POMONA, Calif. -- Points leader Steve Torrence jumped to the No. 1 spot in the final Top Fuel qualifying session Saturday at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway.
The defending season champion Torrence powered to a 3.686-second run at 329.99 mph.
"It's a little bit disturbing how relaxed I've been coming into this weekend," Torrence said. "I've been in this situation before and come here with the lead, and it didn't pan out the way we wanted it to. We came here last year and were already the champs, but you just have to step back and look at what we're doing here.