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Houston Funny Car Friday results: Q2

Three second runs were the rule during the second round of Funny Car qualifying but no one ran quicker than John Force's 3.888 from Friday's opener.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Three second runs were the rule during the second round of Funny Car qualifying but no one ran quicker than John Force's 3.888 from Friday's opener. Tim Wilkerson managed the best run of the round with a 3.895 in the Levi, Ray & Shoup Mustang while J.R. Todd and Matt Hagan also earned bonus points with runs of 3.903 and 3.916, respectively. 

A total of ten drivers have earned a three-second time slip including Cruz Pedregon, who moved to the No. 4 spot after a 3.929 and Blake Alexander, who is ninth with a 3.978.

In the day's most surprising development, two-time Funny Car champion Robert Hight is not in the field after smoking the tires in both qualifying attempts. On his second attempt, Hight smacked the gas pedal on his Auto Club Camaro three or four times in an effort to post a competitive run but his 5.34 best is short of the current 5.16-second bump spot.

FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING ORDER: Q2

1 John Force 3.888
2 Tim Wilkerson 3.895
3 J.R. Todd 3.903
4 Matt Hagan 3.916
5 Cruz Pedregon 3.929
6 Jack Beckman 3.932
7 Ron Capps 3.940
8 Bob Tasca III 3.958
9 Blake Alexander 3.978
10 Shawn Langdon 3.979
11 James Campbell 4.037
12 Jonnie Lindberg 4.090
13 Jeff Diehl 4.118
14 Terry Haddock 4.182
15 Tommy Johnson Jr. 4.810
16 Todd Simpson 5.169
17 Robert Hight 5.342