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

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by Bob & David Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 482 RONNY YOUNG 0.569 5.994 164.80 F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.531 4.982 305.49W Ronny hazes the tires at half track, can't recover. . F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.563 5.126 283.28 F/C 700 RANDY ANDERSON 0.467 4.943 303.03W A very strong run by Randy. Tom didn't have any problems, just not enough car. F/C 6 MARK OSWALD 0.533 12.953 70.52 F/C 2 TONY PEDREGON 0.467 5.487 237.34W Mark was up in smoke immediately. Tony was fishtailing toward the finish, almost crossed the center line. F/C 10 GARY DENSHAM 0.505 5.069 303.74W F/C 305 DEAN SKUZA 0.462 5.257 289.38 Both cars ran a clean pass, but the engine went away on Dean right at the finish. F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.472 5.011 295.08W F/C 5 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.490 5.009 305.29 A very good race. Tim upsets Chuck with the hole shot. . F/C 8 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.470 5.069 289.01W F/C 28 RON CAPPS 0.484 5.212 248.07 Both cars were losing cylinders at the top end. . F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.483 5.033 302.01W F/C 724 DALE PULDE 0.465 5.465 210.47 Dale had John at half track then hazes the tires, and John drives around him, spitting parts at the finish. F/C 7 DEL WORSHAM 0.493 5.240 241.67 F/C 209 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.499 5.007 307.79W Del dropped a cylinder at the 1000' mark. A nice run for Whit.

Sunday-Round 2 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by Bob & David             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C    8  KENJI OKAZAKI       0.493          5.094  287.17W 
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.460          5.259  256.62  
   Cruz was bouncing the car all the way down the track,    
   went up in smoke at about 1000 feet out.                 
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.479          5.183  279.06  
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.538          5.012  309.59W 
   Force was losing the engine toward the top end.          
   A strong run for Randy.                                  
F/C    2  TONY PEDREGON       0.470          5.128  289.57  
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.504          5.007  308.43W 
   Tony's engine started billowing smoke at about 1000'.    
   .                                                        
F/C  347  TIM WILKERSON       0.491          5.193  285.89W 
F/C   10  GARY DENSHAM        0.498          5.855  177.40  
   Gary lost power at about 1000'.  Tim was dropping        
   cylinders through the traps.                             
Sunday-Round 3 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by Bob & David             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C    8  KENJI OKAZAKI       0.463          5.571  217.07  
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.525          5.133  295.08W 
   Kenji smoked 'em at half track, then was losing          
   cylinders while trying to pedal out of it.               
F/C  347  TIM WILKERSON       0.512          5.352  224.43  
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.514          5.030  306.22W 
   Tim's run looked almost identical to Kenji's, giving     
   Whit his first final round appearence of the season.     
Sunday-Round 4 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by Bob & David             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C  700  RANDY ANDERSON      0.493          5.638  189.99  
F/C  209  WHIT BAZEMORE       0.486          5.035  307.58W 
   Randy smokes 'em at about 1000'.  Whit wins his first    
   NHRA national event title.                               

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