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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.499 10.857 79.82 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.493 4.878 295.08W Larry smoke's em about 100 feet out. Alan Johnson put the right tune-up for this mornings run for Gary. T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.504 4.860 296.93W T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.564 5.025 274.64 Shelly was dropping cylinders at the top end. Up until then, a smooth run for both cars. T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.470 6.092 156.71 T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.490 5.098 288.73W Jim boils the hides at the 330' mark. . T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.504 5.159 219.19 T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.466 4.810 288.36W Bruce moved toward the center, hazed the tires at half track, left some fluid on the top end. T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.499 4.774 297.52W T/F 739 SPIKE GORR 0.534 6.072 161.05 Cory was hooked up all way down. No apparent problems for Spike. T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.502 11.767 85.85 T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.527 5.351 199.37W Joe was up in smoke on the launch. This the 5th time this season that Joe has gone out in the 1st round. T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.509 5.026 281.42 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.461 4.899 275.90W There was smoke coming out of Eddie's engine all the way down. Bob hurt some engine parts at the finish. T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.504 4.948 268.81W T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.527 4.934 288.92 Cristen takes out the reigning Winston champ on a hole shot!

Sunday-Round 2 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.480          4.845  296.44W 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.495          4.877  266.90  
   A good drag race. Bob dropped a couple cylinders at the  
   finish.                                                  
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.498          7.737  100.72  
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.518          5.009  284.63W 
   Scott smokes'em at about 300 feet out. Fuzzy Carter      
   looked pretty happy as Doug advances to the semi's.      
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.486          4.738  310.23W 
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.482          7.387  115.50  
   Gary lost traction about 400 feet out. Cory set a new    
   event speed record.                                      
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.497          4.826  297.32W 
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.491          5.111  242.32  
   Cristen appeared to slow down a bit, at the 1000' mark.  
   .                                                        

Sunday-Round 3 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.466 4.975 286.89W T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.457 5.146 272.14 . . T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.503 4.808 293.06W T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.503 5.945 157.75 Mike was up in smoke at about 300 feet out. .

Sunday-Round 4 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Mopar Mile HIgh Nationals by Bob Orme             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.454          4.864  294.59W 
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.452          4.971  287.53  
   A good race. Cory wins in his new car, his 1st win of    
   this season.                                             

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