The  Rancho Framing / White Cap / Direct Transport team made it into the field in the
were glad to be in the record setting field. Our first round opponent was #1 qualifier Von
Smith in the Centre Point Collision Camaro. Von left first, but shook the tires and Mark
quickly passed him to take the win with his best time of the event a 5.669 @ 253.14 MPH.
Apparently there was a starting line disagreement and some heated words were exchanged
at the shut down area between Mark and Von, but thats racing and the important thing is
that we won the race. In the second round Mark lined up with Sean O'Bannon. Unfortunately
the race was over before it started as Mark’s car rolled through the lights while staging
giving him a red light.


SONOMA, Calif. - SONOMA - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals listing lane, driver name,
elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:


Left Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.841/246.98, Now #7
Right Lane: Ken Kraus        Runs 5.851/249.39, Now #8
Woznichak shook the tires a bit further into the run as the car appeared to almost stop at about 330'.
He pedaled and takes the #7 spot in the field. Kraus goes right in behind him at #8. One more car to a
full field.


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

Left Lane: Ken Kraus        Runs 5.674/250.83, Now #6
     Best prior run: 5.851/249.39, Was #21
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.685/245.94, Now #9
     Best prior run: 5.841/246.98, Was #19
Another pair bumps their way into the show. Kraus goes top half and The Woz just misses that mark


SONOMA, Calif. - SONOMA - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.700/250.46, Now #16
     Best prior run: 5.685/245.94, Was #16
Right Lane: Ken Kraus        Runs 5.641/253.09, Now #9
     Best prior run: 5.674/250.83, Was #14
Kraus sets his career best ET and goes up to #9. The Woz stays on the bump.


Saturday

Order for Qualifying Round 3
SONOMA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny
Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals:
Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
1. Von Smith            Centre Point Collision Camaro   5.576  255.39
2. Doug Gordon          Morro Bay Cabinets Monte Carlo  5.578  259.31
3. Jay Payne            Valvoline Mustang               5.579  259.71
4. Jason Rupert         Rupert Racing Camaro            5.586  255.15
5. Ron August Jr        California Air Camaro           5.588  257.73
6. Sean Bellemeur       Meer Homes Inc Camaro           5.602  256.60
7. Clint Thompson       Cascade Chevrolet Monte Carlo   5.627  257.48
8. Sean O'Bannon        Tequila Patron Charger          5.635  253.99
9. Jeff Carroll         Hice Cellars Monte Carlo        5.638  252.10
10. Brian Hough          Brian Hough Racing Firebird     5.641  254.76
11. Ken Kraus            SynOil Camaro                   5.641  253.09
12. Don Hudson           Red Line Oil/Vasser Chevrolet   5.649  253.90
13. Dennis Taylor        Plumbing Concepts Camaro        5.651  253.75
14. Pete Swayne          Torco Race Fuels Monte Carlo    5.664  254.33
15. Bret Williamson      Team Eagle Corvette             5.674  244.29
16. Mark Woznichak       Rancho Framing Camaro           5.685  250.46
--------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Steve Gasparrelli    Plumbing Concepts Mustang       5.727  252.95
18. Russ Parker          Cutlass                         5.729  251.49
19. Paul Crifasi         Sin City Motorsports Firebird   5.757  247.29
20. Larry Miner          Miner Burns & Moniz Racing Mon  5.762  253.66
21. Alexis De Joria      Tequila Patron Charger          5.844  254.04
22. Mike Drake           Avenger                         6.081  200.56
23. Dale Van Gundy       Van Gundy & Clark Firebird      6.463  182.92


SONOMA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the
NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals:


(W) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      0.148      5.669 253.14
(L) Von Smith (Centre Point Collision Camaro)   0.065      7.065 142.26
Smith took a huge lead off the line and looked unbeatable all the way to half track. He shook hard and
had to lift. The #16 qualifier, Woznichak, comes from behind to take an unexpected win. he does lose
lane choice to O'Bannon by .005 though.


Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 2
SONOMA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the
NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals:
W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed

(W) Sean O'Bannon (Tequila Patron Charger)      0.109      5.633 257.38
(L) Mark Woznichak (Rancho Framing Camaro)      -9.999(R) NT-Left Before Tree
1:31 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer
29.84 inches, adjusted altitude 1,206 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.
Track temperature has snuck up to 114 degrees at the end of the first round of the pros. These aren't
a touchy as their bigger and meaner siblings but the track certainly has some effect. Woznichak has no
time posted so I have to assume he left before the tree was activated. O'Bannon runs his career best
ET in the other lane.
fd
Everyone has to help
Our hosts for the week, Hans & Cathy
Woz girls gone Wild!!
OK, here is what happened
A little Soccer between rounds
let me see 2.75 -.90 + 5.275.....................
Future driver
the Girls @ the Golden Gate bridge
Track Temp 200!!
one, two, three, GREEN!
Check the oil, Sir