It looked as if Ken Veney had the first spot locked up in BB/FC. But,
just like in Pro Comp, a last minute charge demoted the fans local favorite
to No. 2. Lee Zeinert's "Darth Vega" stepped up with a 6.74/205,
which stood up all weekend as Low ET of the Meet. Veney had to be content
with a 6.75/210. The "Assassin" 'Vette of Mascol & Malone,
with Dick Malone at the controls, was third with a 6.83/205. George Cambra,
making a bit of a jaunt from Hawaii, was fourth with a 6.86/208. Talk about
your burnouts. Cambra looks like Double A! Herb Rodger's "Flyin'
Glass" Trans Am was fifth, recording a 7.00/200. Dave Sebring, piloting
Harry Rydbom and Art Guiher's '81 Mustang was sixth at 7.01/205. Norm Day
and his "Magnum Force" was seventh at 7.13/196. And "Diamond
Jim" Crownhart sat on the bump with a 7.19/187.
Alcohol Funny Car action was kicked off Sunday when Dick Malone defeated
Norm Day, 7.01/201 to 7.47/189. Ken Veney (no time given...trivia question
#2) got by Dave Sebring's losing 6.76/209. Lee Zeinert and George Cambra
advanced to the semi-finals with wins over Herb Rodgers and Jim Crownhart
(no times given...trivia question #3), respectively.
In the semis, Malone upset No. 1 qualifier Zeinert - both running
identical 6.93s. Malone's 6.93/(no speed given) beat a 6.93/203. In the
other semi-final pairing, Veney ended Cambra's day, 6.74/205 to 6.86/208.
Veney had his final round competitor covered by several tenths and
inexplicably red-lighted, throwing away a 6.75/207, and handing the win and
the bucks to Malone, who carded a winning 7.07/196.