Jason Scruggs got the first-round bye in the thirteen-car field, and ran low ET of eliminations at 3.526 at over 220 mph.

Bubba Stanton

Other quick first round winners included Stanton (3.58), Diedrich (3.59) and Gonzales (3.60) at top speed 222.25. In round two, Scruggs shook and allowed Mattias Wulcan to advance with a 3.61 at 211, Gonzales took out Frankie Taylor, 3.57 to 3.60, Diedrich outran Stanton 3.593 to 3.66, and D’Aprile took the bye wheelstanding to a 3.811 at only 151.