Struggling with 60 ft and reaction time all year. After Testing at Milan last week pounding the tree and getting no where. Best of .033. I made yet more changes. Moved the ladder bars up a hole and reinstalled my original converter. Went to 131 for the NMCA race. .026 / 9.260 right off the bat. Qualified #5. 1st rd .012 lifted to 9.274. Rd 2 .028 pushed Bradenton NMCA champ and #2 in points Jim Netherland to a double breakout 9.223. Rd 3 current NCMA champ Kevin Gass , #3 in points red lighted. I saw it, lost concentration on the tree, .041, car repeated dead on 9.220. Rd 4 Hitter and currently #1 in points, Brent Wheeler. Knew I had to be on it. Set the car with little margin for missing the index. .008 lifted to a 9.276. It was set to go 9.245. Final against another tough guy Bruce Lang. Now its dark. I was determined not to red light. First trip in the left lane all day. Dropped the front tire pressure and was more conservative than I should've been , .046. Car left good then damn. The week before I shut my finger in the car door. Got 4 stitches on my thumb print area. Finger still swollen so the glove fit was not ideal. My glove was wedged between the 1st and 2nd gear shift button (push button shift). Missed the shift and put it on the limiter. Found the button and the chase was on. I had him on the tree and managed to get into his blind spot. (68 Cuda fastback). He couldn't pick me up. I dumped, he went under. Sometimes you need a little luck. This was the 100th event in this car, the 20th final, 18th win.