Michael Galimi
January 1, 2009
Photos By: Dr. Rudy Rouweyha
Susan McClenaghan finished runner-up in Modular Muscle action. She ran high 10s with the supercharged Roush Mustang.

Steeda Open Comp qualifying was flatout sick. The NMRA qualifies the cars using reaction time rather than times because it is an index class. The OC field saw two perfect lights. Saul Walker II and Randy Conway both knocked down 0.000 reaction times during qualifying. Walker received the top qualifier due to doing it first. Wesley Dalrymple was the third qualifier with a 0.001 reaction time and it dropped off from there to a still very impressive 0.006 (Jason Boyer) and 0.008 (Sam Dyer). Open Comp and the other index classes (Mod Muscle and Truck and Lightning) run off 0.500 pro-Tree lights. The 27-car field was whittled down to just Johnny Wellen and David Watson. This outing, Wellen took the win with an 11.16 on an 11.06 index. Watson ran very well with his Mustang running 9.67 on a 9.59 index. The difference was in the reaction times when Wellen knocked off a 0.012 to Watson's 0.059.