Qualifying Highlights: Antron Brown earned a spot toward the top of the ladder by powering to the third-quickest pass of the Top Fuel session

Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 14 Justin Ashley

The Results: 
Q1: 3.720 E.T. at 326.95 MPH (One bonus point for making the third-quickest run of the session)

Bonus Points: One

“The track conditions were definitely tricky out there. It was cold. The conditions are rough out there, but we’ve been working hard for all of the people who support us like Matco Tools, Global Electronic Technology, and Toyota, and we’re very happy with the way we’re heading. We’re making progress each and every run and to qualify in the top three is another statement. We have to keep pushing. We only got one qualifying pass and tomorrow will be tricky. We’re looking forward to improving; that’s the game plan.”

Note: Persistent showers on Saturday forced NHRA to abbreviate both the Mello Yello Series and the Factory Stock Showdown Series to just one round of qualifying. Mello Yello competitors made their one run on Saturday evening, while the FSS field was set from Q1 on Friday night