5.0&SF feature-car alum Sean Lyon was on a roll at the season opener. His Panhandle Performance-prepped '93 LX tucked in to the second qualified spot thanks to an 8.014/181.26. Though he seemed poised to make his own run at the Drag Radial record book, Sean never dipped into the 7s. He simply clicked off a string of consistent low-8-second blasts, while taking out Pete Johnson and Orson Johnson enroute to riding a bye run into the finals against Jason Lee. There Mr. Consistency met Mr. 7-seconds. It was a great race, but Sean's head start on the tree wasn't enough to hold off Jason.