Topeka TF Qualifying

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

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and Newsgroup Saturday-Session 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by David & Bob Number Driver R/T E.T. Speed T/F 503 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. 0.507 4.814 303.23 T/F 757 DAVID GRUBNIC 0.550 4.771 293.44 Goog run by the John Deere green dragster. . single T/F 740 DAVID BUSBY 0.529 5.030 285.44 . . T/F 405 DOUG FOXWORTH 0.515 4.945 274.05 T/F 4 LARRY DIXON 0.502 4.764 290.51 A little smoke from Foxworth's car at about 1000 ft. . T/F 10 EDDIE HILL 0.539 4.758 301.10 T/F 17 BRUCE SARVER 0.529 4.698 314.35 Great run by Sarver. . T/F 7 MIKE DUNN 0.489 4.711 294.31 T/F 5 GARY SCELZI 0.507 4.629 309.27 Good run by both cars. . T/F 888 JIM HEAD 0.539 5.194 213.98* T/F 747 RHONDA HARTMAN 0.722 9.266 90.84 Heads engine loses power at half track. Hartman loses traction about 100 feet out. T/F 6 JOE AMATO 0.530 4.756 299.20 T/F 2 SCOTT KALITTA 0.494 4.689 302.82 Amato's engine started smoking at about half track. . single T/F 11 DOUG HERBERT 0.655 7.869 104.22 Herbert aborts at about half track. . T/F 1 KENNY BERNSTEIN 0.483 4.688 310.23* T/F 3 CORY McCLENATHAN 0.538 6.095 240.96 Cory loses traction at about 100 ft. and tries to peddle through to no avail. T/F 12 BOB VANDERGRIFF 0.578 4.947 287.63* single Bob smokes the tires at half track, peddles and then the engine lets go. T/F 356 TONY SCHUMACHER 0.482 4.731 301.40* single Very good run for Schumacher. . T/F 8 SHELLY ANDERSON 0.808 4.753 311.31* single Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 1, Saturday 1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by David & Bob Pos Name Number E.T. Speed When 1 GARY SCELZI T/F 5 4.629 309.27 Sat1 2 KENNY BERNSTEIN T/F 1 4.688 310.23 Sat1 3 SCOTT KALITTA T/F 2 4.689 302.82 Sat1 4 BRUCE SARVER T/F 17 4.698 314.35 Sat1 5 MIKE DUNN T/F 7 4.711 294.31 Sat1 6 TONY SCHUMACHER T/F 356 4.731 301.40 Sat1 7 SHELLY ANDERSON T/F 8 4.753 311.31 Sat1 8 JOE AMATO T/F 6 4.756 299.20 Sat1 9 EDDIE HILL T/F 10 4.758 301.10 Sat1 10 LARRY DIXON T/F 4 4.764 290.51 Sat1 11 DAVID GRUBNIC T/F 757 4.771 293.44 Sat1 12 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR. T/F 503 4.814 303.23 Sat1 13 DOUG FOXWORTH T/F 405 4.945 274.05 Sat1 14 BOB VANDERGRIFF T/F 12 4.947 287.63 Sat1 15 DAVID BUSBY T/F 740 5.030 285.44 Sat1 16 JIM HEAD T/F 888 5.194 213.98 Sat1 17 CORY McCLENATHAN T/F 3 6.095 240.96 Sat1 18 DOUG HERBERT T/F 11 7.869 104.22 Sat1 19 RHONDA HARTMAN T/F 747 9.266 90.84 Sat1

Saturday-Session 2 - Top Fuel             -Left lane first- 
1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by David & Bob             
                                                            
Number    Driver               R/T           E.T.   Speed   
T/F   17  BRUCE SARVER        0.540          4.731  311.41* 
T/F   10  EDDIE HILL          0.530          5.192  256.41  
   Great run for Sarver. Eddie doesn't improve. His engine  
   catches on fire at the return road.                      
T/F    5  GARY SCELZI         0.506          9.961   83.17  
T/F    7  MIKE DUNN           0.502          9.023   77.28  
   Both cars lose about 100 ft out.                         
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T/F  747  RHONDA HARTMAN      0.558          4.718  307.58* 
T/F  888  JIM HEAD            0.542          4.931  269.13  
   Head dropped a couple of cylinders near the end.         
   .                                                        
T/F    2  SCOTT KALITTA       0.498          6.275  132.54  
T/F    6  JOE AMATO           0.523          4.607  315.01  
   Amato blows by Scelzi into the #1 spot. Scott loses      
   traction about half track.                               
T/F   11  DOUG HERBERT        0.596          4.856  302.31  
T/F    1  KENNY BERNSTEIN     0.478          4.751  302.11  
   Good runs by both cars.                                  
   .                                                        
T/F    3  CORY McCLENATHAN    0.510          4.684  302.82* 
T/F   12  BOB VANDERGRIFF     0.532          4.855  282.39  
   Cory makes a strong move into the show at #3.            
   .                                                        
T/F  757  DAVID GRUBNIC       0.477          4.932  287.53* 
T/F  356  TONY SCHUMACHER     0.489          5.288  187.42  
   Grubnic had some tire shake. Tony loses power at the     
   end.                                                     
T/F  740  DAVID BUSBY         0.526          4.923  282.22  
T/F    8  SHELLY ANDERSON     0.528          4.799  295.76  
   .                                                        
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T/F    4  LARRY DIXON         0.480          4.781  293.73* 
T/F  503  TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.  0.525          4.810  260.04  
   Dixon was losing cylinders near the finish.              
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      single                                                
T/F  405  DOUG FOXWORTH       0.518          9.731   86.88  
   Foxworth goes up in smoke at 100 feet and has to lift.   
                                                     
Top Fuel Qualifying List After Session 2, Saturday          
1997 NHRA Western Auto Nationals by David & Bob             
Pos Name                 Number     E.T.  Speed  When       
  1 JOE AMATO            T/F    6   4.607 315.01   Sat2     
  2 GARY SCELZI          T/F    5   4.629 309.27   Sat1     
  3 CORY McCLENATHAN     T/F    3   4.684 302.82   Sat2     
  4 KENNY BERNSTEIN      T/F    1   4.688 310.23   Sat1     
  5 SCOTT KALITTA        T/F    2   4.689 302.82   Sat1     
  6 BRUCE SARVER         T/F   17   4.698 314.35   Sat1     
  7 MIKE DUNN            T/F    7   4.711 294.31   Sat1     
  8 RHONDA HARTMAN       T/F  747   4.718 307.58   Sat2     
  9 TONY SCHUMACHER      T/F  356   4.731 301.40   Sat1     
 10 SHELLY ANDERSON      T/F    8   4.753 311.31   Sat1     
 11 EDDIE HILL           T/F   10   4.758 301.10   Sat1     
 12 LARRY DIXON          T/F    4   4.764 290.51   Sat1     
 13 DAVID GRUBNIC        T/F  757   4.771 293.44   Sat1     
 14 TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.   T/F  503   4.810 260.04   Sat2     
 15 BOB VANDERGRIFF      T/F   12   4.855 282.39   Sat2     
 16 DOUG HERBERT         T/F   11   4.856 302.31   Sat2     
 17 DAVID BUSBY          T/F  740   4.923 282.22   Sat2     
 18 JIM HEAD             T/F  888   4.931 269.13   Sat2     
 19 DOUG FOXWORTH        T/F  405   4.945 274.05   Sat

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