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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones single ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones single T/F 115 RIT PUSTARI 0.585 5.161 280.89 IHRA racer Pustari makes a pretty nice run...and is #1 for now! T/F 405 DOUG FOXWORTH 0.510 6.242 139.27 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.495 4.690 299.50 Real nice run for Scelzi, though conservative for him. Foxworth was on a good run until the tires blew T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.495 4.910 287.17* T/F 6 JOE AMATO 5.013 216.39 Nice run for Dakin. Joes dragster looked likemit was listing T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.519 4.786 298.70* T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.471 4.919 254.23 KB, with Lee Beard leading the way, lifts at about 1/2 track. Good run for Vandergriff T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.475 5.680 163.48* T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.493 11.856 81.82 Rhonda was on a nice run until she blew the tires. Schumacher got sideways and clicks off T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.549 6.548 125.40 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.507 4.929 279.93 Both Head and Cory were on realnice runs until they both went up in smoke T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.531 11.259 80.09 T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.521 4.802 276.41 A real nice run from Hill lands him in the #3 spot. Dunn has problems about 100 ft. out and clicks off T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.489 6.709 123.01 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.493 4.645 313.80 Kalitta takes the #1 spot with this run and a new track speed record. Dixon has problems early T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.512 4.854 297.91* T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 5.432 245.63 Shelly takes this round of the "powder puff" race as Christen gets on and off the pedal. T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.582 4.858 302.82* single Nice run for Sarver with new crew chief Johnny West .

Friday-Session 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.481 10.261 84.47 T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.485 9.803 81.70 Both Amato and Dakin have severe tire shake ans shut down. Relative humidity is currently 66% T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.482 4.683 314.24* T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.546 6.817 115.39 KB moves up to the #2 spot on this run. Vandergriff clicks off early T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.490 4.951 275.31* T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.472 11.584 74.73 Schumacher make a nice, strong run but keeps him in the #10 spot. Hartman shuts down early T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.519 10.075 79.13 T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.516 4.735 276.66 Cory launched well, but rattled the tires and clicked off. Head got real close to the center line T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.497 15.796 58.73 T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.503 9.630 75.78 Eddie goes up in smoke immediately. Dunn blows the hides about 200 ft. out. T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.502 10.242 77.34 T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.481 4.673 308.43 Dixon moves in to the #2 spot on this run! Kalitta had a bit of a wheelstand and shuts down T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.521 10.244 77.87 T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.535 9.828 84.53 the 2nd round of this "powder puff" race between Shelly and Christen turns into a tire smoking flop T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 0.708 5.719 160.28 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.513 4.819 293.73 Sarver moves up to the #8 spot. Smith fails to qualify T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.495 9.517 81.66* T/F 405 DOUG FOXWORTH 0.512 10.545 67.91 Both Scelzi and Foxworth blow the tires early and shut down.

Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Chief Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN N/A N/A T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.545 4.783 291.63 Hartman can't get in to reverse. Cory waits as they try to fix it to no avail. Cory gets the by run T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.545 5.425 179.14 T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.518 4.900 270.59 Both Hill and Head blow the tires at half track. No improvement for either driver T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.518 5.056 266.35 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.497 4.749 298.11 Dunn blows the hides, but sticks with it. Scott remains at the #1 spot. Hartman is out...Powell on the bubble T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.511 5.140 274.55* T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.511 12.045 245.63 Dixon goes up in smoke at half track. Cristen looses it right off the starting line and remains #16 T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.523 4.743 287.08* T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.464 6.096 140.09 Nice run for Shelly lands her in the #8 spot while Scelzi goes up in smoke almost immediately T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.535 8.668 84.02 T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.486 5.066 267.77 Amato remains at the #13 spot with this fair run.Sarver goes up in smoke and pitches the blower belt. T/F 405 DOUG FOXWORTH 0.516 5.133 258.17 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.481 4.826 294.40 Bernstein remains at the #3 spot. Foxworth goes up in smoke and grenades the engine. Down for some cleanup! T/F 422 VICKY FANNING 0.538 7.382 122.73 T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.492 6.364 137.42 What an UGLY drag race! Fanning really never got going and Schumacher goes up in smoke at half track. T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.570 9.607 83.97* single Dakin has problems and clicks off .

Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Chief *FINAL* Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.525 4.760 300.20* T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 4.783 302.11 Cristen moves from NOT qualified to qualified at #7 on this excellent run! T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.500 4.660 311.41* T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.502 4.883 291.07 Nice strong run from Scelzi, but he remains at the #2 spot. Dixon follows at #3 T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.546 4.808 290.79* T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.521 4.925 277.09 Joe lifted most of the way, came down and got out of the groove. He's in the show at #12. Shelly is in at #6 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.464 8.895 78.85 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.528 4.737 301.20 Bernstein overpowers the track about 100 feet out. Sarver moves up to the #6 spot! T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.464 8.308 102.62 T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.521 4.795 304.05 Dakin moves up to the #12 slot on this run. Tony blows the hides about 100 feet out, but is still in the show T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.552 4.720 304.77* T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.523 11.094 75.45 Cory Mac moves up to the #5 spot on this run. Vandergriff has problems about 100 ft. out and aborts T/F 10 EDDIE HILL N/A N/A T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 4.846 295.17 Hill has a major fluid leak and Rick Stuart shuts him down. Nice run from Hartman puts her at the #15 spot T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.495 5.941 145.81 T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.540 4.648 309.38 Head makes a strong move to the #2 position on this run Kalitta remains at the #1 spot Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Chief *FINAL ROUND* Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 SCOTT KALITTA T/F 2 4.645 313.80 Fri1 2 JIM HEAD T/F 888 4.648 309.38 Sat2 3 GARY SCELZI T/F 5 4.660 311.41 Sat2 4 LARRY DIXON T/F 4 4.673 308.43 Fri2 5 KENNY BERNSTEIN T/F 1 4.683 314.24 Fri2 6 CORY McCLENATHAN T/F 3 4.720 304.77 Sat2 7 BRUCE SARVER T/F 17 4.737 301.20 Sat2 8 SHELLY ANDERSON T/F 8 4.743 287.08 Sat1 9 CRISTEN POWELL T/F 18 4.760 300.20 Sat2 10 MIKE DUNN T/F 7 4.783 302.11 Sat2 11 BOB VANDERGRIFF T/F 12 4.786 298.70 Fri1 12 PAT DAKIN T/F 303 4.795 304.05 Sat2 13 EDDIE HILL T/F 10 4.802 276.41 Fri1 14 JOE AMATO T/F 6 4.808 290.79 Sat2 15 RHONDA HARTMAN T/F 747 4.846 295.17 Sat2 16 TONY SCHUMACHER T/F 356 4.951 275.31 Fri2 17 DOUG FOXWORTH T/F 405 5.133 258.17 Sat1 18 RIT PUSTARI T/F 115 5.161 280.89 Fri1 19 MIKE SMITH T/F 223 5.719 160.28 Fri2 20 VICKY FANNING T/F 422 7.382 122.73 Sat1

Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.510 4.945 263.77W T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.529 7.367 102.23 Cristen goes up in smoke about 100 feet out. Shelly looses traction near 1/2 track but recovers to win T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.489 4.867 293.15W T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.503 7.474 101.40 Sarver looses a cylinder, the engine lets go in a HUGE fireball. Lots of flames all the way down the track! T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.495 4.811 291.54W T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.446 6.043 148.71 Vandergriff goes up in smoke right off the concrete in the bad right lane. Cory hazes the tires, but advances T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.481 4.915 299.70W T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.486 5.097 256.55 Dakin hazes the tires, but hangs in to the end. KB lifts a bit off the line and back pedals. KB advances! T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.488 4.751 304.15W T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.496 6.035 146.55 The right lane is NOT holding up as Tony blows the hides. REAL nice run for Kalitta. Best run of the day! T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.463 6.871 121.53 T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.458 4.893 287.72W Scelzi gets out of shape and goes up in smoke in the GOOD left lane. Amato handles the bad lane and advances T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.486 4.815 296.15W T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.503 8.820 N/A Hartman goes up in smoke at the end of the concrete pad Head motors down the track just briefly hazingthe tires T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.494 5.062 291.92W T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.499 5.480 216.03 The right lane is still the bad lane as Hill goes up in smoke right off the pad. Dixon advances!

Sunday-Round 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.478 4.893 299.20W T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.473 5.050 285.89 A pretty much smoke free run from the beer cars. KB dropped a cylinder near the top end, but advances T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.472 4.824 296.34W T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.494 4.834 288.09 A very close race to the very end, but Dunn looses traction near the top end. Head advances T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.492 4.739 313.04W T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.486 4.788 296.15 Amato smokes the tires near the top end and WILL NOT WIN this race again. Superb run for Cory! T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.494 4.704 302.72W T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.543 5.015 272.97 Shelly just couldn't get ahold of the track and smoked the tires all down the track. Scott has low ET so far

Sunday-Round 3 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.464 4.867 306.74W T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.497 5.052 219.56 Cory hazes the tires, recovers and powers by Head who looses a blower belt near the top end T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.489 4.769 308.32 T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.499 4.750 300.60W Lee Beard had to set KB up in the bad lane and he did it. Scott had the power, but the KB/Beard team had more Sunday-Round 4 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Pioneer Keystone Nationals by Stephen Jones Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.454 4.790 299.90 T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.462 4.753 305.29W Lee Beard put KB in the GOOD right lane, but Cory Mac prevails and is your 1997 KEYSTONE NATIONALS T/F CHAMP!

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