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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David & Tina Rowe Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David & Tina Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 740 DAVID BUSBY 0.499 20.760 233.70* T/F 394 LUIGI NOVELLI 0.764 5.084 284.36 Busby makes a good pass but explodes the engine in the lights. T/F 327 JIM BAILEY 0.488 11.421 77.20 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.524 4.924 265.87 Bailey loses power right off the line. Vandergriff makes a clean run. T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.476 4.841 293.82* T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.557 5.221 207.75 Kenny makes a very impressive run. . T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.507 4.960 285.26 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.480 4.864 294.69 Kalitta makes another nice run as the track starts coming around. T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.540 4.891 285.53* T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.481 4.950 282.04 Good runs by both cars. . T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.495 4.736 295.17* T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.513 4.934 292.96 Scelzi makes a good run. He hazes the tires at half track. T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.515 4.960 276.07* T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.554 13.857 75.70 Dakin goes up in smoke right off the starting line. . T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.503 4.908 288.18* T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.532 4.936 274.72 Cory has to pedal it at about 60 ft but still makes a good run. T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.565 5.040 260.94* T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.499 12.306 85.73 Amato goes up in smoke right out of the lights. . T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.477 7.199 112.54* single Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David & Tina Rowe Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 GARY SCELZI T/F 5 4.736 295.17 Fri1 2 KENNY BERNSTEIN T/F 1 4.841 293.82 Fri1 3 SCOTT KALITTA T/F 2 4.864 294.69 Fri1 4 EDDIE HILL T/F 10 4.891 285.53 Fri1 5 CORY McCLENATHAN T/F 3 4.908 288.18 Fri1 6 BOB VANDERGRIFF T/F 12 4.924 265.87 Fri1 7 BRUCE SARVER T/F 17 4.934 292.96 Fri1 8 SHELLY ANDERSON T/F 8 4.936 274.72 Fri1 9 TONY SCHUMACHER T/F 356 4.950 282.04 Fri1 10 JIM HEAD T/F 888 4.960 285.26 Fri1 11 LARRY DIXON T/F 4 4.960 276.07 Fri1 12 RHONDA HARTMAN T/F 747 5.040 260.94 Fri1 13 LUIGI NOVELLI T/F 394 5.084 284.36 Fri1 14 DOUG HERBERT T/F 11 5.221 207.75 Fri1 15 MIKE DUNN T/F 7 7.199 112.54 Fri1 16 JIM BAILEY T/F 327 11.421 77.20 Fri1 17 JOE AMATO T/F 6 12.306 85.73 Fri1 18 PAT DAKIN T/F 303 13.857 75.70 Fri1 19 DAVID BUSBY T/F 740 20.760 233.70 Fri1

Friday-Session 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.505 4.780 303.84* T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.478 4.813 297.61 Bernstein gets the first 300 at Gateway Park. . T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 0.654 5.013 285.62* single . . T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.500 10.582 87.00 T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.521 7.892 106.55 Both cars up in smoke. . T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.492 9.279 84.50* T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.502 9.653 76.78 Both cars lose traction at about 100 feet and shut down . T/F 303 PAT DAKIN N/A N/A T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.546 4.707 300.50 Dakin never leaves the line. Scelzi makes a great run. . T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.536 4.853 302.92* T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.492 5.138 238.66 Shelley runs the third 300 of the round. . T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.513 13.090 82.95 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.484 4.840 292.77 Cory makes a good run. Amato goes up in smoke. . T/F 394 LUIGI NOVELLI 0.614 5.694 233.34* T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.534 14.352 76.00 Both cars go up in smoke. Luigi gets back in it but can't improve. T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.535 9.648 76.46* T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.488 10.725 74.46 Both cars go up in smoke and shut down about 100 feet out. T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.600 4.932 292.58* T/F 740 DAVID BUSBY 4.932 N/A N/A Busby shuts it off before he stages. . single T/F 327 JIM BAILEY 0.577 11.180 76.52 . Bailey goes up in smoke.

Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday            
1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe                 
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.707 300.50  Fri2      
  2 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.780 303.84  Fri2      
  3 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.813 297.61  Fri2      
  4 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.840 292.77  Fri2      
  5 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.853 302.92  Fri2      
  6 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.891 285.53  Fri1      
  7 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.924 265.87  Fri1      
  8 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.932 292.58  Fri2      
  9 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.934 292.96  Fri1      
 10 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.950 282.04  Fri1      
 11 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.960 285.26  Fri1      
 12 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.960 276.07  Fri1      
 13 MIKE SMITH           T/F  223   5.013 285.62  Fri2      
 14 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.040 260.94  Fri1      
 15 DAVID BUSBY          T/F  740   5.076 233.70  Fri2      
 16 LUIGI NOVELLI        T/F  394   5.084 284.36  Fri1      
 17 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   7.199 112.54  Fri1      
 18 JIM BAILEY           T/F  327  11.180  76.52  Fri2      
 19 JOE AMATO            T/F    6  12.306  85.73  Fri1      
 20 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303  13.857  75.70  Fri1      
Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David & Tina Rowe          
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.517          4.967  288.73  
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.539          4.974  288.36  
   Great side by side drag race. Both cars make clean       
   runs.                                                    
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.511          4.747  296.83* 
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.531          4.913  278.72  
   Scelzi continues to lap the field.                       
   .                                                        
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.482          5.031  287.26  
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.476          4.989  293.44  
   .                                                        
   .                                                        
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.497          4.922  285.98  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.521          4.826  290.88  
   Joe makes a good run and jumps to #4. Luigi gets bumped. 
   .                                                        
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.602          5.024  240.32* 
T/F  394  LUIGI NOVELLI       0.539          5.465  253.66  
   Rhonda gets out of shape, blows the engine and goes up   
   in flames.                                               
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.513          4.900  288.92* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.514          4.953  273.30  
   .Dunn gets into the show and bumps out Hartman.          
   .Vandergriff doesn't improve.                            
T/F  740  DAVID BUSBY         0.502         10.321   72.37  
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.670          8.937   95.25  
   .Both cars lose traction and shut down.                  
   .                                                        
T/F  327  JIM BAILEY          0.510          5.096  284.27  
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.539          4.899  283.82  
   .                                                        
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T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.479          5.382  186.41* 
T/F  223  MIKE SMITH                          N/A    N/A    
   .Smith never stages and gets pushed away. Bernstein's    
   .engine sounded like it was laboring all the way down.   
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.515          5.019  275.56* 
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.507          7.941  104.69  
   Schumacher smokes the tires at about 100 feet out.       
                                                           
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David & Tina Rowe          
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.707 300.50  Fri2      
  2 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.780 303.84  Fri2      
  3 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.813 297.61  Fri2      
  4 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.826 290.88   Sat1     
  5 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.840 292.77  Fri2      
  6 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.853 302.92  Fri2      
  7 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.891 285.53  Fri1      
  8 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.900 288.92   Sat1     
  9 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   4.913 278.72   Sat1     
 10 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.924 265.87  Fri1      
 11 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.932 292.58  Fri2      
 12 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.934 292.96  Fri1      
 13 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.950 282.04  Fri1      
 14 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.960 285.26  Fri1      
 15 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.960 276.07  Fri1      
 16 MIKE SMITH           T/F  223   5.013 285.62  Fri2      
 17 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.024 240.32   Sat1     
 18 LUIGI NOVELLI        T/F  394   5.084 284.36  Fri1      
 19 JIM BAILEY           T/F  327   5.096 284.27   Sat1     
 20 DAVID BUSBY          T/F  740  10.321  72.37   Sat1     
Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David & Tina Rowe          
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.536          4.772  299.70* 
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.513          5.010  275.06  
   Amato makes a great run. Dixon hazes the tires at half   
   track.                                                   
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.508          4.832  301.50* 
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.499          4.890  263.15  
   Vandergriff gets in at #5. Cory was skating around all   
   the way down the track11                                 
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.575          4.998  273.63* 
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.514         10.810   72.43  
   Hartman goes up in smoke and has to shut down.           
   .                                                        
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.534          4.843  292.39* 
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.488          4.929  280.63  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
   .                                                        
T/F  223  MIKE SMITH          0.635          4.965  286.71* 
T/F  740  DAVID BUSBY         0.502          5.365  204.77  
   Smith improves and stays on the bump. Busby's engine     
   burst into flames at about 1000 feet.                    
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.530          4.908  291.29* 
T/F  327  JIM BAILEY          0.514          5.759  163.75  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
   .                                                        
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.524          4.888  289.76  
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.474          4.928  283.46  
   Sarver improves greatly to move to No. 8.                
   .                                                        
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.528         13.002   76.88  
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.571          4.872  284.18  
   Dakin goes up in smoke. Head makes an impressive run.    
   .                                                        
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.546          4.889  295.37* 
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.497          5.039  220.42  
   Eddie hazes the tires at half track.                     
   .                                                        
      single                                                
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.501          5.068  207.27  
   Scelzi clicks it off early.                              
                                                           
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David & Tina Rowe          
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.707 300.50  Fri2      
  2 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.772 299.70   Sat2     
  3 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.780 303.84  Fri2      
  4 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.813 297.61  Fri2      
  5 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.832 301.50   Sat2     
  6 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.840 292.77  Fri2      
  7 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.853 302.92  Fri2      
  8 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.872 284.18   Sat2     
  9 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.888 289.76   Sat2     
 10 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.891 285.53  Fri1      
 11 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.900 288.92   Sat1     
 12 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.908 291.29   Sat2     
 13 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   4.913 278.72   Sat1     
 14 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.932 292.58  Fri2      
 15 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.960 276.07  Fri1      
 16 MIKE SMITH           T/F  223   4.965 286.71   Sat2     
 17 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.024 240.32   Sat1     
 18 LUIGI NOVELLI        T/F  394   5.084 284.36  Fri1      
 19 JIM BAILEY           T/F  327   5.096 284.27   Sat1     
 20 DAVID BUSBY          T/F  740   5.365 204.77   Sat2

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