Nighttime qualifying brought excellent weather conditions and the newly paved track surface provided serious grip. Record runs were made in many classes, but the performance everyone will remember for years to come is the insane Super Street Outlaw qualifying. Three racers jumped into the 7.40 zone-No. 1, John Urist (7.46/192); No. 2, Don Burton (7.47/190); and No. 3, Mike Trimandilis (7.49/190). Phil Hines narrowly missed the club with an oh-so-close 7.50/190 mph qualifying run.