Sonoma FC Qualifying

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver ...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB Friday-Session 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.566 5.279 295.56* F/C 711 RAY HIGLEY 0.673 5.999 178.46 . . F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.513 5.852 263.23 F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.558 5.165 288.27 Whit smokes 'em at about 330'. . F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.525 5.151 283.46* F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.540 13.221 81.32 Chuck was up in smoke immediately. . F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.584 5.246 285.71* F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.531 8.451 96.45 Dean hazes the tires about 100 feet out. . F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.574 6.555 147.42 F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.627 5.428 284.18 Mark backed off the throttle about 800 feet out. . F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.522 5.171 293.06* F/C 620 MITCH MCDOWELL 0.581 5.536 277.00 Mitch shook the tires a little on the launch. . F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.549 8.571 95.55* F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.592 8.852 99.15 Both cars were up in smoke at about 200'. . single F/C 4 AL HOFMANN 0.490 8.260 99.37 Al shook the tires about 100 feet out. . single F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.633 10.115 75.10 Randy shook the tires about 100 feet out. .

Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Friday           
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 TONY PEDREGON        F/C    2   5.151 283.46  Fri1      
  2 RON CAPPS            F/C   28   5.165 288.27  Fri1      
  3 KENJI OKAZAKI        F/C    8   5.171 293.06  Fri1      
  4 DEL WORSHAM          F/C    7   5.246 285.71  Fri1      
  5 JOHN FORCE           F/C    1   5.279 295.56  Fri1      
  6 TIM WILKERSON        F/C  347   5.428 284.18  Fri1      
  7 MITCH MCDOWELL       F/C  620   5.536 277.00  Fri1      
  8 WHIT BAZEMORE        F/C  209   5.852 263.23  Fri1      
  9 RAY HIGLEY           F/C  711   5.999 178.46  Fri1      
 10 MARK OSWALD          F/C    6   6.555 147.42  Fri1      
 11 AL HOFMANN           F/C    4   8.260  99.37  Fri1      
 12 DEAN SKUZA           F/C  305   8.451  96.45  Fri1      
 13 CRUZ PEDREGON        F/C    3   8.571  95.55  Fri1      
 14 GARY DENSHAM         F/C   10   8.852  99.15  Fri1      
 15 RANDY ANDERSON       F/C  700  10.115  75.10  Fri1      
 16 CHUCK ETCHELLS       F/C    5  13.221  81.32  Fri1      
Saturday-Session 1 - Funny Car            -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C    7  DEL WORSHAM         0.510          5.501  198.71* 
F/C   10  GARY DENSHAM        0.604          6.326  151.05  
   Gary smokes the tires just before half track. Del's      
   engine caught on fire at the finish.                     
F/C  520  TOM HOOVER          0.584          5.709  219.61* 
F/C    4  AL HOFMANN          0.519          8.017  102.85  
   Both cars broke loose about 200 feet out. Al shut it     
   off, Tom pedals it down the track.                       
F/C    6  MARK OSWALD         0.575          5.408  284.62* 
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.616          5.635  276.07  
   Both cars smoke'em about 200 feet out, both get back on  
   it, with Randy dropping cylinders at 1000'.              
F/C    8  KENJI OKAZAKI       0.502          8.316  105.22* 
F/C  711  RAY HIGLEY          0.711          8.477  105.63  
   Ray lost traction about 100 feet out.  Kenji followed    
   suit at about 300 feet out.                              
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.533          9.357   92.67  
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.589          8.659   89.31  
   Both cars up in smoke about 200 feet out.                
   .                                                        
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.530          5.463  257.06  
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.655          5.206  296.63  
   John had to pedal from 330' to the finish. A good run    
   for Chuck.                                               
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.543          5.335  293.73* 
F/C  305  DEAN SKUZA          0.554          5.747  265.72  
   Dean smokes'em just past half track.                     
   .                                                        
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.500          5.604  197.54* 
F/C  347  TIM WILKERSON       0.542          8.393   92.85  
   Tim broke loose about 500' out.                          
   .                                                        
      single                                                
F/C  620  MITCH MCDOWELL      0.612         10.499   99.73  
   Mitch is up in smoke at 100'.                            
   .                                                        
Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday         
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 TONY PEDREGON        F/C    2   5.151 283.46  Fri1      
  2 RON CAPPS            F/C   28   5.165 288.27  Fri1      
  3 KENJI OKAZAKI        F/C    8   5.171 293.06  Fri1      
  4 CHUCK ETCHELLS       F/C    5   5.206 296.63   Sat1     
  5 DEL WORSHAM          F/C    7   5.246 285.71  Fri1      
  6 JOHN FORCE           F/C    1   5.279 295.56  Fri1      
  7 WHIT BAZEMORE        F/C  209   5.335 293.73   Sat1     
  8 MARK OSWALD          F/C    6   5.408 284.62   Sat1     
  9 TIM WILKERSON        F/C  347   5.428 284.18  Fri1      
 10 MITCH MCDOWELL       F/C  620   5.536 277.00  Fri1      
 11 RANDY ANDERSON       F/C  700   5.635 276.07   Sat1     
 12 TOM HOOVER           F/C  520   5.709 219.61   Sat1     
 13 DEAN SKUZA           F/C  305   5.747 265.72   Sat1     
 14 RAY HIGLEY           F/C  711   5.999 178.46  Fri1      
 15 GARY DENSHAM         F/C   10   6.326 151.05   Sat1     
 16 AL HOFMANN           F/C    4   8.017 102.85   Sat1     
 17 CRUZ PEDREGON        F/C    3   8.571  95.55  Fri1      
Saturday-Session 2 - Funny Car            -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C  711  RAY HIGLEY          0.604          5.860  236.90  
F/C    6  MARK OSWALD         0.623          5.297  289.76  
   Ray smokes the tires at about 330 feet out.              
   .                                                        
F/C   28  RON CAPPS           0.565          5.225  285.08* 
F/C    8  KENJI OKAZAKI       0.522          5.347  276.92  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
   .                                                        
F/C    5  CHUCK ETCHELLS      0.529          5.254  282.04* 
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.534          5.349  285.44  
   Cruz makes the show on his final qualifying pass.        
   .                                                        
F/C  305  DEAN SKUZA          0.510          5.349  282.75  
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.547          5.253  291.16  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
   .                                                        
F/C  347  TIM WILKERSON       0.552          5.219  292.58* 
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.526          5.427  266.92  
   Whit had a little tire shake at about 300'.              
   .                                                        
F/C  620  MITCH MCDOWELL      0.554          5.513  271.82  
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.516          5.154  292.87  
   A very good pass for Tony.                               
   .                                                        
F/C   10  GARY DENSHAM        0.655          5.516  236.40* 
F/C  520  TOM HOOVER          0.530         10.065   84.27  
   Tom was up in smoke about 330 feet out.                  
   .                                                        
F/C    4  AL HOFMANN          0.542          5.391  258.69* 
      single                                                
   Al finally makes the show.                               
   .                                                        
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.684          5.526  238.15* 
      single                                                
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Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday         
1997 NHRA Autolite Nationals by Bob Orme                    
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 TONY PEDREGON        F/C    2   5.151 283.46  Fri1      
  2 RON CAPPS            F/C   28   5.165 288.27  Fri1      
  3 KENJI OKAZAKI        F/C    8   5.171 293.06  Fri1      
  4 CHUCK ETCHELLS       F/C    5   5.206 296.63   Sat1     
  5 TIM WILKERSON        F/C  347   5.219 292.58   Sat2     
  6 DEL WORSHAM          F/C    7   5.246 285.71  Fri1      
  7 JOHN FORCE           F/C    1   5.253 291.16   Sat2     
  8 MARK OSWALD          F/C    6   5.297 289.76   Sat2     
  9 WHIT BAZEMORE        F/C  209   5.335 293.73   Sat1     
 10 CRUZ PEDREGON        F/C    3   5.349 285.44   Sat2     
 11 DEAN SKUZA           F/C  305   5.349 282.75   Sat2     
 12 AL HOFMANN           F/C    4   5.391 258.69   Sat2     
 13 MITCH MCDOWELL       F/C  620   5.513 271.82   Sat2     
 14 GARY DENSHAM         F/C   10   5.516 236.40   Sat2     
 15 RANDY ANDERSON       F/C  700   5.526 238.15   Sat2     
 16 TOM HOOVER           F/C  520   5.709 219.61   Sat1     
 17 RAY HIGLEY           F/C  711   5.860 236.90   Sat2     

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