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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 302 DALE CREASY JR 0.553 10.729 86.63* single Dale smoked the tires about 100 feet out. This was his 1st pass at a national event an AA/FC. single F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.578 5.359 280.98 . . F/C 433 JIM BLAKE 0.543 6.449 208.42* F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.565 15.335 71.38 Tim was up in smoke immediately. Jim lost traction at about 200', pedalled it down the track. F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.586 14.216 61.31* F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.535 6.656 134.71 Mark goes up in smoke on the launch. . F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.521 5.037 311.52* F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.554 5.109 304.67 Randy blows the heck out of the track speed record. Good runs by both cars. F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.565 5.041 303.95* F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.523 5.089 304.25 Good runs by both cars. . F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.525 10.669 65.57 F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.535 5.112 299.10 Al had severe tire shake at about 200 feet out. . F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.568 9.628 94.57 F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.558 5.191 278.81 Gary lost traction at about 300'. . F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.533 5.307 291.16 F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.571 5.247 292.96 No apparent problems for either car. . F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.521 5.284 246.03 F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.609 5.058 290.69 A strong pass for Ron. .

Saturday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.541 5.059 307.69 F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.542 4.916 311.41 Whit lays down his career best E/T. . F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.608 9.440 87.55 F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.527 5.183 281.33 Tom clicks it off about 300 feet out. . F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.644 5.024 307.58* F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.619 5.055 299.80 A good side by side run. . F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.594 12.039 78.30 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.562 4.994 307.27 Freddie lost traction about 100 feet out. A very good run for John. F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.526 5.208 241.02 F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.543 5.036 302.82 Tim dropped a cylinder at half track. A smooth run for Dean. F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.546 11.113 77.12 F/C 302 DALE CREASY JR 0.516 5.443 245.90 Del was up in smoke about 100 feet out. . F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.536 5.053 296.54* F/C 433 JIM BLAKE 0.576 N/A N/A Jim nearly tagged the wall at 200' out, then oils down the track at 1000', never crossed the finish line. F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.519 4.990 306.64* F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.649 5.259 228.83 Mark lost the blower belt at about 1000' out. A very nice run for Tony. F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.529 5.513 192.88 F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.629 5.074 287.44 Kenji started dropping cylinders past half track. .

Saturday-Session 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.542 15.685 78.03 F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.629 5.113 270.43 John blew the tires off almost immediately. . F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.510 11.478 62.95* F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.557 12.123 63.69 Both drivers pop a wheelie, and have to shut off. . F/C 302 DALE CREASY JR 0.516 5.445 281.07 F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.636 5.162 298.21 Del just bumped Dale out of the show. . F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.561 5.370 213.98* F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.536 11.212 78.11 Chuck smokes'em about 200' out. . F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.536 12.810 73.23 F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.484 5.017 303.23 Randy headed for the center line at about 100', and had to get off the throttle. F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.494 8.418 102.91 F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.490 5.114 302.92 Whit is up in smoke at 300', tries to pedal, but has to shut it down. F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.443 10.625 68.33* F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.503 14.624 70.77 Cruz is up in smoke on the launch. Al follows suit at about 100 feet out. single F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.547 5.631 191.48 Tom moves toward the center line at half track, has to ease off. single F/C 28 RON CAPPS N/A N/A Ron shut it off at the line, after the burnout. .

Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Presented by Team Close Call Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 4.916 311.41 Sat1 2 TONY PEDREGON F/C 2 4.990 306.64 Sat1 3 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 4.994 307.27 Sat1 4 RON CAPPS F/C 28 5.024 307.58 Sat1 5 DEAN SKUZA F/C 305 5.036 302.82 Sat1 6 RANDY ANDERSON F/C 700 5.037 311.52 Fri1 7 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 5 5.053 296.54 Sat1 8 GARY DENSHAM F/C 10 5.055 299.80 Sat1 9 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 3 5.059 307.69 Sat1 10 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 8 5.112 299.10 Fri1 11 FREDDIE NEELY F/C 217 5.113 270.43 Sat2 12 DEL WORSHAM F/C 7 5.162 298.21 Sat2 13 AL HOFMANN F/C 4 5.183 281.33 Sat1 14 TIM WILKERSON F/C 347 5.208 241.02 Sat1 15 TOM HOOVER F/C 520 5.247 292.96 Fri1 16 MARK OSWALD F/C 6 5.259 228.83 Sat1 17 DALE CREASY JR F/C 302 5.443 245.90 Sat1 18 JIM BLAKE F/C 433 6.449 208.42 Fri1

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