Englishtown FC Qualifying

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 222 PAUL SMITH BROKE F/C 132 JERRY CAMINITO 5.650 269.70 Paul Smith has problems after the burnout and drives on through. Nice, strong run for Camanito F/C 720 CORY LEE 0.521 5.240 294.88* F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.537 N/A N/A Cruz lifts and bounces about 100 ft. out getting real close to the right wall. Nice run for Cory Lee F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.456 5.370 226.35* single John got a bye run because of the new car and had problems on the line.John blew burst plate at fin F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.594 5.046 300.30 F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.496 5.035 276.15* Del ran a terrific 300...his 1st...but Tony takes the win with the slightly better et F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.509 10.416 75.40* F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.590 12.639 68.44 Both Al and Ron clicked off simultaneously(BIG word for the day)right off the pad. I'm assuming tire shake... F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.559 5.062 301.81* F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.567 14.662 59.71 Wilkerson, with his new sponsor, clicks off early. Real nice run for Bazemore putting him in the #3 spot F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.565 4.949 307.48* F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 5.395 201.65 Etchells sets a new track record and speed! Oswald sounded like he was on a good run, but... F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.494 15.102 78.00 F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.652 5.170 256.26* Kenji blows the tires almost immediately. Densham Makes a nice run for the #5 spot F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.623 12.940 71.12 F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 0.583 5.384 225.67* Anderson goes up in smoke about 100 feet out. Bolger makes a decent run but has some smoke/fire at top end single F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.003 5.021 307.16 GREAT RUN FOR SKUZA! Another 300 for the Matco team! Skuza is in the #2 position behind Etchells

Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 5 4.949 307.48 Fri1 2 DEAN SKUZA F/C 305 5.021 307.16 Fri1 3 TONY PEDREGON F/C 2 5.035 276.15 Fri1 4 DEL WORSHAM F/C 7 5.046 300.30 Fri1 5 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 5.062 301.81 Fri1 6 GARY DENSHAM F/C 10 5.170 256.26 Fri1 7 CORY LEE F/C 720 5.240 294.88 Fri1 8 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 5.370 226.35 Fri1 9 GARY BOLGER F/C 395 5.384 225.67 Fri1 10 MARK OSWALD F/C 6 5.395 201.65 Fri1 11 JERRY CAMINITO F/C 132 5.650 269.70 Fri1 12 AL HOFMANN F/C 4 10.416 75.40 Fri1 13 RON CAPPS F/C 28 12.639 68.44 Fri1 14 RANDY ANDERSON F/C 700 12.940 71.12 Fri1 15 TIM WILKERSON F/C 347 14.662 59.71 Fri1 16 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 8 15.102 78.00 Fri1 17 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 3 D/Q D/Q Fri1

Friday-Session 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.567 10.854 75.23 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.506 5.015 304.25 Capps' problems continue as he aborts right off the line. Force makes his usual impressive run F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.517 5.906 164.20 F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.491 5.212 280.02 Wilkerson chews up the clutch and blows the burst panel. O:K run for Hofmann putting him at the #4 spot F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.518 4.981 303.84* F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 5.004 304.25 GREAT run for Oswald! His 1st 4 second run puts him in . F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.562 5.170 256.26 F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.496 7.032 127.10 Both Kenji and Densham have severe tire shake and click off early! F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 0.564 5.384 225.67 F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 5.086 302.92 Bolger gets out of shape and clicks off. Nice run from Randy F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.544 5.021 307.16* single Skuza leaves well and make a nice pass F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 4.967 301.30* single Good, clean run for Cruz. Everything seems to be working. F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.490 5.035 276.15* single Tony experienced some type of trouble at 40 feet out. Shuts off and coasts through. Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 5 4.949 307.48 Fri1 2 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 3 4.967 301.30 Fri2 3 MARK OSWALD F/C 6 4.981 303.84 Fri2 4 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 5.004 304.25 Fri2 5 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 5.015 304.25 Fri2 6 DEAN SKUZA F/C 305 5.021 307.16 Fri1 7 TONY PEDREGON F/C 2 5.035 276.15 Fri2 8 DEL WORSHAM F/C 7 5.046 300.30 Fri1 9 RANDY ANDERSON F/C 700 5.086 302.92 Fri2 10 GARY DENSHAM F/C 10 5.170 256.26 Fri1 11 AL HOFMANN F/C 4 5.212 280.02 Fri2 12 CORY LEE F/C 720 5.240 294.88 Fri1 13 GARY BOLGER F/C 395 5.384 225.67 Fri1 14 JERRY CAMINITO F/C 132 5.650 269.70 Fri1 15 TIM WILKERSON F/C 347 5.906 164.20 Fri2 16 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 8 7.032 127.10 Fri2 17 RON CAPPS F/C 28 10.854 75.23 Fri2

Saturday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.501 5.228 282.04 F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.560 5.091 294.21* Densham moves up on this run. O:K run for Hofmann, but he's done better F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.551 9.519 87.81 F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 0.618 5.469 199.55* Bazemore looses traction and Bolger makes a pretty decent run F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.590 5.100 299.60* F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.544 8.740 91.64 Skuza had problems at half track and aborts. Nice run for Etchells F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.514 5.198 285.08 F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.517 5.054 287.08* Good runs by both cars. . F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.538 5.090 280.46* F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.488 5.170 260.64 Anderson had problems from the start. Tony has traction problems F/C 749 RICHARD HARTMAN 0.675 5.355 284.09* single Hartman is driving the Paul Smith car for the rest of the weekend. Hartman makes a pretty good run F/C 720 CORY LEE 0.550 5.073 301.91* F/C 28 RON CAPPS 5.235 277.09 Cory Lee makes the best run of his career and qualifies at #8. Better run for Caps qualifies him at #14 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.524 5.032 300.50* F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.519 13.795 74.93 Force was spitting all sorts of parts out near the top end. Wilkerson had problems and clicked off early F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.525 9.405 84.76* F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.549 10.970 69.11 Both Worsham and Oswald shake and rattle and lose traction and abort

Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 5 4.949 307.48 Fri1 2 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 3 4.967 301.30 Fri2 3 MARK OSWALD F/C 6 4.981 303.84 Fri2 4 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 5.004 304.25 Fri2 5 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 5.015 304.25 Fri2 6 DEAN SKUZA F/C 305 5.021 307.16 Fri1 7 TONY PEDREGON F/C 2 5.035 276.15 Fri2 8 DEL WORSHAM F/C 7 5.046 300.30 Fri1 9 CORY LEE F/C 720 5.073 301.91 Sat1 10 RANDY ANDERSON F/C 700 5.086 302.92 Fri2 11 GARY DENSHAM F/C 10 5.091 294.21 Sat1 12 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 8 5.198 285.08 Sat1 13 AL HOFMANN F/C 4 5.212 280.02 Fri2 14 RON CAPPS F/C 28 5.235 277.09 Sat1 15 RICHARD HARTMAN F/C 749 5.355 284.09 Sat1 16 GARY BOLGER F/C 395 5.384 225.67 Fri1 17 JERRY CAMINITO F/C 132 5.650 269.70 Fri1 18 TIM WILKERSON F/C 347 5.906 164.20 Fri2

Saturday-Session 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 132 JERRY CAMINITO 0.529 5.581 268.57 F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.549 5.051 305.39* Etchells stays at the #1 spot. Camanito does not qualify F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 5.923 150.67* F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 11.744 76.92 Both Kenji and Cruz lost traction at half track. . F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.500 5.102 284.00 F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.486 4.980 312.60* This is Randy's best ever speed and the 3rd fastest in F/C history. F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.533 5.102 52.90 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.523 4.980 304.87* Capps goes up in smoke immediateley. Nice run for Force though DOES NOT qualify in the #1 spot F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.574 5.111 302.21 F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.493 5.060 297.61* Wilkerson moves to the #12 spot on this run. . F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.527 5.051 301.30* F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.505 5.196 261.39 Pretty good run for both but neither improve F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 0.609 11.061 73.83 F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.480 5.113 295.56* Bolger has problems right off the pad and DOES NOT qualify. F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.513 8.666 93.04* single Something went POP about 100 feet out. Dean does not improve Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday 1997 NHRA Mopar Parts Nationals by Stephen/Pam Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 5 4.949 307.48 Fri1 2 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 3 4.967 301.30 Fri2 3 RANDY ANDERSON F/C 700 4.980 312.60 Sat2 4 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 4.980 304.87 Sat2 5 MARK OSWALD F/C 6 4.981 303.84 Fri2 6 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 5.004 304.25 Fri2 7 DEAN SKUZA F/C 305 5.021 307.16 Fri1 8 TONY PEDREGON F/C 2 5.035 276.15 Fri2 9 DEL WORSHAM F/C 7 5.046 300.30 Fri1 10 CORY LEE F/C 720 5.073 301.91 Sat1 11 GARY DENSHAM F/C 10 5.091 294.21 Sat1 12 TIM WILKERSON F/C 347 5.111 302.21 Sat2 13 AL HOFMANN F/C 4 5.196 261.39 Sat2 14 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 8 5.198 285.08 Sat2 15 RON CAPPS F/C 28 5.102 52.90 Sat2 16 RICHARD HARTMAN F/C 749 5.355 284.09 Sat1 17 GARY BOLGER F/C 395 5.384 225.67 Fri1 18 JERRY CAMINITO F/C 132 5.581 268.57 Sat2

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