.386 231.30 Fri2 12 GORDIE BONIN F/C 23 5.401 240.19 Fri2 13 DEL WORSHAM F/C 750 5.491 237.02 Sat1 14 GARY CLAPSHAW F/C 624 5.512 225.84 Fri2 15 JIM BLAKE F/C 433 5.731 260.94 Fri1 16 JERRY CAMINITO F/C 132 5.841 206.18 Fri1 17 RONNY YOUNG F/C 482 5.846 193.00 Fri1 18 JIM EPLER F/C 7 7.017 129.36 Fri2 19 RAY HIGLEY F/C 711 13.284 68.33 Sat1 ----------------------------------------------------------- Saturday-Session 2 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 2 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.507 5.079 287.26* F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.536 11.067 70.87 Cruz takes over top spot in final round. F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.523 9.866 82.72 F/C 23 GORDIE BONIN 0.545 5.436 274.72* Force smokes the tires and has to shut down. F/C 624 GARY CLAPSHAW 0.513 5.293 289.38* F/C 8 DEAN SKUZA 0.512 5.393 281.25 Good runs by both cars. F/C 10 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.534 6.026 170.94* F/C 7 JIM EPLER 0.983 5.380 287.90 . F/C 711 RAY HIGLEY 0.528 11.590 70.94* F/C 221 K.C. SPURLOCK 0.557 12.450 75.47 Both cars up in smoke. F/C 482 RONNY YOUNG 0.558 8.195 102.96* F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.527 11.409 79.14 Hoover smokes the tire about 100 feet out. F/C 750 DEL WORSHAM 0.547 5.607 261.24* F/C 9 GARY BOLGER 0.604 6.158 156.03 . F/C 132 JERRY CAMINITO 0.587 6.902 129.96 F/C 3 AL HOFMANN 0.515 5.177 291.92* Caminito fails to make the show. ----------------------------------------------------------- Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 2 5.079 287.26 Sat2 2 K.C. SPURLOCK F/C 221 5.089 287.35 Sat1 3 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 4 5.121 281.95 Sat1 4 AL HOFMANN F/C 3 5.149 293.06 Fri2 5 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 5.158 303.03 Fri2 6 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 5.183 292.39 Fri1 7 GARY DENSHAM F/C 782 5.195 283.01 Fri1 8 GARY CLAPSHAW F/C 624 5.293 289.38 Sat2 9 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 10 5.317 281.51 Sat1 10 DEAN SKUZA F/C 8 5.333 287.53 Sat1 11 JIM EPLER F/C 7 5.380 287.90 Sat2 12 GARY BOLGER F/C 9 5.385 277.52 Fri2 13 TOM HOOVER F/C 520 5.386 231.30 Fri2 14 GORDIE BONIN F/C 23 5.401 240.19 Fri2 15 DEL WORSHAM F/C 750 5.491 237.02 Sat1 16 JIM BLAKE F/C 433 5.731 260.94 Fri1 17 JERRY CAMINITO F/C 132 5.841 206.18 Fri1 18 RONNY YOUNG F/C 482 5.846 193.00 Fri1 19 RAY HIGLEY F/C 711 11.590 70.94 Sat2

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