T.J. Zizzo, who surprised everyone by qualifying low on Friday, dropped more jaws with his wheelstanding Rust-Oleium dragster when he dropped low qualifier Brittany Force on a holeshot to reach his second career semifinal.
Zizzo’s 3.764 beat Force’s 3.751 to the win stripe thanks to a two-hundredths holeshot. Similarly, Richie Crampton sent Leah Pritchett home on a holeshot, cutting a psychic .020 light and beating her, 3.785 to 3.739. Clay Millican’s 3.701 was low e.t. of the round, which closed with Doug Kalitta beating Steven Torrence for the second time this season.
Semifinal pairings (lane choice first): T.J. Zizzo vs. Richie Crampton; Clay Millican vs. Doug Kalitta