CONCORD, N.C. (April 28, 2023) – Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Chevrolet dragster team were consistent Friday at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway to finish the night in the provisional No. 2 spot. Robert Hight has the Flav-R-Pac / Cornwell Tools / AAA Chevy Camaro SS in the No. 3 spot while Brittany Force has the Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy dragster sitting No. 7 and John Force’s BlueDEF PLATINUM Chevy Camaro SS is No. 10.
Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / RMT team were consistent through qualifying during day one of the Four-Wide Nationals. Prock would open things up with a clean pass in the first session going 3.801 seconds at 324.05 mph. It would be there second run at 3.707 and 328.70 that would put them in the No. 2 spot and earn them two bonus qualifying points.
“It was a great healthy day for the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist team today. My team was confident, and they showed up,” Prock said. “We needed a day like today, two solid runs, sitting in the top half, and it’s going to set us up for a strong weekend. Feels good to have my hotrod back.”
Robert Hight handled the Flav-R-Pac / Cornwell Tools / AAA Chevrolet Camaro SS to the only 330 mph run in Funny Car’s first qualifying session. Off the trailer Hight would run an impressive 3.932-second pass at 330.31 mph to lead the first session and follow it up with a 3.894 pass at 330.23 mph to be third quickest of the second session and end up in the No. 3 spot.
Brittany Force and the Flav-R-Pac dragster shut off almost immediately in her first qualifying try to coast to a 9.775-second pass at 71.12 mph. The team would improve in their second pass with a solid 3.730 run at 328.70 to move into the No. 7 spot.
John Force and the BlueDEF Chevy, running a new body, looked strong early on their first run but would slow mid-track for only a 4.966-second pass at 156.48 mph. His Chevy Camaro would have more trouble in the night session crossing the finish line at only 9.055 and 77.24.
The Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway continues with qualifying Saturday at 1:15 and 4:35 p.m. Sunday eliminations are slated to begin at noon. Television coverage of the event continues with a second qualifying show Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). Eliminations will begin on FS1 Sunday at 6:00 p.m. ET.