The toyota actually got in on the Every Man Challenge. He would have been in no matter what. The qualification change had nothing to do with it.
He will be back next year on a merit spot as well.
According to the driver, he got in from LCQ not EMC.
Oh well, either way I'm happy to hear about the merit spot. Everyone was definetly pulling for him. It's nice to see that "the powers that be" still care about things like that.
I was right in front of him staging. Its cool he kept going all day, but i can say not being able to haul ass sucked. Majorly. Id seriously love to have 10 grand to throw a beefy engine/trans in my rig but therein lies the problem. Wanting more. It can be never ending and im tired of doing nothing but throwing money at a effort that wont ever live up to my expectations.
Rec wheeling with your friends is way more fun.