Indy Big Bud Shootout

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB BIG BUD SHOOTOUT Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB BIG BUD SHOOTOUT Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.489 5.208 271.32 F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.520 5.103 301.81W Okazaki drives around Etchells as the Kendall machine drops a cylinder about 1200' and Kenji stormed by F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.467 5.208 271.65 F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.480 5.140 304.77W Pedregon goes lean down near the lights and Matco Tools trucks on through to round 2: win #2 for the left lane F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.485 5.358 288.55W F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.518 13.857 75.22 Densham too aggresive at the start and smoke while Tony has a dead cylinder on the left bank, but still wins F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.510 4.994 298.30W F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.491 5.199 293.44 Force trucked to the 60', .922 to .971, and Worsham is no match for the World Champ BIG BUD SHOOTOUT Sunday-Round 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.495 5.032 309.27W F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.489 6.025 162.18 Skuza pitches the blower belt at the 660' mark and Pedregon goes to the final with a huge speed F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.542 11.802 82.77 F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.511 5.689 182.92W Force instantly up-in-smoke and Okazaki's Mooneyes machine goes dead around 900', but gets the huge upset victory. BIG BUD SHOOTOUT FINAL Sunday-Round 3 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.505 5.143 279.85 F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.456 4.972 308.32W Jim Dunn and Kenji stun the Indy crowd, burying the Castrol Mothership and earning $100,000. Incredible! And that was Kenji's first four, but he doesn't join the Castrol 4-second club because the run did not count for qualifying.

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