The Color by Woz, Direct Transport, Waterone / Monte Carlo Top Alcohol
Funny Car went to Phoenix early to do some testing before the LODRS
Regional race. In testing we learned what not to do, shaking the car
violently on both runs. For the first round of qualifying we went the
opposite way on the tune-up and made a clean run going 5.759 @ 248.16
mph. For the second & final qualifying pass we improved to a 5.721 @
252.33 mph.  We ended up qualifying in the #7 position and our first
round opponent was #2 qualifier John Lombardo. John Left with a slight
lead and Mark ran his best run of the race, a 5.687 @ 254.42 mph, but
it was not quick enough to beat John’s  5.645 @ 255.15 mph


Here are the round by round results from www.
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:

Right Lane:
Mark Woznichak Runs,  5.759/248.16 Now #1
Woznichak will make a single this session. I don't know who was
supposed to be in the left lane.
Neat! I enjoy hearing the shift changes as the cars run down the track.
The Woz makes a strong pass and will take over the current top spot.
Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.551, 660ft-
3.795/197.74 mph, 1,000ft-4.860.

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Notes from final, round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol
Funny Car:
Left Lane:
Mark Woznichak Runs 5.721/252.33, Now #7; Best prior run:
5.759/248.16, Was #7
Right Lane: Steve Griboski Runs 6.620/182.01, Now #8; Best prior run:
5.868/239.44, Was #8
Griboski gets off the line first and then has to pump the throttle and
Woznichak was on a good pass, but has a bunch of smoke out from
underneath the car near the lights. He improves a little, but stays
number seven.
Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.956 sec., 330ft-2.534, 660ft-
3.772/199.88 mph, 1,000ft-4.827.
Steve Griboski's incremental times: 60ft-1.060 sec., 330ft-2.861, 660ft-
4.268/177.30 mph, 1,000ft-5.459.

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Final order after 2 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-

1    3 Jay Payne, Claremont CA, '09 Mustang            5.615  260.11  
2    6 John Lombardo Jr., Brea CA, '06 Monte Carlo     5.615  250.09  
3 6515 Brian Hough, Junction City OR, '09 Mustang      5.622  255.97  
4  584 Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction CO, '09 Mustang  5.659  254.28  
5   73 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '06 Monte Carlo    5.688  255.10  
6  744 Shane Westerfield, Lake Forest CA, '06 Monte C  5.698  254.66  
7  703 Mark Woznichak, Ontario CA, '06 Monte Carlo     5.721  252.33  
8  509 Steve Griboski, Aurora CO, '04 Firebird         5.868  239.44  

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

9   75 Brian Smith, Fullerton CA, '02 Camaro           5.933  247.61  
10 7590 Ross Stickler, Gilbert AZ, '01 Corvette         6.018  240.08  
11  771 Charles McLaws, Winslow AZ, '03 Firebird        6.055  243.46  

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny
703 Mark Woznichak                        6 John Lombardo
0.107     5.687 254.42      ****WINNER**** 0.082 5.645 255.15
Qualified:#7 5.721 252.33                       #2  5.615 250.09

Lombardo and Payne had identical ET's in qualifying and Payne got the
#1 slot on MPH.
Great side by side passes and Lombardo makes use of his RT to ensure a
close finish. Woz makes his best run of the weekend to no avail. Mark
Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.966 sec., 330ft-2.525, 660ft-3.752
/201.61 mph, 1,000ft-4.801. John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-
0.956 sec., 330ft-2.521, 660ft-3.734/204.45 mph, 1,000ft-4.766.
Western Region Race 1
Feb 25 - 26 2012
see the sparkles
Steve working on the bottom end
Holly's Ride
found some shade
Lots of smoke
Arizona sunset
everyone checking out the new car
Frankie helped out at this race
this is what a fire extuingihser can do if it goes off
@ the top end after a run