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Roush Performance Super Stang had no shortage of fast-paced 2005 and newer Mustangs but the fixed dial-in category came down to Kent Nine and Levi Wendell. Nine took his first class win, after going winless in 2015, while behind the wheel of the Brenspeed 2015 Roush Mustang.
The third defending champion to begin his title defense with a season-opening victory was Danny Towe with his Harland Sharp 1970 Mustang, competing in Ford Muscle. He faced Bryan Parker—who red-lit in the final—and drove into the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle with ease.
An amazing 140+ QA1 True Street competitors entered the category on Saturday as the streets of Bradenton were taken over by high-performance vehicles. Cal Hayward took the Overall win with a 7.94 average, while Jeff Bloem was the Overall runner-up. Also on the winner’s list are William Lujan (9-second), Bill Dudley (10-second), Bill Lee Jr. (11-second), Mike Baker (12-second), Carlos Mendes (13-second), Mary Mamen (14-second), and Gary Clempa (15-second).