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Pomona Top Fuel Friday Results: Q1

Defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence and his father, Billy Torrence, hold the top two qualifying spots after the first qualifying session at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
08 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Steve Torrence

There goes the champ. Steve Torrence took his Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster to the top of the sheet with a 3.716-second pass. That moved his dad, Billy Torrence, right off the top spot. Torrence hardly blinked when Doug Kalitta made his pass of 3.743 as the Texan surpassed him by nearly three-hundredths of a second. 

Austin Prock made his Top Fuel debut as his father, Funny Car tuner Jimmy Prock, looked on. Prock held the No. 1 spot briefly, but eventually dropped to the No. 5 slot with a 3.784. Terry McMillen and Steve Faria did not make runs in the first session, while Leah Pritchett, Mike Salinas, Cameron Ferre, and Clay Millican failed to make representative runs. 

Qualifying sheet after one round: 

1Steve Torrence3.716
2Billy Torrence3.738
3Doug Kalitta3.743
4Antron Brown3.758
5Austin Prock3.784
6Richie Crampton3.789
7Scott Palmer3.809
8Brittany Force3.849
9Clay Millican4.010
10Cameron Ferre4.247
11Mike Salinas6.842
12Leah Pritchett 7.912
13Terry McMillenDNR
14Steve FariaDNR