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Houston Top Fuel Friday results: Q2

Brittany Force rocks Houston with a track record 3.661, 332.18 to dominate Friday's Top Fuel qualifying in Houston.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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By the time she ran in the final pair under the lights on Friday at Houston Raceway Park, Brittany Force had been bumped from the No. 1 spot to No. 7 but she quickly regained the pole with a stunning 3.661, 332.18 to claim both ends of the track record in Houston. Force and her Advance Auto Parts team led both sessions to earn six qualifying points on the opening day of the event.

Conditions were right for Top Fuel teams to "get after it" on Friday night and almost all of them were successful with the top eight drivers qualified at 3.754 or quicker. Reigning champ Steve Torrence was second-quickest with a 3.703 while Leah Pritchett made a bit improvement with a 3.720, the third quickest run of the day. Rookie Jordan Vandergriff was also impressive with a 3.746 that is currently good for the No. 8 spot.

TOP FUEL QUALIFYING ORDER: Q2

1Brittany Force3.661
2Steve Torrence3.703
3Leah Pritchett 3.720
4Doug Kalitta3.727
5Terry McMillen3.732
6Mike Salinas3.735
7Austin Prock3.745
8Billy Torrence3.754
9Jordan Vandergriff3.769
10Scott Palmer3.771
11Richie Crampton3.780
12Antron Brown3.782
13Clay Millican3.805
14Shawn Reed4.024
15Cameron Ferre4.028
16James Maroney4.054
17Kebin Kinsley5.132