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DIVISION 7
Southwestern Int'l Raceway
Tucson, Ariz., April 1-3
The Rancho Framing         /                             Camaro Top Alcohol Funny Car had a busy weekend at the

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson, AZ. We made
two test runs on Thursday running a 5.87 and a 5.82. On Friday we ran a 5.848 @ 245.32 MPH to qualify in the
# 4 position. That run would keep us in the top half of the field as the air got worse and we never saw as
good of conditions again the whole weekend. In the final round of qualifying we had a connecting rod bolt
fail which caused the motor to blow up, necessitating an engine change for the first round. In round one we
were paired with the # 5 qualifier Doug Gordon who had run a 5.86 in qualifying. Doug left a little ahead of
Mark, and the two traded leading the race all the way down the track. Unfortunately we fell off of our
qualifying pace and lost by .0142 seconds (approximately 5 feet). We ran a 5.949 with a 0.104 reaction time to
Doug’s slower 5.983 with a quicker reaction time of 0.056.  Although we lost in the first round, every run we
made went down the track consistently fast for the conditions. Our next race is in Las Vegas were we were
the runner up last year Now that we have our car performing were we want it to we intend to have good
weekend in the town were all you need is a little luck.
Results From Drag Race Central:

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

Left Lane: Hannes Wernhart Runs 5.975/240.00, Now #3
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.848/245.32, Now #2

Two of the top Division 7 TAFC's are next. A little shake for the WOZ and he makes a clean pass. Wernhart's car is lazy
off the line and he will have to settle for a less than great pass. The starting line team is going a little dusting and
cleaning out to past the 60 foot lights in his lane.

Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car:

Left Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 5.880/241.71, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.848/245.32, Was #4
Right Lane: Larry Miner Runs 5.969/243.33, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.761/248.93, Was #1

Last pair! Miner finds the Straight Button this time, but has smoke off the tires just after the 60 foot lights. He pumps and
continues. The Woz makes a straight and clean pass, but will not improve.
This afternoon's weather may be better for all of the alcohol racers. 1:08 p.m.

Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car:

Left Lane: Larry Miner Runs 5.884/243.94, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.761/248.93, Was #1
Right Lane: Mark Woznichak Runs 6.273/167.68, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.848/245.32, Was #4

Last two cars for the day. The Woz's engine goes BANG before the 1000 foot light and he coasts on down. Miner uses a
lot of race track getting to the finish line and still improves over his run earlier today.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series, Pacific Division, event at Southwestern International Raceway:

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

1  757 Larry Miner, Lodi CA, '02 Firebird                        5.761  248.93  248.93
2   43 Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina CA, '03 Firebird  5.810  244.34  244.34
3   73 Bret Williamson, Campbell CA, '01 Corvette        5.845  235.27  242.54
4  703 Mark Woznichak, Riverside CA, '02 Camaro       5.848  245.32  245.32
5    9 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '04 Camaro        5.867  245.18  245.18
6    4 Dennis Taylor, Anaheim CA, '05 Camaro              5.935  236.13  236.59
7  739 Hannes Wernhart, Bakersfield CA, '02 Firebird   5.951  235.84  240.00
8 7590 Ross Stickler, Chandler AZ, '03 Corvette            6.033  233.28  233.84

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

9   74 John Patton, Peoria AZ, '03 TransAm                  6.044  236.92  236.92
10  750 Kirk Kuhns, Yorba Linda CA, '05 Camaro          6.097  238.26  239.74
11 7150 Rian Konno, Rosemead CA, '02 Firebird           6.145  193.93  227.61
12 7338 Shawn Rizzone, Fontana CA, '96 Olds              6.479  202.97  202.97
13  771 Charles McLaws, Winslow AZ, '97 Firebird         6.489  209.59  211.16
14  707 Jeremy Johnson, Flagstaff AZ, '01 Avenger        7.479  144.80  144.80



TUCSON, Ariz. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series,
Pacific Division, event at Southwestern International Raceway:

Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
9 Doug Gordon                          
 703 Mark Woznichak               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.056  5.983 244.47                    
 0.104  5.949 240.47
Qualified:             #5  5.867 245.18                        #4  5.848 245.32
12:30 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 13 percent, barometer 29.98 inches, track
temperature 107 degrees.
They just updated the track temperature and it's definitely getting hotter.
Gordon is away first and steals the win from a quicker Woznichak. Doug Gordon's MOV: 0.0142 seconds (approximately
5 feet).