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Gainesville Funny Car Saturday results: Q4

Robert Hight collected his 63rd career No. 1 spot in Funny Car, wheeling his Auto Club Chevy to a 3.868 in the final session to reassert his dominance.
16 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Robert Hight

Robert Hight collected his 63rd career No. 1 spot in Funny Car, wheeling his Auto Club Chevy to a 3.868 in the final session to reassert his dominance.

Hight and crew chiefs Jimmy Prock and Chris Cunningham earned bonus points in three of four sessions; their last session heroics stole the No. 1 spot from Tim Wilkerson, who had busted off an out-of-nowhere 3.875 after three previous four-second struggles.

The round concluded in dramatic fashion with Tommy Johnson Jr.’s Make A Wish Charger exploding before halftrack, sending the body sky high, while John Force, in the other lane, crossed the centerline behind him.

First-round matchups (lane choice first): Robert Hight vs. Terry Haddock; Tim Wilkerson vs. Dave Richards; Tommy Johnson Jr. vs. John Smith; John Force vs. Jim Campbell; Matt Hagan vs. Jonnie Lindberg; Jack Beckman vs. J.R. Todd; Cruz Pedregon vs. Shawn Langdon; Ron Capps vs. Bob Tasca III.

Final qualifying order

1 Robert Hight 3.868
2 Tim Wilkerson 3.875
3 Tommy Johnson Jr 3.896
4 John Force 3.897
5 Matt Hagan 3.900
6 Jack Beckman 3.900
7 Cruz Pedregon 3.910
8 Ron Capps 3.933
9 Bob Tasca III 3.953
10 Shawn Langdon 3.959
11 J.R. Todd 4.012
12 Jonnie Lindberg 4.016
13 Jim Campbell 4.017
14 John Smith 4.116
15 Dave Richards 4.294
16 Terry Haddock 4.410

[Q3 recap]