In talking to Tommy Godfrey a week before the Bradenton race, he said he wasn't going to make it. However, sponsorship money came in, making it possible to start out the year right. JPC Racing's Eric Holliday drove Tommy's truck and trailer to Florida from Maryland, only to get side-swiped in North Carolina, tearing up the side of Tommy's truck and one corner of the trailer. With a Rich Groh Racing engine on board, Tommy blasted a 10.96 in qualifying to put every other Factory Stock racer in a bad mood. On Sunday, in warmer weather, he blasted out a 10.89 against Alan Cann in round 1. We thought for sure he would settle back into the 11.0s. Tommy would once again face John Leslie Jr in the final, and Tommy would once again get the win light with a 10.92 at 122 mph.