Nine teams from CONCACAF will move on to the group stages at the weekend, while nine more will have to contemplate where it all went wrong.
Bermuda beat Caribbean giants Trinidad and Tobago on a weekend which saw the US stroll and Mexico edge Belize in nervy fashion.
Honduras booked passage to the group stages of CONCACAF qualifying on Saturday as Guatemala roared and Costa Rica were held by Grenada.
The top twelve ranked teams in the region, including Mexico and the USA, enter the race for South Africa 2010 this weekend.
Much-improved Guyana are setting their sights on a place at South Africa 2010. FIFA.com recently caught up with one of the Golden Jaguars.
Wednesday's slate of CONCACAF qualifiers had a little bit of everything - a 12-0 drubbing, a few upsets and a first-ever win on home soil.