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
|8||Bob Tasca III||3.958|
|15||Tommy Johnson Jr.||4.810|