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Houston Funny Car Saturday results: Q4

Ron Capps made the best run of the final Funny Car session with a 3.893, but it wasn't enough to unseat John Force from the top spot.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ron Capps made the best run of the final Funny Car session with a 3.893, but it wasn't enough to unseat John Force from the top spot. Following an hour-long rain delay, Capps earned three bonus points for his NAPA Dodge while Robert Hight also improved with a 3.908 and J.R. Todd also posted a top three qualifying time with a 3.914.

After the run, Capps was quick to credit the NHRA Safety Safari for thier quick work in drying and prepping the track which allowed for ten runs in the three-second zone.

After all four runs, there are 11 cars in the threes and it takes a 3.932 to get into the top half of the field and earn lane choice for tomorrow's opening round of eliminations.

First round pairings (lane choice first): John Force vs. Terry Haddock; Ron Capps vs. Jeff Diehl; Tim Wilkerson vs. Blake Alexander; J.R. Todd vs. Jim Campbell; Robert Hight vs. Jonnie Lindberg; Matt Hagan vs. Tommy Johnson Jr.; Cruz Pedregon vs. Shawn Langdon; Jack Beckman vs. Bob Tasca III.

FINAL QUALIFYING ORDER

1John Force3.888
2Ron Capps3.893
3Tim Wilkerson 3.895
4J.R. Todd3.903
5Robert Hight3.908
6Matt Hagan3.916
7Cruz Pedregon3.929
8Jack Beckman3.932
9Bob Tasca III3.940
10Shawn Langdon3.948
11Tommy Johnson Jr3.959
12Jonnie Lindberg4.005
13Jim Campbell4.037
14Blake Alexander4.095
15Jeff Diehl4.118
16Terry Haddock4.182
17Todd Simpson5.169