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

>From the Prodigy Auto Racimg BB Sunday-Round 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.443 5.821 245.63W TAFC 34 KIM FRITTS 0.490 N/A N/A Manzo drives away from Fritts who dispite going through the traps, registers no times, weird timing glitch TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 0.474 5.967 241.80W TAFC 337 FRED MANDOLINI 0.465 5.990 239.74 Both are almost deadlocked to the finish with Lawson pulling out a .017 of a second victory, nice race. TAFC 1030 JIM SICKLES 0.469 5.896 244.69W TAFC 2 VERN MOATS 0.512 5.859 246.23 Sickles drills Moats on the lights and pulls out a .006 second margin of victory, great race! TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 0.548 5.914 244.10W TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 0.461 6.116 235.60 Newberry's horsepower saves him as Harrington gets a huge starting line advantage TAFC 710 LOU GASPARRELLI 0.484 5.938 242.19W TAFC 71 JOHN WEAVER 0.455 6.027 216.60 Lou gets near the wall, but drives around Weaver whose engine goes away in the lights in a puff a smoke TAFC 6170 BUCKY AUSTIN 0.453 5.970 241.28 TAFC 656 PAT AUSTIN 0.481 5.851 246.03W Uncle Bucky shakes and Pat drives on through to the second round TAFC 8 TODD PATON 0.491 5.986 244.23 TAFC 15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR. 0.461 5.981 239.36W The '96 Nationals champ is gone as Monaghan gets him with a starting line advantage TAFC 1 TONY BARTONE 0.495 5.778 250.41W TAFC 569 SAM BLUE 0.475 6.016 238.98 Bartone turns Sam "Blue" with low et of the round. Bartone faces Austin in round two in a great match-up

Monday-Round 2 - Alcohol Funny Car        -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis                      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC    9 FRANK MANZO         0.487          5.780  250.62W 
TAFC   15 FRAN MONAGHAN JR.   0.445          5.880  246.10  
   Fran got Manzo out of the hole, but Kendall-sponsored    
   power took over, taking Frank to the semis               
TAFC    5 BOB NEWBERRY        0.470          5.788  249.65W 
TAFC  710 LOU GASPARRELLI     0.436          5.887  245.29  
   That was probably Lou's last pass at Indy as he'll be    
   retiring at the end of the season.                       
TAFC 1030 JIM SICKLES         0.592          5.966  240.00W 
TAFC   33 JOHN LAWSON         0.334          5.818  245.70  
   The Lucas Oil team won't be too happy with their driver  
   as he gave away that one                                 
TAFC    1 TONY BARTONE        0.492          5.844  247.32  
TAFC  656 PAT AUSTIN          0.477          5.738  249.37W 
   Oh my, Austin shows he's still got it despite not being  
   on the tour very much this season. Incredible run!       
                                                            
Monday-Round 3 - Alcohol Funny Car        -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis                      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC    9 FRANK MANZO         0.437          5.776  251.53W 
TAFC    5 BOB NEWBERRY        0.467          9.215   96.01  
   The 'Newb shakes and Manzo goes to the finals in         
   search of his first win since '96 Sears Ntls             
TAFC 1030 JIM SICKLES         0.508          5.740  244.56W 
TAFC  656 PAT AUSTIN          0.477          5.854  246.98  
   That Tom Anderson horsepower takes Sickles to his first  
   NHRA national event final.                               
                                                            
Monday-Round 4 - Alcohol Funny Car        -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Matt Davis                      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC 1030 JIM SICKLES         0.536          5.810  243.63  
TAFC    9 FRANK MANZO         0.445          5.833  250.48W 
   Manzo earns the victory on the starting line and the     
   Kendall machine is your winner                           
                                                            

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