With 26 entries for the 47th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals at Pomona

    the   Ranch Framing     /        White cap      / Direct Transport   team knew they would
    have to be on the top of their game to make it to the final eliminations on Sunday. Our
    first run off the trailer, a 5.66 ended up being our best run of the weekend and put us
    in the #7 qualifying position. Our other qualifying runs were a 5.67 and a 5.69 and
    although we were consistent, we wanted to run a little faster. In the first round of
    competition we were lined up with Steve Gasparrelli and his Plumbing Concepts
    Monte Carlo. Mark left with a great .009 light and took the win with a 5.73 second run
    when trouble set in for Steve and he crossed the centerline and took out the half track
    cones. In the quarter final round we had to run Jay Payne who had lane choice over
    us by .02 seconds. Jay left first and went into to tire shake and Mark tried to run him
    down, but the his car drifted towards the centerline and took out the 1000 ft cone
    which disqualified his run. We are happy with the progress we have made with the
    Hoosier tires back on the car and once we get a few more things figured out we
    should be on the top of our game.


    Here are the results from NHRA.com:

    POMONA, Calif. - POMONA 1 - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol
    Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 47th annual
    CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time,
    top speed, and position in order following run:

    Left Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.661/250.92, Now #2
        Right Lane: S. Gasparrelli   Runs 5.891/240.12, Now #10
    "The Woz" mad a nice run, Gasparrelli shook and pedaled on the launch.


    POMONA, Calif. - POMONA 1 - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol
    Funny Car :

    Left Lane: Frank Manzo      Runs 5.508/263.00, Now #1
                                     Best prior run: 5.507/263.46, Was #1
        Right Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.674/253.04, Now #5
                                     Best prior run: 5.661/250.92, Was #5
    Manzo just continues to make this look easy. His speed on this run backs his
    record number from yesterday. Today's run was just .001 slower than Thursday.
    Frank Manzo's incremental times: 60ft-0.954 sec., 330ft-2.459, 660ft-3.640/209.
    79mph, 1,000ft-4.653. The Woz slows from his Thursday numbers just a tiny bit
    and he remains #5.


    POMONA, Calif. - POMONA 1 - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol
    Funny Car:


    Left Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.693/250.78, Now #7
                                     Best prior run: 5.661/250.92, Was #7
    The Woz falls just a little short of his best but remains #7.



    POMONA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in
    Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 47th
    annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals:


    Psn  Driver                                   Vehicle                                   ET   Speed
      1. Frank Manzo               Lucas Oil Monte Carlo             5.501  264.23
      2. Jay Payne                    Valvoline Camaro                     5.557  260.36
      3. Clint Thompson         Cascade Chevrolet Monte      5.576  257.04
      4. Bob Tasca III               Quick Lane Mustang                5.623  257.14
      5. Dennis Taylor             Plumbing Concepts Camaro  5.629  256.41
      6. Brian Hough               Brian Hough Racing Firebir    5.641  258.12
      7. Mark Woznichak        Rancho Framing Camaro        5.661  253.04
      8. Ken Kraus                   SynOil Camaro                            5.700  253.42
      9. Bernie Harrington     Harrington M'Sports Camaro  5.721  249.67
     10. Steve Gasparrelli      Plumbing Concepts Monte      5.726  255.73
     11. Ron August Jr          Camaro                                          5.741  252.14
     12. Sean Bellemeur        Camaro                                         5.742  254.33
     13. Jason Rupert            Camaro                                         5.770  252.95
     14. Doug Gordon            Morro Bay Cabinets Monte     5.775  257.97
     15. John Patton               Foolish Money Firebird            5.787  240.25
     16. Bret Williamson        Team Eagle Corvette                 5.788  244.65
             --------- Not Qualified ---------
     17. Hank Coolidge          Pro Automotive Firebird           5.794  248.98
     18. Kirk Kuhns                 MCP Motorsports Monte Car  5.831  231.99
     19. Pete Swayne              espriTV Monte Carlo                 5.836  251.53
     20. Paul Crifasi                 Racer Chick Firebird                 5.950  242.41
     21. Alexis De Joria          Taquilla Patron Camaro            5.990  230.33
     22. Dale Van Gundy        Van Gundy & Clark Firebird    6.068  214.93
     23. Jeff Carroll                  Monte Carlo                                 6.257  233.28
     24. Larry Miner                 Monte Carlo                                 6.415  237.71
     25. Rian Konno                Lemon & Konno Racing Cut  7.707  175.41
     26. Mike Drake                  Avenger                                       8.390  115.96



    POMONA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top
    Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 47th annual
    CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals:


    (W) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      0.009      5.732 250.51
    (L) Steve Gasparrelli (Plumbing Concepts Monte  0.083     DQ-Centerline
    This was wild for both drivers. Gasparrelli rode the center stripe to mid track and
    then crossed over into The Woz's lane. Gasparrelli was able get the chutes out
    so he just drafted Woznichak and finished in his lane. Payne will have choice
    over The Woz.


    POMONA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top
    Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 47th annual
    CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals:
    W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed

    (W) Jay Payne (Valvoline Camaro)                0.050      5.708 257.53
    (L) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      0.153     DQ-Centerline
    3:38 p.m. This just about got ugly. Woznichak got closer and closer to the center
    line and finally crossed all the way over into Payne's lane. The Woz was late and
    simply pulled in behind Payne and avoided the chutes when they came out.

   For complete results go to : www.nhra.com

NHRA Winternationals
Pomona, CA
February 8-11