Sean Bellemeur won the Top Alcohol Funny Car title at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event in Reading earlier this season and returned for a second win by stopping Phil Burkart Jr. in the final round. In one of the most competitive battles of the day, Bellemeur gave up four-hundredths at the start but made it up at the finish line with a 5.542 to 5.586 victory. The final margin of victory was just .002-second at the finish line. Bellemeur made his way to the final with wins against Steve Griboski, DJ Cox Jr., and Andy Bohl. Against Cox and Bohl, it took a slight starting-line holeshot for Bellemeur to turn on the win light.