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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.491 5.186 221.02W T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.504 5.901 160.31 Mike has severe tire shake approching half track. Bob blows the motor just past half track. T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.504 4.699 310.45W T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.488 12.017 82.05 Tony smokes the tires at 60', has to shut it off. A smooth run for Jim. T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.495 4.680 305.08W T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.269 5.014 230.17 Cristen got off the throttle at 1000'. . T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.522 5.795 154.08W T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.489 13.802 71.93 Kenny was up in smoke on the launch. Eddie shut it off at half track. T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.177 4.908 317.57W single Joe's 60' was 1.201. He didn't seem to really start moving until after half track. T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.512 4.622 315.56W T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.489 8.738 82.94 Shelly smokes'em at 200' out. A very nice pass for Cory . T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.533 11.251 87.86 T/F 422 VICKY FANNING 0.645 5.430 247.72W Gary lost a fuel line on the launch, giving Vicki the upset win. T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.501 4.727 311.41W T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.525 8.237 97.81 Doug was up in smoke at about 300' out. A smooth run for Larry.

Sunday-Round 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.500 13.744 45.96 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.458 6.451 256.70W Both cars were up in smoke on the launch. Joe overloads the engine, and misses his chance to back up the 4.562. T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.537 7.972 107.14 T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.497 4.824 297.52W Both cars smoke the tires about 100 feet out, but Larry smokes'em again when he tries to get bad in it. T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.515 4.781 297.22W T/F 422 VICKY FANNING 0.595 5.815 220.91 No apparent problems for Vicki. A smooth pass for Scott. T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.538 4.689 304.77W T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.478 6.064 146.38 Jim was up in smoke at 330', tried to get back in it, but had traction difficulties the rest of the way down.

Sunday-Round 3 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.517 10.037 75.70 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.484 4.713 308.74W Eddie rode a wheelie to about the 200' mark, and had to set it down. T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.520 4.746 302.82W T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.502 4.788 292.87 There was smoke from Scott's motor from the 330' mark on down.

Sunday-Round 4 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Champion Auto Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.487 4.795 315.01W T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.525 6.152 136.75 Cory brings the front up several times, but is able to drive on down. Bob brought a wheelie down hard at 330'.

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