Our last race of the year was marked with highs & lows as we battled to get into the quickest
qualified field ever in Top Alcohol Funny Car.  In the first round of qualifying we torched a head
gasket at 1000 ft slowing to a 6.632 @ 251.77 mph, On the second qualifier we broke a lifter
and ran a 5.659 @ 258.76 with our spare motor we had put in from the prior round. We barely
made it into the very tough field in the #16 spot, which put us up against the #1 qualifier John
Lombardo.  John Lombardo left with a slight lead, but Mark quickly caught him when John shook
and slowed to a  5.76 to Mark's winning 5.663 @ 258.22 mph. In they second round of
eliminations Mark was up against Clint Thompson. Clint left first running a 5.54 @ 261 beating
Mark’s much improved 5.59 & 260 mph. 2013 was a decent year running in the 5.50s a couple of
times & finally running 260 mph.


POMONA, Calif. - POMONA 2 - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA
Finals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.632/251.77, Now #3
 Right Lane: Bret Williamson  Runs 11.949/83.63, Now #7
Williamson also lost traction immediately. Woznichak made a safe run, but trailed white smoke
when he lifted at the stripe.


Full results at NHRA.com

Results from Pomona 2:

POMONA, Calif. - POMONA 2 - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car
Left Lane: Jason Rupert     Runs 5.645/257.33, Now #13
                              Best prior run: 5.727/255.92, Was #17
 
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.659/258.76, Now #12
                              Best prior run: 5.632/251.77, Was #12
Two nice runs, Rupert bumping Hough from the field. Doug Gordon is on the bump spot at 5.669.

Jason Rupert's incremental times: 60ft-0.946 sec., 330ft-2.511, 660ft-3.731/203.00 mph,
1,000ft-4.769.
Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.546, 660ft-3.760/204.57 mph,
1,000ft-4.789.


POMONA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol
Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern
California NHRA Finals:
Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
1. John Lombardo Jr.    NAPA Batteries/Lucas Oil Monte  5.524  261.57
2. Annie Whiteley       Y-Not Racing Mustang            5.530  260.01
3. Frank Manzo          Al-Anabi Monte Carlo            5.534  264.86
4. Cody Perkins         Ruckman bros. Monte Carlo       5.543  260.91
5. Jay Payne            PEAK/FireIce Mustang            5.544  260.71
6. Von Smith            Centre Pointe Collision Mustan  5.561  260.36
7. Ulf Leanders         Monte Carlo                     5.563  265.06
8. Clint Thompson       Monte Carlo                     5.563  259.91
9. Tony Bartone         RYCO Hydraulics Monte Carlo     5.568  263.00
10. Sean Bellemeur       MasterCam/Lucas Oil/Victory Ca  5.572  258.37
11. Jason Rupert         Synoil Energy Services Monte C  5.589  259.36
12. Shane Westerfield    CP-Carrillo Monte Carlo         5.596  260.16
13. Steve Gasparrelli    ECS/Gasparrelli Racing Monte C  5.597  260.11
14. Kris Hool            Gripper Hand Cleaner Monte Car  5.600  260.76
15. Brian Hough          Olympus Trailers/Lucas Oil Mus  5.627  257.73
16. Mark Woznichak       Water One/Direct Transport Mon  5.632  258.76
      --------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Bret Williamson      Team Eagle/Beams Automotive Co  5.643  255.73
18. Jirka Kaplan         Bearspaw Petroleum Mustang      5.658  253.14
19. Doug Gordon          Morro Bay Cabinets Racing Must  5.669  254.23
20. Steve Harker         Monte Carlo                     5.751  254.57
21. Bernie Harrington    Harrington Motorsport/CRTFD II  5.781  245.27
22. Jonnie Lindberg      Monte Carlo                     6.351  259.26
23. Nick Januik          Monte Carlo                     8.831   99.87



POMONA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car
at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California
NHRA Finals:

(W) Mark Woznichak (Water One/Direct Transport  0.096      5.663 258.22
(L) John Lombardo Jr. (NAPA Batteries/Lucas Oil 0.078      5.765 259.21
Lombardos car shook and bounced on the launch, getting close to the wall. he had to backpedal
and Woznichak ran away from him. "The Woz" faces Thompson in round two, Thompson has lane
choice.


POMONA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car
at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California
NHRA Finals:
W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed

(W) Clint Thompson (Monte Carlo)                0.037      5.548 261.83
(L) Mark Woznichak (Water One/Direct Transport  0.071      5.594 260.91
12:49 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent,
barometer 28.97 inches, adjusted altitude 2,777 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.
Thompson and Woznichak have each won 1 time against the other in prior events. This is the first
time they have ever met in the second round.
Thompson led this from wire to wire, winning by about a car length.