Mike Janis’ Valvoline ’12 Camaro beat Castellana, the Gainesville winner, with a 5.927-second pass at 244.56 mph.
The NAPA Dodge posted three solid qualifying laps, despite the muggy conditions.
Line did a run in a 6.594 at 210.80 and moved into the top half of the field.
Jack's Dodge carries colors of Infinite Hero Foundation to Houston to support returning American troops, families
Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown lose traction on difficult surface
I just really want to get to Atlanta next week and see what we can do there. None of us are hanging our heads. It was a tough day, but we have a whole season ahead of us,” said John Force.
Three Toyota-sponsored Top Fuel cars qualified in the top four on Friday
Pro Stock Motorcycles did get one round completed before the showers arrived at the Royal Purple Raceway. Same top racers in Friday qualifying keep their No. 1 positions for Sunday eliminations: Pedregon, Kalitta, Coughlin and Arana.
Arana Jr. made a pass of 6.876 seconds at 195.39 mph to lead 23 Pro Stock Motorcycle riders on Saturday.
Beckman fourth in Funny Car at NHRA Spring Nationals
Royal Purple Raceway located in Baytown will host the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals in Houston, Texas