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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 359 WAYNE BAILEY 0.762 6.126 154.32* single Bailey at the wheel of John Carey's dragster. Has .941 60',clicks around 1000' T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.537 4.994 275.14* T/F 303 PAT DAKIN N/A N/A Dakin breaks on burnout; Powell with a new Waterman pump, goes raw in the lights T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.534 5.105 280.59 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.504 4.808 291.82 Mac backpedals 60'; Scelzi scoots all over lane and drives on through T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.492 10.119 82.06 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.656 4.939 275.48 Bernstein .878 60', but smokes while Vandergriff with a .923 60' keeps'em lit through the lights T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.512 8.608 94.25 T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.512 4.840 293.06 Dixon with a better .873 60', but goes up in smoke at 80', meanwhile Shelly drives on through. T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.512 4.811 297.42* T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.716 5.275 198.71 Dunn .861 to .869 at 60', Dunn keeps it straight down the grove while Rhonda hazes at 1100' T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.497 4.984 292.87* T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.463 5.788 158.11 Both soft at the launch in the .9s, Shoe clicks early . T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.490 4.773 298.90 T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.506 4.737 304.98 Prock shows he CAN tune on a tricky track, while Hill may be back with that run T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.576 5.046 289.76 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.483 4.898 279.15 Herbert with a blirp burnout, but gets down the track Kalitta dances around and hazes entering the lights single T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.563 5.302 213.47 Head fireballs through the lights, but he's in the show #13, time for cleanup

Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday            
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.737 304.98 fri1       
  2 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.773 298.90 fri1       
  3 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.808 291.82 fri1       
  4 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.811 297.42 fri1       
  5 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.840 293.06 fri1       
  6 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.898 279.15 fri1       
  7 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.939 275.48 fri1       
  8 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.984 292.87 fri1       
  9 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.994 275.14 fri1       
 10 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   5.046 289.76 fri1       
 11 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   5.105 280.59 fri1       
 12 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.275 198.71 fri1       
 13 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   5.302 213.47 fri1       
 14 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   5.788 158.11 fri1       
 15 WAYNE BAILEY         T/F  359   6.126 154.32 fri1       
 16 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   8.608  94.25 fri1       
 17 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1  10.119  82.06 fri1       
Friday-Session 2 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first-   
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.500          4.919  234.31  
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.503          4.730  297.61  
   Violent engine explosion for Vandergriff in the lights   
   while Cory Mac jumps to #1                               
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.492         10.025   80.42  
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.481          4.846  298.21  
   Kenny with a nice clean, conservative run while Shelly   
    goes up in smoke around 330'                            
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.575          9.767   78.60  
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.499          4.860  284.72  
   Dixon mixes up the cylinders from 1000' on as Rhonda     
   drifts toward the centerline and lifts                   
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.491          4.958  281.95* 
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.500          8.740   78.60  
   Dunn takes a shot at the track and misses, smoking the   
   tires; Schumacher with a clean pass                      
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.482          4.662  311.85* 
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.473          5.017  276.24  
   Great pass by Amato (.866 60'); Sarver backpedals once   
   .                                                        
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.528         10.113   78.11* 
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.524         10.937   72.06  
   Kalitta goes up in smoke; Hill goes into a giant         
   wheelstand off the line and lifts                        
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.492          9.955   84.96  
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.554          9.340   89.48  
   Both up in smoke                                         
   .                                                        
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.522         11.590   75.39* 
T/F  359  WAYNE BAILEY        0.359         10.005   98.63  
   With close to 100% humidity, the track may be getting    
   slippery as both have tireshake off the line and lift    
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.483         10.000   N/A    
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.550          4.903  272.64  
   Scelzi with a .855 60', but goes up in smoke, Powell     
   with a conservative pass under the lights                
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday            
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.662 311.85 FRI2       
  2 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.730 297.61 FRI2       
  3 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.773 298.90 FRI1       
  4 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.808 291.82 FRI1       
  5 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.811 297.42 FRI1       
  6 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.840 293.06 FRI1       
  7 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.846 298.21 FRI2       
  8 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.860 284.72 FRI2       
  9 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.898 279.15 FRI1       
 10 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.903 272.64 FRI2       
 11 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.919 234.31 FRI2       
 12 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.958 281.95 FRI2       
 13 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.984 292.87 FRI1       
 14 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   5.046 289.76 FRI1       
 15 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.275 198.71 FRI1       
 16 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   5.302 213.47 FRI1       
 17 WAYNE BAILEY         T/F  359   6.126 154.32 FRI1       
 18 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303  11.590  75.39 FRI2       
Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.520          5.038  246.10  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.497          4.910  288.18  
   Dixon hazes beginning at 900'                            
   .                                                        
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.502         16.771   60.77  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.506          4.829  286.71  
   Dunn immediately up in smoke, Amato with a .861 60' and  
   2.162 330', then hazes mid track                         
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.555          4.908  277.86* 
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA                     11.979   75.70  
   Kalitta up in smoke as Sarver hazes like the rest in     
   the middle, Sarver's 60' .878                            
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.531          4.855  279.76* 
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.530          9.151   87.81  
   Head continues to struggle while Hill hazes briefly,     
   then drops cylinders as the engine zings up              
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.549          6.023  152.00  
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.524          5.098  242.71  
   Herbert in-and-out about 100' and  clicks as Dakin goes  
   boom through the lights while hazing the tires           
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.544          4.961  269.46* 
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.515          9.868   82.43  
   Scelzi looses traction early as Powell drops a cylinder  
   which actually help her get down through the middle      
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.493          5.299  190.35* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.610          8.330   90.36  
   Cory smokes, get out of it, then back in, hazes and      
   clicks; Vandergriff smokes around 200'                   
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.488          8.624   80.48* 
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.522          4.875  294.59  
   Bernstein with the 60' advantage .872 to .883, but he    
   goes up in smoke as Anderson makes a clean pass          
      single                                                
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN                     9.442   81.69  
   Hartman with a .875 60' and 2.470 330', but blazes       
   the tires                                                
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.662 311.85 FRI2       
  2 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.730 297.61 FRI2       
  3 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.773 298.90 FRI1       
  4 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.808 291.82 FRI1       
  5 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.811 297.42 FRI1       
  6 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.840 293.06 FRI1       
  7 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.846 298.21 FRI2       
  8 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.860 284.72 FRI2       
  9 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.898 279.15 FRI1       
 10 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.903 272.64 FRI2       
 11 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.908 277.86   Sat1     
 12 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.910 288.18   Sat1     
 13 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.919 234.31 FRI2       
 14 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   5.046 289.76 FRI1       
 15 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   5.098 242.71   Sat1     
 16 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.275 198.71 FRI1       
 17 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   5.302 213.47 FRI1       
 18 WAYNE BAILEY         T/F  359   6.126 154.32 FRI1       
Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.547          5.021  268.57* 
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.557          9.260   83.78  
   Head hazes the tires down track but keeps the pedal to   
   it and is in the show for now.                           
T/F  223  MIKE SMITH          0.614          4.948  291.07  
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.543          4.795  298.90  
   Unbelieveable! In his first run of the weekend, Smith    
   lays down a good number to qualify                       
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.508          4.901  272.72* 
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.520          5.021  267.14  
   Keyword: Haze; both haze the tires and Herbert is on     
   the bump while Scelzi wounds a bullet                    
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.554          5.228  257.95* 
T/F  359  WAYNE BAILEY        0.539          8.074   95.74  
   Vandergriff drops multiple cylinders while Bailey        
   looses a rubber band at 500'                             
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.519          4.945  284.90* 
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.543         14.542   49.88  
   Powell smokes the tires while Anderson drive on through  
   without any tire haze                                    
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.710         12.483   77.51  
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.531         10.828   75.56  
   Both boil the hids right off the line and click'em       
   .                                                        
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.492          4.819  284.09* 
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.458          5.103  214.23  
   Peek Brothers improve while the Bud King begin to        
   mix them up around 1000'                                 
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.481          4.767  300.50* 
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.555          5.020  247.86  
   Dixon goes boom in the lights as Amato storms by and     
   stay with a consistant and clean combination             
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.560          8.354   82.91  
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.495          4.855  281.69  
   Kalitta up in smoke; Dunn mixes up a few cylinders on    
   the top end.                                             
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals by Matt Davis        
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.662 311.85 FRI2       
  2 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.730 297.61 FRI2       
  3 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.773 298.90 FRI1       
  4 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.808 291.82 FRI1       
  5 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.811 297.42 FRI1       
  6 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.819 284.09  SAT2     
  7 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.840 293.06 FRI1       
  8 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.846 298.21 FRI2       
  9 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.860 284.72 FRI2       
 10 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.898 279.15 FRI1       
 11 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.903 272.64 FRI2       
 12 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.908 277.86  SAT1     
 13 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.919 234.31 FRI2       
 14 MIKE SMITH           T/F  223   4.948 291.07  SAT2     
 15 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   5.021 268.57  SAT2     
 16 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   5.021 267.14  SAT2     
 17 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   5.098 242.71  SAT1     
 18 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.275 198.71 FRI1       
 19 WAYNE BAILEY         T/F  359   6.126 154.32 FRI

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