Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals
    Sonoma, CA
      July 28-30
The Rancho Framing  / White Cap / Direct Transport Top Alcohol Funny Car started the race
weekend qualifying in the #5 position out of the 22 cars that were entered. Unfortunately in the
first round of competition the car spun and then smoked the tires about 150 feet out past the
starting line. Allowing our competitor to beat us.

In the first round of qualifying the car left the line and almost immediately smoked the tires and
Mark had to lift. Only running a 10.17 ET. In the second round we were able to control the wheel
speed a little better and got down the track with a 5.642 @ 255.53 MPH which was good enough
for the #2 position at that time. In the third round of qualifying the car spun the tire pretty hard
and went into tire shake, but was still able to run a 5.710 @ 253.23 MPH. In the first round of
eliminations we were paired up with Shawn Bellimeir who had just run a career best time of 5.69
to qualify # 12. We put the tune up from our earlier run 5.64 back in, hoping it would repeat itself.
The car left good with a .955 60 foot time, but at about a 150 feet out the tires lost traction
resulting in the car smoking the tires forcing Mark to lift.  
Results from NHRA.COM:
SONOMA, Calif. - SONOMA - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series, 19th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals listing lane, driver
name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 10.107/88.62, Now #12
Right Lane: Mike Drake       Runs 5.886/247.57, Now #10
Woznichak with a lot of tire shake right off the starting line and clicked it off. Drake with a career
best E.T. and mph pass here.

SONOMA, Calif. - SONOMA - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car
Left Lane: John Weaver      Runs 5.690/252.95, Now #9
                          Best prior run: 6.180/177.25, Was #20
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.642/255.53, Now #2
                          Best prior run: 10.107/88.62, Was #22
A couple great looking passes here to end the session. Woznichak with his quickest and fastest
pass of the season to go to the number two spot. Mark Woznichak's incremental times: 60ft-0.959
sec., 330ft-2.503, 660ft-3.723/202.70mph, 1,000ft-4.761 Weaver with a real nice pass to get in the
show. These two will bump out Patton and Littlefield, and put Miner is on the bump spot at 5.778
going into Saturday. The final round of qualifying is scheduled for approximately 11 am.

SONOMA, Calif. - SONOMA - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car
Left Lane: Bucky Austin     Runs 5.681/253.23, Now #7
                          Best prior run: 5.731/253.95, Was #13
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.710/253.23, Now #2
                          Best prior run: 5.642/255.53, Was #2
Austin with his best pass of the weekend to move into the top half of the show. No help for
Woznichak.

SONOMA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny
Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 19th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals:
Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
1. Ron August Jr           Camaro                                                 5.588  258.42
2. Jay Payne                   Valvoline Camaro                             5.598  261.52
3. Roger Bateman        NobelSmile.com Camaro                5.611  254.57
4. Dennis Taylor              Plumbing Concepts Camaro        5.626  253.04
5. Mark Woznichak       Rancho Framing Camaro              5.642  255.53
6. Brian Hough               Jerry's Towing Firebird                       5.645  256.60
7. John Weaver             Meer Capital Partners Camaro    5.650  253.90
8. Steve Gasparrelli      Gasparrelli Racing Monte Carlo   5.663  258.37
9. Ken Kraus                    Camaro                                                5.676  252.80
10. Bucky Austin             Buckys Muffler Monte Carlo            5.681  253.95
11. Don Hudson              Red Line Oil/Vasser Chevrolet        5.687  254.52
12. Sean Bellemeur       Cutlass                                                   5.699  253.33
13. Clint Thompson       Cascade Chevrolet Monte Carl   5.722  254.14
14. Doug Gordon          Morro Bay Cabinets Camaro          5.722  250.23
15. Jason Rupert           Camaro                                                 5.748  254.71
16. Larry Miner                Monte Carlo                                        5.755  252.14
  --------- Not Qualified ---------
17. John Patton            Trans Am                                               5.788  250.27
18. Mert Littlefield         BGI Monte Carlo                                5.790  250.09
19. Jeff Carroll                Y Be Normal.com Monte Carlo      5.810  248.93
20. Mike Drake               Barnett Transportation Avenger  5.886  247.57
21. Dale Van Gundy     Van Gundy & Clark Firebird           5.886  240.98
22. Bret Williamson        Team Eagle Corvette                      9.919  106.96


SONOMA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at
the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 19th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals:


(W) Sean Bellemeur (Cutlass)                    0.051      5.710 254.28
(L) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      0.133      8.094 111.62
Bellemeur is out of the gate first and never looks back for the win. Woznichak with problems and
clicks it off.
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