POMONA, Calif. - POMONA 1 - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 52nd annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Super
Start Batteries listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 8.471/116.17, Now #5
Right Lane: S. Westerfield Runs 20.393/40.52, Now #8
12:53 p.m. ...and we are back. Updated weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative
humidity 26 percent, barometer 29.04 inches, adjusted altitude 2,533 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.
The Woz has a new Victory 2012 Monte Carlo with a terrific looking paint scheme. He gets a little further
out than Westerfield before kicking the tires. Westerfield's Monte Carlo is up in smoke at the green.
Left Lane: Tony Bartone Runs 5.519/265.12, Now #1
Best prior run: 8.174/101.53, Was #15
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.802/253.37, Now #10
Best prior run: 8.471/116.17, Was #16 Mark Woznichak is on the bump spot at 8.471. Woz sticks the tires this
time and moves up to the new #10 spot on a clean pass.
Bartone's car uses a lot of track getting to the finish line again and he is able to stay with it all the way
and is our new number one qualifier.
Tony Bartone's incremental times: 60ft-0.964 sec., 330ft-2.489, 660ft-3.667/211.20 mph, 1,000ft-4.670.
Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.608, 660ft-3.850/199.17 mph, 1,000ft-4.912.
Left Lane: Mark Woznichak No Time, Now #14
Best prior run: 5.802/253.37, Was #14
Right Lane: Jason Rupert No Time, Now #9
Best prior run: 5.695/255.48, Was #9
3:37 p.m. The cars were ready to start their burnouts and were shut off, as there is Stuff on the track in the
left lane from just after the lights, all the way to the turn out.
Both cars pull off to the side to check things out and run again later in the session.
Left Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.640/255.05, Now #7
Best prior run: 5.802/253.37, Was #14
Right Lane: Jason Rupert Runs 10.117/85.84, Now #11
Best prior run: 5.695/255.48, Was #10 Woznichak and Rupert finally get to to run.
The Woz made the most of the time waiting to run and posts his best numbers of the weekend, moving
into the top half of the field on a much better pass.
Rupert's Monte Carlo has a good leave and then slows near the 330 lights. He will stay #11 to wrap up the
Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.953 sec., 330ft-2.495, 660ft-3.717/205.41 mph, 1,000ft-4.760.
POMONA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car
at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 52nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by
Super Start Batteries: Psn Driver Vehicle ET Speed
1. Tony Bartone Centre Pointe Collision Mustan 5.519 265.12
2. Jay Payne FireIce Mustang 5.589 260.81
3. Brian Hough Olympus Trailers Mustang 5.608 256.70
4. Annie Whiteley Y-Not Racing Mustang 5.610 253.23
5. John Lombardo Jr. NAPA/Pro Series/Lucas Oil Mont 5.619 248.48
6. Bret Williamson Team Eagle/Beams Automotive 5.622 255.00
7. Mark Woznichak Water One/Direct Transport Mon 5.640 255.05
8. Doug Gordon Morro Bay Cabinets Racing Mont 5.657 248.66
9. Sean Bellemeur MasterCam/Lucas Oil/Victory Ca 5.676 255.87
10. Shane Westerfield CP-Carrillo Monte Carlo 5.681 254.23
11. Jason Rupert Synoil Energy Services Monte C 5.695 255.58
12. Steve Gasparrelli Gasparrelli Racing Monte Carlo 5.700 257.53
13. Daniel Oliver Randy Goodwin Racing Monte 5.728 255.34
14. Bernie Harrington Harrington Motorsport/CRTFD II 5.776 247.38
15. Mike Drake Barnett Transportation Avenger 5.893 245.90
16. Steve Burck ARC Speciaties/Tigerflow Camar 7.120 132.09
POMONA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 52nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Super
(W) Shane Westerfield (CP-Carrillo Monte Carlo) 0.029 5.715 251.25
(L) Mark Woznichak (Water One/Direct Transport 0.072 DQ-Centerline
This is the first time Woznichak and Westerfield have faced each other in eliminations. This is Woznichak's
twenty-second WinterNationals start. Westerfield has Bob DeVore helping out this weekend.
Any chance that The Woz had was over early. He was second off the line and then had his terrific looking
new car power to the center line and nail the 330 foot reflector. Mark Woznichak's run of 8.176 at 90.81
mph was nullified.
Great 0.029 leave for Westerfield and he runs close to his qualifying times to ensure the win and possible
lane choice tomorrow.
Shane Westerfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.960 sec., 330ft-2.555, 660ft-3.786/202.67 mph, 1,000ft-4.829.
February 9 - 12
Mark Woznichak and the Color by Woz – Direct Transport – Waterone Racing team were very
excited to have their new Victory Race cars Monte Carlo Top Alcohol Funny Car at this year’s
season opening Winternationals. During the first round of qualifying Mark lifted early due to
tire shake. On the 2nd pass Mark improved to a 5.80 @ 253 mph even though he had to pedal
the car twice to calm down the tire shake. On the 3rd qualifier Mark was shut off after the
burn out when NHRA Safety Safari found oil on the track from the previous pair. We elected to
run at the end of the session after refueling. On the last qualifier the car ran good moving into
the 7th position with a 5.640 @ 255 mph.
In the First round we were paired up with Shane Westerfield’s CP-Carrillo Monte Carlo. The
new car left good with our best 60ft time of the race (.942), but then went into tire shake.
Mark tried to drive through it until it got out of the groove and hit the 330ft cone still running
2.52 to that point. This gave the win to Shane and we were done for the weekend. Our new
car did win a ”Wally” for Best Appearing Car and we were pleased with the performance of
our new Victory chassis.