March 31-April 2   2006
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The Woz makes it to the Final Four

Mark Woz in the Rancho Framing    /   White Cap          /
Direct Transport  Camaro / Top Alcohol

Funny Car made it to the Semi-Finals, before losing to the eventual winner when he smoked the
tires and had to lift. In the first round of qualifying we ran a 5.739/248.02 which put us in the #5 spot
for the session. In the 2nd round Mark stepped it up with a great 5.649/253.23 which was good
enough to hold on to the #1 position for that round. Mark shook hard in the 3rd round of qualifying
and had to lift running only a 7.088/136.52.and ended up qualifying in the #3 position.  Mark’s first
round opponent was Marty Nothstein who just started racing this year after being an Olympic gold
medalist bicycle racer. Marty was forced to shut off when his car would not pull forward after
backing up from the burn out giving Mark a single into the 2nd round. With no opponent in the next
lane Mark lifted at half track when the car started to move around on him only running a 6.096 /
186.69. In the 2nd round Mark lined up with Division 4 champion Jimmy Jones in the Texas Tremor.
Jimmy was out first, but Mark ran him down in the lights with a margin of victory of about 9 inches
when he almost equaled his qualifying time running a 5.650 / 254.47 to the Tremors 5.711 / 237.96.
Mark’s opponent in the semi-final round was Kebin Kinsley in the Wild Child Camaro tuned by
Randy Anderson. Unfortunately the race was over for Mark at the hit as he went up in smoke before
the 60 foot clocks ending a very good weekend of racing.

Here are the results from
NHRA.com:

BAYTOWN, Texas - HOUSTON - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the
NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by
Pennzoil listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:

Left Lane: Dennis Taylor    Runs 5.814/240.47, Now #4
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.739/248.02, Now #2
Taylor lost some ground to "The Woz" early in the run and never made it up.


Notes from round 2 qualifying:

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.649/253.23, Now #1
                     Best prior run: 5.739/248.02, Was #5
Right Lane: Cy Chesterman    Runs 5.681/252.24, Now #3
                     Best prior run: 5.688/250.69, Was #2
Two excellent runs by a couple of divisional heavy-hitters.


Notes from final, round 3 qualifying:

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 7.088/136.52, Now #1
                     Best prior run: 5.649/253.23, Was #1
Right Lane: Steve Harker     Runs 5.730/252.28, Now #6
                     Best prior run: 5.704/249.53, Was #6
Woznichak shook hard and lifted. Harker made another good run - that makes it three passes
between 5.704 and 5.754, nice consistency.


Saturday Order for Qualifying Round 3:

BAYTOWN, Texas - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol
Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring
Nationals presented by Pennzoil:  Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed

1. Mick Snyder                     Torco Racing Fuels Firebird               5.629  255.39    
2. Jackie Stidham             Time Machine Monte Carlo                    5.632  256.11   
3. Mark Woznichak       Rancho Framing Camaro           5.649  253.23    
4. Bob Newberry              Valvoline/Childs&Albert Monte             5.655  255.87    
5. Danny Townsend        Parkertech/VIPSports Stratus               5.662  255.77    
6. Jimmy Jones                Texas Tremor Camaro                             5.672  255.63    
7. Cy Chesterman            Chippewa Spring Water Monte Ca        5.681  252.24    
8. Steve Harker                QTK/Thermo-King Avenger                     5.704  252.28    
9. Vern Moats                    Kendall/Dee Zee Camaro                         5.707  253.09   
10. Kebin Kinsley             Wild Child Camaro                                     5.728  250.04   
11. Dennis Taylor             Plumbing Concepts Camaro                  5.745  250.97   
12. John Patton               Foolish Money II Firebird                          5.754  252.00   
13. Jay Payne                  Valvoline Camaro                                       5.760  256.31   
14. Marty Nothstein        AutoTrader Firebird                                   5.850  245.99   
15. Will Hanna                  ATC Monte Carlo                                        5.876  250.27   
16. Jon Johnson             Bar's Leaks Stratus                                   5.938  247.29





Saturday Results for Elimination Round 1
BAYTOWN, Texas - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car
at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals
presented by Pennzoil:


(W) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      0.229      6.096 186.69
(L) Marty Nothstein (AutoTrader Firebird)       -9.999(R) NT-Broke Before Staging
Nothstein made his burnout and started to stage, then whacked the throttle a couple times and shut
it off, ending the first outing for the Olympic cyclist. Woznichak launched and backed off before half
track.

Sunday Results for Elimination Round 2
BAYTOWN, Texas - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car
at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals
presented by Pennzoil:

(W) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      0.126      5.650 254.47
(L) Jimmy Jones (Texas Tremor Camaro)           0.067      5.711 237.96

Jones led all the way until one of his chutes came out just before the line and Woznichak went by
for the win in the lights. Mark Woznichak's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.025), 330
ft(-0.012), 660ft(-0.011), 1,000ft(-0.016). MOV: 0.0022 seconds (approximately 9 inches).


Results for Elimination Round 3
BAYTOWN, Texas - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car
at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals
presented by Pennzoil:

W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
(W) Kebin Kinsley (Wild Child Camaro)           0.051      5.701 254.71
(L) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      0.147      8.461 109.89

2:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 83 percent, barometer
30.16 inches,adjusted altitude 1,123 feet, track temperature 107. Woznichak launched into heavy tire
shake and the race was over, Kinsley almost duplicating his earlier run today.
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