With nitro Funny Car driver Jonnie Lindberg as his crew chief, Brian Hough backed up his win at the Pomona season opener with a second Top Alcohol Funny Car title in Houston. In a battle of the top two qualifiers, Hough defeated Annie Whiteley in the final, 5.705 to a coasting 10.066. Hough set low e.t. of the event on his first-round bye run with a 5.407 and later stopped Bryan Brown to earn a spot in his 20th final. Whiteley also made a pair of 5.4-second runs in her wins against Aryan Rochon and Kirk Williams.