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The latest update as of July 18, 2020

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Here's the first batch of pictures from the latest event on the FUNNY CAR CHAOS tour, coming to you from Amarillo Dragway. We've got lots more coming early next week. Stay tuned for updates to this report as we receive them. While the FCC folks are usually pretty good at posting results on their Facebook page, they left a lot of blanks to fill in as this event unfolded. They never seem to post the results of the first qualifying session, so we've had to report numbers for Friday's two qualifying sessions that could have been run in either session.

FUNNY CAR CHAOS - Amarillo Dragway - Qualifying Session #1

Ken Singleton - 'High Risk' --- Reinart & Johnson - 'Prairie 

(LEFT) The points leader coming into this event, Oklahoma's Ken Singleton in his "High Risk" car set the pace again with a low qualifying 4.099 - 187.97 pass to lead all contenders.

(RIGHT) Not having the same luck was Nick Johnson in the Reinart & Johnson "Prairie Fire" who struggled to a 16th best effort of 6.015 - 131.43 in an on-and-off run. To say the track conditions were challenging is being charitable. More on that subject later.


(LEFT) Cranking up the volume considerably were the first two nitro burners of the evening, with Chuck Loftin's Mustang-bodied "Motivation" sliding into the #3 position on the ladder with a safe 4.246 - 160.50 pass that set him up well for Saturday.

(RIGHT) Runner-up of the last event on the FCC circuit, and winner of the recent Pro Mod vs Fuel Altered Showdown, the Texas-based "Wild Child" of Kebin Kinsley struggled mightily to tame all that horsepower and idled down the track to a 11.196 - 53.32 to sit near the bottom of the list (#18) with just one chance left to get into Saturday evening's show.


(LEFT) Making his FCC debut, New Mexico's Lyle Greenberg brought out the "Cone Hunter" Corvette and pedalled his way to a 6.880 - 131.29 to sit just outside the "B" field in the 17th spot going into the last qualifier.

(RIGHT) Another new recruit for the "Chaos Crew" was the Ricky Weeaks team with their brand-new Mustang-bodied "Nitro Pony" from Roswell, New Mexico. Since Ricky hadn't finished licensing, Ray Stringer hopped in the car and made a solid shakedown run for the new guys, before getting back in his own "Blown Centless" entry.

Clay Cunningham - 'Still Crazy' --- Matt Nissen - 'Runnin' Down A Dream'

Randy Mueller - 'Crazy Randy' --- Shane Blanton - 'Bad Company'

Lyle Greenberg - 'Cone Hunter' --- Lyle Greenberg - 'Cone Hunter' vs 
Tod Barker - 'Back In Black'

Steve Vang - 'Weekend Warrior' --- Ray Stringer - 'Nitro Pony'

FUNNY CAR CHAOS - Amarillo Dragway - PIT Shots

Blown Centless nitro chevy motor --- Ray Stringer getting ready

Bob Snyder Michelle Stringer --- Lyle Greenberg warming up

FUNNY CAR CHAOS - Amarillo Dragway - Qualifying Session #2


(LEFT) With the air and track temps dropping, the second session at 10:00 promised some better results for everyone. Series regular Matt Nissen in his familiar "Runnin' Down A Dream" 'Vette made a solid pass of 4.721 - 149.54 to land in the middle of the "B" field in the #11 position.

(RIGHT) A perfectly replicated tribute car, the "Brutus" entry of Troxel & Schneider, with Chris Schneider driving, stopped the clocks at 4.599 - 151.48 to grab the #9 position overall, and place himself at the top of the "B" field, at least provisionally.


(LEFT) Another regular entrant in the series, Jordan Ballew in his Nova-bodied "Ballew Thunder" struggled to get up on the tires and put a so-so 5.172 - 135.17 up on the scoreboards. It ranked #14 and left him in a somewhat precarious position going into the final qualifying session.

(RIGHT) A car that has been visiting the winners circle regularly this year (two "B" field wins in four events) is the "Weekend Warrior" of series newcomer Steve Vang and he pounded out a very good 4.431 - 159.32 to place himself well into the "A" field in the #5 position. However, the last time he ended up in the "fast" bracket, he met a very tough opponent (Ken Singleton) in the first round of eliminations and earned an early ticket home.


(LEFT) Yet another newcomer was Mitch Bowen in the Flagstaff, Arizona-based "Northland Express" and he staked a claim to a spot in the "A" field with a very good (considering the less than optimal track conditions) 4.457 - 162.16 to sit in the #8 position. Pretty much obscured in the background was Nick Johnson in the "Prairie Fire" entry.

(RIGHT) A solid pair of "A" field runners, featuring (near lane) Shane Blanton in the "Bad Company" car against (far lane) Ray Stringer in the "Blown Centless". Stringer streaked to a 4.243 - 172.26, good for the #2 spot on the ladder, while Blanton turned a solid 4.470 - 156.30 to take the #7 spot in the field.


(LEFT) Making his third start on the circuit, San Antonio's Randy Meuller in his "Crazy Randy" entry, started the weekend with a #13 best of 5.086 - 115.39 that showed there was still work to do on the car.

(RIGHT) Still "Back In Black" is the familiar Corvette of Tod Barker as he put down a decent 4.619 - 152.10 that placed him in the 2nd spot in the "B" field and #10 overall going into Saturday.


(LEFT) Our final pair of cars for the night start with the Brown & Cunningham "Still Crazy" entry, driven by Clay Cunningham, enroute to a provisional spot in the "A" field at #7, with a 4.452 - 158.98 effort.

(RIGHT) Rounding out the action for the evening, the Doak & Poloson "Bucket List", driven by Nick Poloson, put down a very good 4.355 - 162.41 that left him in the middle of the "A" field in the #4 spot.

(near lane) Ray Stringer - 'Blown Cent-less' 
vs (far lane) Shane Blanton - 'Bad Company' --- Chuck Loftin - 'Motivation'

Dustin Bradford - 'American Dream' --- Jeff Cameron - 'Magnolia Missile'

Kebin Kinsl;ey - 'Wild Child' --- Ken Singleton - 'High Risk'

Nick Johnson - 'Prairie Fire' --- Nick Poloson - 'Bucket List'

Here's the qualifying order after two sessions, with the third and final qualifier scheduled for 6:00 PM on Saturday. Then it's three rounds of eliminations at 8:00, 10:00 and midnight to finish the show. Remember that the top eight qualifiers go into the "A" field, and the next eight land in the "B" field. If anyone is broken or unable to appear for the first round of eliminations, then everyone moves up the ladder one (or more) notches.

Funy Car Chaos - Amarillo Dragway - Qualifying order #2