Robert Hight tallied his fifth win of the season Sunday at the NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colorado. The victory marks Hight’s fifth at the facility and the 58th of his career. En route to victory, Hight handed John Force and the PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant Chevy Camaro a semifinal finish. In Top Fuel, Brittany Force and Austin Prock each had quarterfinal exits.
Funny Car winner Robert Hight defeated Terry Haddock in the first round, then veteran Tim Wilkerson in the second round. For the 61st time in their careers, Hight would compete against boss John Force in the semifinals where Hight would take the win with a hole shot victory, setting the stage for a final round matchup against Bob Tasca III. In a repeat of the Norwalk, Ohio finals, Hight would have the starting line advantage and never trail with a solid 4.065-second pass bettering Tasca’s 4.263 for the event win.
Number three qualifier in Funny Car, John Force, took the PEAK Camaro to the quickest pass of the opening round when he went 3.977-seconds to defeat Jim Campbell. In the second round, Force was once again the quickest of the session to get around J.R. Todd, advancing to the semifinals where he would come up short to event winner Robert Hight.
In Top Fuel, number one qualifier, Brittany Force, defeated Terry Totten in the opening round. In the second round, Force would face Josh Hart who would run the quickest run of the round at 3.800-seconds to defeat a tire smoking Brittany Force.
Teammate Austin Prock defeated Steve Torrence on a hole shot in the first round as Prock’s starting line advantage and 3.929 was enough to hold off Torrence’s 3.869. Prock would not be so lucky in the second round against Justin Ashley as both drivers had tire smoke, but Ashley recovered first to take the round win.
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