BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by
Pennzoil listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:

Left Lane: John Patton Runs 5.891/249.67, Now #5
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 9.233/97.67, Now #7

Woznichak with a lot of tire shake right off the starting line and clicked it off.

BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.766/241.28, Now #9; Best prior run: 9.233/97.67, Was #17
Right Lane: Brandon Lewis Runs 12.109/108.88, Now #19; Best prior run: 17.933/38.91, Was #20

Lewis shakes and shuts off. Woznichak with a nice pass to get into the show and he bumps out
Callaway.

BAYTOWN, Texas - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by
Pennzoil:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1    4 Bob Newberry, Morriston FL, '05 Monte Carlo      5.598  259.36  259.36
2    3 Brian Hough, Junction City OR, '02 Firebird         5.603  257.73  257.73
3    2 Jay Payne, Claremont CA, '02 Camaro                  5.618  260.06  260.06
4   32 Marty Nothstein, Orefield PA, '07 Charger          5.652  256.84  256.84
5  237 Von Smith, Oak Ridge TN, '02 Camaro                5.661  254.76  254.76
6   41 Jimmy Jones, Cleburne TX, '99 Camaro               5.696  254.71  254.71
7  777 John Patton, Peoria AZ, '02 Firebird                   5.711  252.57  252.57
8  484 Kebin Kinsley, Kennedale TX, '02 Camaro         5.739  251.30  252.14
9   75 Dennis Taylor, Anaheim Hills CA, '02 Camaro    5.750  252.52  252.52
10  425 Will Hanna, Richwood Village TX, '05 Monte     5.750  249.35  249.35
11   54 Vern Moats, Des Moines IA, '02 Camaro             5.758  254.09  254.09
12   76 Mark Woznichak, Ontario CA, '02 Camaro          5.766  241.28  241.28
13    5 Cy Chesterman, Sioux City IA, '07 Mustang        5.788  254.86  254.86
14   13 Mickey Ferro, Stamford CT, '02 Camaro             5.809  252.43  252.43
15  418 Lee Callaway, Baytown TX, '07 Mustang           5.923  245.45  245.45
16   46 Steve Burck, Corpus Christi TX, '02 Camaro     5.927  242.80  242.80

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17   45 Ron Morrison, Oklahoma City OK, '06 Monte C   5.932  237.88  237.88
18    7 Steve Harker, Gainesville GA, '06 Monte Carlo  10.618   78.44   78.44
19  497 Brandon Lewis, Broken Arrow OK, '06 Mont     12.109  108.88  108.88
20  347 Daniel Wilkerson, Springfield IL, '05 Monte Ca 13.671   72.17   72.17


BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by
Pennzoil:

Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
237 Von Smith                              
76 Mark Woznichak               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.029  7.893 109.81                     0.049 10.200  78.87
Qualified:             #5  5.661 254.76                       #12  5.766 241.28
Smith with the starting line advantage, and then Woznichak with severe tire shake and he lifted.
Smith bang the blower and the relief panel went flying high into the air and coast on through for
the win. Smith will give up lane choice to Chesterman in the next round.
Come & Get It!!!
O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals
Houston, TX
March 30-April 1
Tire shake and rain plagued the Rancho Framing / White Cap / Direct Transport racing team all
weekend at the O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals.  With the event shortened by rain we only made
3 runs all weekend. On our first run, the Woz encountered tire shake almost immediately after
leaving the line and had to abort the run. The second qualifying pass was running good until a
lifter broke and the car slowed to a 5.766 at only 241.28 mph, which put us in the #12 position.
Saturday Qualifying was rained out and we went into 1rst round on Sunday and we were
matched up with Von Smith.  Von left slightly ahead of Mark with a .029 light to Mark’s .049.
Shortly after leaving the line Mark’s car went into severe tire shake and he had to lift giving the
win to Von Smith, who had just banged the blower and coasted through the finish line.  We have
had a lot of problems with tire shake lately, so for the next race we are going to build a new
wheelie bar and that should cure the problem.

Here are the results from NHRA.com:
Our good friend, Brian Kane who
helped drive our rig to all the
long distance races passed away
unexpectedly on April 16th.
Click on Picture for Brian's
Memorial Page.
Corey Woz / our new Assistant    
Clutch Person