Robert Hight tops qualifying at Route 66 NHRA Nationals

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JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Funny Car points leader Robert Hight topped qualifying Saturday night in the Route 66 NHRA Nationals.

Hight claimed his sixth No. 1 qualifier of the season and 66th in his career with a pass of 3.880 seconds at 334.24 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro during the final qualifying session.

"The conditions were there tonight, and we gave it the power and it stuck," Hight said. "It was a great run and I'm loving the conditions we're going to have (Sunday). It's awesome to come to Chicago and see a field like this. There are a lot of good cars here."

Mike Salinas led in Top Fuel, Greg Anderson in Pro Stock, and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Salinas picked up his third No. 1 qualifier of the year with a Friday run of 3.693 at 328.30. Greg Anderson earned his 103rd career No. 1 qualifier to move to third place in NHRA history with a 6.571 at 210.54 in a Camaro. Krawiec took his second No. 1 qualifier of the season and 45th overall with a 6.801 at 198.79 from Friday.

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