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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

1John Force3.888
2Tim Wilkerson3.895
3J.R. Todd3.903
4Matt Hagan3.916
5Cruz Pedregon3.929
6Jack Beckman3.932
7Ron Capps3.940
8Bob Tasca III3.958
9Blake Alexander3.978
10Shawn Langdon3.979
11James Campbell4.037
12Jonnie Lindberg4.090
13Jeff Diehl4.118
14Terry Haddock4.182
15Tommy Johnson Jr.4.810
16Todd Simpson5.169
17Robert Hight5.342