Bruce Hemminger has always been one to throw a wrench into the Real Street class. He's been a staunch nitrous user from way back and its loudest proponent. Bruce has been tearing it up the last couple races, much to the chagrin of the other Real Street racers. Bruce was testing his car for most of the weekend, running mostly half-track and 1,000-foot passes. He was able to make a 9.63/140-mph pass to qualify number 1. He ran a shut-off 9.65/133-mph pass for his Round 1 bye to make sure the car was working properly, and then a 9.68 to dispatch Michael Bell in Round 2. After that, things started getting a little screwy. Bruce didn't make another full pass the rest of eliminations, but he won anyway. Tim Matherly redlit against Bruce in the semis, as did Jim Breese in the final, handing Bruce the win.