Sonoma, CA  July 29-31
SONOMA, Calif. - SONOMA - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol
Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 18th annual
FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals presented by Supercuts listing lane, driver
name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane:
Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.648/252.95, Now #1
Right Lane: Bucky Austin     Runs 5.842/255.05, Now #4
Wow! The Woz puts almost a tenth on the field and he bumps Taylor
down a spot. Bucky left with Woznichak but before half track he had lost
almost two car lengths to The Woz.

Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car:

Left Lane: Doug Gordon      Runs 7.439/108.19, Now #6
                 Best prior run: 5.717/250.69, Was #6
Right Lane:
Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.686/251.25, Now #1
                 Best prior run: 5.648/252.95, Was #1
Gordon was on a nice pass until half track when it appeared some engine
problems set in. Another sixty for The Woz but he slows from his earlier
pass.

Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car:

Left Lane:
Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.660/252.90, Now #2
                 Best prior run: 5.648/252.95, Was #2
Right Lane: Doug Gordon      Runs 5.663/251.91, Now #3
                 Best prior run: 5.717/250.69, Was #7
Gordon moves well up into the order with his 5.66. The Woz was already
quicker than his 5.660 so he'll sit on his earlier run.

SONOMA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of
qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
Series, 18th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals presented by
Supercuts:
Psn   Driver                     Vehicle                       ET    Speed
1. John Weaver             Camaro                                        5.631  253.99
2. Mark Woznichak       Rancho Framing Camaro             5.648  252.95
3. Clint Thompson         Cascade Chevrolet Camaro          5.651  252.43
4. Doug Gordon             Morro Bay Cabinets Camaro         5.663  251.91
5. Dennis Taylor            Plumbing Concepts Camaro         5.670  251.63
6. Steve Gasparrelli      Gasparrelli Racing Firebird           5.691  251.95
7. Don Hudson              Red Line Oil/Chase Chevrolet C    5.707  254.18
8. Larry Miner               Torco Racing Fuels Firebird          5.713  251.72
9. Ron August Jr           Camaro                                        5.740  256.31
10. Bret Williamson       Team Eagle Corvette                    5.768  244.12
11. Bucky Austin           Buckys Muffler Firebird                5.792  255.05
12. Sean Bellemeur       Cutlass                                         5.820  247.70
13. Jason Rupert            Camaro                                       5.824  250.64
14. Jeff Carroll               Y Be Normal.com Monte Carlo     5.827  245.94
15. Rian Konno              Firebird                                       6.349  233.92
16. Mike Drake              Barnrtt Transportation  Avenger  7.305  145.69

SONOMA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 1 eliminations in
Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 18th
annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals presented by Supercuts:

(W) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      0.184      5.697 252.76
(L) Rian Konno (Firebird)                       0.095     11.285  82.33
Konno took a huge early lead and must have thrown a real scare into
Woznichak as he looked out the front window. Konno's car got loose and
he was forced to lift and give away all that lead and more. The Woz has
choice over Hudson.

SONOMA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 2 eliminations in
Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 18th
annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals presented by Supercuts:
W/L  Driver                                       RT        ET   Speed

(W) Don Hudson (Red Line Oil/Chase Chevrolet Cam0.098      5.818
248.52
(L) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      0.093     15.160  68.79
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 38
percent, barometer 30.40 inches, adjusted altitude 1,040 feet.
Woznichak with a lot tire shake right off the starting line and was out of
the groove and clicked it off. Hudson with clean pass for the win.
At the scales after
the first round
Sequence of 2nd
round shut off run.
Groupies !!