This turned out to be one of the most anticipated match-ups of the weekend-Tim Lynch (near) against Conrad Scarry. The reigning champ, Scarry, arrived early and made passes during all four qualifying rounds, eventually landing in the number-two spot on the ladder. In contrast, Lynch didn't arrive until late Friday, although he did run a 6.84 right off the trailer. From there it was all downhill as he blew the tranny in the the first qualifying try. Lynch had another tranny delivered Sunday morning, just in time to line up green against the number-two qualifier in Round 1. The holeshot went to Scarry, 0.021 to 0.099, then it was all Petty power on the big end as Lynch advanced 7.00 to 7.20.