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Houston Funny Car Friday results: Q1

John Force leads the Funny Car field in Houston after Q1 with a 3.888 in his BlueDEF Chevy Camaro.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Seven-time Houston winner John Force leads the pack after the first round of Funny Car qualifying at Houston Raceway Park. Force wheeled his Blu Def Camaro to a 3.888 to open a nearly five-hundredths gap over second-ranked Jack Beckman, who debuted a new paint scheme honoring the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Force is coming off a solid qualifiying effort last weekend in Las Vegas where he ran in the threes on three of four runs.

Tim Wilkerson, the low qualifier in Las Vegas, picked up a qualifying bonus point after driving his Levi, Ray, & Shoup Mustang to a 3.941. Wilkerson is just a thousandth of a second in front of Ron Capps' NAPA Dodge and six-thousandths ahead of Phoenix winner Matt Hagan.

FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING ORDER

1John Force3.888
2Jack Beckman3.932
3Tim Wilkerson3.941
4Ron Capps3.942
5Matt Hagan3.947
6J.R. Todd3.963
7Shawn Langdon4.002
8Cruz Pedregon4.044
9Blake Alexander4.095
10Jeff Diehl4.118
11Jonnie Lindberg4.153
12Robert Hight6.568
13Tommy Johnson Jr8.406
14Bob Tasca III8.424
15Jim Campbell10.634
16Todd Simpson28.000