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>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup. Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones Number ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup.

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

1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.491          4.726  296.83* 
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.493         12.278   75.56  
   Nice run from Head.                                      
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T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.527          4.728  302.01* 
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.517          6.707  124.42  
   Amato looses traction at about the 1/8th mile mark       
   and clicks off. Nice run for Scelzi                      
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.596         10.842   75.08* 
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN                           N/A    N/A    
   Dakin shuts off after the burnout with some kind of      
   engine problem. Vandergriff starts to lift & clicks off  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.625          5.806  159.29  
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.658          4.841  295.95  
   Schumaker has problems at half track and shuts off.      
   Another nice run for Hartman                             
T/F  223  MIKE SMITH          0.691          5.607  172.08  
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.569          4.825  307.79  
   Mike Smith clicks off early. Shelley doesn't improve     
   .                                                        
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.513          9.341   87.59  
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.596          5.066  223.88  
   Dixon goes up in smoke almost immediatley. Herbert is    
   qualified at #15                                         
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA                      4.853  286.62* 
T/F  715  ED McCULLOCH                       5.361  195.90  
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T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.506          4.786  288.18  
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.502          4.688  305.29  
   Cory Mac takes the #3 spot with this run.                
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      single                                                
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.502          4.689  311.85  
   Lee Beard keeps Sarver in the #4 spot                              
                                              
                                                            
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday          
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 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.688 305.29   Sat1     
  4 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.689 311.85   Sat1     
  5 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.712 302.01  Fri1      
  6 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.720 299.40  Fri1      
  7 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.720 284.53  Fri2      
  8 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.726 305.70  Fri1      
  9 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.731 303.95  Fri1      
 10 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.746 304.15  Fri1      
 11 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.757 298.60  Fri1      
 12 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.825 307.79   Sat1     
 13 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   4.841 295.95   Sat1     
 14 ED McCULLOCH         T/F  715   4.876 241.93  Fri1      
 15 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.933 276.58  Fri1      
 16 MIKE SMITH           T/F  223   5.607 172.08   Sat1     
 17 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303  12.210  77.26  Fri1      

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

1997 NHRA Winston Select Invitational by Stephen Jones      
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON                    4.779  310.55* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF                    6.399  120.80  
   Vandergriff blows the engine in a fireball at about      
   1/2 track. Lots of oil on the track...down time!!        
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.571          7.633  113.02  
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.685          6.825   95.02  
   Both Herbert and Schumaker have problems right off the   
   starting line and abort                                  
T/F  715  ED McCULLOCH        0.519          8.067  101.19  
T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.507          7.308  111.02  
   Both Ace and Dixon go up in smoke. Dixon is still        
   qualified at #2...Ace is not qualified                   
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.544         11.666   62.85  
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.546          4.864  286.07  
   Cory goes up in smoke but still remains the #3           
   qualifier. Scott does NOT qualify                        
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.481          4.736  294.88* 
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.517          4.908  273.97  
   KB qualifies but is on the bubble. Mike Dunn is NOT      
   qualified                                                
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.532          9.397   89.16* 
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.542         10.796   80.39  
   Both Amato and Head have severe tire shake and click     
   off early                                                
T/F  303  PAT DAKIN           0.470          4.821  290.60  
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.468          4.687  299.50  
   Scelzi remains the #1 qualifier with the best run        
   from a fuel car all day!                                 
T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN                     6.196  139.47* 
      single                                                
   Rhonda has problems with the reverser, manages to,get    
   back, runs and skates all over the track and aborts      
                                                            

Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday

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 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.688 305.29   Sat1     
  4 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.689 311.85   Sat1     
  5 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.712 302.01  Fri1      
  6 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.720 299.40  Fri1      
  7 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.720 284.53  Fri2      
  8 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.726 305.70  Fri1      
  9 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.731 303.95  Fri1      
 10 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.746 304.15  Fri1      
 11 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.757 298.60  Fri1      
 12 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.779 310.55   Sat2     
 13 PAT DAKIN            T/F  303   4.821 290.60   Sat2     
 14 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   4.841 295.95   Sat1     
 15 ED McCULLOCH         T/F  715   4.876 241.93  Fri1      
 16 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.933 276.58  Fri1      
 17 MIKE SMITH           T/F  223   5.607 172.08   Sat

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Drivers Mike Dunn , Cory Mac , Mike Smit
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