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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup. Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana Number ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup. Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver E.T. Speed T/F 337 PAUL ROMAINE 4.987 280.89* T/F 394 LUIGI NOVELLI 5.158 274.47 The first pair of Fuel Dragsters are usually found at IHRA events. It also means the IHRA cars are 1 and 2!! T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 11.905 0.00 T/F 9 CONNIE KALITTA 9.163 90.99 Rhonda lifts and Conrad boils the tires and both cars coast through the finish lights T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 10.055 87.54 T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 4.901 265.33 Dixon did a pewney (sp) burnout and a lousy run. Cristen lost a cylinder at the top end. T/F 405 DOUG FOXWORTH 5.156 271.90 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 4.888 276.32 Both cars were hazing the tires at the top end but KB still takes the number one spot for now. T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 5.235 192.63* T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 5.434 192.67 Tony smoked the tires, then smoked the engine as they qualify number 7. Bob is number 6 for now. T/F 503 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 4.789 299.40* T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 5.126 259.59 TJ blistered the track to low qualifier and Eddie puked engine fluids from 600 on but grabs No. 5 spot. T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 4.936 274.80* T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 8.875 79.66 Mike struck the tires early and Doug lost the engine later. T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 9.632 0.00 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 4.792 282.22 Sarver smoked the tires and Gary was throwing flames out of both cylinder heads through the lights T/F 6 JOE AMATO 10.495 0.00 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 4.979 287.63 Joe smoked the tires before he lost cylinders, Cory ran a pretty strong lap T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 9.430 81.35 T/F 888 JIM HEAD 4.831 28.35 Jim Head drove through a small wheelstand to take the number 3 spot. T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 9.482 84.75* single Shelly smoked the tires and shut it off at 100 feet

Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday            
1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana                   
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.   T/F  503   4.789 299.40  Fri1      
  2 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.792 282.22  Fri1      
  3 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.831  28.35  Fri1      
  4 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.888 276.32  Fri1      
  5 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.901 265.33  Fri1      
  6 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.936 274.80  Fri1      
  7 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.979 287.63  Fri1      
  8 PAUL ROMAINE         T/F  337   4.987 280.89  Fri1      
  9 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   5.126 259.59  Fri1      
 10 DOUG FOXWORTH        T/F  405   5.156 271.90  Fri1      
 11 LUIGI NOVELLI        T/F  394   5.158 274.47  Fri1      
 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   5.235 192.63  Fri1      
 13 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   5.434 192.67  Fri1      
 14 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   8.875  79.66  Fri1      
 15 CONNIE KALITTA       T/F    9   9.163  90.99  Fri1      
 16 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   9.430  81.35  Fri1      
 17 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   9.482  84.75  Fri1      
 18 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   9.632  N/A    Fri1      
 19 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4  10.055  87.54  Fri1      
 20 JOE AMATO            T/F    6  10.495  N/A    Fri1      
 21 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747  11.905  N/A    Fri1      

Friday-Session 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver E.T. Speed T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 9.093 86.23 T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 4.862 279.58 Cristen peddles twice as Larry grabs number 4 position with a flash of flames through the lights T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 9.743 N/A * T/F 405 DOUG FOXWORTH 10.264 N/A Ugly race, boiled tires and smoke from both cars at the 100 foot mark T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 12.584 56.83 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 8.011 92.45 Tony lost either the clutch, rear end or both as he launched... Bob shut his off at half-track T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 10.820 N/A T/F 503 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 4.902 291.26 Eddie smokes em at 100 foot and TJ doesn't improve over his already number one position T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 4.996 290.13* T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 8.678 90.37 Doug Herbert drove through a HUGE wheelstand, and Dunn drove to position 10 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 4.832 291.63* T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 4.969 296.93 Scelzi peddles once and stays in position 2, Sarver has position 2 for now T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 12.136 N/A T/F 6 JOE AMATO 4.838 300.60 Joe was on and off and on the throttle to take the first 300 of the event and the number 4 position T/F 888 JIM HEAD 9.720 87.64* T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 10.810 0.85 Well, no speed records or excitement here as both cars lose traction on the launch T/F 394 LUIGI NOVELLI N/A N/A T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 5.387 290.97 Luigi blew the &8*$#6 out of the engine on the launch and dropped &^$(#* all the way down the track T/F 9 CONNIE KALITTA 10.225 79.35 T/F 337 PAUL ROMAINE 7.722 107.88 Romine drove through tire spin - Neither Kalitta is on the money side of qualifying yet single T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 11.718 74.46 Seems wheelstands and blown engines are hindering the IHRA guys as Rhonda dances with a small stand

Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday            
1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana                   
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.   T/F  503   4.789 299.40  Fri1      
  2 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.792 282.22  Fri1      
  3 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.831  28.35  Fri1      
  4 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.838 300.60  Fri2      
  5 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.862 279.58  Fri2      
  6 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.888 276.32  Fri1      
  7 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.901 265.33  Fri1      
  8 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.936 274.80  Fri1      
  9 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.969 296.93  Fri2      
 10 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.979 287.63  Fri1      
 11 PAUL ROMAINE         T/F  337   4.987 280.89  Fri1      
 12 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.996 290.13  Fri2      
 13 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   5.126 259.59  Fri1      
 14 DOUG FOXWORTH        T/F  405   5.156 271.90  Fri1      
 15 LUIGI NOVELLI        T/F  394   5.158 274.47  Fri1      
 16 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   5.235 192.63  Fri1      
 17 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   5.387 290.97  Fri2      
 18 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   5.434 192.67  Fri1      
 19 CONNIE KALITTA       T/F    9   9.163  90.99  Fri1      
 20 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   9.430  81.35  Fri1      
 21 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747  11.718  74.46  Fri2
Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana                   
                                                            
Number    Driver                             E.T.   Speed   
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF                     N/A    N/A    
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL                         4.867  293.63  
   Vandergriff pulled a wheelstand at the launch and        
   shut it off, Hill spewed oil from the overflow pipes     
T/F  503  TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.                  N/A    N/A    
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN                          4.880  289.48  
   TJ shut it off after a lousy start, Dunn lays a nice     
   number for position 7 for now                            
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT                       4.940    2.70  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI                        4.684  302.01  
   New low qualifyier with Scelzi and the fastest run of    
   the event, Herbert: small wheel stand and fried engine   
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER                       4.934  292.96* 
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN                   4.945  289.20  
   Nice strong runs, Sarver advances, Cory doesn't          
   .                                                        
T/F    6  JOE AMATO                          4.921  244.36* 
T/F  888  JIM HEAD                          10.422   81.07  
   Ugly                                                     
   .                                                        
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA                      4.946  265.25* 
T/F  394  LUIGI NOVELLI                      5.333  265.17  
   Scot bumps Luigi into the bump spot, Luigi spewing       
   fuel from the heads all the way down the track           
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON                    4.901  288.64* 
T/F    9  CONNIE KALITTA                     5.000  300.09  
   Both get in at 9 and 16, not a pretty race, lots of      
   broken parts from both cars                              
T/F  337  PAUL ROMAINE                       4.781  292.58* 
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL                     4.963  283.10  
   Wow!  Paul Romaine takes number 2 position.               
   .                                                        
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN                      N/A    N/A    
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN                    4.822  303.13  
   Rhonda puked fuel from the heads and shut it off,        
   KB moves from 9 to 4 position                            
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON                        4.957  277.26  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER                    4.858  296.54  
   Tony moves from not qualified into number 7 position     
   .                                                        
T/F  405  DOUG FOXWORTH                      5.709  171.55* 
      single                                                
   Lost a couple of left head cylinders                     
                                                           
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana                   
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.684 302.01   Sat1     
  2 PAUL ROMAINE         T/F  337   4.781 292.58   Sat1     
  3 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.   T/F  503   4.789 299.40  Fri1      
  4 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.822 303.13   Sat1     
  5 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.831  28.35  Fri1      
  6 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.838 300.60  Fri2      
  7 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.858 296.54   Sat1     
  8 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.862 279.58  Fri2      
  9 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.867 293.63   Sat1     
 10 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.880 289.48   Sat1     
 11 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.901 288.64   Sat1     
 12 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.901 265.33  Fri1      
 13 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.934 292.96   Sat1     
 14 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.936 274.80  Fri1      
 15 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.945 289.20   Sat1     
 16 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.946 265.25   Sat1     
 17 CONNIE KALITTA       T/F    9   5.000 300.09   Sat1     
 18 DOUG FOXWORTH        T/F  405   5.156 271.90  Fri1      
 19 LUIGI NOVELLI        T/F  394   5.158 274.47  Fri1      
 20 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   5.235 192.63  Fri1      
 21 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747  11.718  74.46  Fri2      

Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Fram Nationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver E.T. Speed T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 4.807 291.54* T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 5.836 152.59 Cory improves and Doug peeled his motor apart clean up time. He is still number 14 for now T/F 888 JIM HEAD 9.126 83.84 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 4.767 296.54 Bruce has a great run! Jim blew his motor about 100 feet out. T/F 9 CONNIE KALITTA 4.753 303.23* T/F 6 JOE AMATO 4.784 293.25 Connie went from not qualified to number two in a really stout field T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 5.656 146.27 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 4.965 292.39 Cristen doesn't improve and Scott spit fuel down the track and doesn't qualify T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 4.788 292.68* T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 4.814 294.88 both driver move well up on the list. Great drag race! . T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 4.887 253.44 T/F 337 PAUL ROMAINE 4.761 287.72 Paul is having a great weekend..very consistent! . T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 4.832 285.08* T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 5.371 271.00 Rhonda made it down the track for the first time all weekend but doesn't cut it. Eddie has a great run T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 4.782 303.33* T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 9.677 85.54 great run for the mopar team. Larry has problems . T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 4.669 304.46* T/F 405 DOUG FOXWORTH 5.117 283.46 Gary sets a new track record for speed with this fantastic run. Doug is not in the show single T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 10.758 76.73 Bob doesn't make the show. He had tire shake and cut it off single T/F 503 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 5.462 178.32 Tommy lugged down the track and clicked off early Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday 1997 NHRA Fram Southern Nationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed 1 GARY SCELZI T/F 5 4.669 304.46 2 CONNIE KALITTA T/F 9 4.753 303.23 3 PAUL ROMAINE T/F 337 4.761 287.72 4 BRUCE SARVER T/F 17 4.767 296.54 5 MIKE DUNN T/F 7 4.782 303.33 6 JOE AMATO T/F 6 4.784 293.25 7 KENNY BERNSTEIN T/F 1 4.788 292.68 8 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. T/F 503 4.789 299.40 9 CORY McCLENATHAN T/F 3 4.807 291.54 10 SHELLY ANDERSON T/F 8 4.814 294.88 11 JIM HEAD T/F 888 4.831 283.55 12 EDDIE HILL T/F 10 4.832 285.08 13 TONY SCHUMACHER T/F 356 4.858 296.54 14 LARRY DIXON T/F 4 4.862 279.58 15 CRISTEN POWELL T/F 18 4.901 265.33 16 DOUG HERBERT T/F 11 4.936 274.80 17 SCOTT KALITTA T/F 2 4.946 265.25 18 DOUG FOXWORTH T/F 405 5.117 283.46 19 LUIGI NOVELLI T/F 394 5.158 274.47 20 BOB VANDERGRIFF T/F 12 5.235 192.63 21 RHONDA HARTMAN T/F 747 5.371 271.00

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