Doug Gordon’s title defense in Top Alcohol Funny Car is off to a solid start after he drove his Beta Motorcycles entry past Nick Januik in the final round to win for the second time in four final rounds. Gordon was the quickest qualifier in the nine-car field with a 5.445 and maintained that pace in eliminations in his wins against Annie Whiteley and Shane Westerfield. Januik was also in the 5.4s with a narrow 5.478 to 5.473 holeshot win against Bob McCosh in the semifinals. With the win, Gordon is holding the top spot in the standings once again, while McCosh is second and Januik is ranked No. 5.