Gainesville Gators FMD Qual

1997 NHRA Gatornationals FMD Qualifying. >From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB & Newsgroup. Thursday-Session 1 - Alcohol Dragster -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana ...

1997 NHRA Gatornationals FMD Qualifying.

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB & Newsgroup.

Thursday-Session 1 - Alcohol Dragster     -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana         
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAD    4  RANDY PARKS                       11.580   67.91  
TAD    5  JAY PAYNE                          9.871   72.75  
   .                                                        
   both cars shut off at 330                                
TAD   25  BILL McCORNACK                     5.574  253.87* 
TAD  148  FRANK IATTARELLI                  11.892   62.06  
   right lane slipped the tires at 60'                      
   .                                                        
TAD  404  GREG ROBERTS                       6.163  222.05* 
TAD  122  ARTHUR GALLANT                     6.825  143.42  
   right lane made a sharp turn to the right and shuts it   
   off at half-track                                        
TAD  316  RANDY BAYNE                        9.999   N/A  * 
TAD 7106  JEREMY TORSTVEIT                   6.314  242.26  
   bayne crossed the center line and took out the timing    
   cones, The Doctor spins the tires at 300 feet.           
TAD   23  BOB BEARS                          5.906  244.56* 
TAD   22  MICHAEL GUNDERSON                 13.659   54.11  
   Gunderson smokes the tires immediately as Bears has      
   a little handling problem but runs a strong race         
TAD  212  DOUG KELLEY                        8.561  100.91  
TAD    2  KEITH STARK                        5.680  256.55  
   .                                                        
   Strong run by Stark                                      
TAD    3  DARRELL RUSSELL                     N/A    N/A  * 
TAD 1954  GARY PARKS, JR                    15.948   47.29  
   Neither car could hook the tires to the concrete and     
   Poof!  up in smoke again                                 
      single                                                
TAD 1737  MICHAEL BARTONE                    5.860  234.74  
   Hartley rolled through the beams and didn't get a time.  
   .                                                        
TAD   35  RUSS LINDERT                       6.240  229.94* 
TAD 1301  DOUG FOLEY                          N/A    N/A    
   Sounded like t 2nd gear start by Lindert, Foley didn't   
   get it in gear after the burnout and didn't run.         
TAD  199  DENNIS DRATH                      13.349   55.49* 
      single                                                
   Severe tire shake and he clicks off and still makes the  
   show with a 13+                                          
TAD  242  CANDY LEBOR         6.034         23.130  231.80* 
      single                                                
   Candy loses a cylinder at half track                     
   .                                                        

Alcohol Dragster Qualifying List After Session 1, Thursday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 BILL McCORNACK TAD 25 5.574 253.87 Thu1 2 KEITH STARK TAD 2 5.680 256.55 Thu1 3 MICHAEL BARTONE TAD 1737 5.860 234.74 Thu1 4 BOB BEARS TAD 23 5.906 244.56 Thu1 5 GREG ROBERTS TAD 404 6.163 222.05 Thu1 6 RUSS LINDERT TAD 35 6.240 229.94 Thu1 7 JEREMY TORSTVEIT TAD 7106 6.314 242.26 Thu1 8 ARTHUR GALLANT TAD 122 6.825 143.42 Thu1 9 DOUG KELLEY TAD 212 8.561 100.91 Thu1 10 JAY PAYNE TAD 5 9.871 72.75 Thu1 11 RANDY BAYNE TAD 316 9.999 N/A Thu1 12 RANDY PARKS TAD 4 11.580 67.91 Thu1 13 FRANK IATTARELLI TAD 148 11.892 62.06 Thu1 14 DENNIS DRATH TAD 199 13.349 55.49 Thu1 15 MICHAEL GUNDERSON TAD 22 13.659 54.11 Thu1 16 GARY PARKS, JR TAD 1954 15.948 47.29 Thu1 17 CANDY LEBOR TAD 242 23.130 231.80 Thu1

Friday-Session 1 - Alcohol Dragster -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAD 316 RANDY BAYNE 8.653 91.99 TAD 227 DON FIORELLI 6.080 223.88 Bayne had a little wheel stand and backed off . TAD 3 DARRELL RUSSELL 11.425 71.08 TAD 22 MICHAEL GUNDERSON 5.803 237.70 Gunderson carried a big wheel stand almost half-track, Russell watched from behind and shut it off TAD 23 BOB BEARS 8.727 97.46 TAD 1737 MICHAEL BARTONE 5.799 242.71 Bears swings the rear tires into the 330 foot cone and takes it out TAD 242 CANDY LEBOR 5.924 230.88 TAD 5 JAY PAYNE 5.655 248.34 Jay drives through some tire shake to the numebr two spot of this round so far TAD 35 RUSS LINDERT 6.080 232.55 TAD 2 KEITH STARK 5.741 231.36 nice runs for both cars . TAD 212 DOUG KELLEY 5.784 229.00* TAD 122 ARTHUR GALLANT 6.574 152.74 Gallant tags the wall close to the finish line but drives it down to the turn-off area TAD 199 DENNIS DRATH 5.759 241.54* TAD 1301 DOUG FOLEY 6.158 209.88 Drath carries the wheels to a nice run . TAD 404 GREG ROBERTS 5.691 247.66 TAD 7106 JEREMY TORSTVEIT 5.614 246.84 Doc moves into number two spot, both cars moving around down the track TAD 52 ALLEN HARTLEY 10.085 80.85 TAD 148 FRANK IATTARELLI 9.772 83.28 Iattarelli lost the blower at 300', both cars shut off and coasted through the lights. A little clean-up time TAD 4 RANDY PARKS 5.705 247.59* single moved close to the guardrail but stays on the throttle . TAD 25 BILL McCORNACK 7.747 113.32* single Bill over-revs the engine at half-track and shuts it off early

Alcohol Dragster Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday    
1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana         
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 BILL McCORNACK       TAD   25   5.574 253.87 Thu1       
  2 JEREMY TORSTVEIT     TAD 7106   5.614 246.84  Fri1      
  3 JAY PAYNE            TAD    5   5.655 248.34  Fri1      
  4 KEITH STARK          TAD    2   5.680 256.55 Thu1       
  5 GREG ROBERTS         TAD  404   5.691 247.66  Fri1      
  6 RANDY PARKS          TAD    4   5.705 247.59  Fri1      
  7 DENNIS DRATH         TAD  199   5.759 241.54  Fri1      
  8 DOUG KELLEY          TAD  212   5.784 229.00  Fri1      
  9 MICHAEL BARTONE      TAD 1737   5.799 242.71  Fri1      
 10 MICHAEL GUNDERSON    TAD   22   5.803 237.70  Fri1      
 11 BOB BEARS            TAD   23   5.906 244.56 Thu1       
 12 CANDY BARTONE        TAD  242   5.924 230.88  Fri1      
 13 RUSS LINDERT         TAD   35   6.080 232.55  Fri1      
 14 DON FIORELLI         TAD  227   6.080 223.88  Fri1      
 15 DOUG FOLEY           TAD 1301   6.158 209.88  Fri1      
 16 ARTHUR GALLANT       TAD  122   6.574 152.74  Fri1      
 17 RANDY BAYNE          TAD  316   8.653  91.99  Fri1      
 18 FRANK IATTARELLI     TAD  148   9.772  83.28  Fri1      
 19 ALLEN HARTLEY        TAD   52  10.085  80.85  Fri1      
 20 DARRELL RUSSELL      TAD    3  11.425  71.08  Fri1      
 21 GARY PARKS, JR       TAD 1954  15.948  47.29 Thu1       

Friday-Session 2 - Alcohol Dragster -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAD 1954 GARY PARKS, JR 8.114 114.31 TAD 35 RUSS LINDERT 6.140 234.61 Lindert immediately lost a cylinder at the launch and parks shut it off at half-track TAD 1737 MICHAEL BARTONE 5.816 239.68* TAD 242 CANDY LEBOR 6.031 236.96 The husband won over the wife in thier first race as a married couple TAD 2 KEITH STARK 5.634 249.86* TAD 4 RANDY PARKS 15.418 46.62 Parks shut it off after some severe tire shake. . TAD 5 JAY PAYNE 5.891 234.13 TAD 3 DARRELL RUSSELL 5.657 2.50 Russell goes from not qualified to number 5 on this last qualifying session for Federal-Mogul Dragster TAD 7106 JEREMY TORSTVEIT 5.620 250.41* TAD 52 ALLEN HARTLEY 5.774 228.02 . TAD 22 MICHAEL GUNDERSON 5.721 244.10* TAD 316 RANDY BAYNE 5.964 228.60 Bayne makes the show on his last attempt after a soft launch and Gunderson runs a strong straight lap TAD 1301 DOUG FOLEY 6.052 238.15 TAD 212 DOUG KELLEY 5.807 238.79 Foley fought a shake to make the field . single TAD 23 BOB BEARS N/A N/A . . single TAD 199 DENNIS DRATH 5.628 248.27 Good for Number 3 position . single TAD 25 BILL McCORNACK 9.780 81.96 Bill shook the tires before he could get into second gear and shut it off single TAD 23 BOB BEARS 5.772 243.83 Moves up to the number 10th spot for the last FMD qualifying run.

Alcohol Dragster Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 BILL McCORNACK TAD 25 5.574 253.87 Thu1 2 JEREMY TORSTVEIT TAD 7106 5.614 246.84 Fri1 3 DENNIS DRATH TAD 199 5.628 248.27 Fri2 4 KEITH STARK TAD 2 5.634 249.86 Fri2 5 JAY PAYNE TAD 5 5.655 248.34 Fri1 6 DARRELL RUSSELL TAD 3 5.657 2.50 Fri2 7 GREG ROBERTS TAD 404 5.691 247.66 Fri1 8 RANDY PARKS TAD 4 5.705 247.59 Fri1 9 MICHAEL GUNDERSON TAD 22 5.721 244.10 Fri2 10 BOB BEARS TAD 23 5.772 243.83 Fri2 11 ALLEN HARTLEY TAD 52 5.774 228.02 Fri2 12 DOUG KELLEY TAD 212 5.784 229.00 Fri1 13 MICHAEL BARTONE TAD 1737 5.799 242.71 Fri1 14 CANDY BARTONE TAD 242 5.924 230.88 Fri1 15 RANDY BAYNE TAD 316 5.964 228.60 Fri2 16 DOUG FOLEY TAD 1301 6.052 238.15 Fri2 17 RUSS LINDERT TAD 35 6.080 232.55 Fri1 18 DON FIORELLI TAD 227 6.080 223.88 Fri1 19 ARTHUR GALLANT TAD 122 6.574 152.74 Fri1 20 GARY PARKS, JR TAD 1954 8.114 114.31 Fri2 21 FRANK IATTARELLI TAD 148 9.772 83.28 Fri1

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