Phillips overachieved once again at the NHRA AAA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, Sept 22-25, where Phillips won the event from the No. 14 qualifying position. With four upset victories over competitors entered in NHRA’s Countdown to One playoffs, Phillips moves up to No. 7 in points.
From the second round on, Phillips used stellar lights of .019, .018, and .027 to his advantage. He defeated Hector Arana Jr. in the final with a 6.97 to Arana Jr’s 7.01.