Kenjo Kelley returned to heads-up Mustang racing after a five-year layoff. His fresh, turbocharged terror ousted Eric Stubs in a close 7.98 to 8.11 battle followed by an 8.01 to 8.22 semifinal bout with David Sheppard to earn a bye to the finals. Kelley took the early advantage at the Tree with a killer 0.019 bulb, then followed with an 8.01 at nearly 181 mph, the class highest of the weekend. Unfortunately, Travis Franklin drilled an equally impressive 0.041 bulb but with a quicker 7.87 e.t. for the ProCharger Renegade class title.