Sonoma TF Qualifying

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 757 DAVID GRUBNIC 0.532 11.014 75.32 T/F 711 DAVE PROMNITZ 0.684 5.220 234.55 Grubnic had severe tire shake on the launch. . T/F 709 BOB REEHL 0.512 8.740 92.64* T/F 703 TIM GIBSON 0.528 10.331 80.71 Both cars were up in smoke about 100 feet out. . T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.549 8.685 87.87* T/F 739 SPIKE GORR 0.508 9.768 68.68 Both cars broke loose about 100 feet out. . T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.522 5.330 192.55* T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.520 7.976 100.88 Larry brought the front up and smoked the tires, had to shut it off. T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.488 6.710 119.01 T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.512 4.827 265.25 Mike is the 1st to put down a decent run today. . T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.520 4.752 302.01* single A smooth run for Joe. . T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.557 8.870 79.48 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.583 5.075 282.84 Eddie smokes'em about 100 feet out. Bob has a little tire smoke early but is able to drive through it. T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.512 4.916 296.24* T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.509 8.597 82.50 Kenny was up in smoke about 100 feet out. Bruce lost the rear wing at the finish line, but keeps it straight T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.500 4.802 289.38 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.497 4.803 302.31 Good runs by both cars. .

Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday            
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.752 302.01  Fri1      
  2 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.802 289.38  Fri1      
  3 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.803 302.31  Fri1      
  4 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.827 265.25  Fri1      
  5 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.916 296.24  Fri1      
  6 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   5.075 282.84  Fri1      
  7 DAVE PROMNITZ        T/F  711   5.220 234.55  Fri1      
  8 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   5.330 192.55  Fri1      
  9 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   6.710 119.01  Fri1      
 10 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   7.976 100.88  Fri1      
 11 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   8.597  82.50  Fri1      
 12 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   8.685  87.87  Fri1      
 13 BOB REEHL            T/F  709   8.740  92.64  Fri1      
 14 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   8.870  79.48  Fri1      
 15 SPIKE GORR           T/F  739   9.768  68.68  Fri1      
 16 TIM GIBSON           T/F  703  10.331  80.71  Fri1      
 17 DAVID GRUBNIC        T/F  757  11.014  75.32  Fri1      
Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.481          8.427   85.68* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.551         12.845   73.00  
   Bob was up in smoke on the launch, while Tony shook the  
   tires about 300 feet out.                                
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.513          8.330   97.98* 
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.502          8.792   86.05  
   Both cars smoke'em about 300' out.                       
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T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.531          4.674  310.88* 
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.531         12.603   63.79  
   Scott was up in smoke on the launch. Eddie ended a       
   great pass by crashing after the finish line.            
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.506          7.701  106.03  
T/F  711  DAVE PROMNITZ       0.597          4.915  288.00  
   Gary had severe tire shake about 100 feet out.  Dave's   
   chute didn't fully open, and he stopped in the sandtrap  
T/F  757  DAVID GRUBNIC       0.516          5.870  240.44* 
T/F  703  TIM GIBSON          0.510          9.639   89.40  
   Both cars smoke'em about 100 feet out, Tim shuts down,   
   David pedals it on thru'.                                
T/F  709  BOB REEHL           0.531          7.128  117.75* 
T/F  739  SPIKE GORR          0.475         11.151   76.50  
   Both cars up in smoke about 100 feet out.                
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T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.551          6.919  126.19  
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.546          5.313  208.09  
   Larry had some tire shake early. Jim fireballs the       
   engine just before half track.                           
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.579          8.277   94.91* 
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.515          8.773   81.13  
   Both cars lost traction at the 330' mark.                
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      single                                                
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.733          7.166  112.96  
   Shelly smokes'em about 330 feet out.                     
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Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.674 310.88   Sat1     
  2 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.752 302.01  Fri1      
  3 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.802 289.38  Fri1      
  4 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.803 302.31  Fri1      
  5 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.827 265.25  Fri1      
  6 DAVE PROMNITZ        T/F  711   4.915 288.00   Sat1     
  7 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.916 296.24  Fri1      
  8 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   5.075 282.84  Fri1      
  9 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   5.313 208.09   Sat1     
 10 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   5.330 192.55  Fri1      
 11 DAVID GRUBNIC        T/F  757   5.870 240.44   Sat1     
 12 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   6.710 119.01  Fri1      
 13 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   6.919 126.19   Sat1     
 14 BOB REEHL            T/F  709   7.128 117.75   Sat1     
 15 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   7.166 112.96   Sat1     
 16 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   8.597  82.50  Fri1      
 17 TIM GIBSON           T/F  703   9.639  89.40   Sat1     
 18 SPIKE GORR           T/F  739   9.768  68.68  Fri1      
Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  703  TIM GIBSON          0.525          6.653  135.86  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.494          4.757  301.00  
   Tim hazed the tires at 60'. A smooth run for Gary.       
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T/F  739  SPIKE GORR          0.527          5.102  247.25* 
T/F  757  DAVID GRUBNIC       0.604          5.035  286.07  
   Relatively smooth runs for both cars.                    
   .                                                        
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.535          4.972  291.45  
T/F  709  BOB REEHL           0.580          4.898  282.75  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
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T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.520          7.563  107.36  
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.600          7.333  105.00  
   Mike was up in smoke at about 300'. Jim explodes the     
   engine at about half track, big fireball.                
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.622          5.038  288.92  
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.574          4.867  301.10  
   Shelley makes the show with this run.                    
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T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.488          4.917  295.95  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.463          4.929  288.55  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
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T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.495          4.872  309.59* 
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.516          4.734  303.54  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
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T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.528          9.460   83.90* 
      single                                                
   Scott shuts it off about 100 feet out.                   
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Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.674 310.88   Sat1     
  2 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.734 303.54   Sat2     
  3 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.757 301.00   Sat2     
  4 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.803 302.31  Fri1      
  5 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.827 265.25  Fri1      
  6 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.867 301.10   Sat2     
  7 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.872 309.59   Sat2     
  8 BOB REEHL            T/F  709   4.898 282.75   Sat2     
  9 DAVE PROMNITZ        T/F  711   4.915 288.00   Sat1     
 10 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.916 296.24  Fri1      
 11 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.917 295.95   Sat2     
 12 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.929 288.55   Sat2     
 13 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.972 291.45   Sat2     
 14 DAVID GRUBNIC        T/F  757   5.035 286.07   Sat2     
 15 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   5.038 288.92   Sat2     
 16 SPIKE GORR           T/F  739   5.102 247.25   Sat2     
 17 TIM GIBSON           T/F  703   6.653 135.86   Sat2     
 18 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   6.919 126.19   Sat1     

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