A first-time winner was crowned in Stock when Wallace Dent Jr. crossed the finish line ahead of Joe Lisa in the final round. Dent, wheeling his C/SA Camaro, began his season at the Division 2 Lucas Oil Series event in Gainesville in March and hadn’t run another NHRA event until Richmond. He quickly made up for lost time with a strong performance that included wins against Phil Lankford, Raymond Skipper, Jeff Longhany, and Super Stock champ Santangelo, who came up just two rounds short of a double. Dent’s most impressive performance came in round three where he used a .009 light to help get past Longhany. In the final, Dent gave up a slight lead at the start against Lisa’s E/SA Camaro but managed to inch ahead at the finish line to win by .002-second.