St. Louis FC Eliminations

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver...

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.464 5.268 276.66W F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.493 5.340 284.90 Both cars make good runs. . F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.512 5.511 199.68W F/C 720 CORY LEE No show Cory doesn't come to the line. Cruz loses the motor near the end. F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.514 11.851 74.27 F/C 433 JIM BLAKE 0.510 5.408 249.30W BIG, BIG upset. Randy goes up in smoke and Blake makes a good run. F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.544 5.167 284.45 F/C 222 PAUL SMITH No show W Force gets the free pass. Smith decides not to make the run. F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.515 5.340 273.72W F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.525 5.433 260.86 Both cars get a little out of shape. Etchells hangs on for the win. F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.593 5.307 283.10W F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.525 5.470 255.31 Oswald had the lead until the 1/8 mile mark. He then loses traction for a moment and Hoover moves ahead. F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.490 5.288 N/A F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.498 5.233 279.76W Great race !! Whit hazes the tires at about half track But holds off Skuza. F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.451 9.452 99.91 F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.526 5.322 272.64W Another upset. Tony overpowers the track and Densham makes a good run.

Sunday-Round 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.513 5.301 258.47W F/C 433 JIM BLAKE 0.509 5.705 222.05 Blake loses a header pipe at about 1000 feet. . F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.466 5.233 280.72W F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.530 5.355 276.24 Good runs by both cars. Capps gets the holeshot and extends his lead all the way down. F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.522 5.337 277.86W F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.535 5.881 252.80 Whit loses traction at about half track. Force looked strong all the way through. F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.528 5.306 279.58 F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.492 5.270 281.16W Hoover shakes the tires and Cruz moves into the next round.

Sunday-Round 3 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.443 5.234 287.90W F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.478 5.245 285.62 Good race with a MOV of .046. Cruz will go from 5th to 2nd in the points. F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.478 5.208 281.60W F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.483 9.710 89.71 Densham loses power about 300 feet out. Capps moves into the finals against Cruz.

Sunday-Round 4 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.454 5.165 268.81W F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.453 5.655 210.82 Cruz gets out of shape and almost crosses the center line.Capps win the Inaugural Sears Craftsman Nationals.

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