Ron Rhodes always impresses us with his 23-degree headed small-block engine. He had the unfortunate position to be 33rd in X275 with a 5.046—identical to Andy Manson, the final qualifier in X275. The difference was Manson unleashed a higher speed and was awarded the last spot in the main show. Rhodes added weight and switched over to the Leaf Spring Shootout. He finished runner-up over there.