Chris Thompson served as team leader for the Almost Kaase entry out of the Jon Kaase Racing shop. In competition here was a Boss 429 based engine, displacing 409 cid. We were not surprised by that engine selection, as Kaase is a leading manufacturer of components and cylinder heads for this powerful engine combination. The Boss Nine was equipped with a FAST fuel injection system, and certainly looked exotic. The team seemed to encounter a problem causing a low-rpm misfire. The Boss pumped out 717 peak horsepower and 636 lb-ft of torque, and despite the stumble down low, held the score to 2794.6.