Top Fuel racer Tony Schumacher, running in the final pair of the event, overpowered area native Hillary Will in the Top Fuel final, 3.88 to 3.98, to add the Sonoma title to his event wins in Denver (where he beat Antron Brown in the final) and Seattle (Brandon Bernstein) and continue a remarkable 2008 season that, if form holds, will make him a strong favorite to claim a fifth straight Top Fuel championship. Guidera opened eliminations with a .004 light and a 6.95 to beat Mike Berry, zoomed past No. 1 qualifier Karen Stoffer in the quarterfinals, and earned a spot in his fourth final of the season on a Chip Ellis red-light in the semi's.
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