First round of eliminations paired PLR racers Salinas and Gonzalez against each other. They both left the line at about the same time but Gonzalez' 5.80 was enough to beat Salinas' 5.87. Bond faced off with Jerico Balduf but had troubles on the starting line and was eliminated.
In round two, Gonzalez took on the roots blown entry of Brandon Snider. He laid down a clean 5.79 at 248mph pass while Snider shook the tires and had to abort.
The semifinals was the Q80 team's toughest matchup of race day with nitrous racer, Jeffrey Barker. Barker ran a 5.764 at 251.49mph to Gonzalez' 5.781 at 248.57mph but lost on a holeshot. Jose had a .010 light to Barker's .031 and won by 0.0047 MOV!
In the final round Gonzalez faced Mike Castellana. Both drivers left the starting line with .011 reaction time, but Gonzalez was able to go 5.792 to Castellana's 5.828.
The Q80 / El General team locked in their 5th win of the 2021 season and added a bit of padding to their points lead. Their tuner, Steve Petty, had the Q80 Camaro making really nice runs all weekend and the crew did everything they could to give Gonzalez the race car he needed to run on Sunday. Congrats to the team on another win!