Richmond TF Round 1

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals by Stephen/Joe Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals by Stephen/Joe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.495 11.036 78.07 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.471 6.440 193.96W Bernstein goes up in smoke, but recovers for the win. Dakin breaks on the line T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.491 13.453 75.04 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.477 5.033 211.91W Schumacher goes up in smoke almost immediately. Fairly good run for Scott on a cold track T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.488 4.897 308.85W T/F 503 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.467 4.973 291.73 TJ aborts after getting out of shape and wheel- standing. Nice strong run for Sarver T/F 337 PAUL ROMINE 0.476 5.393 261.09W T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.496 7.863 101.80 Amato goes up in smoke and aborts as Paul Romine pulls the 1st upset victory of the day T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.543 5.326 237.15 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.519 4.679 311.52W This race was pretty much over before it started. Scelzi just blew Shelly away and will face KB next T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.528 10.497 69.90 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.504 4.644 307.69W Hill's troubles continue as he goes up in smoke almost immediateley. Cory sets low ET of race so far T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.489 5.056 251.67 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.543 4.883 272.97W Both Powell & Vandergriff were skating all over the track & dropping cylinders. Vandergriff advances T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.481 6.274 232.07W T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.454 6.472 290.04 Dixon deeps stages and goes up in smoke. Dunn goes up in smoke but recovers and goes on for the win

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