Six years after making his first final at the JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals in Belle Rose, La., Jim Kimbrough broke through for his first career win in Comp. Kimbrough, in his B/DA dragster, faced a tough opponent in No. 2 qualifier Randy Daniels, but he gave himself a great chance to win with a .003 light and a (-.609) 6.781. Daniels finished with a (-.538) 8.492 in his E/SM Sunfire. Kimbrough began eliminations by beating two-time and current world champ Frank Aragona Jr. He also earned round-wins against Ken Voight and Tony Pontillo.