Funny Car Qualifying Session 3

 

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Leading off the final session was Bobby Cottrell who was already in, and Billy Morris who was not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cottrell's 5.82 at 241.5 did not improve on his earlier 5.738 which landed him in the #7 spot. Morris ended up in the cellar with a best of 11.570.

 

 

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Pair two was Geoff Monise and Bill Windham.

 

 

 

 

 

Windham had his hands full from the hit. From a wheelstand into tire shake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monise made the show on the bump with a 5.886 at 236.80. Windham coasted through with an 11.79 but held onto the #15 spot with his earlier 5.885.

 

 

 

 

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Next out trying to make the show was Justin Taylor matched with Matt Bynum who was safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bynum jumped into the #3 hole with a stout 5.691 at 257.48. Taylor just missed with a 6.012 at 233.16.

 

 

 

 

 

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Next out had the fans seeing yellow. Rian Konno and Steve Densham. Two cars with classic bodies, i.e. "the look". Both where trying to improve their positions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Konno carded another solid pass but his 5.87 at 226.70 did not improve on his previous 5.750 which put him in the top half of the field at #8. Densham clicked it early and stood on his 5.679 which left him on the pole.

 

 

 

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Out next were Matt Melendez and Jon Capps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melendez stepped right into the dance with a 5.760 at 232.99 which was good for #9. Capps carded a 6.151 at 229.94 and that sent him home. Smokey is still in the dark side.

 

 

 

 

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Next out was Tony Jurado and Shawn Van Horn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jurado carded a 5.94 at 238.68 that fell far short of his earlier 5.794 that left him in the #11 spot which made for a nice debut. Van Horn missed again with a 6.83 at 197 at that Choo Choo'ed him home. Did I mention there was a total of 6+ hours of oil downs?

 

 

 

 

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After another clean up it was Ryan Hodgson and Dan Horan Jr. Both were in and trying to shuffle the deck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horan moved up the the #2 spot with a nice 5.689 at 258.71. Hodgson's 5.82 at 243.28 didn't improve on his Q1 5.794 at 244.52, stayed #10.

 

 

 

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Up next were Jeff Arend and Brad Thompson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thompson improved with a 5.799 at just 218.80 which was good for the #12 spot. Arend also moved up with a 5.714 at 252.90 which was good for #4.

 

 

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Next up were two cars not in the show, Marc Meadors and Kris Krabill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krabill had an obvious problem and would not make the field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meadors made a decent pass but his 5.890 at 244.96 was just that close... #17.

 

 

 

 

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The final pair before two singles was Cory Lee and Tim Nemeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee carded a 5.99 at 232.19 was short of his earlier 5.825. Nemeth's 5.90 at 242.98 also didn't better his Q1 5.853. They ended up #13 and #14 respectively.

 

 

 

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The first single to end the session was John Hale looking to improve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improve he did. Hale jumped into the #5 spot with a 5.732 at 253.04.

 

 

 

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As he prefers to do, it was Jason Rupert making the last run of the session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupert shut off early and retained his #6 spot.

 

 

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FUNNY CAR FINAL QUALIFYING ORDER

 1 700 Steven Densham, Oceanside CA, '69 Camaro 5.679 252.90
2 736 Dan Horan, Rancho Cascades CA, '69 Camaro 5.689 258.71
3 707 Matt Bynum, Ypsianti MI, '70 Camaro 5.691 257.4
4 170 Jeff Arend, La Verne CA, '78 Firebird 5.714 252.90
5 496 John Hale, Addison TX, '69 Camaro 5.732 253.04
6 2 Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda CA, '69 Camaro 5.733 251.77
7 776 Bobby Cottrell, Whittier CA, '69 Camaro 5.738 246.93
8 758 Rian Konno, Rosemead CA, '73 Mustang 5.750 251.67
9 7001 Matt Melendez, Glen Ellen CA, '70 Challenger 5.760 232.99
10 1 Ryan Hodgson, Sturgeon County AB, '69 Camaro 5.787 245.00
11 7098 Tony Jurado, Pleasanton CA, '69 Camaro 5.794 244.52
12 791 Brad Thompson, Visalia CA, '69 Camaro 5.799 218.80
13 713 Cory Lee, Oceanside CA, '79 Challenger 5.825 250.74
14 6460 Tim Nemeth, Chilliwack BC, '77 Firebird 5.853 244.122
15 7111 Bill Windham, El Dorado Hills CA, '69 Camaro 5.885 245.18
16 7787 Geoff Monise, Buena Park CA, '77 Monza 5.886 236.80
------------ Not Qualified ------------
17 726 Marc Meadors, Alamo CA, '70 Camaro 5.890 244.96
18 7392 Justin Taylor, Anaheim Ca, '73 Mustang 6.012 233.16
19 702 Jon Capps, Las Vegas NV, '79 Challenger 6.151 229.94
20 732 Kris Krabill, Tacoma WA, '79 Omni 6.219 219.76
21 735 Jeff Utterback, Santa Monica CA, '74 Vega 6.314 218.55
22 7354 Shawn Van Horn, Paso Robles CA, '77 Trans AM 6.686 166.54
23 718 Mike Halstead, Sonora CA, '78 Camaro 9.025 99.72
24 7000 Billy Morris, La Quinta CA, '69 Camaro 11.570 71.78

 

NEXT: Top Fuel Session 3

 

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1: Funny Car Qualifying, Session 1

2: Top Fuel Qualifying Session 1

3: Funny Car Qualifying, Session 2

4: Top Fuel Session 2

5: Funny Car Qualifying, Session 3

6: Top Fuel Session 3

7: AA/FA Session 2

8: Funny Car Eliminations Round 1

9: Top Fuel Eliminations Rounds 1 & 2

10: Funny Car Eliminations Rounds 2 & 3

11: Final Rounds and Winners Circle

12: All Class Winners - Pits N' Prople

13: Other Cars, Other Classes

Cacklefest & Honorees

 

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