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
|4||Tommy Johnson Jr.||3.938|
|9||Bob Tasca III||3.979|