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Gainesville Top Fuel Friday results: Q2

T.J. Zizzo stunned everyone by powering his Rust-Oleum dragster to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Top Fuel with a sizzling pass of 3.762.
15 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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TJ Zizzo

T.J. Zizzo stunned everyone by powering his Rust-Oleum dragster to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Top Fuel with a sizzling pass of 3.762.

Zizzo, a part-time campaigner in the Mello Yello Series, followed his strong 3.872 opening pass Friday with a field topper. Zizzo, of Lincolnshire, Ill., has never been the No. 1 qualifier in his career.

Winternationals champ Doug Kalitta joined Zizzo in the 3.7-second zone with a run of 3.776 in his Mac Tools dragster while Brittany Force had the round’s third-best run with a 3.800.

Eighteen drivers tried to make the field today with Cameron Ferre’s 4.084 ending up in the 16th spot and Lex Joon and Pat Dakin on the outside looking in with two qualifying sessions to go Saturday.

1T.J. Zizzo3.762
2Doug Kalitta3.776
3Brittany Force3.800
4Steve Torrence3.800
5Scott Palmer3.812
6Leah Pritchett 3.818
7Richie Crampton3.821
8Dom Lagana3.822
9Terry McMillen3.845
10Jordan Vandergriff3.846
11Austin Prock3.859
12Mike Salinas3.930
13Antron Brown4.010
14Chris Karamesines4.048
15Clay Millican4.075
16Cameron Ferre4.084
17Lex Joon5.001
18Pat Dakin6.085


[Q1 recap]