After winning the 1986 Bracketeer title (along with brothers Bill and Ken Heard), Olympia's Stan Leerkamp returned in `87 with his low 10-second Vega to finish runner-up to the dragster of Kipp Maracigan from Tucson. This all took place during an era where all racers competed off the pro light .4 Christmas tree. Look closely at the tree, too, as this was one of the final years we utilized the Newtronics timing system, prior to the installation of today's computerized state-of-the-art Compulink hard/soft-ware.