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The latest update as of October 16, 2021

FUNNY CAR CHAOS World Finals header

Qualifying ran rather late last night at Alamo Motorplex, but the FUNNY CAR CHAOS crew got in the first two (of three) qualifying sessions. Thirty cars made at least one attempt and seven of them dipped into the 3-second zone on the 1/8-th mile surface. Leading the pack was a surprisingly strong team that has only run at the season opener at the Texas Motorplex. Following close behind them on Friday's list were the top two runners this season, with some of the usually strong cars well back of their times. We'll have more details later today.

Nick Poloson - 'Bucket List' (near lane) vs 
Kirk Williams - '200 Proof' (far lane)

We lead off our coverage with a picture from the first session, with Nick Poloson (near lane) in the "Bucket List" taking on the #2 man in the points chase, Kirk Williams (far lane) in his "200 Proof" entry. Poloson's best run was 3.829 - 186.03 slotted him into the #4 position on the ladder, while Williams landed in #2 with an even better 3.703 - 207.28, which stood for the provisional top speed of the meet.

Kirk Williams - '200 Proof' (near lane) vs 
Shayne Lawson - 'Man O' War' (far lane)

In the second qualifier, Williams moved over to the near lane, with Shayne Lawson in the "Man O' War" on the far side. Lawson earned a spot in the top eight ("A" field) with his #8 qualifying 4.063 - 144.65 early shutoff effort. If he can keep the loud pedal down a little longer in today's final qualifying session, he could solidify his hold on a spot in the top field.

Ronny Young - 'Blue Max' (near lane) vs 
Scott Cousimano - 'WTF Racing' (far lane)

Leaving hard with the flames high, Ronny Young in the iconic "Blue Max" took the top spot with an excellent 3.685 - 200.98 to show that they came to contend for the event win. In the far lane, Scott Cousimano in the "WTF Racing" Eric Medlen tribute car ran into trouble and slowed to a 6.475 - 78.27 clocking, leaving him in the #23 position.

Ken Singleton - 'High Risk' (near lane) vs 
Tom Furches - 'Made in America' (far lane)

Our final pair features two-time defending series champion Ken Singleton in his very familiar "High Risk" car putting down a 3.746 - 200.80 that landed him in the #3 spot on the charts. Barely visible in the far lane is Tom Furches in his Corvette-bodied "Made in America", as he pedalled his way to a 5.433 - 151.06 timeslip, slotting into the #21 spot on the list.

Just when we thought we wouldn't be receiving any more photos from San Antonio until Monday... up popped a fist full of them courtesy of our Colorado correspondent, Dale B. Fackler. He's attended three Funny Car Chaos events this year and provides some different looks and angles to complement the work of BIG Bob Snyder. We haven't got time this evening to fill in captions and update qualifying results, but the photos are here to enjoy until we fill in the blanks tomorrow. We'll also have the final results and the championship outcome for the season. Stay tuned!

Kirk Williams - '200 Proof' --- Shayne Lawson - 'Man O' War'

Smiley Cordero - 'The Mistress' --- Smiley Cordero - 'The Mistress'

--- Back-Up Girl --- Back-Up Girl ---

Sunset at San Antonio --- Three-seater dragster launches

Allan Middendorf - 'American Outlaw' --- Ronny Young - 'Blue Max'

Lyle Greenberg - 'Cone Hunter' --- Keith Jackson - 'High Heaven' (near lane) 
vs Shane Blanton - 'Bad Company' (far lane)

Clay Cunningham - 'Still Crazy' --- Nancy Matter - 'The Guardian'

Donnie Massey - 'Showtime' - AA/FA --- Donnie Massey - 'Showtime' - AA/FA

Donnie Massey - 'Showtime' - AA/FA --- Jody Austin - 'Bushwhacker' - AA/FA

'Fire Injun' - A/FX --- Chris Schneider - 'Brutus'

Scott Pareso - 'Altered Reality' --- Scott Cousimano - 'WTF Racing'

Tom Furches - 'Made in America' --- Bob Alberty Jr. - 'Thunderin' Okie'