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Pomona Funny Car Friday Results: Q1

Ron Capps and crew chief Rahn Tobler took their new NAPA Hellcat Charger to an early shutoff 3.915 to lead the Funny Car field after one session. Five drivers made three-second passes to kick off qualifying.
08 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Ron Capps

Ron Capps and crew chief Rahn Tobler did not take part in preseason testing last weekend in Phoenix, and Capps said beforehand he’d make an early shutoff pass for his first run of the year. He did shut it off, running just 304.87 mph, but got the NAPA Hellcat Charger there pretty quick with a 3.915 to lead the Funny Car field after one session.

Shawn Langdon, who has four Pomona wins to his credit – four in Top Fuel (sweeping both the Winternationals and the Finals in 2013 and 2015) and one in Super Comp at the 2007 Finals, put the Global Electronics car No. 2 with a 3.927 and were joined in the three-second zone by Cruz Pedregon, defending world champ J.R. Todd, and defending event champ Matt Hagan.

Although all entered cars did not run this session, there are more than 16 cars on the grounds.

Qualifying sheet after one round: 

1Ron Capps3.915
2Shawn Langdon3.927
3Cruz Pedregon3.930
4J.R. Todd3.940
5Matt Hagan3.971
6Jim Campbell4.024
7John Force4.101
8Robert Hight4.338
9Jack Beckman5.014
10Tim Wilkerson7.228
11Bob Tasca III7.843
12Tommy Johnson Jr8.010
13Phil Burkart Jr.8.584
14Frank PedregonBroke
15Gary DenshamBroke
16Jeff DiehlDNR
17Terry HaddockDNR