DIVISION 7
Infineon Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.
July 31-Aug. 2, 2009
 
the Wozettes
Our Pit area
hanging out
Yes, I can't wait to drive and be a movie star and and.....................
Father & Daughter
alright......... it's up to you now
everything is so calm & serene, wait do I feel a little wind.............
We had the body fly off at the end of a run when a gust of wind caught it
OUCH !!! the car body hit my head
the NorCal gang
Taking a break in the wine country
SONOMA, Calif. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series, Pacific Division, event at Infineon Raceway, presented by KORBEL, listing lane, driver name, elapsed
time, top speed, and position in order following run:

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.711/251.72, Now #3
Right Lane: Brian Thiel No Time, Now #11

Ouch! Thiel hits the throttle at the green and the car didn't move. The crew runs out and push the Camaro
back behind the line.

Clean pass for The Woz to tune from. He's takes over #3 for now

SONOMA, Calif. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series:

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.659/256.02, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.711/251.72, Was #11
Right Lane: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 5.617/240.98, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.708/252.95, Was #10

Brian Thiel is on the bump spot at 5.695.

Oh, yea! Two great looking runs with Lombardo off the line first and stays there all the way down the track.
He clicks it early and still moves into the field in the new #2 position.

Woznichak was right behind him and picks up both ET and MPH. He misses top half of the field by MPH!.

SONOMA, Calif. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag
Racing Series:

Left Lane: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 5.601/251.58, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.617/240.98, Was #3
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.637/253.71, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.659/256.02, Was #7

The field is set and the rest of the runs in this session are for position.

Say "Hello" to your new #1 qualifier. Lombardo shows his power and makes a almost perfect run to the top
of the ladder.

The Woz scrambles the ladder again with a better ET to settle in right below the middle of the field.

John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.946 sec., 330ft-2.479, 660ft-3.686/204.66 mph, 1,000ft-4.721.
Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.947 sec., 330ft-2.487, 660ft-3.707/202.67 mph, 1,000ft-4.752.

SONOMA, Calif. - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil
Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Infineon Raceway, presented by KORBEL,:

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

1  735 John Lombardo Jr., Brea CA, '05 Camaro              5.601  251.58  252.95
2 7735 Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina CA, '08 Mustang    5.603  258.32  258.32
3   10 Sean O'Bannon, Ontario CA, '06 Monte Carlo        5.604  258.81  258.81
4   72 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '06 Monte Carlo   5.612  257.73  257.73
5    3 Jay Payne, Claremont CA, '07 Mustang                    5.617  258.32  258.32
6   77 Mark Woznichak, Ontario CA, '02 Camaro               5.637  253.71  256.02
7  779 Daniel Oliver, Whittier CA, '06 Monte Carlo           5.638  258.02  258.02
8 7976 Keeter Ray, Newport Beach CA, '09 Mustang       5.659  254.18  254.18

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

9 7238 Bret Williamson, Campbell CA, '01 Corvette        5.667  252.52  252.52
10  717 Brian Thiel, Pleasant Grove CA, '02 Camaro        5.669  251.81  251.81
11  757 Larry Miner, Lodi CA, '06 Monte Carlo                  5.684  250.32  250.32
12  756 Don Hudson, Morrow Bay CA, '02 Camaro            5.686  250.64  250.64
13  727 Ron August Jr, Pleasanton CA, '08 Mustang        5.746  250.32  251.49
14 7338 Brian Smith, Fullerton CA, '07 Camaro                 5.762  251.16  251.16
15  715 Mike Drake, Glendora CA, '01 Avenger                5.829  236.88  239.44
16  766 Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda CA, '03 Camaro         5.963  237.25  244.03


SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag
Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Infineon Raceway, presented by KORBEL,:

Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
10 Sean O'Bannon                          
77 Mark Woznichak               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.071  5.606 257.38                   
  0.131  5.656 254.76
Qualified:             #3  5.604 258.81                        #6  5.637 253.71
O'Bannor gets the advantage off the line and has to work hard to keep the Monte Carlo off the wall all the
way down the track. He runs right on his qualifying times to take the two car length win.
The Woz had similar numbers to half track, but can't match O'Bannon's pace.
made great strides towards becoming a contender in the always tough the
field ever in TA/FC.
In testing we ran a 5.77 out of the box, we then had qualifying times of
5.711, 5.659 and 5.637 with a best MPH of 256.02 on our way to qualifying in
the 6th position.
In our first round match up against Division 7 points leader Sean O’Bannon
we spun the tires too hard and slowed to 5.65 to Sean’s winning 5.60.  We
won the battle to get into the record quickest field ever, but lost the war and
did not win the race.  Our next race will be at Bakersfield, CA Sept. 18-19.