Indy FC Eliminations

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Monday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins 1:00p.m. Number Driver ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Monday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins 1:00p.m. Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.525 5.678 182.59 F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.479 5.010 308.85W Capps had this race all the way down the track. . F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.484 5.184 291.26 F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.507 5.074 N/A W Skuza was ahead at the 1000' but lost the blower belt and Bazemore drove around him. F/C 302 DALE CREASY JR. 0.479 5.661 197.67 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.532 5.029 307.48W The Coil/Fedderly power got Force through this round. . F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.561 9.633 8.76 F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.485 6.432 163.07W Both cars go up in smoke right past the 60'. Etchells came VERY close to crossing the center but saved it. F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.487 4.989 303.64W F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.467 5.505 200.31 Tim Wilkerson runs his first ever 4 second E.T. to take the win over Anderson. F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.499 8.984 90.08 F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.471 5.039 306.33W Del was looking good until about the 330' mark. . F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.509 5.135 286.80W F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.027 5.538 194.80 Densham lost a blower belt in the lights and Cruz took the win. F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.541 5.272 254.52W F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.500 6.201 151.28 Neely leaves on Kenji but gets out in the loose stuff and has to shut it off.

Monday-Round 2 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins                   
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.459          5.077  307.37W 
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.395          5.142  278.81  
   Capps deep stages and throws Tony off just enough to     
   make him red light.                                      
F/C  347  TIM WILKERSON       0.527          5.025  297.61W 
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.506          5.080  305.91  
   Wilkerson is becoming the Cindrella story of the event.  
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F/C    8  KENJI OKAZAKI       0.518          5.038  302.01  
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.501          4.953  312.93W 
   Kenji was leading up to the 1/8th mile but Force takes   
   the win.  Track speed record for Force.                  
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.506          4.998  305.49W 
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.518          5.051  294.31  
   Close race all the way down the track.                   
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Monday-Round 3 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.483 4.991 306.01W F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.484 5.036 305.91 With only a .001 on the starting line, Bazemore takes the win and puts the pressure on Force. F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.507 5.074 266.42W F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.495 7.777 108.47 Wilkerson is on an adrenaline rush now. Force blew the tires off at about the 60' mark. This is the first final for Wilkerson.

Monday-Round 4 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.502 4.996 306.85W F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.503 13.161 73.08 Wilkerson goes up in smoke off the line in his first final round appearance. Bazemore is flawless this weekend.

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