Weney Proves There's Nothing Funny About A Funny Car At Epping EPPING, N.H. - To not see Scott Weney in an IHRA Funny Car final round this season would be - well, funny. All bad puns aside, the Royersford, Pa.-resident continued his ...
Weney Proves There's Nothing Funny About A Funny Car At Epping
EPPING, N.H. - To not see Scott Weney in an IHRA Funny Car final round this season would be - well, funny.
All bad puns aside, the Royersford, Pa.-resident continued his season-long domination during the Amalie Oil Northern Nationals hosted by New England Dragway, the eighth of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series.
Weney started his day by defeating Terry McMillen. The pair of floppers over powered the track, shaking the rear tires from the start. Weney drove through it, found traction and clocked a 5.967 second elapsed time at 234.86 miles per hour. McMillen lifted the throttle and coasted over at 11.147 / 83.05.
The next victim was four-time IHRA world champion, Mark Thomas. In a race that looked like an instant replay of Weney's previous round, both cars shook from the starting line. The championship veteran was forced to shut off and watch Weney cross the finish line (5.984 / 234.86) and head to the semi-final round.
Weney's next opponent, Jimmy Rector was unable to make the call to the starting line due to damages sustained when he hit the wall in the prior round. Without opposition, Weney runs a single pass good enough for lane choice in his seventh final round appearance in eight races.
The final round paired Weney with local favorite, Dave Ray of Epping, N.H. It seemed as though Ray might pull this one off as Weney temporarily lost control of the car and headed toward the retaining wall. Showing his driving prowess, Weney averted disaster without missing a beat and ran a 5.982 / 232.75 edging out Ray's 6.091/230.41 effort.
"We were on top of our game today and I can't say enough about my crew," said an excited Weney. "We ran consistent 5-second passes while a lot of the guys couldn't get down the track - that made all the difference."
Weney will continue his reign of terror during the CARQUEST Autumn Nationals in Rockingham, N.C., Sept. 20-23.