St. Louis TF Eliminations

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

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.474 11.481 83.84 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.531 4.954 268.09W Head goes up in smoke right off the line. Sarver makes a good run. T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.534 4.872 276.75W T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.526 4.946 284.45 Good runs by both cars. The temp is 81, Humidity is 61% The adjusted altitude is at 1890 feet. T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.474 4.874 295.85W T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.470 14.696 80.17 Schumacher goes up in smoke. Vandergriff makes a strong run. T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.491 4.787 300.10W T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.533 7.021 105.79 Kalitta makes a very good run for the conditions. Herbert loses traction at about 300 ft. T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.494 4.807 295.66W T/F 223 MIKE SMITH 0.506 7.290 112.93 Scelzi makes a clean run. Smith loses a blower belt at about 300 ft. The right lane won't hold the power. T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.496 4.805 297.32W T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.470 7.522 115.36 Dixon goes up in smoke. Lane choice is a big advantage today. T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.494 4.818 298.11W T/F 303 PAT DAKIN 0.480 4.887 298.21 The first good side by side of the day. MOV was .055. . T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.488 4.881 288.09W T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.501 5.767 160.28 Dunn makes a good move but goes up in flames at half track.

Sunday-Round 2 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe                 
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.500          4.946  280.28W 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.483          4.966  281.69  
   Great race. MOV was .003. Vandergriff hazes the tires    
   at halftrack.                                            
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.504          4.831  292.49W 
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.478          4.874  296.44  
   Another good race. Sarver hazes the tires at about the   
   same spot as Vandergriff.                                
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.522          4.819  298.40W 
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.501          5.515  175.88  
   The race was fairly even until Cory lost the blower      
   belt.                                                    
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.516          4.848  292.30W 
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.521          5.035  285.44  
   Good runs by both cars.  Amato looks strong today.       
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Sunday-Round 2 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe                 
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.500          4.946  280.28W 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.483          4.966  281.69  
   Great race. MOV was .003. Vandergriff hazes the tires    
   at halftrack.                                            
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.504          4.831  292.49W 
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.478          4.874  296.44  
   Another good race. Sarver hazes the tires at about the   
   same spot as Vandergriff.                                
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.522          4.819  298.40W 
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.501          5.515  175.88  
   The race was fairly even until Cory lost the blower      
   belt.                                                    
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.516          4.848  292.30W 
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.521          5.035  285.44  
   Good runs by both cars.  Amato looks strong today.       
                                                           
Sunday-Round 3 - Top Fuel                 -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe                 
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.506          4.789  287.53W 
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.487          4.904  290.69  
   Scelzi hazes the tires at half track but still wins big  
   .                                                        
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.495          4.853  280.02  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.488          4.777  298.90W 
   Amato makes a great run. Amato gets lane choice against  
   Scelzi for the finals.                                   

Sunday-Round 4 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.482 4.739 306.43W T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.502 4.784 301.30 Amato makes a great run to win by .065 seconds. This is Amato's fourth win this year.

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