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We had a pretty good weekend at the Short Line Express Markets Las Vegas Gambler Shootout hosted by The Strip at Las Vegas
Motor Speedway.Our
Rancho Framing, Direct Transport, Camaro Top Alcohol Funny Car ran really well. Although we lost in
the first round we qualified in the #5 position for the quickest Alcohol Funny Car field ever for a divisional event, breaking the record
set right here in 2002. Our fastest pass incremental times were .975 60 foot, 2.527 330 foot, 3.755 at the 1/8 mile @201.58, 4.811 at
the 1000 foot and a ¼ mile E.T. of 5.706  @ 251.06 mph. We lost is the first round to Buckey Austin when we banged the blower
and slowed to a 5.746 @ 242.10 MPH.  Here is the run by run action for the weekend courtesy of Drag Race Central.

Round 1 of qualifying
Left Lane: Bucky Austin Runs 6.079/188.28, Now #4
Right Lane:
Mark Woznichak Runs 5.842/247.79, Now #3

Austin got a little out of the groove and had to pedal a couple of times to get things pointed back in the right direction. Woznichak
went .991 to the 60-foot timers, he was going 197.08 mph at the halfway point.

Round 2 of qualifying
Left Lane:
Mark Woznichak Runs 5.706/251.06, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.842/247.79, Was #8
Right Lane: John Weaver Runs 5.789/246.89, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.156/242.32, Was #12

That's more like it! Woznichak drifted to the left a little, but never had to lift off the loud pedal. This is now the quickest Alcohol
Funny Car field ever for a divisional event, breaking the record set right here in 2002. The bump is now Ed Marx with a 5.794.

Round 3 of qualifying
Left Lane: Robert Lee Runs 7.452/118.36, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.733/250.97, Was #8
Right Lane:
Mark Woznichak Runs 6.573/148.36, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.706/251.06, Was #5

Both drivers clicked it early after getting out of the groove at the top end. That will end Lucas Oil qualifying in Funny Car, we have
the quickest Funny Car field in history by a bunch. Tomorrow is going to be a great drag race! 4:42 PM


LAS VEGAS - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific
Division, Short Line Express Markets Gambler Shootout:

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

1    2 Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina CA, '03 Pontiac  5.618  255.68  255.68
2   52 Cy Chesterman, Sioux City IA, '03 Pontiac Tran  5.648  254.52  254.52
3    6 Tate Branch, Artesia NM, '99 Dodge Avenger      5.668  244.65  250.92
4    5 Bucky Austin, Fife WA, '02 Pontiac Firebird     5.681  254.57  254.57
5  703 Mark Woznichak, Ontario CA, '02 Chevy Camaro    5.706  251.06  251.06
6  714 Dennis Taylor, Anaheim Hills CA, '02 Chevy Cam  5.709  249.49  250.27
7   74 Brett Williamson, Campbell CA, '01 Chevy Corve  5.723  248.34  248.34
8 7850 Robert Lee, Whittier CA, '02 Camaro             5.733  250.97  250.97

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

9  777 John Patton, Peoria AZ, '99 Pontiac Trans Am    5.733  245.40  245.40
10   77 John Weaver, Hanford CA, '98 Pontiac Firebird   5.789  246.89  246.89
11   75 Ed Marx, Discovery Bay CA, '98 Dodge Avenger    5.794  249.07  249.07
12  727 Ron August Jr, Pleasanton CA, '00 Camaro        5.810  237.42  237.42
13  597 Greg Hunter, Rock Springs WY, '98 Mustang       6.043  238.85  238.85
14  765 Bernie Harrington, Apple Valley CA, '01 Dodge   6.059  237.50  237.50
15   76 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '02 Chevy Camaro   6.068  177.25  177.25
16 7306 Jeff Carroll, Santa Barbara CA, '97 Firebird    9.576  107.74  121.41
17   72 Mert Littlefield, Garden Grove CA, '02 Chevy C 13.200   52.19   52.19
18 715 Mike Drake, Glendora CA, '98 Oldsmobile Cutlass  DQ



LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific
Division, Short Line Express Markets Gambler Shootout:

Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
5 Bucky Austin                        
703 Mark Woznichak
E1   ****WINNER****  0.055  5.709 249.03                     0.075  5.746 242.10
Qualified:             #4  5.681 254.57                        #5  5.706 251.06

11:24 AM Bucky trailed till the 660-foot timers, then legged things out to win by half a car length.
Trick or Treat !!!
Michael Ogburn's New SS/AA Hemi Cuda we just painted was at Vegas
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