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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup. Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones T/F 4 ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup.

Friday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first-

1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
                                                            
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.524          4.947  266.98* 
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.657          4.852  295.56  
   Hartman wheelstands and squibbles around but still       
   makes the best run of her career. So-so run for Dixon    
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.500          4.731  303.95* 
T/F  715  ED McCULLOCH        0.515          4.876  241.93  
   A "Switcheroo"! "ACE" McCulloch drives and Connie        
   tunes! Ace lifts and gets a bit out of shape. Nice run   
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.514          4.746  304.15* 
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.505          9.848   82.17  
   Nice run for Dunn taking the #2 spot. Sounded like       
   Shelly banged the blower at half track.                  
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.529          4.728  297.91* 
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.581          4.933  276.58  
   Head takes the #1 spot with this terrific run. Not a     
   bad run for Herbert.                                         
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.613          4.786  275.22* 
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.558          4.861  263.31  
   Nice runs from Scelzi and Cory Mac. Lots of fire and     
   smoke from Scelzi near the top end.                      
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.546          4.712  302.01  
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.522          4.714  311.09  
   Best side-by-side race of the day. Just a .002           
   difference!                                              
       single    
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.685          4.726  305.70  
   Nice run for KB on a bye run                              
   .                                                        
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.513          4.757  298.60  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.501          4.720  299.40  
   Nice runs for Schumaker and Amato. Tony is #8 and on     
   the bubble                                               
      single                                                
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.582         12.210   77.26  
   Dakin goes up in smoke almost immediately.               
                                                           
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday            
1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.712 302.01  Fri1      
  2 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.714 311.09  Fri1      
  3 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.720 299.40  Fri1      
  4 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.726 305.70  Fri1      
  5 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.728 297.91  Fri1      
  6 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.731 303.95  Fri1      
  7 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.746 304.15  Fri1      
  8 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.757 298.60  Fri1      
  9 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.786 275.22  Fri1      
 10 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   4.852 295.56  Fri1      
 11 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.861 263.31  Fri1      
 12 ED McCULLOCH         T/F  715   4.876 241.93  Fri1      
 13 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.933 276.58  Fri1      
 14 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.947 266.98  Fri1      
 15 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   9.848  82.17  Fri1      
 16 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303  12.210  77.26  Fri1      

Friday-Session 2 - Top Fuel -Left lane first-

1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  715  ED McCULLOCH        0.476         10.369   85.46  
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.510          4.894  280.54* 
   Ace has problems and clicks off                          
   .                                                        
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.523          9.496   68.34* 
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.492          9.854   77.47  
   Both Cory and Mike shake the tires and go up in          
   smoke                                                    
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.566          4.706   N/A    
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.530          4.720  284.53  
   Sarver takes the pole position on this run. Must be      
   the Lee Beard tune up!                                   
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.455          4.726  295.08  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.516          4.641  296.05  
   Scelzi takes the pole position away from Sarver on       
   this awesome run!!                                       
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.489          9.563   89.45* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.502         10.562   80.17  
   Both Amato and Vandergriff go up in smoke almost         
   immediateley                                             
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.474         13.557   76.60  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.574         12.764   55.31  
   Both Dakin and Schumacher boil the hides right off       
   the line                                                 
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.532         11.519   69.11  
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.511          4.677  304.77  
   Real nice full run from Dixon gives him the #2 spot!     
   Hartman has problems and clicks off                      
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.827         10.992   77.89* 
      single                                                
   Shelly looses it right off the line and clicks off       
   .                                                        
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT                       9.346   93.41* 
      single                                                          
     
                                                            
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday            
1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.641 296.05  Fri2      
  2 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.677 304.77  Fri2      
  3 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.706  N/A    Fri2      
  4 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.712 302.01  Fri1      
  5 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.720 299.40  Fri1      
  6 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.720 284.53  Fri2      
  7 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.726 305.70  Fri1      
  8 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.731 303.95  Fri1      
  9 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.746 304.15  Fri1      
 10 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.757 298.60  Fri1      
 11 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   4.852 295.56  Fri1      
 12 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.861 263.31  Fri1      
 13 ED McCULLOCH         T/F  715   4.876 241.93  Fri1      
 14 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.933 276.58  Fri1      
 15 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   9.848  82.17  Fri1      
 16 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303  12.210  77.26  Fri1      

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