DIVISION 7
Auto Club Dragway at California
Speedway
Fontana, Calif., June 23-25
   
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Mark Woz driving the Rancho Framing / White Cap  / Direct Transport / Camaro Top
Alcohol Funny, had a decent outing at his home track in Fontana which is only 9 miles from
where he resides in Ontario, CA.

In the first round of qualifying he nailed down the #1 position with a 5.880/242.80 mph.
The car ran pretty good till 2nd gear where the transition from concrete to asphalt
begins and it started to lose traction forcing Mark to shift into 3rd sooner than he
wanted to.

The Blower belt broke on the burn out in the 2nd round of qualifying, forcing Mark to
shut off before the run.

In the 3rd round of qualifying he ran a 5.920/244.52 mph, but still held on to the #4
qualifying position for the event. On that run the car ran good on the top end through
the transition, but was slower at the beginning of the run. We later found that the car
had broken a finger on the clutch, which may have been the problem.

In the first round of eliminations we faced one of our Division 7 regulars Mert Littlefield.
We knew it would be a close race since we were the #4 qualifier and Mert was #5.They
left the line almost together and Mark ran 3 hundredths better to take the win by 8
feet, a 5.855 to 5.884 both running 245 mph.

In the Semi Final round Mark was up against the #1 qualifier Ron August. We knew we
had to run a few hundredths better if we were going to beat Ron so we stepped on the
bottom end a little, but it was more than the 122 degree track could handle and the car
smoked the tires about 20 feet out causing Mark to lift. Ron went on to run Low ET of
the race a 5.786 248.16 mph.
Here are the results from Drag Race Central.com:


FONTANA, Calif. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at California Dragway listing lane,
driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.880/242.80, Now #1
Right Lane: Ron August Jr Runs 6.745/155.33, Now #11

Dale Van Gundy is on the bump spot at 6.221. Both cars have a lot of shake off the line
and use a lot of track. August pushes it too far and does the "bowling for cones" act at
half track. Woznichak was in front at that point and never knew he was the target. The
Woz powers on down the groove and into the #1 spot for now.
The Woz stays number one and Rupert will be on the bump going into tomorrow's sessions.
5:25 p.m.


FONTANA, Calif. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car:

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak No Time, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.880/242.80, Was #2
Right Lane: John Weaver Runs 5.929/242.06, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.948/241.28,
Was #7

Woz has problems and is pushed back after the burn. Weaver makes a nice pass and
moves up a spot.
Last pair of the session and the "long cars" are up next.12:35 p.m.

FONTANA, Calif. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car
Left Lane: Don Hudson Runs 7.410/133.39, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.822/233.56, Was
#2
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.920/244.52, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.880/242.80,
Was #4

Hudson had the best 60 foot time, but he has to lift shortly after that. Woznichak makes
a clean pass, but doesn't improve either.
5:16 p.m.
FONTANA, 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 California Dragway:

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

1  727 Ron August Jr, Pleasanton CA, '01 Camaro        5.819  246.75  246.75
2  756 Don Hudson, Stockton CA, '02 Camaro             5.822  233.56  243.46
3   73 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '02 Camaro         5.870  245.18  245.18
4   75 Mark Woznichak, Riverside CA, '02 Camaro        5.880  242.80  244.52
5  752 Mert Littlefield, Garden Grove CA, '05 Monte C  5.886  244.47  244.47
6  766 Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda CA, '02 Camaro        5.908  240.72  244.03
7   74 Bret Williamson, Campbell CA, '01 Corvette      5.915  238.34  238.34
8   76 John Weaver, Newport Beach CA, '05 Camaro       5.929  242.06  242.06

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

9 7306 Jeff Carroll, Santa Barbara CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.950  232.91  233.52
10  777 John Patton, Peoria AZ, '06 Firebird            5.952  241.58  243.90
11    6 Dennis Taylor, Anaheim CA, '05 Camaro           5.957  236.30  237.17
12  715 Mike Drake, Glendora CA, '01 Avenger            5.964  239.40  240.38
13  757 Larry Miner, Woodbridge CA, '06 Monte Carlo     5.965  243.02  243.02
14   79 Sean Bellemeur, Fullerton CA, '98 Cutlass       6.008  239.95  239.95
15 7704 Dale Van Gundy, Anaheim CA, '97 Firebird        6.121  206.29  225.48
16   18 Ross Stickler, Gilbert AZ, '04 Corvette         6.125  236.46  236.46
17 7507 Paul Crifasi, Las Vegas NV, '05 Honda           6.148  233.03  233.03

FONTANA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at California Dragway:

Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
752 Mert Littlefield                       
75 Mark Woznichak               
E1                   0.130  5.884 245.49     
****WINNER****  0.138  5.855 245.23
Qualified:             #5  5.886 244.47                        #4  5.880 242.80
12:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 94 degrees, relative humidity 30 percent,
barometer 28.83 inches,adjusted altitude 4,146 feet, track temperature 115 degrees.
Both cars leave together and run together down the track. Great race with The Woz
taking the close win. Mark Woznichak's MOV: 0.0214 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

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

Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
727 Ron August Jr                          
75 Mark Woznichak               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.033  5.786 248.16                     
0.078 11.148  83.81
Prior rounds:
E1    (J WEAVER    ) 0.088  5.831 241.15      (M LITTLEFIEL) 0.138  5.855 245.23
Qualified:             #1  5.819 246.75                        #4  5.880 242.80
2:59 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 99 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent,
barometer 28.76 inches,adjusted altitude 4,576 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.
The Woz is up in smoke at the hit and has to lift. August shows his power and picks up a
bunch to easily take the win.
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