Virginia Nationals finals (T/F)

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[Our apologies for the two-week delay caused by Prodigy's news software] Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Steve/Joe ...

[Our apologies for the two-week delay caused by Prodigy's news software]

Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Steve/Joe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 7 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.514 4.846 283.28 T/F 2 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.509 4.848 280.81W Cory get's the holeshot and was neck-to-neck with KG till the top end when he powered past! T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.472 12.616 78.79 T/F 6 EDDIE HILL 0.523 4.804 294.02W Dakin goes up in smoke almost immediately. Hill gets out of the groove but makes a good run T/F 411 ANDY WOODS 0.454 9.852 83.83W T/F 10 JOE AMATO 0.541 9.852 83.83 Dakin has engine problems before the burnout and shuts down. Amato clicks off at about 330 ft and coasts T/F 220 BOB VANDERGRIFF, JR 0.486 5.004 222.93 T/F 1 SCOTT KALITTA 0.505 4.744 303.84W Scott runs the only 300 of the day so far. T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.506 5.057 214.38 T/F 5 BLAINE JOHNSON 0.488 4.719 299.60W Johnson sets a new track record with this run! Sarver has engine problems at half track and slows down T/F 4 MIKE DUNN 0.502 4.895 251.18W T/F 3 LARRY DIXON 0.500 4.818 286.98 Dunn had Dixon covered until half track then the motor went away. Dixon advances T/F 738 RANCE McDANIEL 0.550 4.920 263.38 T/F 9 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.521 4.748 303.84W Shelly was dropping cylinders but still made a REAL strong run. McDaniel's engine went away at half track. T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 0.541 5.050 226.52 T/F 399 CONNIE KALITTA 0.526 4.795 293.63W Strong run from Connie. Smith never really had a chance .

Sunday-Round 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Steve/Joe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 3 LARRY DIXON 0.541 4.769 288.27W T/F 6 EDDIE HILL 0.519 4.962 281.07 Eddie had the holeshot, but Dixon and the Miller had the power. T/F 5 BLAINE JOHNSON 0.513 4.765 285.62W T/F 2 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.509 4.878 289.01 Cory had the holeshot and the speed, but Johnson had the ET. T/F 10 JOE AMATO 0.735 4.849 287.63 T/F 9 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.563 4.815 298.01W Amato was in a COMA on the line. Shelly wins on the BIG holeshot and the ET! T/F 1 SCOTT KALITTA 0.552 4.750 303.03W T/F 399 CONNIE KALITTA 0.488 4.857 266.42W The "old man" had the holeshot, but Scott had the power

Sunday-Round 3 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1996 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Steve/Joe                    
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    9  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.533          5.000  279.41W 
T/F    5  BLAINE JOHNSON      0.530           N/A    N/A    
   Blaine fireballs the engine at about 300 ft. Shelly      
   runs a 5.00 to advance to the final round                
T/F    3  LARRY DIXON         0.516          6.170  216.91  
T/F    1  SCOTT KALITTA       0.492          5.605  255.46W 
   Dixon and Kalitta both go up in smoke, but Scott         
   recovers quickly and takes the win                       

Sunday-Round 4 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Steve/Joe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 1 SCOTT KALITTA 0.477 7.426 101.82 T/F 9 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.518 4.779 298.90W KALITTA GOES UP IN SMOKE!!! Shelley Anderson takes her 1st win since the 1994 Winter Nats at Pamona!

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