Racing Series Pacific Division Opener at Firebird International Raceway. In the
first round of qualifying at about 1.3 seconds into the run the car went into
severe tire shake, breaking the rear end housing. With a long thrash and help
from Tom Yancer Race Cars we were able to get the housing repaired and make
the next qualifying session on Saturday. Once again in the right lane Mark had to
lift when the car went into tire shake. For the final qualifying session we were in
the left lane which we felt was the better lane. With some major tune up changes
Mark easily went all the way down with a 5.700 @ 252 mph which put us in the # 7
spot from # 17 for Sunday’s eliminations. For the first round we were paired up
with Doug Gordon. Doug had lane choice and he took the left lane and we were
back in the right lane. They left the line together and once again Mark went into
severe tire shake and had to lift, giving the win to Doug who went on to run low
E.T. of eliminations. This time the rear end ring & pinion broke and the car had to
be pushed off the track when the rear tires locked up. With all the drive line
damage we decided to skip the Tucson, AZ race and get every thing ready for the
Houston National event race at the end of March.

Here are the results from Drag Race Central:

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird
International Raceway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and
position in order following run:

Left Lane: Sean Bellemeur Runs 5.648/252.85, Now #1
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 9.591/91.29, Now #13

Bellemeur goes to the head of the class and now Kraus is on the bump. The Woz
started to shake the tires at about 100ft and finally had to lift. That ends the first
session of Alcohol Funny Car.

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car:

Left Lane: Pete Swayne Runs 5.685/252.66, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.838/251.16,
Was #8
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 9.539/90.00, Now #17; Best prior run: 9.591/91.
29, Was #17

Now that's the way to get off the bump! Goodwin had the car ready and Swayne
drove through the shake and into the top half of the show. The Woz had his hands
full of tire shaking racer and had to click it.

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car :

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.700/252.28, Now #6; Best prior run: 9.539/90.
00, Was #17
Right Lane: Mike Drake No Time, Now #19; No Prior Run

6:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 60 degrees, relative humidity 8
percent, barometer 30.18 inches, track temperature 70 degrees.
Drake again brings the car up and again it won't fire! You know it started in the
pits! Woznichak is hot, straight and true. He makes the field in the #6 spot and
has to watch more than a handful of cars try and knock him off. Kraus is on the
bump with a 5.720.
CHANDLER, Ariz. - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car
at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird
International Raceway:

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

1  766 Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda CA, '02 Camaro        5.601  257.58  257.58
2    8 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '05 Monte Carlo    5.611  258.02  258.47
3  799 Sean Bellemeur, Fullerton CA, '02 Camaro        5.628  254.42  254.42
4   73 Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina CA, '05 Monte C  5.653  257.24  257.24
5  747 Pete Swayne, Santa Rosa CA, '05 Monte Carlo     5.685  252.66  252.66
6   65 Ken Kraus, Great Falls MT, '02 Camaro           5.689  252.14  253.71
7   76 Mark Woznichak, Ontario CA, '02 Camaro          5.700  252.28  252.28
8  727 Ron August Jr, Pleasanton CA, '02 Camaro        5.705  255.24  255.24

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

9   75 Dennis Taylor, Anaheim Hills CA, '05 Camaro     5.717  240.00  247.25
10 7306 Jeff Carroll, Santa Barbara CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.754  251.72  251.72
11 7238 Bret Williamson, Campbell CA, '01 Corvette      5.766  240.47  240.47
12 7507 Paul Crifasi, Henderson NV, '02 Firebird        5.890  245.05  245.05
13  777 John Patton, Peoria AZ, '02 Firebird            5.939  248.39  248.39
14  707 Jeremy Johnson, Flagstaff AZ, '06 Stratus       6.170  202.73  202.73
15 7704 Dale Van Gundy, Anaheim CA, '97 Firebird        6.317  238.51  238.51
16  771 Charles McLaws, Winslow AZ, '03 Firebird        6.362  222.66  222.66
17 710D Alexis De Joria, Venice CA, '02 Camaro          8.829   98.73   98.73

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird
International Raceway:

8 Doug Gordon                            76 Mark Woznichak
E1   ****WINNER****  0.081  5.638 257.24                     0.080 No Time
Qualified:             #2  5.611 258.02                        #7  5.700 252.28
Really even start again but Woznichak ran into some severe tire shake early in
the run. He coasted but wasn't able to complete the run. Gordon had it on full
giddy-up and his run is quicker than Bellemeur, who he meets in round two.
Firebird Int'l Raceway
Chandler, Ariz., March 2-4