Codorva: Scott Weney Final Report

CORDOVA, IL. - The IHRA Amalie Oil Summer Nationals was equally frustrating for veteran Pro Funny Car racer Scott Weney. Weney, 39, of Royersford, Pa., not only lost a quarter-final match to arch-rival Von Smith, but also lost the points lead...

CORDOVA, IL. - The IHRA Amalie Oil Summer Nationals was equally frustrating for veteran Pro Funny Car racer Scott Weney. Weney, 39, of Royersford, Pa., not only lost a quarter-final match to arch-rival Von Smith, but also lost the points lead to him as well.

Weney doesn't exactly feel great about the situation, but he's not going to lose any sleep over it.

"There's a lot of season still left," explained Weney, who won the Holley Spring Nationals back in April. "We wanted to win this race, but then again, we want to win every one of them. We'll regroup and return in New York and hopefully we'll win there."

Weney entered eliminations at Cordova as the tenth quickest qualifier with a 6.042/236.84.

He shocked the troops by uncorking the quickest lap of the first round with a 5.884/239.23 that more than took care of Jim Lape.

In the second round, a quicker reaction from Von Smith proved to be his undoing as the defending champ led him to the finish line. Weney lost with a quicker 5.894 elapsed time.

The hunt for the Championship continues at the IHRA CARQUEST Empire Nationals, in Leicester, NY during the weekend of July 14-16.

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Series Drag
Drivers Scott Weney , Von Smith