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The latest update as of May 21, 2022

Funny Car Chaos - Penwell Knights Raceway


After skipping two races, mainly due to the distances and high gas prices, our ever-intrepid photographer, BIG Bob Snyder made the relatively short (664 miles) drive from his home base near Phoenix to the West Texas town of Odessa. The fourth race on the 2022 Funny Car Chaos tour is there this weekend at Penwell Knights Raceway and we've got a bunch of pics from last night's two qualifying sessions. With 25 cars getting down the track, including two in the 3-second zone, it promises to be another good race from a group that puts on a great show for the fans.

We'll be working on the photos today and hope to have Saturday's final qualifying and eliminations pictures and details up sometime tomorrow. Stay tuned as we get things going again at Northern (Slumber) Thunder.

Aaron Morrow - 'Nitro Relapse' --- Aaron Morrow - 'Nitro Relapse' (near lane) 
vs Chuck Loftin - 'Motivation'

Danny Smith - 'Snafu' --- Jordan Ballew - 'Ballew Thunder'

Scott Pareso -'Turbonator' --- Scott Pareso -'Turbonator' (near lane) vs 
Steve Vang - 'Wicked Weekender' (far lane)

Dustin Bradford - 'American Dream' --- Steve Griboski - 'Prairie Fire'

Matt Bynum - 'Nitro Nick' --- Matt Bynum - 'Nitro Nick' (near lane) vs 
Smiley Cordero - 'Maximum Overdrive' (far lane)

Charles Ware - 'Juggling Rubies' --- Kirk Williams - '200 Proof'

Mary Reep - 'Grim Reeper' --- Clay Cunningham - 'Still Crazy'

Jeff Cameron - 'Jake's Speed Shop' (near lane) 
vs Don Knoblauch - 'Atomic Punk' (far lane) --- Jeff Cameron - 'Jake's Speed Shop' (near lane) 
vs Don Knoblauch - 'Atomic Punk' (far lane)

Horny Toad --- Horny Toad

A short interruption to the photo-ops on the track was the appearance of this little character. Even though it's called a Horny Toad, it's actually a member of the lizard family. Nasty looking to be sure. Now back to the racing.

Chance Biffle - 'Bad Intentions' --- Chance Biffle - 'Bad Intentions'

Nancy Matter - 'The Guardian' --- Nancy Matter - 'The Guardian'

Alan Bradshaw - 'Back Attack' --- Jody Austin - 'Bushwhacker

Jade Cook - 'Nemesis' --- Jade Cook - 'Nemesis'

That's all for the first qualifying session. The 2nd - and hopefully - 3rd sessions, plus eliminations tomorrow... morning-ish. Stay tuned. Much more to come, complete with captions.

Bob Snyder & Morgan Bratcher

Our photographer, BIG Bob Snyder took a break from the action to grab this selfie of himself posing with Morgan Bratcher, the woman behind the High Risk Marketing & Media company. She's a daughter of three-time defending Funny Car Chaos champion Ken Singleton, who's just been released from hospital to recuperate at home from the severe burns he suffered at the season opening event at the Texas Motorplex in late March.