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

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB

Thursday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car    -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals by Bob Orme             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
TAFC  757 LARRY MINER         0.603          7.500  125.71  
TAFC  562 KRIS HOOL           0.416          7.122  202.79  
   Both cars had traction problems. Kris headed toward the  
   wall at 300', and Larry took out the 1/8th mile cone.    
TAFC  525 STAN SMITH          0.438          6.029  239.10  
TAFC    9 FRANK MANZO         0.425          5.828  252.34  
   A smooth run for both cars.                              
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TAFC  365 BOBBY MARTIN        0.592          8.072  120.00* 
TAFC  653 STEVE SOMMER        0.530         10.898   82.96  
   Bobby got off the throttle at half track.  Steve's rear  
   end started bouncing around about 100 feet out.          
TAFC   44 TATE BRANCH         0.514          6.118  234.37  
TAFC    2 VERN MOATS          0.491          5.948  250.34  
   A nice pass for Vern, no noticable problems for Tate.    
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TAFC 3016 LARRY BAKKE         0.922          6.658  214.18  
TAFC    3 CY CHESTERMAN       0.475          5.866  250.90  
   Larry was loose right away. A smooth run for Cy.         
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TAFC    7 JOHN POWELL         0.488          6.075  240.25  
TAFC 5031 JOHNNY GRAY         0.556          5.779  248.61  
   A very strong run or Johnny.                             
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TAFC   42 JACKIE STIDHAM      0.547          5.790  248.55* 
TAFC   33 JOHN LAWSON         0.617          5.889  248.07  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
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TAFC  561 KURT PROSOSKI       0.625          6.350  197.93  
TAFC  656 PAT AUSTIN          0.465          5.822  249.58  
   Kurt was having trouble keeping it straight.             
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TAFC  327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN     0.570          5.936  242.71  
TAFC   34 KIM FRITTS          0.526          5.969  243.24  
   Smooth runs for both cars.                               
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TAFC  569 SAM BLUE            0.519          6.145  235.54* 
      single                                                
   Sam lifted at 330, and again at half track.              
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TAFC    8 TODD PATON          0.589          6.960  141.42* 
      single                                                
   Todd lost traction at 300', and had difficulty keeping   
   it straight the rest of the way down.                    

Friday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 3 CY CHESTERMAN 0.207 6.134 249.93* TAFC 44 TATE BRANCH 0.423 12.878 69.06 Branch loses traction at about 200 feet. . TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 0.596 5.829 248.07* TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 0.427 5.944 240.38 Good runs by both cars. . TAFC 653 STEVE SOMMER 0.461 6.095 235.78* TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.517 16.347 68.31 Chuck took a turn towards the wall at about 60 feet and shut down. TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.450 5.881 246.64* TAFC 8 TODD PATON 0.559 6.622 171.13 Todd got out of shape at about 600 feet. . TAFC 562 KRIS HOOL 0.507 6.171 226.70* TAFC 525 STAN SMITH 0.528 14.939 83.55 Stan shuts down at 60 feet. Kris was all over the track. TAFC 53 JIM FARNSWORTH 0.488 7.282 142.83 TAFC 757 LARRY MINER 0.574 5.896 244.43 . . TAFC 656 PAT AUSTIN 0.535 10.407 98.73 TAFC 3016 LARRY BAKKE 0.601 6.768 201.92 . . TAFC 34 KIM FRITTS 0.536 5.925 241.02* TAFC 365 BOBBY MARTIN 0.475 6.550 217.60 . . TAFC 5031 JOHNNY GRAY 0.549 5.844 244.96 TAFC 569 SAM BLUE 0.479 5.868 240.96 Good runs by both cars. . TAFC 2 VERN MOATS 0.539 6.022 244.16* single Vern bounced around at about 200 feet. .

Friday-Session 2 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 3016 LARRY BAKKE 0.537 7.482 N/A * TAFC 653 STEVE SOMMER 0.471 9.446 100.40 . . TAFC 8 TODD PATON 0.555 5.930 240.57 TAFC 2 VERN MOATS 0.541 5.823 246.03 Good runs by both cars. . TAFC 44 TATE BRANCH 0.457 6.077 232.19* TAFC 562 KRIS HOOL 0.423 6.537 215.36 Both cars started skating around at halftrack. . TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.526 11.719 70.61 TAFC 3 CY CHESTERMAN 0.463 6.331 166.02 Cheeseman lost traction at about 330 feet. Chesterman's engine let go at about 1000 feet. TAFC 757 LARRY MINER 0.562 5.946 238.03* TAFC 53 JIM FARNSWORTH 0.474 6.459 214.95 Larry started moving around at about half-track. . TAFC 569 SAM BLUE 0.370 19.098 54.23 TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.451 5.804 243.50 . . TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 0.459 5.900 241.15* TAFC 34 KIM FRITTS 0.486 10.386 71.74 Kim chattered the tires at about 300 feet. . TAFC 365 BOBBY MARTIN 0.604 6.704 216.65 TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 0.464 5.877 247.59 . . TAFC 561 KURT PROSOSKI 0.619 6.772 213.16 TAFC 656 PAT AUSTIN 0.494 5.939 244.56 Kurt was bouncing most of the way down the track. . single TAFC 5031 JOHNNY GRAY 0.899 5.819 247.72 . .

Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Friday 1997 NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 JOHNNY GRAY TAFC 5031 5.779 248.61 Fri1 2 JACKIE STIDHAM TAFC 42 5.790 248.55 Fri1 3 FRANK MANZO TAFC 9 5.804 243.50 Fri2 4 PAT AUSTIN TAFC 656 5.822 249.58 Fri1 5 VERN MOATS TAFC 2 5.823 246.03 Fri2 6 JOHN LAWSON TAFC 33 5.829 248.07 Fri1 7 CY CHESTERMAN TAFC 3 5.866 250.90 Fri1 8 SAM BLUE TAFC 569 5.868 240.96 Fri1 9 LARRY MINER TAFC 757 5.896 244.43 Fri1 10 JOHN POWELL TAFC 7 5.900 241.15 Fri2 11 CHUCK CHEESEMAN TAFC 327 5.925 241.02 Fri1 12 KIM FRITTS TAFC 34 5.925 241.02 Fri1 13 TODD PATON TAFC 8 5.930 240.57 Fri2 14 STAN SMITH TAFC 525 6.029 239.10 Fri1 15 TATE BRANCH TAFC 44 6.077 232.19 Fri2 16 STEVE SOMMER TAFC 653 6.095 235.78 Fri1 17 KRIS HOOL TAFC 562 6.171 226.70 Fri1 18 KURT PROSOSKI TAFC 561 6.350 197.93 Fri1 19 JIM FARNSWORTH TAFC 53 6.459 214.95 Fri2 20 BOBBY MARTIN TAFC 365 6.550 217.60 Fri1 21 LARRY BAKKE TAFC 3016 6.658 214.18 Fri1

Saturday-Round 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 525 STAN SMITH 0.685 N/A N/A TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.422 5.902 243.04W Smith's car shuts off at the line. Clean run for Manzo. . TAFC 656 PAT AUSTIN 0.463 5.948 242.98 TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.463 5.947 240.06W Cheeseman wins by .001 seconds. Great drag race. . TAFC 653 STEVE SOMMER 0.442 6.012 236.96W TAFC 5031 JOHNNY GRAY 0.649 5.852 244.03 Gray sleeps and loses this at the line. . TAFC 42 JACKIE STIDHAM 0.505 5.794 244.76W TAFC 44 TATE BRANCH 0.439 6.188 234.98 Branch pulls the wheels and starts skating around. Jackie makes a clean run. TAFC 8 TODD PATON 0.460 5.929 238.79W TAFC 2 VERN MOATS 0.514 6.276 209.98 Moats gets out of shape, heads for the center line and has to shut down. TAFC 34 KIM FRITTS 0.300 6.074 224.27 TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 0.475 5.835 246.44W Kim rolls through the lights giving the win to Lawson. . TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 0.357 5.951 237.65 TAFC 3 CY CHESTERMAN 0.438 5.917 245.49W . . TAFC 757 LARRY MINER 0.339 6.045 241.22 TAFC 569 SAM BLUE 0.498 6.291 230.23W Miner rolls through the lights and gives away the race to Blue.

Sunday-Round 2 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 569 SAM BLUE 0.500 6.067 240.44 TAFC 653 STEVE SOMMER 0.453 5.913 243.11W Sommer continues with another upset victory. . TAFC 42 JACKIE STIDHAM 0.511 5.752 248.89 TAFC 3 CY CHESTERMAN 0.465 5.773 253.37W Chesterman gets the win on a holeshot. . TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.403 5.742 252.17W TAFC 33 JOHN LAWSON 0.453 14.138 83.17 Lawson takes a left turn right off the line and almost takes out the 60 foot cone. TAFC 8 TODD PATON 0.552 5.817 238.66W TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.481 11.729 70.94 Cheeseman heads for the wall right out of the gate and has to shut down.

Sunday-Round 3 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 3 CY CHESTERMAN 0.543 5.771 253.02W TAFC 9 FRANK MANZO 0.434 6.232 199.95 Both cars skate around the track. Chesterman wins the pedalling battle. TAFC 8 TODD PATON 0.427 5.910 242.39 TAFC 653 STEVE SOMMER 0.412 5.874 242.91W Again both cars skate around. Paton almost crosses the centerline and Sommer veered towards the wall.

Sunday-Round 4 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals by David Rowe Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 653 STEVE SOMMER 0.448 6.126 235.41W TAFC 3 CY CHESTERMAN 0.449 9.603 87.10 Chesterman gets sideways, crosses the center line and takes out the 330' cone.

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