Gatornationals results (T/F)

Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe Brake Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F ...

Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe Brake Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 10 JOE AMATO 0.496 4.728 309.91W T/F 9 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.452 4.832 304.87 Terrific run for both cars! . T/F 8 TOMMY JOHNSON JR. 0.495 4.859 293.25 T/F 6 EDDIE HILL 0.489 4.737 301.91W Eddie smokes the engine past the finish line. Has work to do before round 2. T/F 3 LARRY DIXON 0.526 5.181 262.54 T/F 4 MIKE DUNN 0.501 4.947 290.79W Dixon smokes the tires at 660 feet. . T/F 552 ROD FULLER 0.442 8.845 85.95 T/F 399 CONNIE KALITTA 0.516 4.700 293.25W Fuller explodes the engine at 660 feet. Connie runs the quickest time of the meet. The old guys continue. T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.497 4.933 299.90 T/F 5 BLAINE JOHNSON 0.491 4.814 297.52W . . T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.495 4.963 276.24 T/F 1 SCOTT KALITTA 0.495 4.714 308.53W Good run for both cars. Very Strong run for Scott. No apparent damage to the car. T/F 23 JIM HEAD 0.511 5.110 276.32 T/F 7 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.501 4.854 285.44W Good run for both cars but the King of Speed goes into round 2. T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 0.489 5.036 279.85W T/F 2 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.456 12.540 72.35 Cory smoked the tires at the starting line. Mike Smith proceeds to round 2.

Sunday-Round 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe Brake Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 4 MIKE DUNN 0.496 5.796 160.25 T/F 7 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.515 4.827 299.40W Dunn lost a couple of left side cylinders at 1000 feet. KB continues to advance to round 3. T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 0.465 5.011 279.15 T/F 399 CONNIE KALITTA 0.512 4.897 263.46W Connie lost the engine in the finish lights but advances to round three. T/F 5 BLAINE JOHNSON 0.486 4.783 304.77W T/F 10 JOE AMATO 0.469 5.775 174.01 Amato hazes the tires at 1000 feet and Blaine drives by and into round 3. T/F 6 EDDIE HILL 0.509 4.900 294.21 T/F 1 SCOTT KALITTA 0.488 4.667 314.90W Scott has the fastest NHRA speed ever. He has to back it for the record.

Sunday-Round 3 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first-
1996 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe Brake            
                                                           
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed  
T/F  399  CONNIE KALITTA      0.467          4.868  291.45 
T/F    5  BLAINE JOHNSON      0.463          4.739  305.60W
   Blaine blasts a beautiful run on all 8 cylinders into   
   the final round.                                        
T/F    7  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.478          4.730  296.83 
T/F    1  SCOTT KALITTA       0.480          4.720  308.53W
   KB lost a cylinder in the last few feet to give Scott   
   the right to challenge Blaine in the final round.       

Sunday-Round 4 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA MAC Tools Gatornationals by Joe Brake Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 5 BLAINE JOHNSON 0.444 10.408 81.34W T/F 1 SCOTT KALITTA 0.453 14.742 18.09 Scott Kalitta had a blowover at 1/8 mile. He escaped without injury. Blaine Johnson Wins.

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Drivers Scott Kalitta , Mike Smit