For the second year in a row, Johnny Lightning entered both the Diesel Challenge and Pro Lightning categories. Against all odds he captured both titles, same as he did last year. That is quite an accomplishment when you consider he jockeyed a mid-14-second Econoline Van and his 10-oh '01 Lightning.
Mike Post denied Brian Mitchell three straight WFC Renegade victories. The Chicago-based tuner ran consistent 8.60s at over 160 mph to lay claim to his first WFC win. The School of Automotive Machinists (SAM) team went back to class with its first Hot Street win. Driver Pat Topolinski laid down the gauntlet with an 8.92 run to beat Adrian Doran in the finals.