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Houston Top Fuel Friday results: Q1

Brittany Force joins her father, John, at the top of the qualfiying sheets after the opening round of qualifying in Houston.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Brittany Force was the low qualifier in Gainesville, and started eliminations from the No. 3 spot last week in Gainesville. Now, the 2017 world champ is off to another solid start in Houston with a 3.738 from her David Grubnic-tuned Advance Auto Parts dragster. Force was one of eight drivers in the 3.7s including reigning champ Steve Torrence who posted a 3.745 and Terry McMillen, who wheeled his Amalie dragster to a 3.756 to score a qualifying bonus point.

Jordan Vandergriff, who sat out the Las Vegas event, was sixth quickest with a 3.769, earning a few bragging rights against his rookie of the year rival, Austin Prock, who finished the session in the No. 8 spot after a 3.796 in the Montana Brands dragster. 

TOP FUEL QUALIFYING ORDER: Q1

1Brittany Force3.738
2Steve Torrence3.745
3Terry McMillen3.756
4Doug Kalitta3.761
5Leah Pritchett 3.763
6Jordan Vandergriff3.769
7Scott Palmer3.771
8Austin Prock3.796
9Mike Salinas3.801
10Cameron Ferre4.028
11James Maroney4.054
12Clay Millican4.687
13Shawn Reed4.950
14Richie Crampton5.346
15Antron Brown7.022
16Billy Torrence8.865
17Kebin Kinsley28.000