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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Alcohol Dragster -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Sunday-Round 1 - Alcohol Dragster -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAD 4 RANDY PARKS 0.446 5.777 237.09W TAD 1 BOBBY TAYLOR 0.475 6.270 169.39 Parks takes out the defending World Champ, who shakes in defeat. TAD 110 RICH McPHILLIPS 0.447 5.634 232.49W TAD 7 BILL REICHERT 1.537 6.011 243.63 Reichert may have fell victim to an old trick as Rich flicks the stage light, deep-staging. TAD 657 MIKE AUSTIN 0.484 5.748 245.96W TAD 572 BOB McCOSH 0.519 8.884 85.37 McCosh makes it back after suffering heavy damage yesterday going off the track, but he shakes in a loss. TAD 72 RICK SANTOS 0.523 5.654 248.13W TAD 11 CLIFF BOZZELLI 0.495 5.821 235.29 The wins continue in the left lane as Bozzelli suffers from tireshake and Santos goes on to round two TAD 3 DARRELL RUSSELL 0.433 5.636 249.65W TAD 721 FRANK PEDREGON 0.450 5.727 246.57 Tire shake again in the right lane and Russell trucks to the second round TAD 5 JAY PAYNE 0.510 5.671 249.51 TAD 701 CHESS BUSHEY 0.405 5.603 242.39W The upset of the round as Bushey, with no burnout, drills Payne on the lights and at the finish line TAD 44 BILL ANCONA 0.535 5.621 251.95W TAD 7106 JEREMY TORSTVEIT 0.529 9.305 71.82 With lane choice, the Doc takes the questionable right lane and it bits him with tire shake, Ancona to rnd 2 TAD 703 KEN ZEAL 0.505 5.568 245.90W TAD 404 GREG ROBERTS 0.524 5.751 243.70 The top qualifier, injected nitro machine, makes quick work of Robert's Royal Purple-sponsored dragster

Monday-Round 2 - Alcohol Dragster         -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis                      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAD    3  DARRELL RUSSELL     0.613          5.662  243.96W 
TAD  657  MIKE AUSTIN         0.503         16.726   50.13  
   Mike just watch his brother fly, but he cannot as he     
   smokes and shakes off the starting line                  
TAD   44  BILL ANCONA         0.472          6.577  128.79  
TAD  110  RICH McPHILLIPS     0.491          5.691  230.00W 
   Ancona's chute shakes loose and the injected nitro       
   machines in the semis                                    
TAD   72  RICK SANTOS         0.476          5.631  250.34W 
TAD  701  CHESS BUSHEY        0.470          5.679  242.45  
   Santos increments in the first 1/8-mile is the           
   difference as these two are almost deadlocked at         
the finish                                                  
TAD  703  KEN ZEAL            0.489          5.533  245.23W 
TAD    4  RANDY PARKS         0.447         10.655   72.29  
   The smell of nitro will come from two cars in the        
    semis as Zeal blasts through to round three             

Monday-Round 3 - Alcohol Dragster         -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis                      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAD   72  RICK SANTOS         0.547          5.692  248.34  
TAD  110  RICH McPHILLIPS     0.427          5.706  241.41W 
   McPhillips and the nitro diggers gets the holeshot       
   victory as Santos was snoozing on the line               
TAD  703  KEN ZEAL            0.502          5.623  239.23  
TAD    3  DARRELL RUSSELL     0.460          5.613  250.00W 
   Could have been an all nitro final, but Russell doesn't  
   allow it in a great race.                                
                                                            
Monday-Round 4 - Alcohol Dragster         -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis                      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAD    3  DARRELL RUSSELL     0.420          5.625  248.89W 
TAD  110  RICH McPHILLIPS     0.448          6.095  195.95  
   McPhillips with a weak burnout and a couple dead banks   
   and Russell storms to the USN win                        

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