Mary Pozzi secured her spot in the competition by winning several of the autocross events held at the Goodguys car shows. In her words, she was "bringing a butter knife to a guided missile fight." But in the end her leaf-spring second-gen proved it could hang with the high-end rides. Her autocross time of 43.4 was one of the fastest, and she managed a 1:57.10 on the road course. Unfortunately, she suffered a transmission linkage problem at the 0-60-0 event and couldn't finish all the required segments.