Mad Max Gross is a Hot Street veteran. Recently though, he stepped into the seat of Team Powerhead's LX hatch. The team had its hands full after a fire damaged the car at the Atco race, but Max and the team were able to get the car back to 100 percent for Milan. They secured the second qualifying spot with an 8.74 at 151 mph. Max took a Holeshot win over Don Bowles in Round 1 and a competition bye into the final against Bob Hanlon; then a bad thing for Max-he pushed the Tree a tad too hard, giving the win to Bob.