Though he considered moving to a faster class this season, it was a different move that kept Brian Mitchell running his tried-and-true combination in Renegade. Instead of building a new race car, Brian Mitchell moved his family into a new house. We can’t argue with his priorities, but his Renegade competitors should have considered chipping in for that new race car. Brian qualified in the number two slot with an 8.55 at 161 mph, which was the top qualified mph. With only five competitors, Brian’s path to a final round against Bart Tobener was short. He needed only to dispatch Bryan Muth in Round 1, but that was no easy task. Bryan was actually quicker than Brian, but the race was won at the Tree. In the final, Bart looked formidable coming off an 8.57 in Round 2, but in the finals, Bart had issues and Brian cruised to the win (8.42 versus 12.52).