Topeka Saturday qualiying (F/C)

Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday 1996 NHRA Topeka 1 by Bob & David Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 4.889 N/A Sat2 2 CHUCK...

Funny Car Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday 1996 NHRA Topeka 1 by Bob & David Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 JOHN FORCE F/C 1 4.889 N/A Sat2 2 CHUCK ETCHELLS F/C 4 4.943 308.74 Sat1 3 TONY PEDREGON F/C 702 4.968 N/A Sat2 4 AL HOFMANN F/C 2 5.031 306.53 Sat1 5 TIM WILKERSON F/C 347 5.033 301.81 Sat1 6 CRUZ PEDREGON F/C 3 5.046 299.90 Fri2 7 DEAN SKUZA F/C 6 5.098 282.48 Fri1 8 WHIT BAZEMORE F/C 23 5.113 293.06 Fri2 9 GARY DENSHAM F/C 9 5.118 294.40 Fri2 10 MARK OSWALD F/C 330 5.216 274.22 Fri1 11 DEL WORSHAM F/C 750 5.227 256.92 Fri1 12 TOM HOOVER F/C 520 5.239 268.89 Sat1 13 GARY BOLGER F/C 395 5.246 291.63 Sat2 14 KENJI OKAZAKI F/C 888 5.306 288.92 Sat1 15 RAY HIGLEY F/C 711 5.330 121.63 Fri1 16 BRAD PLATT F/C 143 5.507 233.70 Sat2 17 LARRY GOULD F/C 312 5.569 277.77 Sat1 18 NORM WILDING F/C 850 5.766 182.11 Sat1

Sunday-Round 1 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Topeka 1 by David & Bob Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 2 AL HOFMANN 0.482 5.039 308.21W F/C 395 GARY BOLGER 0.474 5.261 243.90 A new national speed record for Hofmann! . F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.555 5.026 300.80W F/C 711 RAY HIGLEY 0.534 5.089 299.30 Good runs by both cars. . F/C 143 BRAD PLATT 1.117 N/A N/A F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.528 4.983 306.01W Platt broke about 100 feet out. Force had a very nice run, but needs to go quicker to back up the record. F/C 888 KENJI OKAZAKI 0.485 5.219 262.77 F/C 702 TONY PEDREGON 0.481 5.092 296.05W Kenji lost the supercharger near the finish. . F/C 347 TIM WILKERSON 0.555 N/A N/A F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.525 5.395 210.52W Looked like Tim lost the throttle linkage right after the launch. Hoover shut off early. F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.461 5.027 300.00W F/C 750 DEL WORSHAM 0.477 5.276 248.41 Nice run for Cruz, sets up another meeting with his brother Tony. F/C 330 MARK OSWALD 0.476 5.017 303.64W F/C 6 DEAN SKUZA 0.474 5.124 283.73 A career best E/T and MPH for Mark. . F/C 23 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.519 5.023 305.39W F/C 9 GARY DENSHAM 0.540 5.108 292.49 Good runs by both cars. .

Sunday-Round 2 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Topeka 1 by David & Bob Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.480 4.940 310.34W F/C 702 TONY PEDREGON 0.487 5.006 300.00 Heck of a run for Cruz! The fastest funny car run ever. . F/C 330 MARK OSWALD 0.497 5.080 274.72W F/C 4 CHUCK ETCHELLS 0.535 7.584 109.74 Chuck was up in smoke about 400' out, tried to pedal it but started to get sideways and had to shut down. F/C 23 WHIT BAZEMORE 0.485 5.085 300.90 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.504 4.962 306.43W Nice runs, but Force needs quicker to back up for the record. F/C 2 AL HOFMANN 0.492 6.396 163.19W F/C 520 TOM HOOVER 0.568 13.111 72.63 Hoover shut it off about 100 feet out. Al smoked 'em, and was pedalling that car all over the place.

Sunday-Round 3 - Funny Car -Left lane first- 1996 NHRA Topeka 1 by David & Bob Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed F/C 2 AL HOFMANN 0.476 4.986 304.25 F/C 1 JOHN FORCE 0.470 4.965 294.21W The 1st side by side 4 second funny car run! . F/C 3 CRUZ PEDREGON 0.495 4.925 311.20W F/C 330 MARK OSWALD 0.489 5.102 299.50 Cruz just set already backed up E/T and MPH National Records!

Sunday-Round 4 - Funny Car                -Left lane first- 
1996 NHRA Topeka 1 by David & Bob             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
F/C    3  CRUZ PEDREGON       0.476          4.942  304.36  
F/C    1  JOHN FORCE          0.450          4.930  303.54W 
   What a race! John Force's 4.930 backs up as a new        
   national E/T record the 4.889 that he ran last night!    

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