A runner up is good, a win is better. Mark Woznichak in his Color by Woz / Direct
Transport / Water One / Camaro Top Alcohol Funny Car did both at the NHRA Division 7
Drag Races presented by Korbel at Infineon Raceway. The postponed Phoenix Division
race was run in conjunction with the Sonoma Division race during qualifying.  For the
Phoenix race we ended up qualifying in the #6 position with a 5.715 @ 253.37 mph and
because some competitors did not return for the make up race we were matched up with
#1 qualifier Sean O’Bannon in the first round.

Results from DragRaceCentral.com:
SONOMA, Calif. - Final order after one round of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car

1    3 Sean O'Bannon, Ontario CA, '08 Monte Carlo      5.606  258.52  
2   75 John Lombardo Jr., Brea CA, '10 Monte Carlo     5.627  254.57  
3   73 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '07 Monte Carlo    5.641  259.01  
4    9 Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina CA, '09 Mustang    5.644  256.36  
5 7338 Brian Smith, Fullerton CA, '07 Camaro           5.704  251.25  
6   77 Mark Woznichak, Ontario CA, '02 Camaro          5.715  253.37  


Here is the original qualifying from Phoenix before the event was cancelled:

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.606 seconds, 258.52 mph
2) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.627, 254.57
3) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.641, 259.01
4) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '08 Mustang, 5.662, 257.58
5) Brian Smith, Fullerton, Calif., '08 Camaro, 5.758, 247.88
6) Brian Thiel, Pleasant Grove, Calif., '10 Monte Carlo, 6.001, 249.86
7) Mark Woznichak, Onterio, Calif., '02 Camaro, 6.123, 213.87
8) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '09 Mustang, 6.185, 151.27
Not Qualified
9) Rob Atchison, London, Ont., '07 Monte Carlo, 6.402, 163.00
10) Jessica Cherniack, Henderson, Nev., '02 Firebird, 10.398, 82.94

In the first round against Sean, Mark cut a .068 light to Sean's .148 to take the win with
a 5.678 @ 256.55 mph to Sean’s quicker, but losing 5.615 @ 258.96

In the second round, because of the short field and he beat the #1 qualifier, Mark got the
bye run into the finals. He still ran the car through with a slightly quicker 5.670 @ 252.85
mph

The finals paired Mark with Steve Gasparrelli. Mark cut a .081 light to Steve’s .065 and
even though he improved to a 5.660 @254,18mph, it has not enough to hold off the
5.600 that Gasparrelli ran and ended up runner up for the Phoenix race.

SONOMA, Calif. - Results of final, round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird International Raceway:


Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
9 Steve Gasparrelli                      
77 Mark Woznichak               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.065  5.600 258.76                     0.081  5.660 254.18
Prior rounds:
E2    (J Lombardo J) 0.045  5.653 257.19                     0.350  5.670 252.85
Qualified:             #4  5.644 256.36                        #6  5.715 253.37
6:38 p.m.Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.38 inches,
adjusted altitude 2,216 feet, track temperature 113 degrees.

Woznichak has a little better sixty foot time and matches Gasparrelli at the 330, but The Mustang motors on by and
takes a decisive win. It looked expensive, as there was a lot of smoke in the lights for Gasparrelli.
Steve Gasparrelli is the 2010 LODRS 7-1 Top Alcohol Funny Car winner.
Steve Gasparrelli's incremental margins: 60ft(0.005), 330 ft(0.017), 660ft(0.040), 1,000ft(0.060). MOV: 0.0761
seconds (approximately 28 feet).
Steve Gasparrelli's incremental times: 60ft-0.960 sec., 330ft-2.497, 660ft-3.701/205.32 mph, 1,000ft-4.730.
Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.949 sec., 330ft-2.498, 660ft-3.725/202.06 mph, 1,000ft-4.774.

Our 5.660 runner up effort against Gasparrelli put us in the 6th position for the Sonoma
Race as this was also our 3rd qualifier for this race.


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:


TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.600 seconds, 260.01 mph
2) Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.615, 258.96
3) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.617, 259.26
4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.639, 256.41
5) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.653, 254.42
6) Mark Woznichak, Ontario, Calif., '02 Camaro, 5.660, 256.55
7) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.667, 252.95
8) Brian Smith, Fullerton, Calif., '07 Camaro, 5.702, 251.58
Not Qualified
9) Shane Westerfield, Lake Forest, Calif., '05 Firebird, 5.718, 249.21
10) Bret Williamson, Campbell, Calif., '01 Corvette, 5.817, 244.25

In the first round we lined up with Doug Gordon’s Morro Bay Cabinet / Monte Carlo.  They
left virtually together with Doug cutting a .042 light to Mark's .045, but the race was
over early as Doug’s car shook & smoked the tires early in the run. Mark went on to
improve from his qualifying time with a 5.656 @ 255.15mph to take the win light.

In the 2nd round Mark once again faced Sean O’Bannon’s Monte Carlo who had just run a
5.57 in the previous round. Mark had a slight hole shot advantage with a .050 light to
Sean’s .069 and they were almost even at the 60’ clocks. By the time they reached the
330 ‘ cone Sean’s car was shaking and Mark drove by to take the win with a 5.682 @
253.80 to a 5.901 @ 251.49.

Mark’s Final round opponent was John Lombardo in his NAPA Monte Carlo. We had lost
lane choice when John had run a 5.669 in the previous round to defeat Steve
Gasparrelli.  We knew this race would be decided at the starting line as both cars had
been consistently quick all weekend. Mark did his job and cut a .061 light to John’s .124
giving Mark the Hole shot win with a 5.656 @ 255.77 to John’s losing 5.638 @ 258.81
losing effort.


Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
73 Doug Gordon                            
77 Mark Woznichak               
E1                   0.042 11.806  70.81     ****WINNER****  0.045  5.656 255.15
Qualified:             #3  5.617 259.26                        #6  5.660 254.18

12:31 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.42 inches,
adjusted altitude 2,020 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.
Gordon's TAFC is in trouble when he hit the throttle. The slicks spin, shake, and smoke at the green.

Woznichak left with Gordon and takes off. He makes another great looking pass to improve on his qualifying ET and
MPH on the easy win.

Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.520, 660ft-3.734/203.52 mph, 1,000ft-4.775

SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series,
Pacific Division, event at Infineon Raceway:

Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
77 Mark Woznichak                          3 Sean O'Bannon                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.050  5.682 253.80                     0.069  5.901 251.49
Prior rounds:
E1    (D Gordon    ) 0.045  5.656 255.15      (K Ray       ) 0.055  5.579 257.68
Qualified:             #6  5.660 254.18                        #2  5.615 258.96

2:52 p.m. Just a little dusting and cleaning and we are back to racing.
O'Bannon gets off the line second, has the cars start to move around and has to pedal.

"The Woz" was on his game and gets away first and stays there with incrementals near his prior best for the easy
win.

Lombardo will have lane choice in the final round.

Mark Woznichak's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.004), 330 ft(0.113), 660ft(0.202), 1,000ft
(0.227). MOV: 0.2386 seconds (approximately 88 feet).

Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.532, 660ft-3.751/202.36 mph, 1,000ft-4.797.
Sean O'Bannon's incremental times: 60ft-0.959 sec., 330ft-2.626, 660ft-3.934/194.41 mph, 1,000ft-5.005.



SONOMA, Calif. - Results of final, round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series, Pacific Division, event at Infineon Raceway:

Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
75 John Lombardo Jr.                      
77 Mark Woznichak               
E3                   0.124  5.638 258.81     ****WINNER****  0.061  5.656 255.77
Prior rounds:
E2    (S Gasparrell) 0.060  5.669 258.27      (S O`Bannon  ) 0.050  5.682 253.80
E1    (B Hough     ) 0.089  5.614 256.84      (D Gordon    ) 0.045  5.656 255.15
Qualified:             #5  5.653 254.42                        #6  5.660 254.18

5:02 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.35 inches,
adjusted altitude 2,033 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.
Woznichak gets a big lead off the line and hold off a charging Lombardo for the hole shot win.
He is the 2010 LODRS 7-4 Top Alcohol Dragster Champion.
Mark Woznichak's incremental margins: 60ft(0.088), 330 ft(0.086), 660ft(0.068), 1,000ft(0.055). MOV: 0.0453
seconds (approximately 17 feet).
John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.537, 660ft-3.740/206.04 mph, 1,000ft-4.768.
Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.965 sec., 330ft-2.514, 660ft-3.735/202.76 mph, 1,000ft-4.776.

Thanks to all of our sponsors past & present who have made all this possible.
DIVISION 7
Infineon Raceway
Sonoma, Cali.f, July 23-25, 2010
 
Collision Repair
new car rear
new car front
fitting for new chassis
parachute retention safety device
Mark Niver R.I.P.
COREY aka Clutch Girl
coco & aunt Cathy
I'm on top of the world!!!
Man that thing leaves hard
STEVE
ERIC
future crew chief
yea we Won
keep your hands to yourself
Gerry's Kids
we WON!!!!
the Winning team
I WON!!!
BROTHERS
Happy
Nieces
let me see a 2010 Sonoma, a very good year
all the Winners
Leaving wheels up
Chutes Out
First Round win over Gordon
Long Smoky Burnouts
Second Round Win over O'Bannon
Final Round Win over Lombardo
the Super Crew
Everyone @ Winner Circle
Runner up to Gasparrelli
Finals against Lombardo