As predicted, Saturday Top Fuel qualifying completely obliterated the marks set in Friday’s warmer conditions as nine drivers, led by Brittany Force’s 3.718, bettered T.J. Zizzo’s Friday-leading pass of 3.762.
Closest behind Force’s Advance Auto Parts dragster is Leah Pritchett with a 3.724 after improving by nearly a tenth of a second over her Friday best. Pat Dakin, who competed in Top Gas at the first Gatornationals in 1970, powered his way into the field in the No. 11 spot, sitting just behind Zizzo’s fallen position. The bump spot is 4.048 held by Chris Karamesines with one qualifying session to go.