The start of Sunday’s final eliminations was delayed by morning rain, but thanks to the hard work of the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA, racing was able to begin at 11:15 a.m.
Heavy morning rain left its mark in the pits, too, but fans still turned out in large numbers.
Rookie Austin Prock, in his debut in the Montana Brand/John Force Racing Top Fueler, scored his first round-win by beating teammate Brittany Force.
Terry McMillen, right, ran 3.71 to beat Richie Crampton but got close to the guardwall in the process.
McMillen celebrated his victory, not knowing that his car had shed a body panel in the process.
The first round of Top Fuel got down to the final pair – Clay Millican vs. Mike Salinas – before the rain returned.
Steve Williams, who claimed the Lucas Oil Super Comp world championship last year, was on hand to receive his championship ring.
Tommy Johnson was presented the keys to a brand-new 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, in recognition of recording the best finish of any Dodge Funny Car driver last year by claiming a top-three spot in the final overall 2018 NHRA standings. Eddie Olsen, Motorsports Marketing Manager - FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, handed T.J. the keys.