Memphis Nationals Friday report (T/F, F/C, PRO, TA/D, TA/FC)

1995 NHRA Mid-South Nationals Reported by Stephen Jones and David Rowe Courtesy of Prodigy and the National Hot Rod Association TOP FUEL ~~~ ~~~~ Friday-Session 1 -Left lane first- Number Driver R/T ...

1995 NHRA Mid-South Nationals Reported by Stephen Jones and David Rowe Courtesy of Prodigy and the National Hot Rod Association

TOP FUEL ~~~ ~~~~ Friday-Session 1 -Left lane first- Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 457 MICHAEL BROTHERTON 0.502 4.870 300.60 T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.538 4.826 297.81* . T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.516 5.086 216.91* T/F 300 JACK OSTRANDER 0.564 5.279 263.08 Fair run by Dakin. Ostrander drops cylinders at finish line. single T/F 411 ANDY WOODS 0.484 15.772 53.93 . single T/F 552 ROD FULLER 0.469 5.392 210.47* . T/F 738 RANCE McDANIEL 0.506 4.920 277.34* T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.550 14.118 67.35 Nice run by McDaniel. Cory goes up in smoke at the line. T/F 1 SCOTT KALITTA 0.488 4.852 298.80* T/F 91 LARRY DIXON 0.501 4.886 285.35 Good runs by both cars. T/F 8 PAT AUSTIN 0.523 9.731 95.81 T/F 9 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.502 5.092 257.06* Austin pulls the wheels then goes up in smoke. T.J. drops cylinders all the way down the track. T/F 7050 BLAINE JOHNSON 0.515 10.225 83.99 T/F 6 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.473 4.948 294.11* B.J. goes up in smoke. Bernstein has good run. T/F 23 JIM HEAD 0.583 5.078 272.06* T/F 499 EDDIE HILL 0.484 11.124 82.53 Eddie carries the front wheels for about 100 ft then tries to recover and looses traction T/F 10 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.563 5.043 238.60* single . ----------------------------------------------------------- Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 MIKE DUNN T/F 7 4.826 297.81 Fri1 2 SCOTT KALITTA T/F 1 4.852 298.80 Fri1 3 MICHAEL BROTHERTON T/F 457 4.870 300.60 Fri1 4 LARRY DIXON T/F 91 4.886 285.35 Fri1 5 RANCE McDANIEL T/F 738 4.920 277.34 Fri1 6 KENNY BERNSTEIN T/F 6 4.948 294.11 Fri1 7 CONNIE KALITTA T/F 4 4.989 288.64 Fri1 8 SHELLY ANDERSON T/F 10 5.043 238.60 Fri1 9 JIM HEAD T/F 23 5.078 272.06 Fri1 10 PAT DAKIN T/F 303 5.086 216.91 Fri1 11 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. T/F 9 5.092 257.06 Fri1 12 JACK OSTRANDER T/F 300 5.279 263.08 Fri1 13 ROD FULLER T/F 552 5.392 210.47 Fri1 14 PAT AUSTIN T/F 8 9.731 95.81 Fri1 15 BLAINE JOHNSON T/F 7050 10.225 83.99 Fri1 ===========================================================

FUNNY CAR ~~~~~ ~~~ Friday-Session 1 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 9 GARY BOLGER 0.609 9.192 89.40 F/C 482 RONNY YOUNG 0.614 5.846 193.00* Bolger loses traction at about 60 ft. Young has fire at finish line. F/C 221 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.533 5.216 287.90* F/C 750 DEL WORSHAM 0.576 10.644 74.76 Worsham goes up in smoke at 300 ft and shuts downs. F/C 8 DEAN SKUZA 0.524 5.578 268.57* F/C 782 GARY DENSHAM 0.639 5.195 283.01 Densham takes #1 spot. Skuza takes #3 spot. Good runs by both cars. F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.618 5.183 292.39* F/C 624 GARY CLAPSHAW 0.487 9.533 78.66 . F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.697 9.847 89.65* F/C 711 RAY HIGLEY 0.542 13.470 71.69 Both cars up in smoke at the line. F/C 433 JIM BLAKE 0.583 5.731 260.94 F/C 132 JERRY CAMINITO 0.631 5.841 206.18* Blake blows engine at finish line and Caminito loses blower at about 3/4 track. Downtime. F/C 23 GORDIE BONIN 0.534 5.772 186.79 F/C 2 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.467 5.332 275.22* Bonin has problems and Pedrogon backpeddles several times and still makes fairly decent run. F/C 3 AL HOFMANN 0.516 10.620 78.91 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.538 5.312 247.72* Hofmann has problems at half track and shuts downs. Force backpeddles and still makes decent run. F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.567 5.206 283.01* single Etchells blows engine at finish line. ----------------------------------------------------------- Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 209 5.183 292.39 Fri1 2 GARY DENSHAM F/C 782 5.195 283.01 Fri1 3 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 4 5.206 283.01 Fri1 4 K.C. SPURLOCK F/C 221 5.216 287.90 Fri1 5 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 5.312 247.72 Fri1 6 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 2 5.332 275.22 Fri1 7 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 10 5.519 239.87 Fri1 8 DEAN SKUZA F/C 8 5.578 268.57 Fri1 9 JIM BLAKE F/C 433 5.731 260.94 Fri1 10 GORDIE BONIN F/C 23 5.772 186.79 Fri1 11 JERRY CAMINITO F/C 132 5.841 206.18 Fri1 12 RONNY YOUNG F/C 482 5.846 193.00 Fri1 13 JIM EPLER F/C 7 8.015 101.27 Fri1 14 GARY BOLGER F/C 9 9.192 89.40 Fri1 15 GARY CLAPSHAW F/C 624 9.533 78.66 Fri1 ===========================================================

PRO STOCK ~~~ ~~~~~ Friday-Session 1 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed PRO 5 KURT JOHNSON 0.446 7.083 195.39* PRO 70 GLENN ANGEL 0.514 7.273 190.47 Good runs by both cars. PRO 24 TROY COUGHLIN 0.110 7.154 193.38* PRO 255 DANNY COFFMAN 0.453 7.157 193.17 Good runs by both cars. PRO 10 BOB GLIDDEN 0.493 7.135 194.63* PRO 43 RICKY SMITH 0.437 7.220 192.88 Nice light by Smith. Good runs by both cars. PRO 7 STEVE SCHMIDT 0.274 7.087 195.27* PRO 775 JERRY ECKMAN 0.583 7.085 195.01 PRO 13 BRAD KLEIN 0.319 7.473 184.91* PRO 9 MARK OSBORNE 0.417 7.176 193.75 Good runs by both cars. PRO 422 CARLTON BEAL 0.463 16.226 53.76 PRO 752 GORDIE RIVERA 0.468 7.345 188.60* Beal has problems and shuts downs. PRO 449 TIM JOST 0.340 7.490 184.31* PRO 420 CARLTON BEAL, JR. 0.441 14.827 61.19 Right lane shuts down early after problems. Beal rolls through lights. PRO 709 GEORGE MARNELL 0.349 7.064 195.52* PRO 2 SCOTT GEOFFRION 0.426 7.430 189.51 Geoffrion had problems off the line. PRO 258 BUTCH ABBOTT 0.481 14.492 57.20 PRO 4 JIM YATES 0.625 7.133 194.67* Abbot has problems and shuts down. PRO 15 JOE LEPONE, JR. 0.462 10.512 86.10 PRO 199 CHUCK HARRIS 0.443 7.218 191.28* Lepone has problems about 50 ft out. PRO 1 DARRELL ALDERMAN 0.440 7.073 195.56* PRO 12 DESTER CAMBRON 0.231 7.166 193.21 Good runs by both cars. PRO 50 BRUCE ALLEN 0.478 7.181 193.67 PRO 368 RAY FRANKS 0.462 7.114 194.25* Good runs by both cars. PRO 251 PETE WILLIAMS 0.458 10.131 88.50 PRO 8 MARK PAWUK 0.173 7.117 194.30* Williams had problems about half track and shuts down. PRO 426 MARK CARTER 0.529 7.458 187.77* single . PRO 207 MIKE THOMAS 0.382 9.144 105.39* single Thomas had problems and shut down early. PRO 295 BARRY GRANT 0.878 7.283 191.40* single . ----------------------------------------------------------- Pro Stock Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 GEORGE MARNELL PRO 709 7.064 195.52 Fri1 2 WARREN JOHNSON PRO 3 7.066 195.60 Fri1 3 DARRELL ALDERMAN PRO 1 7.073 195.56 Fri1 4 KURT JOHNSON PRO 5 7.083 195.39 Fri1 5 JERRY ECKMAN PRO 775 7.085 195.01 Fri1 6 STEVE SCHMIDT PRO 7 7.087 195.27 Fri1 7 RAY FRANKS PRO 368 7.114 194.25 Fri1 8 MARK PAWUK PRO 8 7.117 194.30 Fri1 9 JIM YATES PRO 4 7.133 194.67 Fri1 10 BOB GLIDDEN PRO 10 7.135 194.63 Fri1 11 TROY COUGHLIN PRO 24 7.154 193.38 Fri1 12 DANNY COFFMAN PRO 255 7.157 193.17 Fri1 13 DESTER CAMBRON PRO 12 7.166 193.21 Fri1 14 MARK OSBORNE PRO 9 7.176 193.75 Fri1 15 BRUCE ALLEN PRO 50 7.181 193.67 Fri1 22 SCOTT GEOFFRION PRO 2 7.430 189.51 Fri1 23 MARK CARTER PRO 426 7.458 187.77 Fri1 24 BRAD KLEIN PRO 13 7.473 184.91 Fri1 25 TIM JOST PRO 449 7.490 184.31 Fri1 26 MIKE THOMAS PRO 207 9.144 105.39 Fri1 27 PETE WILLIAMS PRO 251 10.131 88.50 Fri1 28 JOE LEPONE, JR. PRO 15 10.512 86.10 Fri1 29 BUTCH ABBOTT PRO 258 14.492 57.20 Fri1 30 CARLTON BEAL, JR. PRO 420 14.827 61.19 Fri1 31 CARLTON BEAL PRO 422 16.226 53.76 Fri1 ===========================================================

ALCOHOL DRAGSTER ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ Friday-Session 1 Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAD 346 SHAWN BOWEN 0.461 5.869 240.32 TAD 7 BILL REICHERT 0.495 5.818 238.72* Bowen had giant wheelstand and got close to wall. TAD 7000 DARRYL HITCHMAN 0.588 5.943 229.94* TAD 25 BILL McCORNACK 0.587 6.124 227.27 Good runs by both cars. TAD 529 WESLEY YORK 0.468 5.798 240.64* TAD 425 TONY VOLTURO 0.421 8.561 107.71 Right lane had problems and shut down. TAD 53 DAVID WELLS 0.491 5.905 220.10* TAD 316 RANDY BAYNE 0.648 8.952 96.14 . TAD 10 KEITH STARK 0.533 6.020 230.06 TAD 503 RANDY SMITH 0.507 5.862 235.54* Tires shake left lane. Good runs by both cars. TAD 3 CHUCK BAIRD 0.533 5.779 242.58* TAD 514 ALLEN HARTLEY 0.474 5.973 229.18 Good runs by both cars. TAD 422 MIKE DUNN 0.558 6.665 207.66 TAD 452 SHELLY HOWARD 0.834 8.561 107.71* Bloching has severe tire shake and chutes come out at about 1000 ft. TAD 497 TROY BUFF 0.494 5.986 230.59 TAD 1 TOM CONWAY 0.510 5.871 236.34* Buff banged the blower at the starting line, Conway at the finish line. ----------------------------------------------------------- Alcohol Dragster Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 CHUCK BAIRD TAD 3 5.779 242.58 Fri1 2 WESLEY YORK TAD 529 5.798 240.64 Fri1 3 BILL REICHERT TAD 7 5.818 238.72 Fri1 4 RANDY SMITH TAD 503 5.862 235.54 Fri1 5 SHAWN BOWEN TAD 346 5.869 240.32 Fri1 6 TOM CONWAY TAD 1 5.871 236.34 Fri1 7 DAVID WELLS TAD 53 5.905 220.10 Fri1 8 DARRYL HITCHMAN TAD 7000 5.943 229.94 Fri1 9 ALLEN HARTLEY TAD 514 5.973 229.18 Fri1 10 TROY BUFF TAD 497 5.986 230.59 Fri1 11 KEITH STARK TAD 10 6.020 230.06 Fri1 12 MARK KINSER TAD 528 6.043 227.33 Fri1 13 BILL McCORNACK TAD 25 6.124 227.27 Fri1 14 DAVID BLOCHING TAD 422 6.665 207.66 Thu1 15 SHELLY HOWARD TAD 452 8.561 107.71 Fri1 ===========================================================

ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~ (side by sides not available)

Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 CHUCK CHEESEMAN TAFC 327 5.903 212.96 Fri1 2 JOE PENLAND TAFC 5 5.966 212.96 Fri1 3 TIM WILKERSON TAFC 7 6.122 234.00 Fri1 4 JOHN POWELL TAFC 392 6.124 225.11 Fri1 5 DONNIE FRANTZ TAFC 3747 6.135 225.50 Fri1 6 VERN MOATS TAFC 52 6.144 229.24 Fri1 7 KIM FRITTS TAFC 3762 6.406 222.27 Fri1 8 JAMES FARNSWORTH TAFC 54 6.689 213.42 Fri1 9 RANDY ANDERSON TAFC 1 8.574 79.23 Fri1 10 PAT AUSTIN TAFC 656 8.625 102.12 Fri1 11 CY CHESTERMAN TAFC 53 10.585 77.58 Fri1 ===========================================================

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