February 8-11, 2007

Winternationals, Pomona California

 

Winners from Pomona

In Top fuel JR Todd continued his strong showing in the class and showed his performance from last year was not fluke, as he was easily the most consistent driver with four 4.40 passes in elims. He ripped off a 4.48 in the final to easily defeat a slowing Brandon Bernstein.

J.R. Todd, Right lane, (0.050) 4.482 324.98 def. Brandon Bernstein, (0.071) 11.397 71.36

In Funny Car, The car that got to the finish line first, and made the quickest lap in NHRA history did not get the win, as Robert Hight crossed the centre line, and Gary Scelzi took the trophy. It was close as Scelzi did run his seventh 4.70 pass of the weekend and got the Wally.

Gary Scelzi, Right lane, (0.084) 4.716 332.26 def. Robert Hight, (0.068) DQ-Centerline

Pro Stock saw the dominant car of the weekend take the win light as Greg Anderson took the early Powerade point lead. Greg Anderson left first but had troubles past half track and slowed by three tenths.

Greg Anderson, Left lane, (0.022) 6.651 207.05 def. Greg Stanfield, (0.020) 7.001 163.65

In TAD, Brandon and Mike Johnson are looking like genius' as one of the most staunch BAD teams in the country turn their back on the blown combo and came over to the DARK side (A/Fuel). In their first ever race with an injected car, they took out the field and Brandon got his first ever TAD win. The win came along with career a best et and MPH in the semi final (5.24/265).

Brandon Johnson, Right lane, (0.054) 5.405 267.37 def. Mark Niver, (0.116) 21.170 59.20

The winner to no surprise was Frank Manzo........... NO IT WASN'T!!!! Every TAFC prognosticator in the world likely picked MAnzo after a string on 5.50 263+ laps. The scary thing about Manzo is that he not only is the class of the class by a wide margin, he is also is one of the best leavers in the class. In races he has lost in the past couple years, as many have been lost by the same way he lost in the semis here, a RED LIGHT. After having his opponent covered by close to two tenth throughout qualifying and round one (Manzo did slow in the 1/4's due to tire shake), Manzo did what still makes me shake my head when the opponent is covered. He probably could have gotten away with a .1 light or even a bit worse, but he likely will not change his ways, as he likes to dismantle his opponent on both ends of the track.

Jay Payne, Right lane, (0.061) 5.779 249.67 def. Sean Bellemeur, (0.010) DQ-Centerline

Jody Lang, Left lane, (0.009) 10.89 10.900 0.010, def. Jimmy DeFrank, (0.055) 8.96 9.055 0.095

Clark Holroyd, Right lane, (0.011) 10.45 10.426 -0.024, def. Tibar Kadar, (0.008) 12.13 12.084 -0.046
Tom Yancer, Left lane, (0.053) 8.930 0.030, def. Justine Jeffrey, (0.078) 8.899 -0.001

Randy Fabbro, Right lane, (0.018) 9.908 0.008, def. Frank Kondrotas, (0.020) 9.895 -0.005

 

Crash sequence of TAD pilot Jim Whitley from Friday qualifying

(Courtesy Race Day Images)

 

 

 

Final Qualifying

Top Fuel

1 1 Tony Schumacher, Long Grove IL, Hadman-TFX 4.472 331.36 331.36
2 5 Rod Fuller, Las Vegas NV, Hadman-TFX 4.481 327.27 329.75
3 3 Brandon Bernstein, Lake Forest CA, McKinney-TFX 4.494 331.61 331.61
4 2 Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.495 323.50 328.46
5 8 J.R. Todd, Avon IN, Hadman-TFX 4.500 325.77 325.77
6 91 Larry Dixon, Indianapolis IN, McKinney-TFX 4.504 327.59 328.54
7 73 Whit Bazemore, Indianapolis IN, Hadman-TFX 4.507 325.14 329.75
8 6 David Grubnic, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.517 327.35 327.35
9 72 Mike Strasburg, Lindon UT, Hadman-TFX 4.518 328.78 328.78
10 9 Cory McClenathan, Lake Havasu City AZ, Hadman- 4.530 334.07 334.07
11 12 Bob Vandergriff, Alpharetta GA, McKinney-BAE 4.536 318.77 322.65
12 4 Melanie Troxel, Avon IN, Hadman-TFX 4.541 332.51 332.51
13 10 Hillary Will, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.545 322.81 325.30
14 530 Alan Bradshaw, Odessa TX, Don Long-BAE 4.552 321.04 321.04
15 11 Doug Herbert, Lincolnton NC, McKinney-BAE 4.566 318.09 318.09
16 524 Joe Hartley, Portland OR, McKinney-BAE 4.575 322.34 322.34

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

17 104 Clay Millican, Drummonds TN, Hadman-BAE 4.577 327.43 327.43
18 743 Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 4.630 302.75 302.75
19 1301 Doug Foley, Sewell NJ, Attac-TFX 4.905 216.24 216.24
20 700 Steven Chrisman, Anaheim CA, Hadman-TFX 5.116 243.99 243.99
21 737 Arley Langlo, Goleta CA, Tuttle-BAE NT

Funny Car

1 7 Gary Scelzi, Fresno CA, '06 Charger 4.692 333.49 333.49
2 2 Robert Hight, Yorba Linda CA, '05 Mustang 4.693 326.79 326.79
3 28 Ron Capps, Carlsbad CA, '07 Charger 4.709 331.45 331.45
4 1 John Force, Yorba Linda CA, '05 Mustang 4.709 326.40 326.40
5 347 Tim Wilkerson, Springfield IL, '05 Monte Carlo 4.723 326.95 326.95
6 711 Jack Beckman, Brownsburg IN, '07 Charger 4.734 324.28 325.53
7 319 Scott Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, '07 Solara 4.741 317.05 317.05
8 4 Eric Medlen, Yorba Linda CA, '05 Mustang 4.744 325.22 325.22
9 503 Tommy Johnson Jr., Avon IN, '07 Impala 4.748 324.98 324.98
10 5 Tony Pedregon, Chino Hills CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.749 317.42 317.42
11 170 Jeff Arend, San Dimas CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.759 299.86 323.97
12 180 Mike Ashley, Melville NY, '06 Charger 4.778 331.61 331.61
13 10 Cruz Pedregon, Camarillo CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.784 317.27 317.27
14 206 Bob Gilbertson, Charolette NC, '06 Stratus 4.788 312.86 312.86
15 7321 Ashley Force, Anaheim Hills CA, '06 Mustang 4.790 312.42 312.42
16 388 Jim Head, Columbus OH, '07 Solara 4.795 316.01 325.45

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

17 750 Del Worsham, Chino Hills CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.797 326.56 327.03
18 782 Gary Densham, Bellflower CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.802 317.05 320.74
19 427 Tony Bartone, Long Island City NY, '05 Monte C 4.816 304.25 304.25
20 404 Kenny Bernstein, Lake Forest CA, '07 Charger 4.847 321.81 321.81
21 121 Terry Haddock, Lynnwood WA, '05 Stratus 4.879 311.56 311.56
22 728 Grant Downing, Fullerton CA, '02 Firebird 4.900 315.78 315.78
23 340 Bob Bode, Barrington IL, '05 Monte Carlo 5.073 288.03 288.03

Pro Stock

1 2 Greg Anderson, Mooresville NC, '06 GTO 6.634 209.04& 209.04
2 6 Allen Johnson, Greeneville TN, '06 Stratus 6.640 207.85 207.85
3 1 Jason Line, Terrel NC, '06 GTO 6.641 208.46 208.46
4 3 Dave Connolly, Elyria OH, '07 Cobalt 6.656 207.94 207.94
5 107 Kenny Koretsky, Richboro PA, '07 Cobalt 6.659 207.82 207.82
6 25 Jeg Coughlin, Mooresville NC, '07 Cobalt 6.661 207.98 208.46
7 5 Kurt Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '07 Cobalt 6.666 207.82 207.82
8 4 Mike Edwards, Coweta OK, '06 GTO 6.667 207.75 207.75
9 186 Tom Martino, Farmingdale NJ, '06 GTO 6.669 207.91 207.91
10 8 Greg Stanfield, Bossier City LA, '06 GTO 6.669 207.75 207.75
11 7 Jim Yates, Occoquan VA, '06 GTO 6.671 207.43 207.94
12 41 Roger Brogdon, Houston TX, '06 Stratus 6.672 197.13 207.69
13 103 Max Naylor, New Buffalo PA, '06 Stratus 6.675 207.37 207.37
14 208 Warren Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '06 GTO 6.676 207.56 207.56
15 10 V. Gaines, Lakewood CO, '06 Stratus 6.677 207.34 207.40
16 9 Richie Stevens, Metairie LA, '06 Stratus 6.683 206.83 206.83

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

17 430 Erica Enders, Houston TX, '07 Stratus 6.693 206.13 206.61
18 1568 Justin Humphreys, Monrovia MD, '06 GTO 6.696 206.86 206.86
19 351 Ron Krisher, Warren OH, '07 Cobalt 6.702 205.63 206.54
20 772 Tony Rizzo, Tucson AZ, '07 Cobalt 6.703 206.57 206.57
21 357 Larry Morgan, Newark OH, '07 Stratus 6.723 206.04 206.04
22 18 Dwayne Rice, Grove City OH, '06 GTO 6.727 205.69 205.69
23 701 Ben Watson, Concord CA, '06 GTO 6.733 205.38 205.38

TAD round one

TAFC round one

Top Fuel after two sessions

1 1 Tony Schumacher, Long Grove IL, Hadman-TFX 4.483 328.30 328.30
2 3 Brandon Bernstein, Lake Forest CA, McKinney-TFX 4.494 331.61 331.61
3 2 Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.495 323.50 328.46
4 5 Rod Fuller, Las Vegas NV, Hadman-TFX 4.497 329.34 329.34
5 91 Larry Dixon, Indianapolis IN, McKinney-TFX 4.504 327.59 327.59
6 8 J.R. Todd, Avon IN, Hadman-TFX 4.515 320.43 320.43
7 6 David Grubnic, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.517 327.35 327.35
8 73 Whit Bazemore, Indianapolis IN, Hadman-TFX 4.533 324.28 324.28
9 4 Melanie Troxel, Avon IN, Hadman-TFX 4.548 329.34 329.34
10 530 Alan Bradshaw, Odessa TX, Don Long-BAE 4.552 321.04 321.04
11 10 Hillary Will, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.561 320.28 320.28
12 11 Doug Herbert, Lincolnton NC, McKinney-BAE 4.566 318.09 318.09
13 743 Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 4.630 302.75 302.75
14 9 Cory McClenathan, Lake Havasu City AZ, Hadman- 4.674 317.05 317.05
15 104 Clay Millican, Drummonds TN, Hadman-BAE 4.679 315.56 315.56
16 72 Mike Strasburg, Lindon UT, Hadman-TFX 4.709 291.26 291.26

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

17 12 Bob Vandergriff, Alpharetta GA, McKinney-BAE 4.729 254.28 282.60
18 1301 Doug Foley, Sewell NJ, Attac-TFX 4.905 216.24 216.24
19 700 Steven Chrisman, Anaheim CA, Hadman-TFX 5.116 243.99 243.99
20 524 Joe Hartley, Portland OR, McKinney-BAE 10.025 84.84 84.84
21 737 Arley Langlo, Goleta CA, Tuttle-BAE NT

Funny Car after two sessions

1 2 Robert Hight, Yorba Linda CA, '05 Mustang 4.693 326.79 326.79
2 7 Gary Scelzi, Fresno CA, '06 Charger 4.726 328.54 330.80
3 28 Ron Capps, Carlsbad CA, '07 Charger 4.741 327.82 327.82
4 319 Scott Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, '07 Solara 4.741 317.05 317.05
5 4 Eric Medlen, Yorba Linda CA, '05 Mustang 4.744 325.22 325.22
6 5 Tony Pedregon, Chino Hills CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.749 317.42 317.42
7 711 Jack Beckman, Brownsburg IN, '07 Charger 4.774 325.53 325.53
8 503 Tommy Johnson Jr., Avon IN, '07 Impala 4.778 322.34 322.34
9 206 Bob Gilbertson, Charolette NC, '06 Stratus 4.788 312.86 312.86
10 388 Jim Head, Columbus OH, '07 Solara 4.795 316.01 316.01
11 750 Del Worsham, Chino Hills CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.800 327.03 327.03
12 7321 Ashley Force, Anaheim Hills CA, '06 Mustang 4.810 281.19 281.19
13 782 Gary Densham, Bellflower CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.830 320.74 320.74
14 347 Tim Wilkerson, Springfield IL, '05 Monte Carlo 4.833 317.19 317.19
15 10 Cruz Pedregon, Camarillo CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.843 302.01 302.01
16 170 Jeff Arend, San Dimas CA, '05 Monte Carlo 4.849 323.97 323.97

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

17 180 Mike Ashley, Melville NY, '06 Charger 4.869 318.09 318.09
18 728 Grant Downing, Fullerton CA, '02 Firebird 5.026 298.47 298.47
19 340 Bob Bode, Barrington IL, '05 Monte Carlo 5.073 288.03 288.03
20 1 John Force, Yorba Linda CA, '05 Mustang 5.085 122.96 122.96
21 427 Tony Bartone, Long Island City NY, '05 Monte C 5.210 215.55 215.55
22 404 Kenny Bernstein, Lake Forest CA, '07 Charger 11.114 76.64 76.64
23 121 Terry Haddock, Lynnwood WA, '05 Stratus 11.549 89.64 89.64

Pro Stock after two sessions

1 6 Allen Johnson, Greeneville TN, '06 Stratus 6.640 207.85 207.85
2 1 Jason Line, Terrel NC, '06 GTO 6.641 208.46 208.46
3 2 Greg Anderson, Mooresville NC, '06 GTO 6.647 208.33 208.33
4 3 Dave Connolly, Elyria OH, '07 Cobalt 6.656 207.94 207.94
5 107 Kenny Koretsky, Richboro PA, '07 Cobalt 6.659 207.82 207.82
6 25 Jeg Coughlin, Mooresville NC, '07 Cobalt 6.664 208.46 208.46
7 5 Kurt Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '07 Cobalt 6.666 207.82 207.82
8 4 Mike Edwards, Coweta OK, '06 GTO 6.667 207.75 207.75
9 186 Tom Martino, Farmingdale NJ, '06 GTO 6.669 207.91 207.91
10 8 Greg Stanfield, Bossier City LA, '06 GTO 6.669 207.75 207.75
11 7 Jim Yates, Occoquan VA, '06 GTO 6.671 207.43 207.43
12 41 Roger Brogdon, Houston TX, '06 Stratus 6.672 197.13 207.69
13 103 Max Naylor, New Buffalo PA, '06 Stratus 6.675 207.37 207.37
14 208 Warren Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '06 GTO 6.676 207.56 207.56
15 10 V. Gaines, Lakewood CO, '06 Stratus 6.690 207.24 207.24
16 1568 Justin Humphreys, Monrovia MD, '06 GTO 6.696 206.86 206.86

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

17 772 Tony Rizzo, Tucson AZ, '07 Cobalt 6.703 206.57 206.57
18 430 Erica Enders, Houston TX, '07 Stratus 6.707 206.61 206.61
19 351 Ron Krisher, Warren OH, '07 Cobalt 6.707 206.54 206.54
20 357 Larry Morgan, Newark OH, '07 Stratus 6.723 206.04 206.04
21 18 Dwayne Rice, Grove City OH, '06 GTO 6.727 205.69 205.69
22 701 Ben Watson, Concord CA, '06 GTO 6.733 205.38 205.38
23 9 Richie Stevens, Metairie LA, '06 Stratus 14.735 59.58 60.93

TAD after two session

1 7438 A/FD Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Spitzer-BAE 5.124 277.09 277.09
2 4 A/FD Duane Shields, Boulder City NV, Hadman-B 5.240 269.83 275.62
3 7310 A/FD Chris Perl, Azusa CA, McKinney-BAE 5.272 266.32 266.32
4 777 A/FD Mark Niver, Phoenix AZ, Niver-BAE 5.316 271.08 271.08
5 77 B/AD Cody Perkins, Bluffdale UT, Hadman-BAE 5.333 264.86 264.86
6 44 A/FD Brandon Pierce, Oklahoma City OK, Monden 5.333 250.32 250.32
7 63 A/FD Brandon Johnson, Shelton WA, Hadman-BAE 5.342 266.79 266.79
8 2 B/AD Sean O'Bannon, Ontario CA, Hadman-BAE 5.349 269.51 269.51
9 712 TA/D Larry Miersch, Huntington Beach CA, Spit 5.356 262.03 262.03
10 74 B/AD Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction CO, Neilson 5.397 267.96 267.96
11 62 A/FD Garrett Bateman, Cameron Park CA, Uyehar 5.397 258.86 258.86
12 71 B/AD Chris Demke, Sunland CA, Uyehara-BAE 5.408 265.90 265.90
13 79 B/AD Jeff Isbell, Salt Lake City UT, CNE-BAE 5.487 257.28 257.28
14 7000 A/FD Darryl Hitchman, Greenville TX, Swindahl 5.536 231.95 242.58
15 7402 A/FD Randy Eakins, Carson City NV, CNE-TFX 5.569 239.02 239.02
16 176 B/AD Jeff Veale, Hannon ON, Yancer-BAE 5.607 252.57 252.57

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

17 66 B/AD Greg Tacke, Great Falls MT, Hadman-Fonta 5.646 227.31 227.31
18 54 B/AD Edwin Schmeeckle, Gothenburg NE, Hadman- 5.736 253.18 253.18
19 734 A/FD Johnny Ahten, Sagus CA, Uyehara-BAE 5.909 246.44 246.44
20 7338 A/FD Brian Smith, Fullerton CA, Hadman-TFX 5.914 243.02 243.02
21 76 B/AD Mike Austin, Medford OR, Tuttle-BAE 5.996 226.54 226.54
22 7649 B/AD Frank Dischbein, Las Vegas NV, Framework 6.383 158.41 158.41
23 7222 A/FD Dennis Swearingen, Santa Clarita CA, Uye 7.515 121.16 121.16

TAFC after final session

1 1 Frank Manzo, Morganville NJ, '05 Monte Carlo 5.501@ 264.23^ 264.23
2 2 Jay Payne, Claremont CA, '02 Camaro 5.557 260.36 260.36
3 62 Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls OR, '05 Monte Ca 5.576 257.04 257.04
4 1777 Bob Tasca III, Cranston RI, '07 Mustang 5.623 257.14 257.14
5 75 Dennis Taylor, Anaheim Hills CA, '02 Camaro 5.629 256.41 256.41
6 3 Brian Hough, Junction City OR, '02 Firebird 5.641 258.12 258.12
7 76 Mark Woznichak, Ontario CA, '02 Camaro 5.661 250.92 253.04
8 65 Ken Kraus, Great Falls MT, '02 Camaro 5.700 253.42 253.42
9 765 Bernie Harrington, Apple Valley CA, '02 Camaro 5.721 249.67 249.67
10 73 Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina CA, '05 Monte C 5.726 255.73 255.73
11 727 Ron August Jr, Pleasanton CA, '02 Camaro 5.741 252.14 252.14
12 799 Sean Bellemeur, Fullerton CA, '02 Camaro 5.742 254.33 254.33
13 766 Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda CA, '02 Camaro 5.770 250.46 252.95
14 8 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.775 257.97 257.97
15 777 John Patton, Peoria AZ, '02 Firebird 5.787 239.27 240.25
16 7238 Bret Williamson, Campbell CA, '01 Corvette 5.788 242.10 244.65

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

17 63 Hank Coolidge, Sunburst MT, '02 Firebird 5.794 248.98 248.98
18 750 Kirk Kuhns, Huntington Park CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.831 230.06 231.99
19 747 Pete Swayne, Santa Rosa CA, '05 Monte Carlo 5.836 251.11 251.53
20 7507 Paul Crifasi, Henderson NV, '02 Firebird 5.950 242.41 242.41
21 710D Alexis De Joria, Venice CA, '02 Camaro 5.990 230.33 230.33
22 7704 Dale Van Gundy, Anaheim CA, '97 Firebird 6.068 214.93 214.93
23 7306 Jeff Carroll, Santa Barbara CA, '05 Monte Carlo 6.257 233.28 233.28
24 757 Larry Miner, Lodi CA, '05 Monte Carlo 6.415 237.71 237.71
25 758 Rian Konno, Rosemead CA, '98 Cutlass 7.707 175.41 175.41
26 715 Mike Drake, Glendora CA, '01 Avenger 8.390 115.96 115.96


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