Super Street champion Doug Wood fulfilled a 15-year quest to win his first NHRA national event title. Wood was sharp in the final when he coupled a .020 light and a 10.908 for the win over Hancock, who broke out with a 10.848. Wood also topped Ronnie Maggart, Laurel Morris, and Ken MacNicol on his way to his first Wally. Earlier in the event, Hancock made his mark with a rare perfect run. Racing against Brian Funderburk in round two, Hancock coupled a perfect .000 light with a dead-on 10.900. Funderburk had almost no chance to win the battle despite a competitive .017 light.