With four Diamond Tree rings in his collection, including those from the last three seasons, John "Do Work, Son" Urist is back in the Super Street Outlaw hunt looking for one more to complete the fistful of rings. From the outset it looked like things were going John's way. He qualified at the top of the ladder with a 7.427/189.75 blast, and ran as quick as 193 in qualifying rounds. In Round 1, John drove around Chris Tuten but hurt his motor in the process. He took the beams for his third-round bye, but the Hellion Power Systems crew didn't have time to fix the wounded powerplant in time to take on Don Burton.