Tony Schumacher raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday in the NHRA's season-opening Winternationals with a 3.758-second run at a top speed of 328.14 mph.
Schumacher's parachutes failed to deploy after the run and his car came to a stop in the sand trap at the end of the track. He wasn't injured.
Jack Beckman topped the Funny Car field, and Mike Edwards had the Pro Stock lead. Beckman had a pass of 4.045 at 316.67, and Edwards finished in 6.528 at 212.39.
The final two rounds of qualifying are set for Saturday.