Topeka FC Qualifying

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Saturday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by Bob & David Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Saturday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by Bob & David Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 482 RONNY YOUNG 1.009 5.227 284.90 F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.618 5.188 287.53 Both cars had some tire shake. . F/C 620 MITCH MCDOWELL N/A N/A F/C 724 DALE PULDE 0.561 5.206 245.16 Mitch didn't pull into the water box. . single F/C 749 RICHARD HARTMAN 0.584 8.806 101.18 Something popped about 100 feet out. . F/C 620 MITCH MCDOWELL 0.612 5.959 249.44 F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.530 4.981 305.49 Mitch shook hard after the launch. A nice run for Randy . F/C 312 LARRY GOULD N/A N/A F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.649 5.564 191.57 Larry was leaking fluid at the line. Mark smokes 'em a little past half track, has to shut it down. single F/C 720 CORY LEE 0.650 5.275 247.32 Cory gets out of shape at about 1000'. He's driving Al Hofmann's car. F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.456 4.951 308.32* F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.555 8.324 102.69 John goes up in smoke at half track, starts to get sideways, comes very close to the wall, & shuts it off. F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.548 5.125 300.00* F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.547 9.361 89.65 Dean loses traction in the same place as Force, and turns toward the wall. F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 0.653 8.479 101.98 F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.554 5.103 302.62 Gary shook hard on the launch. A smooth run for Del. . F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.545 5.146 286.16* F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.563 6.269 193.50 Tim had some tire shake. Whit was up in smoke at half track, pedaled it through the traps. F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.495 5.274 265.33* single No noticable problems. . F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.527 5.092 302.92* single It looked like a smooth run froom here. . F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.482 5.037 267.69* single Cruz smokes 'em at about 1000'. . F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.757 5.216 290.97* single Gary got a little out of shape about 100 feet out. Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by Bob & David Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 TONY PEDREGON F/C 2 4.951 308.32 Sat1 2 RANDY ANDERSON F/C 700 4.981 305.49 Sat1 3 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 3 5.037 267.69 Sat1 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 5 5.092 302.92 Sat1 5 DEL WORSHAM F/C 7 5.103 302.62 Sat1 6 RON CAPPS F/C 28 5.125 300.00 Sat1 7 TIM WILKERSON F/C 347 5.146 286.16 Sat1 8 TOM HOOVER F/C 520 5.188 287.53 Sat1 9 DALE PULDE F/C 724 5.206 245.16 Sat1 10 GARY DENSHAM F/C 10 5.216 290.97 Sat1 11 RONNY YOUNG F/C 482 5.227 284.90 Sat1 12 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 8 5.274 265.33 Sat1 13 CORY LEE F/C 720 5.275 247.32 Sat1 14 MARK OSWALD F/C 6 5.564 191.57 Sat1 15 MITCH MCDOWELL F/C 620 5.959 249.44 Sat1 16 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 6.269 193.50 Sat1 17 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 8.324 102.69 Sat1 18 GARY BOLGER F/C 395 8.479 101.98 Sat1 19 RICHARD HARTMAN F/C 749 8.806 101.18 Sat1 20 DEAN SKUZA F/C 305 9.361 89.65 Sat1

Saturday-Session 2 - Funny Car            -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by Bob & David             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.526          5.738  177.23* 
F/C  312  LARRY GOULD         0.803         10.565   84.30  
   Larry got out of shape about 100 feet out.  Randy        
   launched the burst panel at about 1000' out.             
F/C    6  MARK OSWALD         0.552          5.204  289.20  
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.513          5.122  289.01  
   Both cars had a little tire shake on the launch, and     
   smoke started coming out of Tony's car at 1000'.         
F/C  720  CORY LEE            0.496          7.100  119.28  
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.587          5.047  293.73  
   Cory smokes the tires all the way down. A nice run for   
   Ron.                                                     
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.524          5.054  303.23* 
F/C  395  GARY BOLGER         0.656         12.968   60.97  
   Gary got sideways about 100 feet out, and hits the       
   retaining wall.  John makes the show.                    
F/C  305  DEAN SKUZA          0.546          5.040  303.43* 
F/C  347  TIM WILKERSON       0.541          5.108  260.56  
   A smooth run for both cars.                              
   .                                                        
F/C    7  DEL WORSHAM         0.536          5.072  304.87  
F/C    8  KENJI OKAZAKI       0.488          5.107  294.11  
   Two more smooth passes.                                  
   .                                                        
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.548          5.068  301.20  
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.545          5.041  305.39  
   They are running fairly fast, just not as quick as       
   we're used to here in Topeka.                            
F/C  520  TOM HOOVER          0.610          8.587   96.03* 
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.498          9.174   91.93  
   Both cars went up in smoke about 200' out.               
   .                                                        
F/C  724  DALE PULDE          0.550          5.086  290.04* 
F/C   10  GARY DENSHAM        0.652          5.135  292.11  
   A smooth run by both cars.                               
   .                                                        
F/C  749  RICHARD HARTMAN     0.687          6.814  132.88  
F/C  482  RONNY YOUNG         0.741          5.147  295.85  
   Richard was up in smoke at about the 330' mark. A good   
   run for Ronny.                                           
      single                                                
F/C  620  MITCH MCDOWELL      0.609          5.783  253.16  
   The ride was a bumpy one for Mitch on this pass.         
                                                           
Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday         
1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by Bob & David             
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 TONY PEDREGON        F/C    2   4.951 308.32   Sat1     
  2 RANDY ANDERSON       F/C  700   4.981 305.49   Sat1     
  3 CRUZ PEDREGON        F/C    3   5.037 267.69   Sat1     
  4 DEAN SKUZA           F/C  305   5.040 303.43   Sat2     
  5 CHUCK ETCHELLS       F/C    5   5.041 305.39   Sat2     
  6 RON CAPPS            F/C   28   5.047 293.73   Sat2     
  7 JOHN FORCE           F/C    1   5.054 303.23   Sat2     
  8 WHIT BAZEMORE        F/C  209   5.068 301.20   Sat2     
  9 DEL WORSHAM          F/C    7   5.072 304.87   Sat2     
 10 DALE PULDE           F/C  724   5.086 290.04   Sat2     
 11 KENJI OKAZAKI        F/C    8   5.107 294.11   Sat2     
 12 TIM WILKERSON        F/C  347   5.108 260.56   Sat2     
 13 GARY DENSHAM         F/C   10   5.135 292.11   Sat2     
 14 RONNY YOUNG          F/C  482   5.147 295.85   Sat2     
 15 TOM HOOVER           F/C  520   5.188 287.53   Sat1     
 16 MARK OSWALD          F/C    6   5.204 289.20   Sat2     
 17 CORY LEE             F/C  720   5.275 247.32   Sat1     
 18 MITCH MCDOWELL       F/C  620   5.783 253.16   Sat2     
 19 RICHARD HARTMAN      F/C  749   6.814 132.88   Sat2     
 20 GARY BOLGER          F/C  395   8.479 101.98   Sat1     
 21 LARRY GOULD          F/C  312  10.565  84.30   Sat

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