Hight paced the Funny Car category with a 4.053 at 315.19 in his Auto Club Ford Mustang. If the time holds it will be his fourth No. 1 at this event and the 44th top qualifying effort of his career.
In Pro Stock, Edwards moved into position to claim his fourth consecutive No. 1 qualifying position of the season as he posted a leading performance of 6.651 seconds at 207.98 mph in his I Am Second Chevy Camaro.
“The first run was way better than the second one,” Edwards said. “Hopefully we can take what we learned today and put it toward the K&N Horsepower Challenge tomorrow.”
Edwards will face Greg Anderson in the opening round of the bonus race for qualified Pro Stock teams that will pay the winner $50,000. Edwards has posted four runner-up finishes in the Challenge in nine career starts.
“I’ve been close,” Edwards said. “I sure would like to win that race. It’s so special and to be involved with K&N and all the support they give us with Steve Williams and the whole group over there is just phenomenal. It is one of my goals every year to win that race and I just haven’t done it yet. Maybe this will be my weekend.”