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

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Saturday-Session 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by David & Bob Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 2 VERN MOATS 0.561 6.090 246.57* TAFC 45 RON GUSTIN 0.518 8.162 115.66 Moats got out of shape right off the line but held on for a decent run. TAFC 6 TODD SIMPSON 0.522 5.960 244.16* TAFC 5031 JOHNNY GRAY 0.635 6.059 240.83 Simpson has a little tire shake. . TAFC 569 SAM BLUE 0.511 5.910 240.25 TAFC 653 STEVE SOMMER 0.436 6.255 237.40 . . TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.484 5.875 243.77* TAFC 525 STAN SMITH 0.519 6.116 240.25 . . TAFC 53 0.559 6.581 205.90* TAFC 44 TATE BRANCH 0.533 9.632 94.79 Tate got sideways at about the 60 ft mark. . TAFC 312 DANNY TOWNSEND 0.489 6.221 236.34 TAFC 710 LOU GASPARRELLI 0.507 5.893 236.28 Townsend had bad tire shake off the line. . TAFC 3 CY CHESTERMAN 0.457 5.785 247.04* TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 0.523 12.273 74.06 Harrington gets sideways almost immediately and has to abort. TAFC 42 JACKIE STIDHAM 0.488 10.012 87.03* TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 0.534 10.302 116.30 Both cars lose traction and have to abort. . single TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 0.579 5.881 245.56 Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by David & Bob Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 CY CHESTERMAN TAFC 3 5.785 247.04 Sat1 2 CHUCK CHEESEMAN TAFC 327 5.875 243.77 Sat1 3 BOB NEWBERRY TAFC 5 5.881 245.56 Sat1 4 LOU GASPARRELLI TAFC 710 5.893 236.28 Sat1 5 SAM BLUE TAFC 569 5.910 240.25 Sat1 6 TODD SIMPSON TAFC 6 5.960 244.16 Sat1 7 JOHNNY GRAY TAFC 5031 6.059 240.83 Sat1 8 VERN MOATS TAFC 2 6.090 246.57 Sat1 9 STAN SMITH TAFC 525 6.116 240.25 Sat1 10 DANNY TOWNSEND TAFC 312 6.221 236.34 Sat1 11 STEVE SOMMER TAFC 653 6.255 237.40 Sat1 12 JIM FARNSWORTH TAFC 53 6.581 205.90 Sat1 13 RON GUSTIN TAFC 45 8.162 115.66 Sat1 14 TATE BRANCH TAFC 44 9.632 94.79 Sat1 15 JACKIE STIDHAM TAFC 42 10.012 87.03 Sat1 16 JOHN POWELL TAFC 7 10.302 116.30 Sat1 17 BERNIE HARRINGTON TAFC 765 12.273 74.06 Sat1

Saturday-Session 2 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by David & Bob Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed TAFC 44 TATE BRANCH 0.453 6.007 238.79* TAFC 327 CHUCK CHEESEMAN 0.483 9.885 89.17 Cheeseman gets loose and has to abort. . TAFC 653 STEVE SOMMER 0.492 5.905 244.23* TAFC 53 JIM FARNSWORTH 0.534 6.551 204.26 Good runs by both cars. . TAFC 45 RON GUSTIN 0.504 7.013 132.68 TAFC 6 TODD SIMPSON 0.495 6.493 170.97 A flash from Gustins engine at about half track. . TAFC 5031 JOHNNY GRAY 0.677 5.825 245.23* TAFC 3 CY CHESTERMAN 0.467 5.903 247.86 Good runs by both cars. . TAFC 710 LOU GASPARRELLI 0.473 5.772 247.59* TAFC 42 JACKIE STIDHAM 0.521 5.966 242.26 Good runs by both cars. . TAFC 7 JOHN POWELL 0.463 6.021 239.10 TAFC 2 VERN MOATS 0.529 6.011 244.96 Good runs by both cars. . TAFC 525 STAN SMITH 0.492 5.853 243.17* TAFC 312 DANNY TOWNSEND 0.584 9.599 92.03 Townsend got crooked and got up on 2 wheels. . TAFC 5 BOB NEWBERRY 0.550 5.775 248.20* single . . TAFC 765 BERNIE HARRINGTON 0.639 7.080 216.34* single Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by David & Bob Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 LOU GASPARRELLI TAFC 710 5.772 247.59 Sat2 2 BOB NEWBERRY TAFC 5 5.775 248.20 Sat2 3 CY CHESTERMAN TAFC 3 5.785 247.04 Sat1 4 JOHNNY GRAY TAFC 5031 5.825 245.23 Sat2 5 STAN SMITH TAFC 525 5.853 243.17 Sat2 6 CHUCK CHEESEMAN TAFC 327 5.875 243.77 Sat1 7 STEVE SOMMER TAFC 653 5.905 244.23 Sat2 8 SAM BLUE TAFC 569 5.910 240.25 Sat1 9 TODD SIMPSON TAFC 6 5.960 244.16 Sat1 10 JACKIE STIDHAM TAFC 42 5.966 242.26 Sat2 11 TATE BRANCH TAFC 44 6.007 238.79 Sat2 12 VERN MOATS TAFC 2 6.011 244.96 Sat2 13 JOHN POWELL TAFC 7 6.021 239.10 Sat2 14 DANNY TOWNSEND TAFC 312 6.221 236.34 Sat1 15 JIM FARNSWORTH TAFC 53 6.551 204.26 Sat2 16 RON GUSTIN TAFC 45 7.013 132.68 Sat2 17 BERNIE HARRINGTON TAFC 765 7.080 216.34 Sat

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