Indy TF Qualifying

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

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 345 BRUCE LITTON 0.567 12.265 74.40 T/F 709 BOB REEHL 0.569 9.861 82.40 Litton smokes the tires off the line and Reehl follows right along. T/F 757 DAVID GRUBNIC 0.743 5.068 256.84 T/F 739 SPIKE GORR 0.466 5.107 264.55 Grubnic has the better et but the worse light. . T/F 394 LUIGI NOVELLI 0.762 5.117 279.93 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.527 4.737 310.77 Great run for Sarver. . T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 0.525 6.882 127.24* T/F 711 DAVE PROMNITZ N/A N/A Promnitz doesn't show and Smith takes the single. . T/F 337 PAUL ROMINE 0.459 4.766 301.10* T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.579 5.657 163.81 . . T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.509 4.794 298.11* T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 4.912 251.04 . . T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.478 4.613 312.60* T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.544 4.852 304.56 Beautiful run by Scelzi to put him into the #1 spot. . T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.358 4.700 309.59* T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.569 12.959 68.16 . . T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.474 10.715 77.43 T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.532 4.769 296.73 . . T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.458 12.849 72.17 T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.469 9.164 99.76 Amato and new sponsor Eerie Indiana go for an "Eerie" ride of their own with a large wheelstand T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.503 4.660 306.74* T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.526 15.410 69.28 Kalitta smokes the tires when he hits the throttle. Dixon has to steer a little to keep it in the center. T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.491 5.636 162.24 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 4.705 313.04 . . T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.581 4.689 291.82* single Nice run for Cristen. .

Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 711 DAVE PROMNITZ 0.332 4.957 282.84* T/F 337 PAUL ROMINE 0.536 4.889 281.11 . . T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.562 14.202 76.12 T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.528 4.879 296.73 Hartman goes up in smoke immediately and Dakin makes a nice raceday type run. T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.475 4.832 285.80 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.507 4.798 298.40 A small amount of tire smoke out of the Scelzi machine but he still makes a nice pass. T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.577 5.276 193.09 T/F 888 JIM HEAD 4.920 269.54 . . T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 4.728 288.46* T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 7.192 108.57 . . T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.499 4.837 303.33* T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.492 4.845 312.39 . . T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.517 10.399 88.48 T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.587 9.534 88.30 . . T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.487 5.136 202.02* T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.521 11.901 79.17 Dunn breaks a blower belt off the line. . T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.526 4.654 313.37* T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.523 12.249 74.73 . . T/F 709 BOB REEHL 0.604 7.861 107.34* T/F 345 BRUCE LITTON 0.554 13.125 72.42 . . T/F 739 SPIKE GORR 0.480 4.929 276.24* T/F 757 DAVID GRUBNIC 0.459 12.065 74.44 . . single T/F 394 LUIGI NOVELLI 0.722 5.141 280.02 . .

Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins                   
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.483          4.624  312.28* 
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.637         14.898   70.48  
   Scelzi's car is running like a consistant bracket car.   
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T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.508          4.823  287.08* 
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.482         12.558   88.96  
   Schumacher smokes the tires off the line.                
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T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF                    4.689  308.32* 
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT                       4.793  304.98  
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T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.488          4.773  314.90* 
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.528          4.872  288.00  
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T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.552          4.788  299.90* 
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON                     N/A    N/A    
   Shelly breaks on the burnout and has to sit this run     
   out.                                                     
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN                          4.750  307.06  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO                          4.625  317.46  
   Track speed record on that run for Mr. Amato and the     
   Eerie crew.                                              
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.505          4.670  304.56* 
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.496          4.744  308.21  
   Great run for Cristen to go to the #5 spot.              
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T/F  345  BRUCE LITTON        0.564          4.959  312.71* 
T/F  709  BOB REEHL           0.552          8.043  106.31  
   Litton has trouble in the first half of the track but    
   picks it up in the last.                                 
T/F  757  DAVID GRUBNIC       0.574          4.967  292.01* 
      single                                                
   Not good enough to make the show yet.                    
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T/F  223  MIKE SMITH          0.582         13.614   56.14  
T/F  739  SPIKE GORR          0.546         12.012   66.32  
   Both cars smoke the tires off the line.                  
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T/F  303  PAT DAKIN                          4.840  301.40* 
T/F  711  DAVE PROMNITZ       0.506          5.057  275.06  
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Sunday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.494 4.773 312.50* T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.607 4.779 309.17 That run marks a career best for Doug Herbert. . T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.524 5.499 170.48 T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.542 4.824 255.25 . . T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.496 8.527 81.06 T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.526 4.967 293.25 . . T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL N/A N/A T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.515 4.732 308.11 Amato makes a good race day type pass as Cristen doesnt get to make the run T/F 345 BRUCE LITTON 0.528 4.895 271.16 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA N/A N/A . . T/F 757 DAVID GRUBNIC 0.480 5.962 152.90 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 4.764 308.74 Grubnic has some tire smoke past the 1/8th mile. . T/F 394 LUIGI NOVELLI 0.544 5.225 265.01* T/F 709 BOB REEHL 0.602 17.700 80.36 . . T/F 337 PAUL ROMINE 0.475 5.972 147.95* T/F 739 SPIKE GORR 0.524 15.081 70.84 . . T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.505 4.836 298.11 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.517 4.685 312.60 Sarver jumps up to the #6 spot and also runs a 312 in his brand new car. T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.504 4.623 311.95* T/F 711 DAVE PROMNITZ 0.660 5.042 283.91 Scelzi's car is VERY consistant. . T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.486 11.762 74.23 T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.579 4.882 299.90 . . T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.578 9.769 77.57* T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.467 11.436 89.19 . .

Sunday-Session 2 - Top Fuel               -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins   6:01p.m.        
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.536          4.749  303.13* 
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.529          4.764  290.13  
   Shelly gets there first in a battle of the women of      
   drag racing.                                             
T/F    6  JOE AMATO                          4.600  317.90* 
T/F  345  BRUCE LITTON                      10.675   76.01  
   That 317.90mph on Amato is a speed record.               
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T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.537          4.746  308.53* 
T/F  757  DAVID GRUBNIC       0.493          5.102  265.01  
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T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.545          6.270  131.13  
T/F  394  LUIGI NOVELLI       0.596          5.180  268.09  
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T/F  709  BOB REEHL           0.573          9.952   85.42  
T/F  223  MIKE SMITH          0.652          4.919  273.55  
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T/F  739  SPIKE GORR          0.512         11.329   56.21  
T/F  337  PAUL ROMINE         0.503          4.709  263.46  
   Great run for Romine.  Gorr's chutes come out mid-track  
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T/F  711  DAVE PROMNITZ       0.568          5.109  273.14  
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.512          4.758  303.54  
   Dakin looks good on that run and moves himself into the  
   14th spot.                                               
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN                     4.741  418.60  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI                        4.630  312.17  
   Well, um, Rhonda moved up to 11th with that run but,     
   she still has to back up the 418 mph for speed record:)  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.756          4.967  282.92* 
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.080         10.507   79.18  
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T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.633          6.826  131.17* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.497         12.142   72.12  
   Both cars go up in smoke and Herbert hits it again to    
   no avail.                                                
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.543          4.873  282.13  
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.488          4.718  314.46  
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      single                                                
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.518          4.796  299.20  
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      single                                                
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.478          4.741  305.08  
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Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Sunday 1997 NHRA U.S. Nationals by Jackie Lovins Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 JOE AMATO T/F 6 4.600 317.90 Sun2 2 GARY SCELZI T/F 5 4.613 312.60 Fri1 3 CORY McCLENATHAN T/F 3 4.654 313.37 Sat1 4 LARRY DIXON T/F 4 4.660 306.74 Fri1 5 CRISTEN POWELL T/F 18 4.670 304.56 Sat2 6 BRUCE SARVER T/F 17 4.685 312.60 Sun1 7 BOB VANDERGRIFF T/F 12 4.689 308.32 Sat2 8 JIM HEAD T/F 888 4.700 309.59 Fri1 9 PAUL ROMINE T/F 337 4.709 263.46 Sun2 10 KENNY BERNSTEIN T/F 1 4.718 314.46 Sun2 11 EDDIE HILL T/F 10 4.728 288.46 Sat1 12 RHONDA HARTMAN T/F 747 4.741 418.60 Sun2 13 MIKE DUNN T/F 7 4.741 305.08 Sun2 14 SCOTT KALITTA T/F 2 4.744 308.21 Sat2 15 SHELLY ANDERSON T/F 8 4.749 303.13 Sun2 16 PAT DAKIN T/F 303 4.758 303.54 Sun2 17 DOUG HERBERT T/F 11 4.779 309.17 Sun1 18 TONY SCHUMACHER T/F 356 4.832 285.80 Sat1 19 BRUCE LITTON T/F 345 4.895 271.16 Sun1 20 MIKE SMITH T/F 223 4.919 273.55 Sun2 21 SPIKE GORR T/F 739 4.929 276.24 Sat1 22 DAVE PROMNITZ T/F 711 4.957 282.84 Sat1 23 DAVID GRUBNIC T/F 757 4.967 292.01 Sat2 24 LUIGI NOVELLI T/F 394 5.117 279.93 Fri1 25 BOB REEHL T/F 709 7.861 107.34 Sat1

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