The Woz in the Rancho Framing Camaro came up just short of winning the Fifth annual NHRA SummitRacing.com
Nationals in Las Vegas, NV when he was runner up to Cy Chesterman in the final.

The weekend looked gloomy, until the sun broke out and the rain cleared Saturday morning and we were able to start
racing.  Because of the rain we lost one qualifying session, so we knew we had to be on our game in the first session. As we
watched Cy Chesterman and Ron August both run 5.68 in front of us we knew the track was good. We fell right in behind
them with a 5.698 @ 253.42 which was good enough for the #3 position. In the next session we ran a 5.720 @ 251.20 and were
only bumped down one position to the #4 spot by by Steve Gasparrelli's 5.637 Here is the Final Qualifying order:






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LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals:
Psn   Driver                        Vehicle                                    ET    Speed
1. Steve Gasparrelli      Prisms Unlimited Firebird           5.637  253.61
2. Cy Chesterman        Chippewa Spring Water Firebird  5.686  252.19
3. Ron August Jr        Camaro                                        5.688  254.57
4. Mark Woznichak       Camaro                                     5.698  253.42
5. John Patton             Foolish Money II Trans Am        5.738  251.44
6. Dennis Taylor          Plumbing Concepts Camaro        5.751  245.45
7. Doug Gordon           Morro Bay Cabinets Camaro       5.757  251.16
8. Bucky Austin           Bucky's Muffler Firebird            5.757  250.92
9. Clint Thompson       Camaro                                       5.799  246.93
10. John Weaver          Valvoline/NGK/Palace Casino Fi  5.830  244.52
11. Jeff Carroll             Y Be Normal.com Firebird           5.858  246.17
12. Henry Coolidge        Firebird                                      5.870  246.84
13. Bret Williamson      Team Eagle Corvette                   5.877  244.21
14. Bil Gallio                 Gallio Motorsports Camaro          5.947  243.37
15. Robert Gallio           Gallio Motorsports Camaro          6.004  234.66
16. Dale Van Gundy       Van Gundy & Clark Trans Am    6.151  240.85
--------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Bernie Harrington    Harrington M'Sports Avenger     6.388  185.38
18. Leif Andreasson      Kamasa Tools Stratus                  8.422  103.98
19. Robert Lee           Camaro                         13.629        61.22
20. Shawn Jones          Dash For Cash Camaro                  13.888   36.56
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In the first round we were matched up against Bernie Harrington who was in as an alternate for Brett Williamsom and beat
him with a 5.684 @  252.28 to a 5.940 which was Low ET of the first round. In the 2nd round Mark was matched up against
John Patton who beat us a few weeks earlier in Phoenix when we lost a blower belt. It was payback time as Mark cut a light
on him and ran over a tenth quicker. Running a 5.727 to his 5.838. In the Semi Finals we were up against Clint Thompson
who had disposed of the #1 qualifier Steve Gasparrelli with a 5.713 which gave him lane choice against us. He took the left
lane which was were we had run all of our best runs in, but when the light went green Clint went into tire shake and Mark
drove around him with a 5.745. In the final round we had Cy Chesterman who had just run a 5.65 in the other Semi Final
match up to beat Ron August. We knew Cy would take the better lane (left) and we didn't feel the right lane could handle
much more so we went up and tried to put down a decent run and not give the race away. Cy gave it everything it had and ran
a 5.64 to beat Marks 5.74 for the Final round win.

Here is the round by round coverage from
Drag Race Central.com:

Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series

Left Lane:
Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.698/253.42, Now #3
Right Lane: Robert Lee       No Time, Now #15
Lee crossed the centerline and took out the 330-foot timing cone as well as one of the half track cones.

Notes from final, round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series


Left Lane: Henry Coolidge        Runs 5.940/244.12, Now #11
                        Best prior run: 5.870/246.84, Was #11
Right Lane:
Mark Woznichak   Runs 5.720/251.20, Now #3
                             Best prior run: 5.698/253.42, Was #3

Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series


(W)
Mark Woznichak (Camaro)                                            0.074      5.684 252.28
(L) Bernie Harrington (Harrington M'Sports Aveng               0.045      5.940 243.68
Harrington is in as an alternate for Williamson. His best run of the weekend is not good enough to take out "The Woz".

Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series

(W)
Mark Woznichak (Camaro)                          0.113      5.727 252.52
(L) John Patton (Foolish Money II Trans Am)     0.200      5.838 248.89
Patton was almost sideways at about 400 feet. He was able to get the car straightened out but by then Woznichak was well
ahead of him.

Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series

(W)
Mark Woznichak (Camaro)                     0.105      5.745 249.67
(L) Clint Thompson (Camaro)                        0.033      6.147 232.75
Thompson had a great start, running a .958-second 60-foot time, and it all went downhill from there. He had severe tire
shake, and had to pedal the car a couple times before it would hook up. Mark Woznichak's incremental margins (negative if
behind): 60ft(-0.102), 330 ft(0.106), 660ft(0.242), 1,000ft(0.289). MOV: 0.3307 seconds (more than 100 feet).
Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual
NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals:

W/L  Driver                                       RT        ET   Speed

(W) Cy Chesterman (Chippewa Spring Water Firebir 0.049      5.647 255.58
(L)
Mark Woznichak (Camaro)                                  0.067      5.746 251.02
5:46 p.m. A good looking drag race! No problems for either driver as Chesterman takes the win. Cy Chesterman's
incremental margins: 60ft(0.031), 330 ft(0.050), 660ft(0.074), 1,000ft(0.100). MOV: 0.1179 seconds (approximately 43 feet).
Next Sportsman Event show:
NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals

4/11/04   Sportsman
Noon - 1 p.m.   (ET) ESPN2
4/16/04   Repeat Sportsman
2 - 3 a.m.   (ET) ESPN2
4/27/04   Repeat Sportsman
2 - 3 p.m.   (ET) ESPN2
9 a.m. April 11, Pacific
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