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Houston Top Fuel Saturday results: Q4

There were a half-dozen drivers in Top Fuel who made their best run in the final qualifying session including Steve Torrence, but none of them could touch Brittany Force's 3.661 best.
10 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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There were a half-dozen drivers in Top Fuel who made their best run in the final qualifying session including Steve Torrence, but none of them could touch Brittany Force's 3.661 best.

Torrence drove to a 3.705 to claim three bonus points and the reigning champ was followed by Leah Pritchett with a 3.709 and Force, who continued her string of solid runs with a 3.716. Clay Millican, Billy Torrence, Jordan Vandergriff, Austin Prock, and Las Vegas winner Mike Salinas also improved.

The top half of the field is as competitive as any in the sport's history with the top eight qualifiers all running 3.727 or quicker.

The shuffling of the ladder produced some interesting Sunday match-ups but none more intriguing than the looming round one battle between rookie of the year contenders Vandergriff and Prock, who will take their ongoing war of words from the internet to the race track for the first time.

First-round pairings (lane choice first): Brittany Force vs. Cameron Ferre; Steve Torrence vs. Kebin Kinsley; Leah Pritchett vs. Shawn Reed; Clay Millican vs. Richie Crampton; Doug Kalitta vs. Terry McMillen; Billy Torrence vs. Scott Palmer; Austin Prock vs. Jordan Vandergriff; Mike Salinas vs. Antron Brown.

FINAL QUALIFYING ORDER

1Brittany Force3.661
2Steve Torrence3.703
3Leah Pritchett 3.709
4Clay Millican3.718
5Billy Torrence3.720
6Mike Salinas3.723
7Austin Prock3.727
8Doug Kalitta3.727
9Terry McMillen3.732
10Jordan Vandergriff3.733
11Antron Brown3.753
12Scott Palmer3.771
13Richie Crampton3.780
14Shawn Reed3.796
15Kebin Kinsley3.837
16Cameron Ferre4.028
17James Maroney4.054