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Robert Hight is the provisional No. 1 at The Big Go on Saturday

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Cornwell Tools Funny Car driver Robert High is the provisional No. 1 qualifier on Saturday at the biggest race of the year. Hight went to the top spot in the final qualifying session at the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Indiana. 

The John Force Racing President went 3.853 at 329.67 mph with his 11,000 horsepower Funny Car. Hight is looking for his fourth No. 1 qualifier of the season. 

Conwell Tools Funny Car driver Robert Hight lights the candles during a pass at the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
Robert Hight lights the candles during a pass at the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park (Photo by the NHRA)

He will have two more attempts on Sunday to remain in the top spot. 

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“That was big. We stayed and tested Monday after Brainerd and things went really well. So far, our first three runs here have been pretty impressive,” Hight said. “When the car responds to what Jimmy [Prock, crew chief] is doing and it runs what he says it’s going to run, you can’t be any more confident than that. The other Funny Cars weren’t running great and none of the dragsters really stepped up from last night, but you have to trust what your people are telling you. They’re fine-tuning this thing right now, it’s not just ‘make a bunch of changes and see what sticks.’ 

“They’re fine-tuning parts of the run and that’s how you become consistent and win.”

Motorcraft and Quick Lane Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III was the No. 2 qualifier. He went 3.864 at 324.90 mph. 

ROKiT Toyota Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria is the No. 3 qualifier. She went 3.888 at 331.77 mph in her GR Supra. 

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Dodge SRT/Direct Connection Funny Car driver Matt Hagan is the No. 4 qualifier. He went 3.912 at 323.19 mph in his Dodge Charger. 

NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car driver Ron Capps is the No. 5 qualifier. He went 3.917 at 328.22 mph in his GR Supra Don Prudhomme Tribute car.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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