Robert Hight raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday in the O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals.
Hight, who barely made it into the NHRA Full Throttle Series Countdown to 1, followed up his win last weekend in Charlotte, N.C., by leading qualifying at the Texas Motorplex, the second event of the six-race championship playoffs.
Hight powered his Ford Mustang to a No. 1 effort of 4.109 seconds at 305.56 mph. Team owner John Force was second in his Mustang, while Jerry Toliver was third.
Larry Dixon, Mike Edwards and Eddie Krawiec also led their categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
In Top Fuel, Dixon paced the field with a 3.833 at 312.93. He was quickest in both sessions and earned the maximum six-point bonus for the day. Morgan Lucas was second, while Tony Schumacher was third. Charlotte winner and points leader Cory McClenathan was fifth overall.
Edwards continued his impressive playoff performance and raced to the lead in Pro Stock with a 6.597 at 209.88 in a Pontiac GXP. Edwards was quickest in both sessions, which netted him six bonus points.
Krawiec was quickest in Pro Stock Motorcycle, with a performance of 6.908 at 192.36 on a Harley-Davidson. He also earned six bonus points for being quickest in both sessions.