In an interesting twist, #7 Gyorgy Szilveszter and his Achilles / Sunset Grill / Garrett S13 would find their way to the beach, leaving #10 Randall Waters and the IAS Performance 240SX little work to seal the deal.
In a real nail biter, #8 Matt Vankirk in the Fortune Auto / Driftmatic S13 would take on #9 Trenton Beechum in his Beechum Racing Ford Mustang. The fierce battle would see Vankirk go forward to the next round.
That takes care of the top 16. Next, the great eight.
Alec Robbins in his KoruWorks 350z and Matt Vankirk in the Fortune Auto / Driftmatic S13 throw down. Vankirk would advance.
With the pressure mounting, Dirk Stratton in the Lingenfelter Perf. / Achilles Radial / Stratton Racing Corvette would make a critical mistake, ending up in the litter.
Even though the aggressive battle would see Randall Waters and the IAS Performance 240SX head back to the starting line on the flatbed, he still managed to take the W due to Stratton's error.