Singleton Shines to Clinch Inaugural Funny Car Chaos Championship cont... September 27th & 28th – North Star Dragway – Denton, Texas
The final rounds were set; the Top 5 in the Championship standings were inked, the seventh and final points race of the season had only three rounds to go. It was finals time in Texas. Cameron and Nissen got the rounds started as the ‘C’ field came to life. Cameron got his starting line game back on track and took a massive advantage, coupling that with another 4.48 at 155 mph to win over Nissen’s 4.55 at 157 mph.
'C' Field Winner - Jeff Cameron
'C' Field Runner-Up - Matt Nissen
Next up was the AlkyDigger ‘B’ Field as Poloson and Cunningham were given the signal to fire up. In a wild turn of events, Poloson and the Gary Doak owned team were delayed in firing and appeared they may not make the cut, then suddenly Cunningham’s car was shut-off with an apparent oil leak backing up from the burnout. Just as Cunningham’s car shut-off, Poloson’s fired and away we went with a solo final round shot for team “Bucket List” as the team used consistency to mow through the ‘B’ Field and a posted a 4.02 at 183 mph to score their second career ‘B’ Field Chaos win.
'B' Field Winner - Nick Poloson
The final pair of the night, two 3.70 range Top Alcohol Funny Cars were set for a screw blown battle royale to crown an event winner and dish out the $5,000 prize. For Singleton, it was icing on the cake if he could win the event, which would be his first win of the season after four runner up finishes to this point. Schneider had nothing to prove, he wasn’t in the points chase, he was in his first career Chaos event, he just wanted to win just like any other drag racer on the planet and he stood a good chance as one of the quickest and fastest cars on the property. As the ambers dropped, Singleton charged out first by a slim margin and the motors revved up screaming wide open and side by side. Schneider made a move to the centerline and a quick pedal job was all it took for Singelton to move ahead with his best run of the weekend, a 3.74 at 201 mph to seal the deal over Schneider’s 3.90 at 188 mph. Congratulations to Singleton and the entire “High Risk” team on an outstanding performance throughout the 2019 season and dominant effort at the final event to secure the Inaugural Funny Car Chaos Championship!
'A' Field Winner and 2019 Season Champion - Ken Singleton
(W) Nick Poloson (.093) 4.02 @ 193 –vs- (L) Clay Cunningham (No Time)
Sam Tech ‘C’ Field –
(W) Jeff Cameron (.073) 4.48 @ 155 –vs- (L) Matt Nissen (.313) 4.55 @ 157
Congratulations to all the winners of the Championship Finals, all the drivers who made up the record setting thirty car field, all the top five Championship points finishers and loyal fans who have made this year’s Funny Car Chaos Championship tour something very special for many people. A big thank you goes out to John Hale at Best of Texas BBQ Sauce and Randy Ranew at Red Line Shirt Club for their support of the 2019 points season. It was a long hard fought battle for a well-deserved position in the inaugural top five as we congratulate Ken Singleton, Allan Middendorf, Brandon Lewis, Jordan Ballew and Tod Barker on their successful efforts this year.
Second in Season Championship Points - Allan Middendorf
Third in Season Championship Points - Brandon Lewis
Fourth in Season Championship Points - Jordan Ballew
Fifth in Season Championship Points - Todd Barker
Funny Car Chaos would also like to recognize and thank Rodak’s Custom Coffee, AlkyDigger, Entech Oil & Lubricants, Decades of Wheels, S&W Performance Group, Taylor Motorsports Products, Powershield Coatings, Dooley & Sons Hot Rod Shop, Tony Lewis Collision & Paint, Littlefield Blowers, Meyer Enterprises, Sam Tech, Precision Reprographics, Still Crazy Racing and VP Racing Fuels for their support throughout the season.
Dates are already being confirmed for the 2020 Funny Car Chaos Championship Tour and the Chaos isn’t over yet as an exhibition event will be held November 1st & 2nd at Penwell Knights Raceway in Odessa, Texas. For more information on the Funny Car Chaos series, visit www.funnycarchaos.com.
NOSTALGIA DRAG WORLD - Funny Car Chaos Media Photos by Ken Bennett; Russell Brown; Paul Fields; Chris Graves; Wes Ramsey