Jack Sepanek left Bristol with his fourth NHRA national event Wally, all of them earned in the Super Comp category. Sepanek faced Adam Gerber in the final round, and both drivers left with matching .027 reaction times. At the finish line, Sepanek was almost perfect with an 8.901, and Gerber broke out with an 8.893. Sepanek was impressive in round two with a perfect 8.900 to beat Holden Laris, and he also stopped Bristol Super Gas champ Elrod in round three. Sepanek most recently won the 2015 Reading event, and his wife, Katie, is also a two-time national event winner in Stock.