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Tommy Godfrey had a thrash on his hands to make it to Columbus. His Factory Stock ride beat up the valve seats on the JPC Racing dyno just before the race. Tommy didn't have time to send out the heads for a valve job so he merely lapped in the old valves, did a leakdown test, and went with it. The combo was still good for 11.20s, and Tommy was also thankful to solve the car's intermittent shut-off issues. His combo uses E7 heads with a Cobra intake with obviously the best work Rich Groh can come up with, and maintain the car's legality, which was checked Saturday evening in the aforementioned tech line. Tommy, even though he didn't have a strong qualifying effort, had his mojo working on Sunday, getting quicker each round. In the final against Louis Sylvester, Tommy whipped out an 11.19 at 118 mph to take the win, and seal up another Factory Stock championship.