In Top Fuel Antron Brown posted the third best time of the day with a run of 3.812 seconds at 321.88 mph for Don Schumacher Racing.
Tony Schumacher claims his first Top Fuel win of the season, as Ron Capps takes Funny Car, and Erica Enders-Stevens her 5th Pro Stock win.
Beckman qualifies second but gift from Valvoline made his day.
Courtney Force claims her first Pomona No.1 qualifying position, while Tony Schumacher gets his 72nd career No. 1 and Mike Edwards his 42nd.
Reigning Top Fuel champion Antron Brown improved to the No. 3 position with a run of 3.76 (328.14).
Bernstein, Densham and Gaines take second fastest qualifying spots in Friday's rounds on at the NHRA Winternationals.
Jack Beckman will open the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello season as reigning Funny Car champ in DSR Dodge
Brown is refreshed, recharged and ready to defend his title in the DSR Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster.
Spencer Massey began 2012 on a high note by winning the opening event, he looks to do the same in his Schumacher Top Fuel dragster in 2013.
Antron Brown became the first African American racer of a four-wheel vehicle to earn a major American-based championship. The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion was selected by our staff to hold the #6 top moment spot.
The American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association made their selection for the drivers who competed in an American-based series. Antron Brown and Jack Beckman led the list of the of NHRA choices.