Hight takes top spot in Funny Car at NHRA

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COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) -- Robert Hight qualified No. 1 in Funny Car on Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Hight, who has won four of the first six races in 2012, claimed his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season with a leading performance of 4.104 seconds at a top speed of 308.35 mph in a Ford Mustang.

Hight, a two-time Atlanta Dragway winner, will race Bob Bode in the opening round of eliminations.

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday's eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers.