Street VIII
John Shepherd won the points race with ease as Ari Yallon, who was second in points, didn't show, thereby sewing up Shepherd's victory. Shepherd's only real challenge at Palmdale was Joel Tanzman in his '82 Supra. In qualifying, the Shepherd Racing Talon was a full second ahead of Tanzman, but the Supra has been known to run in the 10s on street tires. In competition, Tanzman broke, while Shepherd advanced to the finals against James Peterson's GSX. In the end, Peterson's 12.6 wasn't even close to Shepherd's 10.50 e.t.

All Motor XVI
One of the fastest growing classes in import drag racing is the All Motor class. This time around, the class moved up to a 16-car field with the minimum cut-off checking in at 12.75. Furthermore, of the 16 cars, 12 were running in the 11-second range. The battle between Volkswagen and Honda is always tight, but Mazda is now stepping up to the same level.

Just like in the beginning of the season, the semis had a classic VW vs. Honda battle with Scott Kelley in a match against Mike Escamilla and Bizi Ezerioha paired up with Troy Smith. Scott Kelley ousted Escamilla's 12.2 with an 11.77, giving the VW the win, while Ezerioha edged out Smith's 11.80 with an 11.64.

A familiar final round found Kelley's Toyo Tires VW in a match against Ezerioha's RS Motorworks-sponsored CRX. Nearly identical reaction times of .533 and .532 ensured a close race, but Kelly edged out Ezerioha by 0.2 seconds.

TOYO TIRE PRO IV
Winner: Hiroshi Shiobara $1,000
91 Nissan 300ZX "Escort Racing 8.02 @ 177.05
Finalist: Adam Saruwatari $500
98 Acura NSX "A&L Racing/Nitto Tires Red Light
APEX INTEGRATION OUTLAW VIII
Winner: Stephan Papadakis $1,000
'01 Honda Civic 8.564 @ 174.86
Finalist: Ray Lochhead $500
95 Mazda RX-7 "SR Motorsport Red Light
NITTO TIRE QUICK XVI
Winner: Jojo Callos $2,500
93 Honda Civic "JG/Edelbrock 9.49 @ 150.60
Finalist: Brent Rau $1000
95 Eclipse GSX "Thermal Research & Development Red Light
APC STREET XIII
Winner: John Shepherd $1,500
93 Eagle Talon "Shepherd Racing 10.50 @ 143.55
Finalist: James Peterson $500
'92 Mitsubishi Eclipse 12.65 @ 114.52
FALKEN ALL MOTOR XVI
Winner: Scott Kelley $1,000
69 VW Fastback "Toyo Tires 11.43 @ 110.19
Finalist: Bisi Ezerioha $500
88 Honda CRX "RS Motorworks 11.68 @ 116.04
FORD RACING PERFORMANCE PARTS SUPER STOCK
Winner: Roger Baldoz'95 Integra $500
Runner-up: Rex Urasaki'01 Ford Taurus $200
FORD RACING PERFORMANCE PARTS SUPER MOD
Winner: Angie Chant
'00 Saturn
$500
Runner-Up: Jesus Reyes
'94 Honda Civic
$200
FORD RACING PERFORMANCE PARTS SUPER COMP
Winner: Erick Aguilar $500
'93 Honda Civic
Runner-Up: Robert Young $200
'89 Honda Civic
SOURCE
Import Drag Racing Circuit