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The 1997 NHRA Mac Tools Gatornationals Qualifying Results

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'                      
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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  
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   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.  
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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                     
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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 BARTONE TAD 242 23.130 231.80 Thu1

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!   
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TAFC 2605 MICHAEL SIMPSON                    5.960  242.78  
TAFC    1 TONY BARTONE                       5.836  249.23  
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TAFC    6 TODD SIIMPSON                     13.360   61.80  
TAFC 1177 TIM SLAGLE                         5.940  241.48  
   Simpson smokes the tires on the launch                   
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TAFC 2606 MARK BILLINGTON                    6.179  220.75  
TAFC   34                                    5.874  243.90  
   Strong and straight                                      
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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           
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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                                         
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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        
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Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Thursday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 FRANK MANZO TAFC 9 5.721 253.23 Thu1 2 JOHN POWELL TAFC 7 5.793 249.65 Thu1 3 BOB NEWBERRY TAFC 5 5.827 250.06 Thu1 4 TONY BARTONE TAFC 1 5.836 249.23 Thu1 5 BOB GOTTSCHALK TAFC 302 5.861 246.50 Thu1 6 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. TAFC 15 5.864 247.72 Thu1 7 KIM FRITTS TAFC 34 5.874 243.90 Thu1 8 TIM SLAGLE TAFC 1177 5.940 241.48 Thu1 9 JOHN LAWSON TAFC 33 5.951 221.83 Thu1 10 MICHAEL SIMPSON TAFC 2605 5.960 242.78 Thu1 11 PHIL BURKART TAFC 13 5.991 231.30 Thu1 12 TODD PATON TAFC 8 6.067 245.23 Thu1 13 MARK BILLINGTON TAFC 2606 6.179 220.75 Thu1 14 BERNIE HARRINGTON TAFC 765 6.464 234.98 Thu1 15 PAUL GILL TAFC 1350 6.799 165.31 Thu1 16 TERRY MULLINS TAFC 24 7.974 111.55 Thu1 17 TODD SIIMPSON TAFC 6 13.360 61.80 Thu1

Thursday-Session 1 - Comp Eliminator      -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana         
                                                            
Number    Driver               Class  O/U    D/I    E.T.    
COMP   13                      C/ED   -.477   8.01   7.533  
COMP 3098 DOUG STEWART         B/ED   -.519   7.66   7.141  
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COMP 4012 ARTHUR SAUCEDA       C/D    -.447   7.78   7.333* 
COMP 1834 PAUL JANNONI         B/D    0.572   7.50   8.072  
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COMP 1780 GERRY RUSSO          B/EA   -.432   8.57   8.138* 
COMP  141 GEORGE SUPINSKI, SR. D/A    -.365   8.59   8.225  
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COMP 2020 LARRY JOE SEAY       E/A    -.501   8.93   8.429* 
COMP 2000 LARRY SEAY           E/A    -.445   8.93   8.485  
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COMP   52                      C/SM   -.604   9.66   9.056* 
COMP  160 SAL DiPAOLO          D/A    -.394   8.59   8.196  
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COMP 1186 DAVE NORTHROP        C/A    -.495   8.30   7.805* 
COMP 1484 ALLEN STANFIELD      F/SM   -.411   9.81   9.399  
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COMP   25                      C/A    -.506   8.30   7.794  
COMP 2467 JIM KIMBROUGH        A/EA   -.410   8.16   7.750  
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COMP 1733 DAN KILHEFFER        C/ED   -.362   8.01   7.648* 
COMP 5201 ELOY LUCERO          C/A    -.245   8.30   8.055  
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COMP 1210 JONATHAN ALOISIO     E/SM   -.454   9.12   8.666* 
COMP  332 TODD FRANTZ          D/ED   91.82   8.18    N/A   
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COMP 3647 JODY SCHMEISSER      B/EA   -.464   8.57   8.106* 
COMP 2011 WAYNE HUTTON         D/A    -.505   8.59   8.085  
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COMP 3156 IAN LANDIES          A/SR   -.541   8.73   8.189* 
COMP    7                      E/SM   -.612   9.12   8.508  
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COMP 3522 GARY MERRICK         B/ED   -.556   7.66   7.104* 
COMP 4098                      BB/AT  -.484   7.85   7.366  
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COMP  330 BRIAN BROWELL        D/D    -.550   8.10   7.550* 
COMP 1466 CHARLES GRECO        C/EA   -.553   8.93   8.377  
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COMP 1996                      AA/A   -.520   7.82   7.300* 
COMP  309 RALPH HOPE           I/A    -.647   8.73   8.083  
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COMP 2015 SCOTT TIDWELL        D/EA   -.308   9.14   8.832* 
COMP    5                      I/A    91.27   8.73    N/A   
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COMP  555 NICK FERRI           A/EA   -.511   8.16   7.649* 
COMP 1117 LARRY PERKINS        D/A    -.520   8.59   8.070  
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COMP 3069 BOB ANDREWS          E/D    -.641   8.25   7.609  
COMP 2165 DICK MARIS           C/D    -.154   7.78   7.626  
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COMP 5212 DOUG ENGELS          A/EA   2.931   8.16  11.091  
COMP 2067 RANDY DANIELS        H/A    -.586   8.98   8.394  
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COMP 3679 DWAYNE RICE          A/A    5.034   7.39  12.424  
COMP 1601 KENNY DELCO          B/A    -.533   7.97   7.437  
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COMP  403 HURLEY BLAKENEY      AA/AT  0.655   7.30   7.955  
COMP  381 JERRY HAAS           A/A    -.575   7.39   6.815  
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COMP 3779 DON STRATTON         B/EA   -.371   8.57   8.199* 
COMP   23                      C/EA   -.437   8.93   8.493  
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COMP 3693                      B/SM   -.331   9.39   9.059* 
      single                                                
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COMP  710 DOUG LAMBECK         C/ED   91.99   8.01    N/A * 
      single                                                
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COMP  110 DAVID STROUSE        B/A    -.509   7.97   7.461* 
      single                                                
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Thursday-Session 2 - Comp Eliminator -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Number Driver Class O/U D/I E.T. single COMP 1780 GERRY RUSSO B/EA 91.43 8.57 N/A Russo made a sharp turn into the left wall, bounced back across the track, Jannoi crossed lanes, Down time COMP 160 SAL DiPAOLO D/A -.456 8.59 8.134 COMP 1733 DAN KILHEFFER C/ED -.438 8.01 7.572 . . COMP 5 STEVE AMBROSE I/A -.663 8.73 8.067* COMP 3679 DWAYNE RICE A/A 3.334 7.39 10.724 . . COMP 2000 LARRY SEAY E/A 1.081 8.93 10.011 COMP 2020 LARRY JOE SEAY E/A -.560 8.93 8.370 . . COMP 5201 ELOY LUCERO C/A -.488 8.30 7.812* COMP 3156 IAN LANDIES A/SR -.538 8.73 8.192 . . COMP 332 TODD FRANTZ D/ED 0.086 8.18 8.266 COMP 5212 DOUG ENGELS A/EA -.598 8.16 7.562 . . COMP 1117 LARRY PERKINS D/A 1.283 8.59 9.873 COMP 1210 JONATHAN ALOISIO E/SM -.590 9.12 8.530 . . COMP 3098 DOUG STEWART B/ED -.476 7.66 7.184* COMP 4012 ARTHUR SAUCEDA C/D -.094 7.78 7.686 . . single COMP 3693 LARRY MAYES B/SM 2.877 9.39 12.267 . . single COMP 2015 SCOTT TIDWELL D/EA -.549 9.14 8.591 . . COMP 2011 WAYNE HUTTON D/A -.529 8.59 8.061 COMP 25 C/A -.529 8.30 7.771 . . single COMP 403 HURLEY BLAKENEY AA/AT -.539 7.30 6.761 . . COMP 1466 CHARLIE GRECO C/EA -.555 8.93 8.375 COMP 52 GARY CHOMISKI C/SM -.604 9.66 9.056 . . COMP 2067 RANDY DANIELS H/A -.570 8.98 8.410 COMP 330 BRIAN BROWELL D/D -.592 8.10 7.508 . . COMP 2467 JIM KIMBROUGH A/EA -.415 8.16 7.745 COMP 555 NICK FERRI A/EA -.577 8.16 7.583 . . COMP 2165 DICK MARIS C/D -.377 7.78 7.403* COMP 1186 DAVE NORTHROP C/A -.565 8.30 7.735 . . COMP 1601 KENNY DELCO B/A -.599 7.97 7.371* single . . COMP 1484 ALLEN STANFIELD F/SM -.516 9.81 9.294 COMP 3779 DON STRATTON B/EA -.422 8.57 8.148 . . COMP 7 LARRY PRICHETT E/SM -.406 9.12 8.714 COMP 13 FRANK ARAGONA JR. C/ED -.548 8.01 7.462 . . COMP 4098 BB/AT -.742 7.85 7.108* COMP 3647 JODY SCHMEISSER B/EA -.446 8.57 8.124 . . COMP 141 GEORGE SUPINSKI, SR. D/A -.410 8.59 8.180 COMP 110 DAVID STROUSE JR. B/A -.591 7.97 7.379 . . COMP 381 JERRY HAAS A/A -.607 7.39 6.783* single . . COMP 4006 MIKE TRUMBLE, JR. C/SR 6.984 9.58 16.564* single . .

Comp Eliminator Qualifying List After Session 2, Thursday 1997 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe and Diana Pos Name Number E.T. O/U Speed When 1 KIM SMITH COMP 4098 7.108 -0.742 Thu2 2 STEVE AMBROSE COMP 5 8.067 -0.663 155.25 Thu2 3 RALPH HOPE COMP 309 8.083 -0.647 Thu1 4 BOB ANDREWS COMP 3069 7.609 -0.641 Thu1 5 LARRY PRICHETT COMP 7 8.508 -0.612 Thu1 6 JERRY HAAS COMP 381 6.783 -0.607 206.65 Thu2 7 GARY CHOMISKI COMP 52 9.056 -0.604 Thu1 8 KENNY DELCO COMP 1601 7.371 -0.599 185.95 Thu2 9 DOUG ENGELS COMP 5212 7.562 -0.598 Thu2 10 BRIAN BROWELL COMP 330 7.508 -0.592 Thu2 11 DAVID STROUSE JR. COMP 110 7.379 -0.591 Thu2 12 JONATHAN ALOISIO COMP 1210 8.530 -0.590 Thu2 13 RANDY DANIELS COMP 2067 8.394 -0.586 Thu1 14 NICK FERRI COMP 555 7.583 -0.577 Thu2 15 DAVE NORTHROP COMP 1186 7.735 -0.565 Thu2 16 LARRY JOE SEAY COMP 2020 8.370 -0.560 159.97 Thu2 17 GARY MERRICK COMP 3522 7.104 -0.556 Thu1 18 CHARLIE GRECO COMP 1466 8.375 -0.555 Thu2 19 SCOTT TIDWELL COMP 2015 8.591 -0.549 Thu2 20 FRANK ARAGONA JR. COMP 13 7.462 -0.548 Thu2 21 IAN LANDIES COMP 3156 8.189 -0.541 Thu1 22 HURLEY BLAKENEY COMP 403 6.761 -0.539 207.90 Thu2 23 WAYNE HUTTON COMP 2011 8.061 -0.529 Thu2 24 JERRY HEMMINGSON COMP 25 7.771 -0.529 Thu2 25 LARRY PERKINS COMP 1117 8.070 -0.520 Thu1 26 CARNIE FRYFOGLE COMP 1996 7.300 -0.520 Thu1 27 DOUG STEWART COMP 3098 7.141 -0.519 Thu1 28 ALLEN STANFIELD COMP 1484 9.294 -0.516 Thu2 29 ELOY LUCERO COMP 5201 7.812 -0.488 Thu2 30 JODY SCHMEISSER COMP 3647 8.106 -0.464 Thu1 31 SAL DiPAOLO COMP 160 8.134 -0.456 Thu2 32 ARTHUR SAUCEDA COMP 4012 7.333 -0.447 Thu1 33 LARRY SEAY COMP 2000 8.485 -0.445 Thu1 34 DAN KILHEFFER COMP 1733 7.572 -0.438 Thu2 35 J. GRANT LEWIS COMP 23 8.493 -0.437 Thu1 36 GERRY RUSSO COMP 1780 8.138 -0.432 Thu1 37 DON STRATTON COMP 3779 8.148 -0.422 Thu2 38 JIM KIMBROUGH COMP 2467 7.745 -0.415 Thu2 39 GEORGE SUPINSKI, SR.COMP 141 8.180 -0.410 Thu2 40 DICK MARIS COMP 2165 7.403 -0.377 Thu2 41 LARRY MAYES COMP 3693 9.059 -0.331 Thu1 42 TODD FRANTZ COMP 332 8.266 0.086 Thu2 43 PAUL JANNONI COMP 1834 8.072 0.572 Thu1 44 DWAYNE RICE COMP 3679 10.724 3.334 136.77 Thu2 45 MIKE TRUMBLE, JR. COMP 4006 16.564 6.984 Thu2

Thursday's Pit Notes

Jerry Russo, 51, from Saddle River, N.J., driving a B/Econo altered 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, was transported to Shand's University Florida Hospital for observation. He lost control and crossed the track and hit the left retaining wall then careened across the track and stopped striking the right retaining wall.

Thursday Second Session

    No.   Class   Name             ET      Index  O/U       
1.  2569  N/SA    Marka Gallina    12.116  13.30  -1.184    
2.  22    G/SA    Garry Glazer     11.174  12.30  -1.126
3.  5     D/SA    Gary Russell     10.742  12.30  -1.108
4.  4100  G/SA    Pat Joffrion     11.454  12.50  -1.051
5.  1578  I/S     James Roberts    11.454  12.50  -1.046    
6.  1924  O/SA    Bud Rowe         12.410  13.54  -1.040  
7.  3051  M/SA    Bill Rink        12.159  13.15  -0.991
8.  4022  FT/SA   Jeff Teuton      12.867  13.85  -0.983
9.  2002  E/SA    Woodro Josey     11.023  12.00  -0.977
10. 2237  G/SA    Butch Payne      11.331  12.30  -0.969
11. 2205  BF/SA   Mark Poole       14.283  15.25  -0.967
12. 3241  N/SA    Tom Reese        12.347  13.30  -0.953
13. 1373  J/SA    Dennis Martins   11.815  12.75  -0.935
14. 4056  J/SA    Andy Thornburg   11.825  12.75  -0.925
15. 4638  L/SA    Karl Geist       12.077  13.00  -0.923
16. 4771  F/SA    Sammy Pizzolato  11.231  12.15  -0.919
17. 1656  C/SA    Kenneth Miele    10.798  11.70  -0.911
18. 3101  B/SA    Jerry Newsome    10.639  11.55  -0.911
19. 2530  V/SA    Peter Noriega    14.901  15.80  -0.899
20. 1033  M/SA    Dave Ribeiro     12.258  13.15  -0.892
21. 3414  F/SA    Steve Haulman    11.265  12.15  -0.885
22. 2923  J/SA    Gregory Rowe     11.865  12.75  -0.885
23. 3391  I/SA    Jerry Bennett    11.718  12.60  -0.882
24. 1547  F/SA    Jack Matyas      11.268  12.15  -0.882
25. 3007  N/SA    Al Provoast      12.419  13.30  -0.881
26. 3130  P/SA    Greg Robinson    12.886  13.75  -0.864
27. 3583  C/SA    Brad McFarland   10.839  11.70  -0.861
28. 2147  C/SA    Ronald Charnes   10.845  11.70  -0.855
29. 4273  C/SA    Larry Hill       10.845  11.70  -0.855
30. 3113  H/S     Dave Walther     11.452  12.30  -0.848
31. 2025  T/SA    Lee Tuttle       13.965  14.80  -0.835
32. 2909  K/SA    Mark Lewis       12.115  12.95  -0.835

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