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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Pro Stock -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Pro Stock -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 197 JOHN PLUCHINO 0.396 9.391 90.15* PRO 359 LARRY PETERNEL 0.733 N/A N/A Pluchino gets out of shape & clicks off. Peternel breaks on the starting line PRO 244 MARK OSBORNE 0.324 7.241 193.71* PRO 1149 RICHARD CARBONE 0.498 7.317 189.67 . . PRO 1123 ROBERT PERRY 0.437 7.591 182.88 PRO 2 WARREN JOHNSON 0.517 7.053 195.43 Expected more from WJ, but... . PRO 368 RAY FRANKS 0.477 7.145 194.42 PRO 247 MIKE BELL 0.393 7.046 196.29 . . PRO 398 DARRELL ALDERMAN 0.463 7.100 193.46 PRO 50 BRUCE ALLEN 0.472 7.080 195.77 Alderman's going to have to run better than a 10 . PRO 6 STEVE SCHMIDT 0.468 7.035 196.37* PRO 270 ALLEN JOHNSON 0.530 7.076 194.17 Nice run for Schmidt giving him the #1 spot for now . PRO 24 TROY COUGHLIN 0.455 7.051 195.95* PRO 117 BILL SHORTS 0.941 7.523 178.85 . . PRO 387 MARK PAWUK 0.576 7.063 194.84* PRO 211 GRANT LEWIS 0.568 7.076 195.10 . . PRO 224 TOMMY HAMMONDS 0.516 7.051 196.37* single Nice run for Hammonds . PRO 384 ED HECK 0.497 7.151 193.59 PRO 357 LARRY MORGAN 0.444 7.059 195.27 . . PRO 3 MIKE EDWARDS 0.552 7.048 195.60 PRO 55 VIERE GAINES 0.431 7.035 196.07 . . PRO 11 SCOTT GEOFFRION 0.425 7.043 194.67 PRO 4 KURT JOHNSON 0.438 6.994 196.89 KJ runs the 1st 6 in qualifying and grabs the #1 spot! . PRO 1 JIM YATES 0.536 7.027 194.63* PRO 262 ROBERT PATRICK JR. 0.554 7.078 196.03 Yates tried, but can't take the #1 spot away from Kj. He's got 3 more chances! PRO 358 LARRY NANCE 0.470 7.053 195.52* PRO 351 RON KRISHER 0.523 7.023 196.72 . . PRO 12 DESTER CAMBRON 7.069 194.72* PRO 137 GEORGE WEILER 8.641 134.10 . . PRO 709 GEORGE MARNELL 0.483 7.005 196.20* PRO 136 BOB BENZA 0.623 10.861 74.58 . . PRO 124 FRANK IACONIO 0.530 7.007 195.77* PRO 1260 ADAM LANDOLFI 0.526 7.117 194.42 . . PRO 207 MIKE THOMAS 0.521 11.730 100.71* single . .

Friday-Session 2 - Pro Stock -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 247 MIKE BELL 0.462 7.018 195.69* PRO 368 RAY FRANKS 0.490 7.068 195.35 Bell moves up to the #4 spot on this run . PRO 50 BRUCE ALLEN 0.481 6.985 196.50* PRO 398 DARRELL ALDERMAN 0.398 7.076 193.92 Darrell is still way out of the program while Allen moves to the #1 spot! PRO 270 ALLEN JOHNSON 0.533 7.038 194.04 PRO 6 STEVE SCHMIDT 0.453 7.019 196.16 . . PRO 117 BILL SHORTS 1.235 14.482 43.37 PRO 24 TROY COUGHLIN 0.475 7.021 196.03 . . PRO 211 GRANT LEWIS 0.506 8.662 111.78 PRO 387 MARK PAWUK 0.557 7.047 194.21 Pawuk knocks WJ out of the program on this run! . PRO 8 TOM MARTINO 0.517 7.022 195.14 PRO 224 TOMMY HAMMONDS 0.487 7.009 195.86 BB star Hammonds moves up to the #5 spot on this terrific run! PRO 357 LARRY MORGAN 0.465 7.023 195.52* PRO 384 ED HECK 0.493 7.102 194.25 . . PRO 55 VIERE GAINES 0.398 7.095 187.46* PRO 3 MIKE EDWARDS 0.469 7.036 195.95 . . PRO 4 KURT JOHNSON 0.460 6.985 196.72 PRO 11 SCOTT GEOFFRION 0.399 7.082 194.25 Scott is now on the bubble! . PRO 262 ROBERT PATRICK JR. 0.534 7.063 194.88 PRO 1 JIM YATES 6.978 196.12 Yates takes the #1 spot on this run. KJ is #2 and Bruce Allen is #3. WJ is NOT qualified as of now PRO 351 RON KRISHER 0.539 7.029 196.20* PRO 358 LARRY NANCE 0.470 10.850 82.34 . . PRO 137 GEORGE WEILER 0.224 8.649 134.18 PRO 12 DESTER CAMBRON 0.535 7.047 195.01 . . PRO 136 BOB BENZA 0.458 7.090 193.63* PRO 709 GEORGE MARNELL 0.852 7.008 195.35 . . PRO 1260 ADAM LANDOLFI 0.438 7.120 192.47 PRO 124 FRANK IACONIO 0.465 7.026 195.90 . . PRO 359 LARRY PETERNEL 0.459 7.402 1.88 PRO 207 MIKE THOMAS 0.517 7.041 195.90 . . PRO 1149 RICHARD CARBONE 0.615 7.176 191.81 PRO 197 JOHN PLUCHINO 0.472 7.209 187.50 . . PRO 2 WARREN JOHNSON 0.521 6.975 196.54* PRO 244 MARK OSBORNE 0.515 7.048 194.17 Well...WJ takes the #1 spot away from Yates in this night run! PRO 1123 ROBERT PERRY 7.591 182.88 . .

Saturday-Session 1 - Pro Stock -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by The Chief Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 24 TROY COUGHLIN 0.473 7.057 19.63* PRO 211 GRANT LEWIS 0.563 9.980 92.18 . . PRO 387 MARK PAWUK 0.612 7.054 195.60 PRO 8 TOM MARTINO 0.520 7.087 194.04 . . PRO 224 TOMMY HAMMONDS 0.485 7.033 194.63 PRO 357 LARRY MORGAN 0.490 6.984 196.50 Morgan makes a terrific run with a 6 and is now qualified #3!! PRO 384 ED HECK 0.509 7.118 193.34* PRO 55 VIERE GAINES 0.565 11.186 80.78 Gaines has problems early and aborts the run . PRO 3 MIKE EDWARDS 0.518 6.991 197.28 PRO 4 KURT JOHNSON 0.451 7.000 197.23 KJ remains at the #4 spot and Edwards is now in the #6 spot PRO 11 SCOTT GEOFFRION 0.460 7.028 196.20* PRO 262 ROBERT PATRICK JR. 0.615 7.060 196.67 Scott qualifies, but not very well . PRO 1 JIM YATES 0.433 6.946 197.67* PRO 351 RON KRISHER 0.512 7.018 197.15 YATES takes the #1 spot with this run, though we have yet to see WJ! PRO 358 LARRY NANCE 0.522 7.034 196.46* PRO 137 GEORGE WEILER 0.658 8.495 135.44 . . PRO 12 DESTER CAMBRON 0.535 7.037 195.56 PRO 136 BOB BENZA 0.460 7.071 194.72 Dester still does not make the show...1 more try! . PRO 709 GEORGE MARNELL 0.519 6.986 196.42* PRO 1260 ADAM LANDOLFI 0.476 7.051 196.29 Marnell runs another 6 to land him in the #6 spot . PRO 124 FRANK IACONIO 0.532 6.994 196.42* PRO 359 LARRY PETERNEL 0.545 7.370 188.60 Iaconia, driving for Barry Grant, runs another 6 to land him in the #8 spot PRO 207 MIKE THOMAS 0.518 7.002 196.93* PRO 1149 RICHARD CARBONE 0.512 7.211 191.89 . . PRO 197 JOHN PLUCHINO 0.445 8.018 119.12 PRO 2 WARREN JOHNSON 0.540 6.979 197.49 WJ runs another 6 to get him in at the #2 spot right behind the #1 qualifier Yates PRO 244 MARK OSBORNE 0.563 7.033 195.90 PRO 247 MIKE BELL 0.487 6.974 197.28 . . PRO 1123 ROBERT PERRY 0.453 9.003 104.34 PRO 50 BRUCE ALLEN 0.465 6.990 196.99 Perry gets loose and clicks off. No improvement for Allen who stays at #6 PRO 368 RAY FRANKS 0.547 7.042 196.12 PRO 270 ALLEN JOHNSON 0.513 7.037 195.43 Neither Franks or Johnson improve enough to make the show PRO 398 DARRELL ALDERMAN 0.442 7.038 195.56* PRO 117 BILL SHORTS 1.022 7.444 181.63 . . PRO 6 STEVE SCHMIDT 0.469 7.006 197.58* single . .

Saturday-Session 2 - Pro Stock            -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Chief *FINAL*       
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
PRO    4  KURT JOHNSON        0.436          7.034  196.93* 
PRO  384  ED HECK             0.491           N/A   194.09  
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PRO  262  ROBERT PATRICK JR.  0.682          7.053  196.24  
PRO    3  MIKE EDWARDS        0.458          7.016  195.82* 
   No changes here! Current Temp 73  Humidity 67%           
   Bar. Pres. 29.79                                         
PRO  351  RON KRISHER         0.428          7.040  196.33  
PRO   11  SCOTT GEOFFRION     0.531          7.025  195.52  
   Geoffrion is on the bubble...not the place to be on      
   this final qualifying round                              
PRO  137  GEORGE WEILER       0.598          8.171  154.98* 
PRO    1  JIM YATES           0.461          6.952  197.49  
   Yates holds on the #1 spot with this run!                
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PRO  136  BOB BENZA           0.471          7.074  194.46  
PRO  358  LARRY NANCE         0.489          7.010  196.29  
   This run from Nance just knocked the last Dodge Boy out  
   of the program                                           
PRO 1260  ADAM LANDOLFI       0.483          8.546  116.30  
PRO   12  DESTER CAMBRON      0.475          7.102  194.21  
   Sorry all citizens from Philpot, KY...Dester did NOT     
   make the show! :(                                        
PRO 1149  RICHARD CARBONE     0.485          7.173  191.97  
PRO  709  GEORGE MARNELL      0.499          6.975  196.67  
   Nice run from Marnell puts him in the #4 spot            
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PRO    2  WARREN JOHNSON      0.459          6.947  197.67* 
PRO  124  FRANK IACONIO       0.529          6.991  196.29  
   WJ makes a real strong run but comes up a bit short.     
   Yates will be the #1 qualifier                           
PRO  247  MIKE BELL           0.443          6.980  196.63* 
PRO  207  MIKE THOMAS         0.483          7.001  196.85  
   Bell moves to the #3 spot on this run                    
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PRO   50  BRUCE ALLEN         0.484          6.990  196.37* 
PRO  197  JOHN PLUCHINO       0.449          7.177  187.65  
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PRO  270  ALLEN JOHNSON       0.533          7.031  195.65  
PRO  244  MARK OSBORNE        0.475          7.014  195.39  
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PRO  117  BILL SHORTS         1.192          7.516  184.72* 
PRO 1123  ROBERT PERRY                        N/A    N/A    
   Perry left before the tree was activated                 
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PRO  211  GRANT LEWIS         0.881          7.008  196.16  
PRO  368  RAY FRANKS          0.368          7.026  196.07  
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PRO    8  TOM MARTINO         0.506          7.022  195.10  
PRO  398  DARRELL ALDERMAN    0.446          7.050  194.93  
   Neither Martin nor Alderman will make the show!          
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PRO  357  LARRY MORGAN        0.466          6.999  195.82* 
PRO    6  STEVE SCHMIDT       0.458          7.169  169.93  
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PRO   55  VIERE GAINES        0.473          7.029  196.63  
PRO   24  TROY COUGHLIN       0.449          7.027  196.33  
   Neither Gaines or Coughlin will make the show!           
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      single                                                
PRO  387  MARK PAWUK          0.627          7.021  195.65  
   Mark does NOT make the show!                             
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PRO  224  TOMMY HAMMONDS      0.478          7.034  197.10  
   Tom Does make the show!!!                                
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Pro Stock Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Chief *FINAL ROUND* Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 JIM YATES PRO 1 6.946 197.67 Sat1 2 WARREN JOHNSON PRO 2 6.947 197.67 Sat2 3 MIKE BELL PRO 247 6.974 197.28 Sat1 4 GEORGE MARNELL PRO 709 6.975 196.67 Sat2 5 LARRY MORGAN PRO 357 6.984 196.50 Sat1 6 KURT JOHNSON PRO 4 6.985 196.72 Fri2 7 BRUCE ALLEN PRO 50 6.985 196.50 Fri2 8 MIKE EDWARDS PRO 3 6.991 197.28 Sat1 9 FRANK IACONIO PRO 124 6.991 196.29 Sat2 10 MIKE THOMAS PRO 207 7.001 196.85 Sat2 11 STEVE SCHMIDT PRO 6 7.006 197.58 Sat1 12 GRANT LEWIS PRO 211 7.008 196.16 Sat2 13 TOMMY HAMMONDS PRO 224 7.009 195.86 Fri2 14 LARRY NANCE PRO 358 7.010 196.29 Sat2 15 MARK OSBORNE PRO 244 7.014 195.39 Sat2 16 RON KRISHER PRO 351 7.018 197.15 Sat1 17 TROY COUGHLIN PRO 24 7.021 196.03 Fri2 18 MARK PAWUK PRO 387 7.021 195.65 Sat2 19 TOM MARTINO PRO 8 7.022 195.14 Fri2 20 SCOTT GEOFFRION PRO 11 7.025 195.52 Sat2 21 RAY FRANKS PRO 368 7.026 196.07 Sat2 22 VIERE GAINES PRO 55 7.029 196.63 Sat2 23 ALLEN JOHNSON PRO 270 7.031 195.65 Sat2 24 DESTER CAMBRON PRO 12 7.037 195.56 Sat1 25 DARRELL ALDERMAN PRO 398 7.038 195.56 Sat1 26 ADAM LANDOLFI PRO 1260 7.051 196.29 Sat1 27 ROBERT PATRICK JR. PRO 262 7.053 196.24 Sat2 28 BOB BENZA PRO 136 7.071 194.72 Sat1 29 ED HECK PRO 384 7.102 194.25 Fri2 30 RICHARD CARBONE PRO 1149 7.173 191.97 Sat2 31 JOHN PLUCHINO PRO 197 7.177 187.65 Sat2 32 LARRY PETERNEL PRO 359 7.370 188.60 Sat1 33 BILL SHORTS PRO 117 7.444 181.63 Sat1 34 ROBERT PERRY PRO 1123 7.591 182.88 Fri2 35 GEORGE WEILER PRO 137 8.171 154.98 Sat2

Sunday-Round 1 - Pro Stock -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 3 MIKE EDWARDS 0.470 7.069 196.29W PRO 124 FRANK IACONIO 0.532 7.126 171.98 . . PRO 50 BRUCE ALLEN 0.469 7.016 195.99W PRO 207 MIKE THOMAS 0.471 7.885 129.68 Thomas gets out of the groove and clicks off. Nice run from Allen PRO 4 KURT JOHNSON 0.462 6.962 197.23W PRO 6 STEVE SCHMIDT 0.467 7.009 196.37 Schmidt gave it a shot, but when KJ runs a 6, forget it!! PRO 247 MIKE BELL 0.445 6.996 197.15W PRO 358 LARRY NANCE 0.484 7.314 157.75 Nance made a strong move towards the center line and aborts. Nice run from Bell PRO 357 LARRY MORGAN 0.467 6.991 196.72W PRO 211 GRANT LEWIS 0.295 9.427 101.47 Lewis red lites his chances away. Morgan makes a good run to advance PRO 709 GEORGE MARNELL 0.482 7.011 197.15W PRO 224 TOMMY HAMMONDS 0.375 9.129 88.70 Marnell advances as Hammonds red lites his chances away PRO 2 WARREN JOHNSON 0.521 6.965 197.80W PRO 244 MARK OSBORNE 0.508 7.092 193.21 Osborne had the very slight holeshot, but can't match up with the WJ power. Not even close!!! PRO 1 JIM YATES 0.454 6.962 197.62W PRO 351 RON KRISHER 0.402 7.076 194.93 Krisher got the GIANT HOLESHOT over Yates, but hazed the tires near the top end. Yates advances!! Sunday-Round 2 - Pro Stock -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 357 LARRY MORGAN 0.464 6.996 196.03W PRO 709 GEORGE MARNELL 0.489 7.050 195.52 Morgan gets the holeshot and powers down the track to advance to the next round PRO 2 WARREN JOHNSON 0.457 6.985 196.03W PRO 50 BRUCE ALLEN 0.458 7.045 195.05 Pretty much heads up on the starting line, but the WJ power overmatches Allen. WJ advances PRO 4 KURT JOHNSON 0.476 7.001 197.02 PRO 247 MIKE BELL 0.435 7.010 196.29W Bell puts the BIG holeshot on KJ and takes the upset win. Unfortunately, he'll have to face KJ's dad, next PRO 1 JIM YATES 0.463 6.967 196.93W PRO 3 MIKE EDWARDS 0.443 7.026 196.29 Edwards had the slight holeshot off the line, but can't overcome the Yates power. Yates will face Morgan next

Sunday-Round 3 - Pro Stock                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones       
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
PRO    2  WARREN JOHNSON      0.467          6.964  197.84  
PRO  247  MIKE BELL           0.409          7.020  196.03W 
   THE UPSET OF THE MEET IN PRO STOCK!!! Bell gets the      
   BIG HOLESHOT and takes the win!!! WJ was in a coma!!     
PRO    1  JIM YATES           0.499          6.966  197.45W 
PRO  357  LARRY MORGAN        0.460          7.013  195.86  
   Morgan had the BIG holeshot, but Yates just had to       
   much power. Yates & Bell In the final! Watch the R/T's!  
                                                            
                                                            
                                                            
Sunday-Round 4 - Pro Stock                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones       
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
PRO    1  JIM YATES           0.464          6.966  198.06W 
PRO  247  MIKE BELL           0.393          7.008  196.37  
   Bell had to take a shot and he just missed. Defending    
   champ Jim Yates is your 1997 KEYSTONES PRO STOCK CHAMP! 

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