On Friday night, I strolled over to Sean Lyon’s pit to see how his weekend was going. Panhandle Performance’s Mark Biddle does a lot of the mechanical work on Sean’s car, and once we got the car stuff out of the way, Mark and I got to talking about more important stuff—our golf games. Then in the middle of that, I actually helped turn a few wrenches on the car. I know. Me working on a 7.50-second drag radial car, and a really nice one at that—a recipe for disaster for sure. Sean and Mark were fighting a faulty boost controller, so they decided to swap out the turbo’s exhaust housing for a different unit to compensate. We had it swapped out in time for Friday night’s qualifying session, and Sean ran a 7.60 at 187 mph, to which Mark said, “I can work with that.” Mark worked the tune for Round 1 of eliminations to the tune of a 7.53 at 188 mph to get past Orson Johnson. Unfortunately for Sean, the track wouldn’t hold the power for Round 2 against Brad Medlock, ending Sean and Mark’s weekend.