Columbus: Gary Densham Saturday summary

Densham looking to turn the tide in Columbus KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio -- Gary Densham has to stop meeting the new guy like this. Densham will again face rookie Funny Car driver Robert Hight in the first round of eliminations Sunday at the Pontiac ...

Densham looking to turn the tide in Columbus

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio -- Gary Densham has to stop meeting the new guy like this. Densham will again face rookie Funny Car driver Robert Hight in the first round of eliminations Sunday at the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals at National Trail Raceway.

Densham drove the Racebricks Chevy Monte Carlo to the No. 14 spot, turning in a 4.946-second pass at 315.49 mph. Hight took the No. 3 position with a 4.786 at 322.50. They faced each other earlier this season at Las Vegas. Hight took the win and the 1-0 lead in the head-to-head series.

"There are just some drivers that you feel like you are always racing," Densham said. "Hopefully we can have a little fun tomorrow and make this matchup interesting and even it up."

Densham made the quickest run of the qualifying rounds on Friday when few cars made it down the track. He was able to experiment with a few things on Saturday because they were already qualified.

"We ran our best speed so far and we're starting to get a better handle on the motor," Densham said. "The track was a little tricky and the good thing was that we made a good run to begin with and we were able to make some adjustments on the next couple of runs.

"The hope is that we learned from our mistakes today so we can win tomorrow."

Final eliminations start at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

All the action can be seen on ESPN2. Qualifying will air at 11 p.m. (ET) on Saturday and final eliminations will start at 7 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Gary Densham , Robert Hight