ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Funny Car driver Robert Hight secured his second No. 1 qualifying position of the year and 45th of his career on Saturday, setting himself up for a shot at his third straight victory of the season Sunday at the Texas Fall Nationals, the second of six races in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Shawn Langdon qualified No. 1 in Top Fuel, Erica Enders-Stevens took the top spot in Pro Stock and Hector Arana Sr. led the Pro Stock Motorcycle division. Rain washed out both of Friday’s qualifying sessions and competitors made two runs Saturday.
Hight broke the elapsed time track record with a performance of 4.052 seconds at 311.85 mph in his Ford Mustang. He will open eliminations against two-time event winner Del Worsham.