The Rancho Framing   / White Cap / Direct Transport   Camaro Top Alcohol Funny Car
qualified in the #4 Position at the 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by
Castrol Syntec. In the first round of competition we broke a blower belt on the burn out ending
what would have been a very good weekend of racing.

Qualifying:

In the first round of qualifying we ran a 5.84 @ 247 mph, the car was down on horsepower in
the humid Texas air so we made some changes. We went in the right direction as we picked up
a tenth of a second in the 2nd round of qualifying running a 5.75 @ 249 which was good enough
for the # 1 position until Jay Payne ran 6 thousandths quicker to take away the #1 position. In
the 3rd round of qualifying we showed we could run consistently fast as we retook the # 1 spot
with a 5.74 @ 250 mph. We eventually ended up in the #4 position when the final round of
qualifying was over.

The Race:

We were paired up with Will Hanna in the first round, but unfortunately the race was over
before it started when the blower belt broke on the burnout and we were unable to race. We
usually put a new blower belt on before first round, but it was missed when there was a down
pour of rain between the 3rd qualifier and the first round when we were doing our maintenance.











Results from NHRA.com:

ENNIS, Texas - DALLAS - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol
Syntec listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:

Left Lane: Brandon Lewis    Runs 5.860/246.98, Now #4
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.849/247.75, Now #3


ENNIS, Texas - DALLAS - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.758/249.30, Now #1
                           Best prior run: 5.849/247.75, Was #7
Right Lane: Vern Moats       Runs 6.057/239.87, Now #10
                           Best prior run: 5.874/243.94, Was #10
Woznichak goes right down the groove and moves into the top spot for now. Moats hazes the
tires about 400 feet out and has to pedal.

ENNIS, Texas - DALLAS - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the
NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by
Castrol Syntec listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order
following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:

Left Lane: John Sullivan    Runs 5.931/244.21, Now #16
                           Best prior run: 5.935/242.71, Was #16
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.748/250.78, Now #1
                           Best prior run: 5.758/249.30, Was #2

11:40 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 75 percent,
barometer 29.50 inches,adjusted altitude 2,389 feet, track temperature 97 degrees.
Sullivan gets out of the groove, drifts toward the center-line, but never backs off the throttle.
He improves slightly but remains on the bump. Woznichak goes right down the groove and
takes the pole for now.

ENNIS, Texas - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol
Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall
Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:
Psn  Driver                                    Vehicle                            ET   Speed
1. Steve Harker            QTK/Thermo-King Monte Carlo     5.715  251.91
2. Paul Anderson          Stratus                                           5.724  247.02
3. Jonathan Johnson     Bar's Leaks Stratus                       5.730  249.72
4. Mark Woznichak       Rancho Framing Camaro               5.748  250.78
5. Cy Chesterman         Chippewa Spring Water Monte     5.750  252.28
6. Jay Payne                 Valvoline Camaro                          5.752  254.04
7. Steve Gasparrelli      Plumbing Concepts Monte Carlo  5.753  251.81                                       
8. Jimmy Jones             Texas Tremor Camaro                  5.786  250.37
9. Kebin Kinsley            Wild Child Camaro                        5.786  249.63
10. Dennis Taylor          Plumbing Concepts Camaro          5.811  250.51
11. Brandon Lewis         A.T.T.A. Fuel Tanks Monte Carl    5.811  246.98
12. Jackie Stidham        Time Machine Monte Carlo           5.816  250.97
13. Will Hanna               ATC Monte Carlo                           5.826  246.39
14. Bobby Martin           CAP Avenger Avenger                   5.853  244.43
15. Vern Moats               Kendall/Dee Zee Camaro             5.874  243.94
16. John Patton             Trans Am                                       5.896  242.63
   --------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Steve Burck             ARC Specialties Camaro                5.918  243.77
18. John Sullivan           Crazy Horse Firebird                      5.931  244.21
19. Marty Nothstein      AutoTrader Monte Carlo                5.947  246.84
20. Nancy Matter           ERR Camaro                                  5.967  243.59

ENNIS, Texas - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at
the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented
by Castrol Syntec:
(W) Will Hanna (ATC Monte Carlo)                0.706      6.242 175.87
(L) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      -9.999(R) NT-Broke Before Staging
Woznichak breaks the blower belt on the burnout, giving Hanna the free pass. Hanna gets
about 900 feet out and pops the burst panel. Stidham will have lane choice over Hanna in round
two.
In the staging lanes ready to run!!
RAIN!!!
Blower belt breaking
Right Here
Pulling foward to stage
There is nothing worse than being pushed off the starting line.
Photos courtesy of David Smith
Last minute adjustments.
Duster's Relatives
Laura with Courtney from the Driving Force show.
The long trip home.
I'm bored..........
Slowing down from 250 MPH.
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