To start Saturday's qualifying, the Flynn-tuned machine posted a 4.057-second lap, the best of the session and worth three points.
Kalitta Camrys 4-5 in Funny Car; Langdon 4th in Top Fuel in Phoenix NHRA qualifying.
Spencer Massey and the team led by crew chiefs Phil Shuler and Todd Okuhara will have to work off of that 3.821-second pass at 313 mph they clocked in Saturday's opening session.
Coughlin, who ended up qualifying No. 10, made a pass of 6.578 seconds at 211.43 mph.
4.091-second pass at 309 mph was the best elapsed time of the session and Matt Hagan's best run of the weekend.
The Matco dragster produced its best run of the weekend with a time of 3.768 seconds at 323.27 mph.
Tony completed his fourth and final attempt in 3.757 seconds at 325.14 mph.
Schumacher, Johnson match No. 2 qualifying efforts for DSR heading to Sunday eliminations near Phoenix
Alexis DeJoria had another consistent run with that 4.06.
Eliminations are tomorrow.
John Force lead qualifying in Funny Car class, Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) also were the leaders in their respective categories.
His Gray Motorsports teammate, Shane Gray, qualified No. 7.
Out of the gate, Johnson was a very quick 4.082 at 314.75 mph, easily resetting his career best speed and making the fourth-quickest pass of the session
Morgan's best lap of 6.589 seconds at 209.75 mph landed him in the No. 15 position.
Brown keeps last year's shortened Winternationals in the past.
Hagan's best qualifying pass of 4.077 seconds at 316 mph came in the first session on Friday.
Massey posted 3.768-second qualifying in each of his two Saturday sessions.
Johnson did a 6.512 effort, but it wasn’t enough to retake the pole from former teammate Vincent Nobile.
Schumacher's thoughts are with Garlits, not breaking their tie for most Pomona event titles but doing his job always a priority
Coughlin had a best lap of 6.531 seconds at 211.96 mph.
Capps guided the Dodge tuned by Rahn Tobler across the finish line in 4.014 seconds at slowing 3.04.67 mph
Doug Kalitta, John Force and Vincent Nobile will lead their classes into Sundays eleminations.
Rob Flynn-tuned machine cruised to a 4.049-second pass at 312 mph
Capps qualifies fifth in Funny Car, Brown third in Top Fuel to lead DSR into Sunday's Winternationals eliminations
Langdon, Brown 2-3 In Top Fuel Qualifying at Pomona
Jason Line sits No. 8 in the line-up and Jimmy Alund, in the second blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, is in the No. 12 spot.
Brown, Matco Tools team shoot to No. 1 in Top Fuel in opener; NAPA's Capps qualifies No. 3 on run marred by fiery explosion
Force piloted his Funny Car to the national mph record with a blast of 324.12.
John Force raced to a national record time of 3.966 seconds at 324.12 mph; Brown led Top Fuel qualifying with a 3.731 at 326.00; Johnson posted a leading time of 6.517 at 212.53.