Sweden-based Johan Lindberg, the older brother of two-time and reigning Top Alcohol Funny Car champ Jonnie drove the family-owned Landmeco Camaro to a thrilling 5.551 to 5.602 victory over Steve Gasparrelli. Lindberg topped Josh Haskett and Dan Pomponio during eliminations. He also survived a bizarre race in the semifinals against Andy Bohl. Lindberg shook the tires and slowed, but he advanced after Bohl fouled. Gasparrelli’s semifinal battle against Kris Hool was decided in a similar fashion. It was the first NHRA win for Lindberg, who has FIA championships in Pro Mod and Top Alcohol (Methanol) Funny Car.