Weney Storms Mopar Parts World Finals, Finishes Runner-up In Pro Funny SHREVEPORT, LA. -- Scott Weney has spent the 1999 IHRA season in a push and pull battle with Alcohol Funny Car Champion Von Smith. Weney has battled gremlins which have...
Weney Storms Mopar Parts World Finals, Finishes Runner-up In Pro Funny
SHREVEPORT, LA. -- Scott Weney has spent the 1999 IHRA season in a push and pull battle with Alcohol Funny Car Champion Von Smith. Weney has battled gremlins which have cost him parts and rounds. But not one to give up easily, Weney went into this weekend's Mopar Parts World Finals prepared for one more battle in the division.
Weney didn't open qualifying on a positive note. He missed the set-up for the first session and aborted the run, coasting to a 17.89. He admirably rebounded in the second session with a 5.972/235.60.
Weney was unable to improve on his previous attempt during the third session. He did manage to post a respectable a 6.045/224.92. He was the fourth quickest after the third session. He elected not to run the final qualifying session.
Weney was set with lane choice against Terry McMillan in the first round.
Weney wasted no time on the launch, and dominated McMillan with a 6.047/235.76 run to McMillan's losing 6.194/222.99. Weney also gained lane choice against Rich Krohn in the second round. Krohn ran through the clutch and shook hard. But Weney was already gone, leaving the line first and posting a winning 6.129/231.36.
Weney took on Dennis Rotter in the third round and showed no mercy. Although Rotter was off the line first, Weney made up for the deficit in the first 100 feet, taking the win on a 6.034/234.45 run, to Rotter's losing 6.533/190.70.
The final round match was a replay of many finals this season between Weney and the 1999 Alcohol Funny Car Champion Smith. Weney left the line just behind Smith, but got out of the groove and struggled until half track to handle the car's power. Smith took advantage of the situation for the win, leaving Weney on a 6.220/196.73 losing run.
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