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: