Barry Conrad was anxious to attend this shootout. It had been three years since Barry and his Demon dashed down the strip. Barry took advantage of his track time by progressively heating the tires and jetting up (richer) the carb for the cold conditions. Removing stuff out of the trunk, along with the spare and jack, also added to lower e.t.'s. All his efforts paid off when his Demon delivered its best-ever pass of 12.77 at 106.14.