Richmond FMFC Qualifying

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Thursday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Thursday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 226 MELINDA GREEN 0.833 6.249 215.31* TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 0.581 6.384 196.50 Melinda got REAL close to the center line and pulls it back. Bernie hazes 'em at the end and backs off. TAFC 1 TONY BARTONE 0.659 10.225 68.18 TAFC 1030 JIM SICKLES 0.532 7.010 211.91 Both cars have horrible runs. Severe tire shake and they both shut down. TAFC 201 SCOTT WEISS 0.508 6.225 235.91 TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.482 5.766 245.49 Beautiful runs by both cars - smooth and straight. Manzo gets the #1 spot for now. TAFC 283 BUTCH KERNODLE 0.530 6.004 233.10 TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 0.511 5.913 245.03 Both cars have to peddle at half track. Both cars are in the show for now. TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.465 6.748 152.61 TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE 0.653 5.931 240.00 Both cars have to drive through tire shake. . TAFC 204 BOBBY MARTINDALE 1.242 6.919 147.51* single Bobby clicks it off at 1000' when the car gets out of shape. TAFC 15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. 0.602 6.039 244.96* single Car shakes all the way down the track. Franny drives through it an sticks it in the #5 slot.

Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Thursday 1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 FRANK MANZO TAFC 9 5.766 245.49 Thu1 2 BOB NEWBERRY TAFC 5 5.913 245.03 Thu1 3 TIM SLAGLE TAFC 1177 5.931 240.00 Thu1 4 BUTCH KERNODLE TAFC 283 6.004 233.10 Thu1 5 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. TAFC 15 6.039 244.96 Thu1 6 SCOTT WEIS TAFC 201 6.225 235.91 Thu1 7 MELINDA GREEN TAFC 226 6.249 215.31 Thu1 8 BERNIE HARRINGTON TAFC 765 6.384 196.50 Thu1 9 CHUCK CHEESEMAN TAFC 327 6.748 152.61 Thu1 10 BOBBY MARTINDALE TAFC 204 6.919 147.51 Thu1 11 JIM SICKLES TAFC 1030 7.010 211.91 Thu1 12 TONY BARTONE TAFC 1 10.225 68.18 Thu1

Friday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car      -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen                
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC  243 DONNA DUNCAN        0.603          7.401  187.53  
TAFC    7 JOHN POWELL         0.418          5.947  243.70  
   Donna gets near the wall and backs off.  Decent run for  
   Powell                                                   
TAFC  296 BUNNY BURKETT       0.790          7.231  180.36* 
      single                                                
   Bunny makes a nice conservative run in her first pass.   
   The car drifts a bit, but she made it all the way down.  
TAFC    5 BOB NEWBERRY        0.632          5.885  246.98* 
TAFC  204 BOBBY MARTINDALE                   9.999   N/A    
   Martindale makes his burnout and can't make the pass.    
   Newberry chatters the tires at half track and recovers.  
TAFC  765 BERNIE HARRINGTON   0.604          6.225  234.25  
TAFC   15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR.   0.496          5.965  199.60  
   Right lane fades to the centerline.  Both cars make      
   nice passes.                                             
TAFC    9 FRANK MANZO         0.479          5.774  248.41* 
TAFC  327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN     0.478          6.104  208.28  
   Manzo makes another nice pass.  Cheeseman gets toward    
   the center line and has to lift.                         
      single                                                
TAFC  226 MELINDA GREEN       0.707         11.909   66.99  
   Melinda blows the tires off it right off the line and    
   coasts through the traps.                                
      single                                                
TAFC  283 BUTCH KERNODLE      0.677          5.987  234.80  
   Kernodle makes a real clean pass and puts the car in     
   the 6th spot. . . until T-Bone.                          
TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE          0.477          6.261  223.65* 
TAFC    1 TONY BARTONE        0.492          9.770   82.46  
   Bartone shakes the car real bad and backs out of it.     
   Tony loses a piece of the wheelie bar at half track.     
Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday   
1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen                
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 FRANK MANZO          TAFC    9  5.766 245.49 Thu1       
  2 BOB NEWBERRY         TAFC    5  5.885 246.98  Fri1      
  3 TIM SLAGLE           TAFC 1177  5.931 240.00 Thu1       
  4 JOHN POWELL          TAFC    7  5.947 243.70  Fri1      
  5 FRAN MONAGHAN JR.    TAFC   15  5.965 199.60  Fri1      
  6 BUTCH KERNODLE       TAFC  283  5.987 234.80  Fri1      
  7 SCOTT WEIS           TAFC  201  6.033 238.15  Fri1      
  8 CHUCK CHEESEMAN      TAFC  327  6.104 208.28  Fri1      
  9 JIM SICKLES          TAFC 1030  6.184 239.29  Fri1      
 10 BERNIE HARRINGTON    TAFC  765  6.225 234.25  Fri1      
 11 MELINDA GREEN        TAFC  226  6.249 215.31 Thu1       
 12 BOBBY MARTINDALE     TAFC  204  6.919 147.51 Thu1       
 13 BUNNY BURKETT        TAFC  296  7.231 180.36  Fri1      
 14 DONNA DUNCAN         TAFC  243  7.401 187.53  Fri1      
 15 TONY BARTONE         TAFC    1  9.770  82.46  Fri1      
Friday-Session 2 - Alcohol Funny Car      -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen                
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC  201 SCOTT WEISS         0.483          6.110  240.51* 
TAFC 1030 JIM SICKLES         0.615          6.595  230.88  
   Neither car makes a great run and don't improve.         
   .                                                        
TAFC  327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN     0.502          6.195   N/A    
TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE          0.530          5.836  246.98  
   Cheeseman takes out the last cone on the track and gets  
   a DQ for this run, Slagle goes to #2 with this pass.     
TAFC    7 JOHN POWELL         0.607          5.989  242.00  
TAFC    9 FRANK MANZO         0.497          5.768  249.86  
   Manzo makes his third pass within a few hundredths -     
   the car is dialed.  Powell doesn't help himself.         
TAFC  226 MELINDA GREEN       0.650          6.204  231.95* 
TAFC  765 BERNIE HARRINGTON   0.492          6.300  237.09  
   Melinda does a great job of driving as the car is all    
   over the track.  Bernie doesn't move up.                 
      single                                                
TAFC    5 BOB NEWBERRY        0.500         12.896   62.54  
   Newberry chatters the tires at the line and shuts it     
   off.                                                     
TAFC    1 TONY BARTONE        0.527          5.766  249.03* 
      single                                                
   Great run by Tony - he finally gets to the top of the    
   heap.                                                    
      single                                                
TAFC  296 BUNNY BURKETT       0.693          6.436  224.94  
   Bunny steps it up a bit in her second competitive pass,  
   she moves to #13.                                        
Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday   
1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen                
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 TONY BARTONE         TAFC    1  5.766 249.03  Fri2      
  2 FRANK MANZO          TAFC    9  5.766 245.49 Thu1       
  3 TIM SLAGLE           TAFC 1177  5.836 246.98  Fri2      
  4 BOB NEWBERRY         TAFC    5  5.885 246.98  Fri1      
  5 JOHN POWELL          TAFC    7  5.947 243.70  Fri1      
  6 FRAN MONAGHAN JR.    TAFC   15  5.965 199.60  Fri1      
  7 BUTCH KERNODLE       TAFC  283  5.987 234.80  Fri1      
  8 SCOTT WEIS           TAFC  201  6.033 238.15 Thu1       
  9 CHUCK CHEESEMAN      TAFC  327  6.104 208.28  Fri1      
 10 JIM SICKLES          TAFC 1030  6.184 239.29  Fri1      
 11 MELINDA GREEN        TAFC  226  6.204 231.95  Fri2      
 12 BERNIE HARRINGTON    TAFC  765  6.225 234.25  Fri1      
 13 BUNNY BURKETT        TAFC  296  6.436 224.94  Fri2      
 14 BOBBY MARTINDALE     TAFC  204  6.919 147.51 Thu1       
 15 DONNA DUNCAN         TAFC  243  7.401 187.53  Fri1

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