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Funny Car Chaos - Penwell Knights Raceway - Saturday Final Qualifying Session

With only 16 cars in the pits and two 8-car fields, everyone was guaranteed at least a first round runner-up... if they could make it to the starting line for the opening round of eliminations. Breakage has plagued several Funny Car Chaos events recently and this race was no exception as several cars failed to appear for the late afternoon last-ditch qualifier. As so often happens in this third qualifier, a number of racers were expected to step up over their Friday performances, and they certainly did.

Steve Vang - 'Wicked Weekend Warrior' --- Ken Singleton - 'High Risk'

(LEFT) Leading off the round was Steve Vang in his familiar "Wicked Weekend Warrior" but he failed to improve on his previous best of 4.624 - 150.50 and consequently fell from #9 (top of the "B" field), to #11 on the list, and a tougher first-round of eliminations matchup.

(RIGHT) Despite being at the top of the ladder, Ken Singleton in his "High Risk" entry faced an extra challenge, not only trying to retain his #1 qualifying position, but fight off all comers to retain the $200 bounty placed on him. He didn't up the ante and stayed in what might become a precarious position at the top of the board.

Dustin Bradford - 'American Dream' --- Keith Jackson - 'High Heaven'

(LEFT) Trying to stay in the "A" field, Dustin Bradford in the "American Dram" improved slightly from a Friday 4.482 - 159.01 to a 4.428 - 158.54 pass, that kept him in the #6 position temporarily. However, when the smoke cleared at the end of the round, he'd fallen three notches down to #9 and top of the "B" field. That was probably a better outcome as it gave him lane choice going into the first round of eliminations, and a much easier opponent.

(RIGHT) Following his so-so pass on Friday, Keith Jackson in the Colorado-based "High Heaven" Camaro, stepped up from an early shutoff 4.708 - 118.93, to a much better 4.169 - 181.60. That moved him up from #11 overall to #5 and the middle of the "A" field.

Chris Schneider - 'Brutus' --- Chuck Loftin - 'Motivation'

(LEFT) No movement upward for the Troxel & Schneider team, as Chris Schneider stayed with his previous 4.519 - 156.47 clocking in the "Brutus" entry and fell two spots from the bottom of the "A" field to #2 in the "B" field. A smart tactical move or just good luck?

(RIGHT) Not content with his previous day's 4.095 - 162.51 time that placed him #2 on the board, Chuck Loftin pushed the "Motivation" Mustang to a better 3.944 - 192.06 that saw him drop one spot to #3 in the "A" field.

Kebin Kinsley - 'Wild Child' --- Kebin Kinsley - 'Wild Child'

Two shots (burnout and launch) of Kebin Kinsley's hard running "Wild Child" Mustang as he tried to greatly improve his chances over Friday's mediocre 4.476 - 116.61 early shutoff pass that left him near the bottom of the "A" field. He let it all hang out, clocking a provisional low e.t. and top speed of the meet at a booming 3.744 - 209.69 to let everyone know that he was going to be very tough to beat in eliminations.

Shane Blanton - 'Bad Company' BUG --- Shane Blanton - 'Bad Company'

Nick Johnson - 'Prairie Fire'

Funny Car Chaos - Penwell Knights Raceway - Saturday Eliminations - Round One

Penwell Knights Raceway --- National anthem Chuck Loftin - 'Motivation' --- Nick Poloson - 'Bucket List' Jeff Cameron - 'Magnolia Missile' --- Ken Singleton - 'High Risk' Ray Stringer - 'Blown Cent-Less' --- Keith Jackson - 'High Heaven' Kebin Kinsley - 'Wild Child' --- Fred Farndon - 'Play It Loud' Jordan Ballew - 'Ballew Thunder' --- Steve Vang - 'Wicked Weekend Warrior' Chris Schneider - 'Brutus' --- Chris Schneider - 'Brutus' Damon Kuhn - 'Passin' Gas' --- Dustin Bradford - 'American Dream' Shane Blanton - 'Bad Company' --- Nick Johnson - 'Prairie Fire'

Funny Car Chaos - Penwell Knights Raceway - Saturday Eliminations - Round Two

(near lane) John Robinson - 'Diesel Dragster' 
vs (far lane) Ray Kelley - 'Game Xchange --- Dirty South Gassers (near lane) Chuck Loftin - 'Motivation' vs 
(far lane) Ken Singleton - 'High Risk' --- (near lane) Kebin Kinsley - 'Wild Child' vs 
(far lane) Ray Stringer - 'Blown Cent-Less' (near lane) Steve Vang - 'Wicked Weekend 
Warrior' vs (far lane) Chris Schneider - 'Brutus' --- (near lane) Nick Johnson - 'Prairie Fire' vs 
(far lane) Dustin Bradford - 'American Dream' John Robinson - 'Diesel Dragster' --- (near lane) John Robinson - 'Diesel Dragster' 
vs (far lane) Ray Kelley - 'Game Xchange

Funny Car Chaos - Penwell Knights Raceway - Saturday Eliminations - FINALS

(near lane) Nick Johnson - 'Prairie Fire' vs 
Steve Vang - 'Wicked Weekend Warrior' --- (near lane) Chuck Loftin - 'Motivation'

(LEFT) Leading off the final round were the "B" field finalists, and it was Steve Vang (far lane) in his "Wicked Weekend Warrior" taking the win with a solid 4.394 - 161.12 pass over the Reinart & Johnson "Prairie Fire", driven by Nick Johnson, who trailed with a 4.574 - 151.57 clocking. Vang left first by eight hundredths, and padded his lead all the way down to the finish line.

(RIGHT) To bring the fourth event on the FUNNY CAR CHAOS shcedule to a close, we had the "A" field finalist, Chuck Loftin speeding into the night in his "Motivation" Mustang to a winning time of 3.830 - 195.14. Not shown - because he was back in the pits with a broken rearend - was the other finalist, Kebin Kinsley and his "Wild Child" Mustang. A rather anticlimatic ending to what was otherwise a great show.