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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.461 6.144 235.97 TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.466 5.825 247.86W Yup, tracks better as Manzo greatly improves and goes to the next round TAFC 1030 JIM SICKLES 0.553 6.542 232.67 TAFC 6 TODD SIMPSON 0.488 6.074 239.87W Simpson feathers it ever so slightly and gets it on down to the lights TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 0.454 5.878 241.09W TAFC 74 DOUG GORDON 0.501 6.235 235.84 Lawson's the first to choose the right lane in this round and pedals off pad, but still runs his best/event TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 0.509 7.676 116.09 TAFC 2 VERN MOATS 0.538 5.934 246.84W Both all over the place and Moats has his hands full through the lights, but experience get him to round 2 TAFC 312 DANNY TOWNSEND 0.478 5.963 241.74W TAFC 8 TODD PATON 0.480 14.241 54.68 There's an upset and great run by the veteran from IND. who doesn't run much; Paton heads for wall and lifts TAFC 302 BOB GOTTSCHALK 0.481 5.997 237.02 TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 0.425 5.978 240.69W Nice race between two Div. 3 campaigners; margin of victory .075 seconds TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 0.487 5.967 245.16 TAFC 15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. 0.510 5.912 244.10W Upset? Not really as Monaghan qualified ahead of the Newb; great race in the meanwhile MOV .032 TAFC 390 AL BILLES 0.556 6.070 239.80 TAFC 1 TONY BARTO 0.584 5.842 246.84W Unbelievable as the Bartone's would say; Tony with low et of the round and better his 5.981 Qlfy run

Sunday-Round 2 - Alcohol Funny Car        -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC    7 JOHN POWELL         0.469          6.012  236.90W 
TAFC    9 FRANK MANZO         0.485          6.119  223.82  
   Manzo slows with a 1.025 60' with tireshake and the      
   Etterman machine goes to the semis                       
TAFC   33 JOHN LAWSON         0.466          5.895  239.80W 
TAFC   15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR.   0.474          5.977  240.51  
   Monaghan with an advantage at 60', .957 to .976, but     
   the Lucas Oil Car's power comes on the top end           
TAFC    1                     0.518          6.236  239.61W 
TAFC    2 VERN MOATS          0.530         12.890   61.46  
   Bartone pedals through shake and gets by Moats, who      
   clicked early                                            
TAFC  312 DANNY TOWNSEND      0.541          6.742  157.01  
TAFC    6 TODD SIMPSON        0.420          6.180  237.21W 
   Simpson drills Townsend on the light while Townsend      
   almost drills the wall at the 660' mark                  
Sunday-Round 3 - Alcohol Funny Car        -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC    1 TONY BARTONE        0.461          6.067  239.93  
TAFC    6 TODD SIMPSON        0.474          6.052  232.07W 
   The upset nationals continue, MOV .002                   
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TAFC   33 JOHN LAWSON         0.448          5.948  239.10W 
TAFC    7 JOHN POWELL         0.456          5.947  238.66  
   Battle of Div. 3 campaigners and they don't dissapoint   
   MOV .007; what a great round of racing                             
                                             
Sunday-Round 4 - Alcohol Funny Car        -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC   33 JOHN LAWSON         0.441          5.968  238.98W 
TAFC    6 TODD SIMPSON        0.490          6.002  235.66  
   Lawson wins his first NHRA National Event                
  

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