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Charlotte Funny Car Saturday results: Q4

Robert Hight earned his fourth No. 1 start in six events this season by stealing the pole from Friday leader Jack Beckman with a 3.883.
27 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess
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Robert Hight

Robert Hight earned his fourth No. 1 start in six events this season by stealing the pole from Friday leader Jack Beckman with a 3.883.

Hight's Auto Club Chevy had the best run of a strong session in which his boss, John Force, was next quickest with a 3.905 and Shawn Langdon was third with a 3.944. Matt Hagan (3.959), Tim Wilkerson (3.960), and Bob Tasca III (3.979) also ran in the three-second zone. In all, nine drivers qualified with a three-second pass.

The nailbiter of the session was Ron Capps making the field after being on the verge of not qualifying. Crew chief Rahn Tobler made the decision to park the car thy started the event with and bring out a new chassis. A soft tune-up got them into the field in the No. 10 spot with a 4.025.

First-round quads (lane choice by order):
Robert Hight vs. J.R. Todd vs. Bob Tasca III vs. Bob Gilbertson
Tommy Johnson Jr. vs. Shawn Langdon vs. Terry Haddock vs. Jeff Diehl
Jack Beckman vs. Tim Wilkerson vs. Ron Capps vs. Dave Richards
John Force vs. Matt Hagan vs. Jonnie Lindberg vs. Cruz Pedregon

FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING ORDER: Q4

1Robert Hight3.883
2Jack Beckman3.891
3John Force3.905
4Tommy Johnson Jr.3.938
5Shawn Langdon3.944
6Matt Hagan3.959
7Tim Wilkerson3.960
8J.R. Todd3.970
9Bob Tasca III3.979
10Ron Capps4.025
11Jonnie Lindberg4.106
12Terry Haddock4.189
13Jeff Diehl4.299
14Cruz Pedregon4.303
15Dave Richards4.312
16Bob Gilbertson4.395
17Bob Bode4.436
18Dale Creasy4.659
19Jim Campbell9.501