Real Street has long been the Tim and Bruce show, and at Columbus the two would trade body blows all weekend long. Bruce ran a 9.38 in Round 2 qualifying, but Tim answered with a 9.37. However, Bruce would answer in the last round of qualifying with a 9.31 to take the top spot. For the most part, Bruce's '86 coupe was running flawlessly smooth runs, while Tim was throwing the kitchen sink at the car to stay in Bruce's neighborhood. Once eliminations got underway, Tim's car took to reaching for the sky. He was able to get past Real Street newcomer Eric Tate, but it didn't work in the final as Bruce took the win with an unreal 9.28 to Tim's 9.59.