2:30 p.m. With just four cars
left in - two of them still in contention for the championship
- all eyes were riveted on the starting line. The first pair
matched Jim Murphy and Brett Harris who had lane choice. It was
do or die for Murphy while Harris, who was there to play the
role of spoiler, had nothing to lose.
In less than 6 seconds the drama
was over. Brett Harris unloaded low ET and top speed of the event
(5.696 at 260.56). Murphy's 5.810 at 258.99 was no match and
just like that Troy Green was the 2008 Top Fuel Champion. Murphy
fell a mere 5 points shy.