Robert Hight claimed the 48th NHRA Wally of his career and third in Houston following a great 3.941 to 3.966 win against Matt Hagan in the final of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals.
Not in the final following Friday's two qualifying runs, Hight rallied to qualify in the No. 5 spot and then made four consistent runs on Sunday between 3.895 and 3.941 to earn his first title of the season. Hight's path to the final round includes wins against Jonnie Lindberg, reigning world champ J.R. Todd, and his teammate, John Force.
Hagan, appearing in his 55th final round, drove his special edition chrome Express Lane/Pennzoil Dodge to wins against Tommy Johnson Jr., Blake Alexander, and Ron Capps.