Indy FC Qualifying

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 713 JIM EPLER 0.543 13.235 70.80* single . . single F/C 701 WYATT RADKE 0.855 9.193 80.89 Radke makes it to half track before clicking it off. . F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.532 9.988 76.25 F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.548 5.122 308.64 Oswald gets there first and sets a track speed record at the same time. F/C 302 DALE CREASY JR. 0.516 5.382 281.42 F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.565 5.239 N/A . . F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.555 5.047 300.70* F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.557 14.792 68.30 Hoover smokes the tires off the line and Bazemore makes a nice, clean, pretty run. F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.520 16.866 70.88 F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.568 4.958 310.55 WOW!!!! An awesome run for Capps. He takes the ET and speed records for IRP! F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.556 9.923 80.84 F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.412 5.379 291.35 Anderson smokes the tires. . F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.562 9.715 89.38 F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.543 5.233 276.58 . . F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.477 5.160 277.69 F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.520 5.094 305.08 Etchells just drives by Kenji like he's standing still. . F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.514 5.332 212.96* F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.483 12.970 82.19 Cruz takes the family battle on this run but oils the track from the finish line on. F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.550 4.935 309.38* single Force makes an awesome run to take the #1 spot. .

Saturday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.595 5.179 279.93* F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.525 5.878 166.11 . . F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.649 5.408 218.97* F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.531 14.019 84.14 . . F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.618 5.109 298.30* F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.606 12.969 81.27 . . F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.535 5.026 297.81* F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.530 5.039 284.53 . . F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.584 5.161 302.41* F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.538 5.049 304.67 Skuza smoked the tires a bit, but all in all, a good drag race. F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.555 4.999 304.67* F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.536 5.334 211.96 . . F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.514 4.996 306.85* F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.524 13.828 84.06 Force goes up in smoke off the line. . F/C 701 WYATT RADKE 0.636 13.061 64.72 F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.539 5.244 292.49 Hofmann was on a great run and the motor let go mid-track. F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.601 8.964 96.00 F/C 302 DALE CREASY JR. 0.573 5.170 292.11 Great run for Dale Jr. Even with the lack of experience, he's running with the big dogs.

Saturday-Session 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.606 5.034 301.70 F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.539 5.061 303.54 Great run for Densham. . F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.552 5.087 294.11* F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.600 5.083 289.48 Awesome side by side run for both Worsham and Pedregon. . F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.545 12.250 84.00 F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.549 8.001 106.05 In a tire smoking battle Skuza gets there first, unfortunately (or fortunately for Force)it's only QFY. F/C 713 JIM EPLER 0.572 5.373 263.54 F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.524 5.038 300.30 Great run for Etchells. Epler moves into the #16 spot on his re-emergence into Funny Car. F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.539 10.503 76.05 F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.491 9.387 91.11 Both cars smoke the tires at about the 1/8th mile. . F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.533 4.954 309.49* F/C 701 WYATT RADKE 0.663 5.463 222.60 Bazemore jumps up to the #2 spot with that run. . F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.567 5.101 294.50* F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 10.263 N/A Wilkerson finally gets down the track and Oswald smokes the tires about 100' out. F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.588 5.738 179.89 F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.586 5.467 194.80 . . single F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.584 5.112 302.92 . .

Sunday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.489 5.208 2.71 F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.520 5.103 301.81 Kenji gets there first while Etchells tries to cope with loss of a bank of cylinders. F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.467 5.208 271.65 F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.480 5.140 304.77 Excellent side by side run here. . F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.485 5.358 288.55* F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.518 13.857 75.22 Tony takes the winlight as Densham has clutch problems and smokes the tires off the line. F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.510 4.994 298.50* F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.491 5.199 293.44 By the 60' mark this one was over. . F/C 713 JIM EPLER 0.925 5.265 282.57* F/C 701 WYATT RADKE 0.673 5.280 279.85 . . F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.549 6.660 132.23* F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.604 9.176 N/A Oswald smokes the tires as Hofmann gets really close to the guardwall. F/C 302 DALE CREASY JR. 0.507 5.167 287.35 F/C 217 FREDDIE NEELY 0.578 5.039 296.34 Awesome run for Neely. . F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.535 5.046 300.50* F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.565 5.259 287.08 Bazemore was backed up after the burnout by "Jungle"Pam Hardy. F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.522 5.106 302.11* F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.511 5.648 186.74 Wilkerson backs up his last run from yesterday and Capps has something go wrong right before the lights. F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.611 5.142 285.08* single Anderson's car leans out at the 1/8th. .

Sunday-Session 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins 6:00p.m. Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.495 5.032 309.27* F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.489 6.025 162.18 Skuza breaks a blower belt at the 1/8th mile. . F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.542 11.802 82.77 F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.511 5.689 182.92 Force smokes the tires off the line. . F/C 701 WYATT RADKE 0.695 6.598 138.84* F/C 302 DALE CREASY JR. 0.536 11.214 77.28 Radke loses a blower belt and doesn't make the show and Creasy Jr. will sit in anticipation on the bubble. F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.537 5.308 272.06 F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.557 4.965 308.00 Bazemore proves that there is nothing wrong with the track in all this heat. F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.589 5.237 232.49 F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 5.200 239.80 . . F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.553 5.050 305.18 F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.558 4.989 303.64 Great run that moves Randy up to the #4 spot. . F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.602 5.095 301.91* F/C 713 JIM EPLER 0.555 5.181 286.25 . . single F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.539 5.189 282.13 Hofmann makes a good clean run unfortunately, it's not good enough to make the show. F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.580 9.963 84.57 F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.544 5.074 298.30 Del clicks it off early but it doesn't matter because he's already in the show. single F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.515 4.987 309.38 Great run for Chuck E. Car looked clean all the way down the track.

Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Sunday 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 4.935 309.38 Fri1 2 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 4.954 309.49 Sat2 3 RON CAPPS F/C 28 4.958 310.55 Fri1 4 TONY PEDREGON F/C 2 4.996 306.85 Sat1 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 5 4.999 304.67 Sat1 6 GARY DENSHAM F/C 10 5.034 301.70 Sat2 7 FREDDIE NEELY F/C 217 5.039 296.34 Sun1 8 RANDY ANDERSON F/C 700 5.039 284.53 Sat1 9 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 8 5.049 304.67 Sat1 10 DEL WORSHAM F/C 7 5.083 289.48 Sat2 11 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 3 5.087 294.11 Sat2 12 TIM WILKERSON F/C 347 5.101 294.50 Sat2 13 TOM HOOVER F/C 520 5.112 302.92 Sat2 14 MARK OSWALD F/C 6 5.122 308.64 Fri1 15 DEAN SKUZA F/C 305 5.140 304.77 Sun1 16 DALE CREASY JR. F/C 302 5.167 287.35 Sun1 17 AL HOFMANN F/C 4 5.244 292.49 Sat1 18 JIM EPLER F/C 713 5.265 282.57 Sun1 19 WYATT RADKE F/C 701 5.280 279.85 Sun1

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