Matt Hagan’s 3.966 From Friday went unchallenged for the duration of Saturday’s two runs and the field for the second time in the last three races. Hagan ran a 4.00 on Saturday afternoon and he aborted his final round after his Hellcat Charger shook the tires Hagan will race rookie Chris King in the opening round and the winner of that battle will get a bye run into the semifinals.

“We’ll take No. 1 qualifier and take that momentum into Sunday,” said Hagan. “We’ve got to go rounds tomorrow. Our Hellcat Charger was running so strong that the rear end was trying to pass the front end on that last [qualifying] run. We had nothing to lose so we went for it. I cannot wait to put on a show tomorrow for all these awesome fans in Denver.”

Alexis DeJoria also held on to the No. 2 spot with her ROKit/Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota thanks to a 3.982 on Friday night. Saturday’s best run was turned in by No. 3 qualifier Tim Wilkerson, who wheeled the Levi, Ray & Shoup Mustang to a 3.984, which bumped Ron Capps’ 3.986 to fourth.

Sunday’s most intriguing matchup features an intermural scrimmage between teammates John Force and Robert Hight. Force qualified No. 5 with a 4.014 while Hight was No. 10 in his Auto Club Camaro. The match also has huge points implications as Force is No. 2 while Hight entered the Denver race as the No. 4 ranked driver in the Camping World NHRA Funny Car standings.

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FC Points

Camping World Funny Car Top Ten

1 Bob Tasca III 676
2 Matt Hagan 655
3 Robert Hight 636
4 John Force 624
5 Ron Capps 613
6 J.R. Todd 584
7 Alexis DeJoria 577
8 Tim Wilkerson 526
9 Cruz Pedregon 481
10 Terry Haddock 306

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