Qualifying Highlights:

  • No. 2 ranked Antron Brown powered to the second-best pass of Top Fuel Q2 and also officially clinched a Countdown playoff spot

Qualified: No. 8

The Competition: No. 7 Shawn Langdon

The Results: 
Q1: 5.056 E.T. at 142.75 MPH
Q2: 3.828 E.T. at 320.28 MPH (Two bonus points for second-quickest run of the session)
Q3: 3.808 E.T. at 322.34 MPH

Bonus Points: Two

“We had a good day today here in Topeka. We were second-quickest of that first session with a great 3.82 in the heat and we’re going to have that information to help us prepare for tomorrow. We feel very comfortable going into race day. We ran decent with a 3.80 and stepped up a little bit more and we knew the track could have held more. We’re getting prepared for tomorrow and running that .82 and .80 gives us the consistency we need on a hot race track to have a good race day. We have a tough first-round match-up with Shawn Langdon, one of the best drivers in the sport. That’s a car you don’t want to race first round. We’re going to keep our heads down, do what we do, and have fun. We had so much fun with our Matco distributors and Hangsterfer’s group today. Our distributor and customer of the race, both named Michael, had a lot of fun with us at Heartland Park. We’re super pumped. Sunday is race day and we ain’t taking no prisoners tomorrow.”