In a battle between the top-two points earners in the class, Shawn Cowie gained the upper hand against three-time and reigning champ Joey Severance with a 5.23 to 5.27 victory in Top Alcohol Dragster. Neither Cowie nor Severance was the quickest driver in Seattle. That honor went to Kim Parker, who drove to a career-best 5.153 at nearly 280 mph. Parker reached the semi’s, where she lost to Cowie. Cowie also defeated Russ Parker and James Stevens en route to his 13th career win.