Gainesville Results (all Pro classes)

Thanks to Crest Motorsports for these results http://www.crestcomm.com/motorsports The 1997 NHRA Mac Tools Gatornationals Qualifying Results Top Fuel Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools ...

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The 1997 NHRA Mac Tools Gatornationals Qualifying Results

Top Fuel

Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 300 JACK OSTRANDER 5.445 193.46* T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 14.236 66.53 Hartman up in smoke immediately and Jack with a little flame at the top end T/F 503 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 11.091 77.40* T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 11.843 77.51 Nothing for two on this run as both cars smoked the tires at the launch T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 5.902 140.36 T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 4.710 309.81 Mike popped the blower at 1000' . T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 9.560 84.88 T/F 777 MARSHALL TOPPING 8.712 82.85 Both cars smoked em at 300... . T/F 9 CONNIE KALITTA 4.754 299.70* T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 5.004 269.70 Eddie puked the engine through the finish lights . T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 4.704 301.20* T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 7.491 104.98 Herbert coughed and flamed through the lights as he burned his first engine of the event T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 4.811 294.98 T/F 888 JIM HEAD 4.749 304.36 Nice run by Jim Head . T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 4.838 303.33 T/F 6 JOE AMATO 4.652 313.80 Amato shows how to run a Drag race !! . T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 11.329 71.43 T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 9.536 86.03 Looked like smoke signals as both cars chattered the tires and went up in smoke T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 4.815 290.79* T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 7.143 109.58 Cory - on, off, on, off, off off.... . T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 10.446 80.63* single LaHaie pushed the stop-button as soon as Scott hit the throttle and he coasted down the track T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 4.740 306.85* single This run takes the team to Number 4 on this qualifying round

Friday-Session 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 4.792 297.52 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 4.713 309.27 KB Burpped the throttle a bit at 100 feet but drove to number 4 spot, Shelly keeps number 3 for now T/F 777 MARSHALL TOPPING 4.972 280.19* T/F 9 CONNIE KALITTA 14.278 62.64 Conrad boils the tires as he launches and Marshall advances up the ladder a few spots T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 10.611 68.09 T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 6.317 128.07 Both cars started to loose traction and shut off before losing the engines T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 10.202 83.30 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 4.727 300.90 Herbert shut it off at 330 and Vandergriff advances a few spots T/F 888 JIM HEAD 7.024 114.57 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 4.750 309.59 . . T/F 6 JOE AMATO 4.621 313.15* T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 5.024 237.21 Joe runs back-to-back 313's, Scelzi boils the engine through the finish line but grabs spot 13 for now T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 5.032 258.02* T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 12.897 69.95 Larry makes position 14 for now, the 17 year old Christen Powell smokes the tires and shuts off T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 4.711 304.05* T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 4.836 272.23 Both cars bump others out of the show as Cory moves from not qualified to number 4, Scott at no. 12 T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 13.450 75.21 T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 4.759 296.15 Rhonda lays down to much clutch and leaves tire smoke as Mike Dunn drives a nice race T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 4.930 286.98* T/F 503 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 4.920 241.54 Tommy loses some cylinders through the finish line but it was a nice pair of 4.9's from both cars

Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 JOE AMATO T/F 6 4.621 313.15 Fri2 2 TONY SCHUMACHER T/F 356 4.704 301.20 Fri1 3 SHELLY ANDERSON T/F 8 4.710 309.81 Fri1 4 CORY McCLENATHAN T/F 3 4.711 304.05 Fri2 5 KENNY BERNSTEIN T/F 1 4.713 309.27 Fri2 6 BOB VANDERGRIFF T/F 12 4.727 300.90 Fri2 7 MIKE DUNN T/F 7 4.740 306.85 Fri1 8 JIM HEAD T/F 888 4.749 304.36 Fri1 9 BRUCE SARVER T/F 17 4.750 309.59 Fri2 10 CONNIE KALITTA T/F 9 4.754 299.70 Fri1 11 CRISTEN POWELL T/F 18 4.815 290.79 Fri1 12 SCOTT KALITTA T/F 2 4.836 272.23 Fri2 13 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. T/F 503 4.920 241.54 Fri2 14 PAT DAKIN T/F 303 4.930 286.98 Fri2 15 MARSHALL TOPPING T/F 777 4.972 280.19 Fri2 16 EDDIE HILL T/F 10 5.004 269.70 Fri1 17 GARY SCELZI T/F 5 5.024 237.21 Fri2 18 LARRY DIXON T/F 4 5.032 258.02 Fri2 19 JACK OSTRANDER T/F 300 5.445 193.46 Fri1 20 MIKE SMITH T/F 223 5.902 140.36 Fri1 21 DOUG HERBERT T/F 11 7.491 104.98 Fri1 22 RHONDA HARTMAN T/F 747 13.450 75.21 Fri2

Funny Car

Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 20.021 33.87 F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 5.128 296.54 Bolger immediately up in smoke and takes his time coasting down the track F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 13.586 69.63 F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 5.195 285.08 Hoover smokes em at the launch . F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 5.574 217.65 F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 5.102 301.70 Hofmann blisters to the number one spot as the track still shows it can carry the big numbers F/C 28 RON CAPPS 5.232 287.53 F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 5.060 290.04 Outstanding run by Skuza to Number one position . F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 5.800 285.26* F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 5.422 295.66 Cruz peddled through some tire shake to a not-so exciting run F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 5.057 286.53* F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 9.975 85.94 Kenji shakes 'em and turns 'em and shuts off at 300' as Densham turns a strong lap F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 15.466 71.50 F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 5.019 290.51 Randy holds the Number one spot for now, but guess who is staged next? F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 5.148 299.60* F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 6.918 132.70 Not a great run but a decent run and Randy keeps the Number one spot of the first session F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 5.026 282.92* single Good for Number two as he lost left cylinders at the finish

Friday-Session 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 5.073 297.32* F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 15.595 46.46 Bolger boils the tires as he launches and Hofmann runs strong but doesn't improve F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 5.032 303.74* F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 5.180 279.58 Skuza lays down top speed of the event and moves up spot to number 3 for now F/C 711 RAY HIGLEY 5.398 204.59 F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 5.137 285.98 Etchells moves up to number 7 with a little smoke from the engine at half track through the lights F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 9..717 60.90 F/C 28 RON CAPPS 5.141 294.88 Whit shuts it off at half-track as he started to get out of shape, Capps drives through the finish F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 5.048 299.20* F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 5.231 280.81 Cruz drives through some tire shake and Kenji drove from 16th to 4th qualifying spot so far F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 5.094 272.31* F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 12.735 75.95 Neely smokes the tires at 60 feet, isn't qualified, Randy keeps the number one spot as he looses cylinders F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 9.660 82.75 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 5.006 294.69 John takes the number one spot from Randy Anderson with a very nice, strong, straight run F/C 850 NORM WILDING 5.443 272.14* F/C 725 BOBBY BALDWIN 10.393 77.12 Norman qualifies for the moment on the bump, Baldwin shut it off when he got close to the right wall F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 5.072 291.54* single Tony expired the motor at 800 feet but still moved up to the seventh spot for now F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 5.253 267.06* F/C 222 PAUL SMITH 5.245 287.26 Del lifted a little early when his front wheel started taking him into the center line

Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 5.006 294.69 Fri2 2 RANDY ANDERSON F/C 700 5.019 290.51 Fri1 3 TIM WILKERSON F/C 347 5.026 282.92 Fri1 4 DEAN SKUZA F/C 305 5.032 303.74 Fri2 5 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 8 5.048 299.20 Fri2 6 GARY DENSHAM F/C 10 5.057 286.53 Fri1 7 TONY PEDREGON F/C 2 5.072 291.54 Fri2 8 AL HOFMANN F/C 4 5.073 297.32 Fri2 9 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 5 5.137 285.98 Fri2 10 RON CAPPS F/C 28 5.141 294.88 Fri2 11 TOM HOOVER F/C 520 5.180 279.58 Fri2 12 DEL WORSHAM F/C 7 5.195 285.08 Fri1 13 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 3 5.231 280.81 Fri2 14 RAY HIGLEY F/C 711 5.398 204.59 Fri2 15 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 5.422 295.66 Fri1 16 NORM WILDING F/C 850 5.443 272.14 Fri2 17 MARK OSWALD F/C 6 6.918 132.70 Fri1 18 BOBBY BALDWIN F/C 725 10.393 77.12 Fri2 19 FREDDIE NEELY F/C 217 12.735 75.95 Fri2 20 GARY BOLGER F/C 395 15.595 46.46 Fri2 21 PAUL SMITH F/C 222 Disqualified

Pro Stock

Friday-Session 1 - Pro Stock -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 137 GEORGE WEILER 7.979 166.79 PRO 1260 ADAM LANDOLFI 7.569 165.99 . . PRO 353 LEWIS WORDEN 7.002 196.85* single Nice strong straight run for Lewis, Benza's car was leaking fluid before the burnout and didn't run PRO 384 ED HECK 7.564 183.41 PRO 211 GRANT LEWIS 7.042 196.16 . . PRO 34 MARK INGERSOLL 7.053 197.02 PRO 50 BRUCE ALLEN 6.978 196.93 New member of the 6 second club and number one qualifier so far for Bruce Allen PRO 8 TOM MARTINO 7.027 196.54 PRO 1 JIM YATES 6.959 198.54 Yates takes the Number one spot from Allen so far . PRO 511 LARRY DAVIS 7.123 191.69 PRO 6 STEVE SCHMIDT 6.962 198.10 Steve Schimdt joins the Six Sedonc Club with this run . PRO 2 WARREN JOHNSON 6.927 199.91* PRO 124 FRANK IACONIO 7.869 128.82 Almost!!!! . PRO 43 RICKIE SMITH 7.023 196.85 PRO 24 TROY COUGHLIN 6.967 198.50 . . PRO 3 MIKE EDWARDS 7.091 195.27* PRO 4 KURT JOHNSON 14.268 57.24 Kurt shakes the tires and leaves the 200 up for grabs . PRO 12 DESTER CAMBRON 7.052 194.55 PRO 251 PETE WILLIAMS 7.011 195.18 . . PRO 358 LARRY NANCE 7.027 196.63* PRO 357 LARRY MORGAN 7.094 193.71 Larry Nance slam dunks his career best! . PRO 270 ALLEN JOHNSON 7.046 196.46* PRO 11 SCOTT GEOFFRION 7.073 193.75 . . PRO 368 RAY FRANKS 7.008 197.36* PRO 207 MIKE THOMAS 7.073 196.12 . . PRO 219 TERRY ADAMS 7.002 196.72* PRO 255 DANNY COFFMAN 7.086 195.18 Coffman drives away from the center line without lifting the throttle PRO 55 VIERE GAINES 7.160 196.20 PRO 351 RON KRISHER 7.072 195.52 . . PRO 387 MARK PAWUK 6.959 197.75* PRO 709 GEORGE MARNELL 7.016 196.33 . . PRO 9 JERRY ECKMAN 6.948 196.80* PRO 398 DARRELL ALDERMAN 6.979 197.62 The quickest Pro Stock Field ever, and this is only the first session, the first eight cars are in the 8's

Friday-Session 2 - Pro Stock -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 1 JIM YATES 6.989 197.41* PRO 34 MARK INGERSOLL 7.024 196.80 Yates doesn't improve, Ingersoll Does . PRO 6 STEVE SCHMIDT 6.998 197.80 PRO 8 TOM MARTINO 7.049 196.20 nice runs but no cigars . PRO 124 FRANK IACONIO 7.056 194.80* PRO 511 LARRY DAVIS 21.447 35.96 Davis made a strange turn to the right after launching and coasts from 300 feet through the lights PRO 24 TROY COUGHLIN 6.948 198.01* PRO 2 WARREN JOHNSON 6.938 199.46 outstanding drag race from two WJ cars . PRO 4 KURT JOHNSON 6.982 197.80* PRO 43 RICKIE SMITH 14.046 57.33 Getting closer to the first 6 second field in NHRA Pro Stock History PRO 251 PETE WILLIAMS 7.036 196.20 PRO 3 MIKE EDWARDS 7.045 196.42 Mike drove his heart out but still didn't make the field PRO 357 LARRY MORGAN 7.100 191.73 PRO 12 DESTER CAMBRON 7.061 195.31 Neither cars improve . PRO 11 SCOTT GEOFFRION 7.012 197.28* PRO 358 LARRY NANCE 7.052 197.06 Scott makes the show for now, but it probably won't be good enough. He's at 14th spot for now PRO 207 MIKE THOMAS 8.547 113.29 PRO 270 ALLEN JOHNSON 7.047 196.33 Neither cars improve . PRO 255 DANNY COFFMAN 7.065 195.27* PRO 368 RAY FRANKS 12.368 69.69 Franks used discretion in shutting it off after losing traction at about 100 feet.. PRO 351 RON KRISHER 10.727 83.19 PRO 219 TERRY ADAMS 7.094 196.20 Krishner shuts it off after getting a close-up view of the left retaining wall PRO 709 GEORGE MARNELL 7.019 196.59* PRO 55 VIERE GAINES 7.987 126.06 No improvement for either teams . PRO 398 DARRELL ALDERMAN 6.982 197.32* PRO 387 MARK PAWUK 15.152 50.85 Back-to-back 6's for Alderman today keeps him in the 8th spot PRO 1260 ADAM LANDOLFI 7.171 193.13 PRO 9 JERRY ECKMAN 6.993 196.37 Jerry stays with the number 2 spot . PRO 136 BOB BENZA 7.133 192.92* PRO 137 GEORGE WEILER 7.852 166.14 Weiler spun as the chute opened and hit the right retaining wall. He's ok, got out of the car by himself PRO 211 GRANT LEWIS 7.108 194.80 PRO 353 LEWIS WORDEN 7.038 196.37 . . PRO 50 BRUCE ALLEN 7.014 196.33* single Bruce slows a bit from his earlier run and finds himself in the number 7 spot

Pro Stock Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 WARREN JOHNSON PRO 2 6.927 199.91 Fri1

2 JERRY ECKMAN PRO 9 6.948 196.80 Fri1 3 JIM YATES PRO 1 6.959 198.54 Fri1 4 MARK PAWUK PRO 387 6.959 197.75 Fri1 5 STEVE SCHMIDT PRO 6 6.962 198.10 Fri1 6 TROY CAUGHLIN PRO 24 6.967 198.50 Fri1 7 BRUCE ALLEN PRO 50 6.978 196.93 Fri1 8 DARRELL ALDERMAN PRO 398 6.979 197.62 Fri1 9 KURT JOHNSON PRO 4 6.982 197.80 Fri2 10 LEWIS WORDEN PRO 353 7.002 196.85 Fri1 11 TERRY ADAMS PRO 219 7.002 196.72 Fri1 12 RAY FRANKS PRO 368 7.008 197.36 Fri1 13 PETE WILLIAMS PRO 251 7.011 195.18 Fri1 14 SCOTT GEOFFRION PRO 11 7.012 197.28 Fri2 15 GEORGE MARNELL PRO 709 7.016 196.33 Fri1 16 RICKIE SMITH PRO 43 7.023 196.85 Fri1 17 MARK INGERSOLL PRO 34 7.024 196.80 Fri2 18 LARRY NANCE PRO 358 7.027 196.63 Fri1 19 TOM MARTINO PRO 8 7.027 196.54 Fri1 20 GRANT LEWIS PRO 211 7.042 196.16 Fri1 21 MIKE EDWARDS PRO 3 7.045 196.42 Fri2 22 ALLEN JOHNSON PRO 270 7.046 196.46 Fri1 23 DESTER CAMBRON PRO 12 7.052 194.55 Fri1 24 FRANK IACONIO PRO 124 7.056 194.80 Fri2 25 DANNY COFFMAN PRO 255 7.065 195.27 Fri2 26 RON KRISHER PRO 351 7.072 195.52 Fri1 27 MIKE THOMAS PRO 207 7.073 196.12 Fri1 28 LARRY MORGAN PRO 357 7.094 193.71 Fri1 29 LARRY DAVIS PRO 511 7.123 191.69 Fri1 30 BOB BENZA PRO 136 7.133 192.92 Fri2 31 VIERE GAINES PRO 55 7.160 196.20 Fri1 32 ADAM LANDOLFI PRO 1260 7.171 193.13 Fri2 33 ED HECK PRO 384 7.564 183.41 Fri1 34 GEORGE WEILER PRO 137 7.852 166.14 Fri2

Pro Stock Motorcycle

Friday-Session 1 - Pro Stock Bike -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed P/SB 4 JOHN SMITH 0.443 7.558 178.67 P/SB 1 DAVID SCHULTZ 0.455 7.321 182.00 Schultz has is half way to a new ET world record . . P/SB 457 DELL HARRIS 0.409 8.101 130.58 P/SB 310 JOE DeSANTIS 0.561 7.696 170.39 . . P/SB 13 RON AYERS 0.448 7.585 175.47* P/SB 3 MATT HINES 0.761 7.433 182.81 . . P/SB 300 CURT WOODWARD 0.562 10.217 84.80 P/SB 104 JOHN MAFARO 0.537 7.599 182.40 . . P/SB 541 C.J. SMITH 0.428 7.628 168.28 P/SB 2 JOHN MMYERS 0.416 7.361 183.67 . . P/SB 538 GREG UNDERDAHL 0.590 7.485 173.91* P/SB 10 GENO SCALI 0.592 9.739 0.99 . . P/SB 322 BRIAN DeLONG 0.841 7.580 174.01 P/SB 409 GARY TONGLET 0.453 7.568 175.98 . . P/SB 156 JOSEPH BARTONE 0.483 7.590 174.85* P/SB 172 STEPHANIE REAVES 9.990 9.99 . . P/SB 133 PAUL GAST 0.403 7.471 174.89* P/SB 5 HECTOR ARANA 0.393 7.569 185.75 . . P/SB 2020 RICHARD AVON 0.452 7.721 170.58* P/SB 202 BRIAN AYERS 0.482 7.792 170.22 . . P/SB 7 ANGELLE SEELING 0.420 7.406 176.92* P/SB 9 STEVE JOHNSON 0.427 7.537 178.39 . . single P/SB 407 WILL JOHNESE 0.675 12.345 N/A 7996 . Friday-Session 2 - Pro Stock Bike -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed P/SB 104 JOHN MAFARO 7.599 182.40 P/SB 13 RON AYERS 7.595 174.85 . . P/SB 2 JOHN MMYERS 7.402 177.47* P/SB 300 CURT WOODWARD 8.388 157.92 . . P/SB 10 GENO SCALI 7.842 144.13* P/SB 541 C.J. SMITH 7.714 175.16 . . P/SB 409 GARY TONGLET 7.633 169.71* P/SB 538 GREG UNDERDAHL 9.891 83.68 . . P/SB 172 STEPHANIE REAVES 8.057 173.87* P/SB 322 BRIAN DeLONG 8.781 105.42 . . P/SB 5 HECTOR ARANA 7.504 179.46* P/SB 156 JOSEPH BARTONE 21.547 26.50 . . P/SB 202 BRIAN AYERS N/A N/A * P/SB 823 FUMIKI TANAKA N/A N/A . . P/SB 9 STEVE JOHNSON 7.573 171.52 P/SB 133 PAUL GAST 7.563 179.78 . . P/SB 407 WILL JOHNESE 7.796 167.13 P/SB 2020 RICHARD AVON 7.860 170.03 . . P/SB 1 DAVID SCHULTZ 7.413 180.10* P/SB 7 ANGELLE SEELING 7.471 181.12 . P/SB 310 JOE DeSANTIS 7.702 171.78* P/SB 206 HORACE WRIGHT 7.845 170.13 . . P/SB 3 MATT HINES 7.380 181.34* P/SB 4 JOHN SMITH 7.531 181.89 . .

Pro Stock Bike Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 DAVID SCHULTZ P/SB 1 7.321 182.00 Fri1 2 JOHN MYERS P/SB 2 7.361 183.67 Fri1 3 MATT HINES P/SB 3 7.380 181.34 Fri2 4 ANGELLE SEELING P/SB 7 7.406 176.92 Fri1 5 PAUL GAST P/SB 133 7.471 174.89 Fri1 6 GREG UNDERDAHL P/SB 538 7.485 173.91 Fri1 7 HECTOR ARANA P/SB 5 7.504 179.46 Fri2 8 JOHN SMITH P/SB 4 7.531 181.89 Fri2 9 STEVE JOHNSON P/SB 9 7.537 178.39 Fri1 10 GARY TONGLET P/SB 409 7.568 175.98 Fri1 11 BRIAN DeLONG P/SB 322 7.580 174.01 Fri1 12 RON AYERS P/SB 13 7.585 175.47 Fri1 13 JOSEPH BARTONE P/SB 156 7.590 174.85 Fri1 14 JOHN MAFARO P/SB 104 7.599 182.40 Fri2 15 C.J. SMITH P/SB 541 7.628 168.28 Fri1 16 JOE DeSANTIS P/SB 310 7.696 170.39 Fri1 17 RICHARD AVON P/SB 2020 7.721 170.58 Fri1 18 BRIAN AYERS P/SB 202 7.792 170.22 Fri1 19 WILL JOHNESE P/SB 407 7.796 167.13 Fri2 20 GENO SCALI P/SB 10 7.842 144.13 Fri2 21 HORACE WRIGHT P/SB 206 7.845 170.13 Fri2 22 STEPHANIE REAVES P/SB 172 8.057 173.87 Fri2 23 DELL HARRIS P/SB 457 8.101 130.58 Fri1 24 CURT WOODWARD P/SB 300 8.388 157.92 Fri2

Top Alcohol Dragster

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 BARTONE 6.034 23.130 231.80* single Candy loses a cylinder at half track .

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 number 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

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 their 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. TAD 8 N/A N/A * TAD 1 BOBBY TAYLOR N/A N/A . .

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

Thursday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 5.793 249.65 TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 5.721 253.23 Nice side-by-side run and STONG launches by both cars! . TAFC 2605 MICHAEL SIMPSON 5.960 242.78 TAFC 1 TONY BARTONE 5.836 249.23 . . TAFC 6 TODD SIIMPSON 13.360 61.80 TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE 5.940 241.48 Simpson smokes the tires on the launch . TAFC 2606 MARK BILLINGTON 6.179 220.75 TAFC 34 5.874 243.90 Strong and straight . TAFC 24 TERRY MULLINS 7.974 111.55 TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 5.951 221.83 Mullings gets a bit out of shape and shuts off . TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 6.464 234.98 TAFC 15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. 5.864 247.72 Monaghan back peddles through some tire shake and runs a respectable race TAFC 13 5.991 231.30 TAFC 302 BOB GOTTSCHALK 5.861 246.50 Nice strong race . TAFC 8 TODD PATON 6.067 245.23* single Todd backs out of his first drive in the new car but still makes a nice pass single TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 5.827 250.06 Bob stays on the throttle all the way to take No. 3 spot in this round of qualifying TAFC 1350 PAUL GILL 6.799 165.31* single Paul backs off the throttle then back on it again .

Friday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 24 TERRY MULLINS 6.016 239.55* TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 12.929 61.00 Newberry puts zebra stripes on the track with some tire shake and shuts it off TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 6.015 241.93 TAFC 302 BOB GOTTSCHALK 5.939 245.96 Bob moves around on the track a bit but still reaches the finish line first TAFC 1350 PAUL GILL 11.097 70.57 TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE 6.386 207.32 both cars tire shake, Slagle got back in it for some run data TAFC 2605 MICHAEL SIMPSON 6.096 241.87 TAFC 34 5.853 246.64 Right lane finally puts down a full run . TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 5.783 249.23* TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 5.904 247.11 . . TAFC 2606 MARK BILLINGTON 6.123 222.05 TAFC 1 TONY BARTONE 5.712 252.88 Bartone takes Number one spot for a while with a terrific strong run and good drag race TAFC 6 TODD SIIMPSON 9.559 86.89 TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 9.064 96.28 both cars had severe tire shake and shut off at half track TAFC 13 6.060 231.00* single . . TAFC 8 TODD PATON 12.486 61.77* single Tire shake, once out of the throttle, once in again then shuts it off

Friday-Session 2 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 34 6.000 243.77* TAFC 6 TODD SIMPSON 8.886 80.00 Simpson smacks the right wall at 330 feet, crosses over and smacks the left wall at the finish line. He's ok. TAFC 15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. 12.826 N/A TAFC 8 TODD PATON 5.949 247.04 Patton moves from 14 to number 10 after a little tire chatter while launching TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 5.835 245.90* TAFC 2606 MARK BILLINGTON 6.221 223.71 soft launch for Billington, strong run and advance for Lawson TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE 6.007 201.43 TAFC 2605 MICHAEL SIMPSON 6.022 243.17 Slagle kicked out the Supercharger Burst Panel while going through the finish lights and lights a small fire TAFC 1 TONY BARTONE 5.822 245.83* TAFC 1350 PAUL GILL 10.720 65.95 Gill played with the tire shake and remains on the bump TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 5.821 247.59* TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 5.957 243.77 . . TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 5.806 248.96* TAFC 24 TERRY MULLINS N/A N/A Mullins couldn't back up after the burnout giving Manzo the single pass single TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 6.040 242.19 In and out of the throttle after a few car lengths but drove it out to lucky number 13th spot

Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 TONY BARTONE TAFC 1 5.712 252.88 Fri1 2 FRANK MANZO TAFC 9 5.721 253.23 Thu1 3 JOHN POWELL TAFC 7 5.783 249.23 Fri1 4 BOB NEWBERRY TAFC 5 5.821 247.59 Fri2 5 JOHN LAWSON TAFC 33 5.835 245.90 Fri2 6 KIM FRITTS TAFC 34 5.853 246.64 Fri1 7 BOB GOTTSCHALK TAFC 302 5.861 246.50 Thu1 8 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. TAFC 15 5.864 247.72 Thu1 9 TIM SLAGLE TAFC 1177 5.940 241.48 Thu1 10 TODD PATON TAFC 8 5.949 247.04 Fri2 11 MICHAEL SIMPSON TAFC 2605 5.960 242.78 Thu1 12 PHIL BURKART TAFC 13 5.991 231.30 Thu1 13 BERNIE HARRINGTON TAFC 765 6.015 241.93 Fri1 14 TERRY MULLINS TAFC 24 6.016 239.55 Fri1 15 MARK BILLINGTON TAFC 2606 6.123 222.05 Fri1 16 PAUL GILL TAFC 1350 6.799 165.31 Thu1 17 TODD SIIMPSON TAFC 6 8.886 80.00 Fri2

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