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Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 20:07 PM

Pritchett, Hight and Anderson Secure No. 1 Qualifying Positions at NHRA SpringNationals
Courtesy of NHRA Social Media

BAYTOWN, Texas - Leah Pritchett set the Top Fuel elapsed time track record during the final qualifying session on Saturday to secure the top spot at the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the fifth of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

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Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier Leah Pritchett drove her Mopar Dodge dragster to a 3.680 second pass at, 326.00 mph.

Pritchett's fourth qualifying pass of the weekend took her to the top of the category. She is the defending event winner and is currently sitting seventh in the standings.

Funny Car No. 1 qualifier Robert Hight drove his Auto Club Of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car to a 3.894 second pass at, 317.27 mph.

Hight's second pass of the day propelled him to the top of the class. He is the defending Funny Car world champion and is looking for his third career victory in Houston.

Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier Greg Anderson drove his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to a 6.492 second pass at, 213.00 mph.

Anderson's first qualifying pass on Friday stood strong for all four sessions as he set an elapsed time track record with his first run of the weekend.

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