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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 303 PAT DAKIN N/A N/A * single Dakin can't back up after the burnout and drives it down and off. T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.549 4.731 291.16* T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.614 8.222 112.47 Great run by Scott, Shelly fights the car all the way down the track. Scott burns a few parts on a good pass T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.529 14.394 62.46* T/F 337 PAUL ROMINE 0.456 N/A N/A Both cars do wheel stands, Romine lands REAL hard and breaks the steering on landing and hits the right wall. T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.610 9.943 82.07* T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.529 12.036 62.83 Both cars smoke the tires off the line and shut down. . T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.500 6.864 115.91 T/F 18 CRISTEN POWELL 0.523 5.080 204.68 Both cars lay over at the end and neither makes a good pass. T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.518 N/A N/A T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.515 4.837 292.77 Amato goes 12.477 at 80.34 on a run that he blows the tires off it at the line T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.488 7.065 107.68 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.518 4.821 303.54 Nice run for Sarver who almost crosses the centerline - good driving! Schumacher has trouble early and slows T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.509 7.057 93.66 T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.502 4.661 306.22 The 306 of Vandergriff is a new track record. Head smokes the tires at half track and slows. T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.521 4.914 276.66 T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.551 4.682 300.40 Great run for Dixon. Eddie spits junk on the track near the end and still makes a good run. T/F 503 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.502 4.771 304.67* T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.671 5.200 197.02 Nice run for Tommy. Hartman pukes oil and we've got some cleanup. This run should put her in the show.

Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday            
1997 NHRA Virgina Nationals by Joe & Stephen                
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.661 306.22  Fri1      
  2 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.682 300.40  Fri1      
  3 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.731 291.16  Fri1      
  4 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.   T/F  503   4.771 304.67  Fri1      
  5 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.821 303.54  Fri1      
  6 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.837 292.77  Fri1      
  7 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.914 276.66  Fri1      
  8 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   5.080 204.68  Fri1      
  9 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.200 197.02  Fri1      
 10 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   6.864 115.91  Fri1      
 11 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   7.057  93.66  Fri1      
 12 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   7.065 107.68  Fri1      
 13 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   8.222 112.47  Fri1      
 14 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   9.943  82.07  Fri1      
 15 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3  12.036  62.83  Fri1      
 16 JOE AMATO            T/F    6  12.477  80.34  Fri1      
 17 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5  14.394  62.46  Fri1      
Friday-Session 2 - Top Fuel               -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals by Stephen/Joe                 
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.833         11.337   65.93  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.579          4.720  309.70  
   Nice run from Scelzi placing him in the #3 spot.         
   Cristen has problems and clicks off early                
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.500         10.886   72.87  
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.585          8.991   88.57  
   Both Dunn and Herbert back-pedal but to no avail. Both   
   overpower the track                                      
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.464          4.821  302.82  
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.477          4.745  305.81  
   Now THERE was a nice run! Lee Beard's got the Sarver     
   machine tuned just right as does Armstrong on KB's       
      single                                                
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.611          8.643   88.64  
   Amato tries to back-pedal on a track that's gotten a     
   bit tricky, but has to shut down at half track.          
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA                      4.731  291.16* 
      single                                                
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T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.516         14.247   73.57  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.568          4.784  297.61  
   Dixon aborts early but Schumacher makes an excellent     
   run moving him up in the field                           
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.475         10.458   74.46  
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.506          9.943   80.29  
   Once again both drivers overpower the track and go up    
   in smoke                                                 
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.523          4.825  296.15* 
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.470          9.814   78.87  
   Hill gives it up right off the pad. Nice strong run      
   from Shelly                                              
T/F  337  PAUL ROMINE         0.034          9.782   86.71  
T/F  503  TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.  0.793          4.730  299.40  
   Nice run from TJ qualifies him at the #4 spot. Romine    
   has problems and clicks off and is not qualified         
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.556          4.650  313.47* 
      single                                                
   Cory takes the #1 spot with track records at both ends!  
                                                           
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday            
1997 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals by Stephen/Joe                 
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.650 313.47  Fri2      
  2 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.661 306.22  Fri1      
  3 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.682 300.40  Fri1      
  4 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.720 309.70  Fri1      
  5 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.   T/F  503   4.730 299.40  Fri2      
  6 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.731 291.16  Fri2      
  7 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.745 305.81  Fri2      
  8 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.784 297.61  Fri2      
  9 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.821 302.82  Fri1      
 10 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.825 296.15  Fri2      
 11 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.837 292.77  Fri1      
 12 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.914 276.66  Fri1      
 13 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   5.080 204.68  Fri1      
 14 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.200 197.02  Fri1      
 15 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   7.057  93.66  Fri1      
 16 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   8.643  88.64  Fri2      
 17 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   8.991  88.57  Fri2      
 18 PAUL ROMINE          T/F  337   9.782  86.71  Fri2      
Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals by Stephen/Joe                 
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.493         12.868   72.95  
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.534          0.040   N/A    
   Bernstein goes up in smoke immediately. Nice run for     
   Vandergriff                                              
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.516          6.253  196.24* 
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.501         12.181   76.23  
   Both Amato and Dixon go up in smoke right off the        
   line. Amato recovers 1st                                 
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.487          5.355  178.81* 
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.533          5.348  191.81  
   Nothing great here as both cars click off well before    
   the finish line                                          
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.567         12.413   43.30  
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.542          7.350   92.77  
   Head got a bit out of shape and Shelly "banged" a        
   blower. Head's on the bubble for now                     
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.005          4.803  295.66  
T/F  337  PAUL ROMINE                        4.784  295.95  
   Nice smooth run for both dragsters. Hill moves to the    
   #10 spot                                                 
T/F  503  TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.  0.504          6.002  142.20  
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.528          5.182  176.88  
   TJ was on a good run but had problems and clicked off    
   early. Cory also had problems at half track.             
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.535          4.778  286.71* 
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.544          4.879  298.30  
   Stout run for Powell and a really nice run for Dakin     
   puttting Joe Amato out of the show for now               
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.483          4.843  284.90  
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.528          4.788  299.30  
   Scott moves up to the #6 spot with this run. Dunn        
   .                                                        
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.551         14.864   62.39  
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.507          4.784  297.42  
   Scelzi blows the tires right off the line. Nice clean    
   run for Sarver moving him to the #10 spot                
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.681          8.990   90.68* 
      single                                                
   Herbert blows the tires right off the line and is still  
   NOT qualified                                            
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals by Stephen/Joe                 
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.650 313.47  Fri2      
  2 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.661 306.22  Fri1      
  3 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.682 300.40  Fri1      
  4 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.720 309.70  Fri1      
  5 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.   T/F  503   4.730 299.40  Fri2      
  6 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.731 291.16  Fri2      
  7 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.745 305.81  Fri2      
  8 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   4.778 286.71   Sat1     
  9 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.784 297.61  Fri2      
 10 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.784 297.42   Sat1     
 11 PAUL ROMINE          T/F  337   4.784 295.95   Sat1     
 12 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.788 299.30   Sat1     
 13 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.803 295.66   Sat1     
 14 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.825 296.15  Fri2      
 15 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.879 298.30   Sat1     
 16 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   5.200 197.02  Fri1      
 17 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   6.253 196.24   Sat1     
 18 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   7.057  93.66  Fri1      
 19 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   8.990  90.68   Sat1     
Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals by Stephen/Joe                 
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.544          5.115  266.11  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.499          4.784  251.04  
   Shelly stays at the #14 spot and Tony's at the #9 spot   
   .                                                        
T/F  337  PAUL ROMINE         0.544          4.795  283.37* 
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.556          4.853  300.70  
   Romine qualifies well but explodes the engine in a huge  
   fireball. Head qualifies on this run                     
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.543          4.650  286.80* 
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.523          4.803  259.89  
   Cory remains #1...Eddie is in at #10 though neither      
   made impressive runs                                     
T/F   18  CRISTEN POWELL      0.535          4.802  292.96* 
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.509          4.731   75.63  
   Kalitta goes up in smoke almost immediately. Pretty      
   good run for Powell                                      
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.525          4.788  291.92  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.524          4.647  311.85  
   Scelzi rips the #1 spot away from Cory Mac on this       
   run. Alan Johnson does it again!                         
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.537          4.784  110.49* 
T/F   11  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.630          8.990   82.69  
   Sarver has problems and clicks off. Herbert goes up      
   in smoke and does not qualify                            
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.556          4.661  174.14* 
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.530          4.745  138.63  
   KB headed towards the center line, lifted and clicked    
   off. Vandergriff also got out of shape and aborted       
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.549          4.682   81.27  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.523          4.706  308.32  
   Amato moves from NOT qualified to the #5 spot. Dixon     
   is the #4 qualifier                                      
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.537          4.855  290.04* 
      single                                                
   Rhonda tried but just misses qualifying while blowing    
   thengine at the top end. Shelly Anderson is #16          
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals by Stephen/Joe                 
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.647 311.85   Sat2     
  2 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.650 313.47  Fri2      
  3 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.661 306.22  Fri1      
  4 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.682 300.40  Fri1      
  5 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.706 308.32   Sat2     
  6 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.   T/F  503   4.730 299.40  Fri2      
  7 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.731 291.16  Fri2      
  8 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.745 305.81  Fri2      
  9 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   4.778 286.71   Sat1     
 10 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.784 297.61  Fri2      
 11 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.784 297.42   Sat1     
 12 PAUL ROMINE          T/F  337   4.784 295.95   Sat1     
 13 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.788 299.30   Sat1     
 14 CRISTEN POWELL       T/F   18   4.802 292.96   Sat2     
 15 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.803 295.66   Sat1     
 16 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.825 296.15  Fri2      
 17 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.853 300.70   Sat2     
 18 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   4.855 290.04   Sat2     
 19 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   8.990  90.68   Sat1     

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Drivers Joe Amato , Cory Mac , Shelly Anderson
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