The Invitational final round was filled with suspense, as two hard-working kids in their Novas pounded their way through three rounds to duke it out for $3,000 in purse. Steven Fleming, from Lexington, Kentucky (far lane), was just a tad later than eventually winner, Chris Wiley, as both drivers tried to "dump" each other, covering the brakes to avoid breaking out and encourage the other to do the opposite. Wiley's .532 light was coupled with a 7.619 ET on a 7.60 dial in, compared to Fleming's stellar 7.459 on a 7.45 dial in. In footbrake racing, it rarely gets closer. Both cars were great examples of PHR bracket cars, with small-blocks, small tires, and bolt-on traction bars.