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

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup.

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

1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.521          5.110  299.00* 
F/C  720  CORY LEE            0.517          5.423  192.67  
   Force takes the #2 spot. Arend in Al Hofmann's F/C      
   is still #1                                              
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.548          5.388  277.52  
F/C    7  DEL WORSHAM         0.647          5.145  290.97  
   Del moves to the #5 spot as Tony P is knocked out of     
   the filed...for now                                      
F/C  305  DEAN SKUZA          0.591          9.909   83.32  
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.518          5.240  278.98  
   Skuza goes up in smoke almost immediately. Bazemore      
   looses traction just before the finish line              
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.537          5.065  298.90* 
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.535          5.089  298.80  
   Etchells snatches the #1 spot away from Arend! Nice     
   run from Cruz giving him the #3 spot                     
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.582         11.436   69.75  
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.515          5.180  285.26  
   Anderson goes up in smoke and Ron Capps finally          
   qualifies                                                
                                                            
Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday         
1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 CHUCK ETCHELLS       F/C    5   5.065 298.90   Sat1     
  2 JEFF AREND           F/C  170   5.073 287.35  Fri2      
  3 CRUZ PEDREGON        F/C    3   5.089 298.80   Sat1     
  4 JOHN FORCE           F/C    1   5.104 291.92  Fri1      
  5 DEL WORSHAM          F/C    7   5.145 290.97   Sat1     
  6 RON CAPPS            F/C   28   5.180 285.26   Sat1     
  7 WHIT BAZEMORE        F/C  209   5.203 294.11  Fri1      
  8 DEAN SKUZA           F/C  305   5.206 272.72  Fri1      
  9 RANDY ANDERSON       F/C  700   5.269 301.20  Fri1      
 10 TONY PEDREGON        F/C    2   5.289 278.81  Fri2      
 11 CORY LEE             F/C  720   5.423 192.67   Sat1     

Saturday-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       0.563          8.378  105.95* 
F/C  222  PAUL SMITH          0.820          6.496  141.57  
   Bazemore and Smith have traction problems and abort      
   the runs                                                 
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.558          5.384  213.98  
F/C  305  DEAN SKUZA          0.520          5.232  284.72  
   Nice runs from both Dean and Cruz but no change in       
   position. Cruz is #3...Dean is on the bubble at #8       
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.508          5.173  296.24  
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.525          5.131  293.54  
   Capps improves to the #6 spot. Etchells remains in the   
   #1 spot                                                  
F/C  720  CORY LEE            0.537          5.335  217.12* 
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.530          8.444   95.40  
   Neither Cory or Randy make decent runs and neither are   
   qualified for this event 
single       
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.580          5.076  292.77  
   Force makes a nice run but does NOT nail down the #1     
   position. Etchells is still on the pole                  
F/C  170  JEFF AREND          0.566          5.190  287.35* 
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.525          5.287  292.11  
   Arend remains at the #2 spot and Tony P does NOT        
   qualify for this event                                   
Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday         
1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 CHUCK ETCHELLS       F/C    5   5.065 298.90   Sat1     
  2 JEFF AREND           F/C  170   5.073 287.35  Fri2      
  3 JOHN FORCE           F/C    1   5.076 292.77   Sat2     
  4 CRUZ PEDREGON        F/C    3   5.089 298.80   Sat1     
  5 DEL WORSHAM          F/C    7   5.145 290.97   Sat1     
  6 RON CAPPS            F/C   28   5.173 296.24   Sat2     
  7 WHIT BAZEMORE        F/C  209   5.203 294.11  Fri1      
  8 DEAN SKUZA           F/C  305   5.206 272.72  Fri1      
  9 RANDY ANDERSON       F/C  700   5.269 301.20  Fri1      
 10 TONY PEDREGON        F/C    2   5.287 292.11   Sat2     
 11 CORY LEE             F/C  720   5.335 217.12   Sat2     
 12 PAUL SMITH           F/C  222   6.496 141.57   Sat

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Drivers Al Hofmann , Ron Capps