Rockingham FC Fri. Qualifying

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup. Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones Number ...

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Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first-

1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C  305  DEAN SKUZA          0.564          5.206  272.72* 
F/C    7  DEL WORSHAM         0.630           N/A    N/A    
   Worsham goes up in smoke after no burnout and Dean       
   "squables" down the track losing traction near the end  
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.530          5.118  296.93* 
F/C  170  JEFF AREND          0.575          5.248   27.79  
   Nice run for both cars until the top end when Etchells   
   lost a cylinder.                                         
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.567          5.269  301.20* 
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.527          5.203  294.11  
   Anderson blows the tires ever so slightly near the top   
   end but still runs a 300! Whit is #2 behind Etchells     
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.545          5.104  291.92  
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.525          5.106  284.36  
   Force looses the race but takes the #1 spot for now.     
   Very close race all the way down to the finish           
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.533          5.349  281.77* 
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.534         10.014   80.33  
   Capps makes a strong turn towards the center line        
   and clicks off. Sub-par run for Tony.         
                       
1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JOHN FORCE           F/C    1   5.104 291.92  Fri1      
  2 CRUZ PEDREGON        F/C    3   5.106 284.36  Fri1      
  3 CHUCK ETCHELLS       F/C    5   5.118 296.93  Fri1      
  4 WHIT BAZEMORE        F/C  209   5.203 294.11  Fri1      
  5 DEAN SKUZA           F/C  305   5.206 272.72  Fri1      
  6 JEFF AREND           F/C  170   5.248 277.49  Fri1      
  7 RANDY ANDERSON       F/C  700   5.269 301.20  Fri1      
  8 TONY PEDREGON        F/C    2   5.349 281.77  Fri1      
  9 TOM HOOVER           F/C  520   9.663  84.58  Fri1      
 10 RON CAPPS            F/C   28  10.014  80.33  Fri1      

Friday-Session 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first-

1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.546          5.448  242.65* 
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.521          5.474  242.00  
   Both Whit and Chuck back-pedal and get a bit out of      
   shape. Whit crosses the center line and is DQ'd!         
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.516         15.960   64.97  
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.522         11.582   66.34  
   Both Cruz and Randy have severe tire shake and shut      
   off almost immediateley                                  
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.511          9.984   78.75  
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.510          7.816  104.93  
   Capps has tire shake and Force goes up in smoke          
   .                                                        
F/C    7  DEL WORSHAM                         N/A    N/A    
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.449          5.289  278.81  
   Tony gets to about 100 feet out...back-pedals..recovers  
   and makes a fair run                                     
F/C    7  DEL WORSHAM         0.561         16.108   69.67  
F/C  305  DEAN SKUZA          0.566          9.810   76.75  
   Once again the cars are overpowering the track and       
   going up in smoke                                        
F/C  170  JEFF AREND          0.502          5.073  287.35* 
      single                                                
   Arend takes the #1 spot and one of the very few F/C's   
   to make almost a complete run                            
Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday           
1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JEFF AREND           F/C  170   5.073 287.35  Fri2      
  2 JOHN FORCE           F/C    1   5.104 291.92  Fri1      
  3 CRUZ PEDREGON        F/C    3   5.106 284.36  Fri1      
  4 CHUCK ETCHELLS       F/C    5   5.118 296.93  Fri1      
  5 WHIT BAZEMORE        F/C  209   5.203 294.11  Fri1      
  6 DEAN SKUZA           F/C  305   5.206 272.72  Fri1      
  7 RANDY ANDERSON       F/C  700   5.269 301.20  Fri1      
  8 TONY PEDREGON        F/C    2   5.289 278.81  Fri2      
  9 CORY LEE             F/C  720   9.663  84.58  Fri1      
 10 RON CAPPS            F/C   28   9.984  78.75  Fri2      
 11 DEL WORSHAM          F/C    7  16.108  69.67  Fri2      

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