Even though Filthy Phil Hines stole the Super Street Outlaw top qualifying spot, Jarrett Halfacre came back during eliminations to put his Hellion Power Systems-sponsored, single-turbo LX hatch at the forefront. Final-round opponent Don Burton took care of Filthy Phil in the semifinals for a rematch of one of the most memorable staging duos in NMRA history. It was Jarrett and Don who sat in the lights for several minutes before staging, and we wondered if we'd get to see a replay at Reynolds. However, both were good boys going right into both lights, and Jarrett almost gave it up at the start with a 0.649 light compared to Don's 0.469 reaction time. Good for Jarrett-Don ran into troubles and was only able to muster a 7.82 pass, which wasn't good enough to stay out front.