Lucas takes lead in NHRA qualifying at Las Vegas
- Associated Press
- March 30, 2012 - 9:43 PM
LAS VEGAS - Morgan Lucas raced to the qualifying lead at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday.
Lucas, who won two weeks ago in Gainesville, Fla. with a dominating performance, rallied from a 10th place effort in the opening round of qualifying to vault to the No. 1 spot with a leading run of 3.817 seconds at a top speed of 321.96 mph in his dragster on the day's final session.
Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
In Funny Car, Robert Hight, winner of the last two races, powered his Ford Mustang to a leading performance of 4.132 at 310.41.
Defending world champion Line raced to the top of the order in Pro Stock, covering the distance in 6.659 at 207.34 in a Pontiac GXP.
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