Nine Funny Cars ran in the threes to kick off qualifying with reigning world champ and defending event titlist J.R. Todd and the DHL Toyota leading the way with a 3.919.
Las Vegas fans saw side-by-side-by-side three-second runs in three of the four quads, including second-quickest Bob Tasca III (3.928) next to Todd. Cruz Pedregon, who has been battling the flu the last two days, debuted his new Snap-On Dodge, dubbed “The Raider,” in fine fashion with a 3.950 to grab the first session’s final bonus point.
Qualifying order after Q1:
|2||Bob Tasca III||3.928|
|6||Tommy Johnson Jr||3.968|