Tim Matherly of MV Performance was vying for his second Real Street championship title. It came down to the final race of the year as he and Brian Meyer were virtually tied going into Bowling Green. Matherly wasn't messing around as he showed up with a spare engine to put it all on the line for the championship. The car toasted the first bullet in qualifying, and the team swapped in the fresh one for eliminations. The Mustang shop owner from Georgia won the final round with a 9.89 but lost the championship bid as Meyer accumulated too many points at the World Finals.