Sean Lyon has really been standing tall in the combined NMRA AFCO Drag Radial/NMCA ATI 275 Drag Radial here at the Sixth Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. First, Lyon took the top qualifier spot with a stellar 7.60 at over 187 mph. Then in his first round pairing with Orson Johnson, Lyon unleashed a killer 7.53 at over 188 mph.

Sitting at the top of the heap in Blow-By Racing EFI Renegade is none-other than three-time champion Brian Mitchell. BMitch carded an 8.38 at over 161 mph to occupy that top spot and earn himself a bye in the first round. Mitchell took it easy on the bye, electing to save the car for the rest of todayís eliminations.

Eibach Springs Pure Street drivers Brandon Alsept and Shawn Johnson duked it out in qualifying with Alsept coming out on top with a 10.20 at 137 miles per hour over Johnsonís 10.23. In his first-round bye run Alsept made a full pass and lit the scoreboards with a 10.170, giving him lane choice in the next round.

The combined class consisting of Edelbrock Hot Street and Comp Cams Pro Stock has the top eight qualifiers separated by only two-tenths of a second. At the top of that group is Robbie Blankenship with an 8.44 at 154 mph. He advanced over Andy Schmidt in the first round, 8.49 to 8.60