Hight Tops Charlotte

Three Mustangs in Racing Final

Larry Jewett - April 14, 2014 10:47 AM


Robert Hight got the win in the unique four-wide racing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in CHarlotte


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Robert Hight became the first two-time Funny Car winner at the fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals after his win at zMAX Dragway on April 13. Hight took the 2012 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and returned in style to Charlotte once again. The 2009 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world champ was the winner of the fall Charlotte race last season and won his second consecutive event with his 4.074 second pass at 311.34 mph in the Auto Club Ford Mustang.
"This has been a great weekend,” Hight said. “We love coming to zMAX Dragway. What a better place to bring potential sponsors than this facility. John (Force) and I getting to the final made it that much more special. It’s my fourth final in a row and we’ve only missed two rounds in Pomona to start the season."
John Force finished as runner-up in his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang.
It was Hight’s second win of the season in four final round appearances with both wins coming over Force. With the win, Hight increases his points lead over Force to 53 points.
Next event on the 2014 NHRA Meoo Lello Drag Series will be the O’Reilly Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston, April 25-27.