Don Bowles needed some help to win the 2009 Hot Street championship. Defending champ Robbie Blankenship was the only one standing in Don's way, and Max Gross took out Robbie to pave the way for Don's championship run. It wasn't easy for him at Bowling Green. The team had to work on the car quite a bit during the event due to engine damage. Don was able to rally to make it to the final and take the championship in the process.