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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pontiac Springnationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pontiac Springnationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T TAFC 2 VERN MOATS 0.490 5.917 245.56* TAFC 1 TONY BARTONE 0.526 6.128 231.30 . . TAFC 74 DOUG GORDON 0.431 9.981 80.37 TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 0.288 6.179 233.76 . . TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.478 5.973 242.71 TAFC 6 TODD SIMPSON 0.479 5.961 240.96 . . TAFC 312 DANNY TOWNSEND 0.632 6.132 237.15 TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 0.514 6.152 224.71 . . TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 0.610 6.199 230.82 TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.492 6.166 234.86 . . TAFC 15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. 1.111 6.054 238.91 TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 0.554 6.361 230.71 . . TAFC 8 TODD PATON 0.586 5.945 239.87* TAFC 390 AL BILLES 0.631 6.010 237.34 . . single TAFC 302 BOB GOTTSCHALK 0.589 6.152 231.66 . . single TAFC 1030 JIM SICKLES 0.646 8.536 102.37 Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday 1997 NHRA Pontiac Springnationals by Jackie Lovins Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 VERN MOATS TAFC 2 5.917 245.56 Fri1 2 TODD PATON TAFC 8 5.945 239.87 Fri1 3 TODD SIMPSON TAFC 6 5.961 240.96 Fri1 4 FRANK MANZO TAFC 9 5.973 242.71 Fri1 5 AL BILLES TAFC 390 6.010 237.34 Fri1 6 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. TAFC 15 6.054 238.91 Fri1 7 TONY BARTONE TAFC 1 6.128 231.30 Fri1 8 DANNY TOWNSEND TAFC 312 6.132 237.15 Fri1 9 BOB GOTTSCHALK TAFC 302 6.152 231.66 Fri1 10 JOHN LAWSON TAFC 33 6.152 224.71 Fri1 11 CHUCK CHEESEMAN TAFC 327 6.166 234.86 Fri1 12 JOHN POWELL TAFC 7 6.179 233.76 Fri1 13 BERNIE HARRINGTON TAFC 765 6.199 230.82 Fri1 14 BOB NEWBERRY TAFC 5 6.361 230.71 Fri1 15 JIM SICKLES TAFC 1030 8.536 102.37 Fri1 16 DOUG GORDON TAFC 74 9.981 80.37 Fri1

Saturday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pontiac Springnationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 302 BOB GOTTSCHALK 0.564 6.069 234.98* TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 0.585 6.782 221.02 Harrington gets out of shape a little and we go to track clean-up. TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 0.490 5.915 240.83* TAFC 357 JEFF CRAIG 0.535 6.333 215.98 Lawson makes a nearly perfect run to take the number 1 spot. TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 0.600 6.426 164.56 TAFC 15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. 0.747 5.970 242.19 Newberry bounces all over the track all the way down then the blower belt kicks out. TAFC 390 AL BILLES 0.662 6.101 214.38* TAFC 312 DANNY TOWNSEND 0.681 6.329 236.28 Billes stays in the #7 position after that run and Townsend stays 10th. TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.496 6.318 236.34* TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE 0.609 6.233 232.31 Cheeseman shakes the tires off the line, gets out of it then gets right back in it. Slagle goes to #14. TAFC 1030 JIM SICKLES 0.568 6.109 238.09* TAFC 8 TODD PATON 0.531 10.700 74.04 Sickles gets close to the wall, drives out of it and goes right on down the track. Paton lifted at the 1/8. TAFC 2 VERN MOATS 0.524 5.913 249.51* TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 0.485 5.962 237.40 Powell leaves on Moats, but the Moats power prevails. . TAFC 1 TONY BARTONE 0.459 5.981 228.31* TAFC 6 TODD SIMPSON 0.445 10.918 70.45 Bartone takes the win as Simpson breaks off the line. . TAFC 74 DOUG GORDON 0.469 12.883 65.94 TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.478 6.418 238.03 Gordon gets out of shape off the line and Manzo takes the win.

Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday 1997 NHRA Pontiac Springnationals by Jackie Lovins Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 VERN MOATS TAFC 2 5.913 249.51 Sat1 2 JOHN LAWSON TAFC 33 5.915 240.83 Sat1 3 TODD PATON TAFC 8 5.945 239.87 Fri1 4 TODD SIMPSON TAFC 6 5.961 240.96 Fri1 5 JOHN POWELL TAFC 7 5.962 237.40 Sat1 6 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. TAFC 15 5.970 242.19 Sat1 7 FRANK MANZO TAFC 9 5.973 242.71 Fri1 8 TONY BARTONE TAFC 1 5.981 228.31 Sat1 9 AL BILLES TAFC 390 6.010 237.34 Fri1 10 BOB GOTTSCHALK TAFC 302 6.069 234.98 Sat1 11 JIM SICKLES TAFC 1030 6.109 238.09 Sat1 12 DANNY TOWNSEND TAFC 312 6.132 237.15 Fri1 13 CHUCK CHEESEMAN TAFC 327 6.166 234.86 Fri1 14 BERNIE HARRINGTON TAFC 765 6.199 230.82 Fri1 15 TIM SLAGLE TAFC 1177 6.233 232.31 Sat1 16 JEFF CRAIG TAFC 357 6.333 215.98 Sat1 17 BOB NEWBERRY TAFC 5 6.361 230.71 Fri1 18 DOUG GORDON TAFC 74 9.981 80.37 Fri

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