Real Street competitor Bruce Hemminger had a golden horseshoe at the event. He won two straight rounds when his competitors went red both times, handing him the automatic win. He needed it as the coupe suffered a mysterious electrical gremlin. The car shut off as soon as he let the clutch out. Hemminger got it fixed for the Shootout round but lost to Tim Hendricks' NMCA Street Race ride, 9.63 on a 9.63 to Hendricks' 8.92 on a 9.02.