Hight speaks out on illegal street racing

HIGHT JOINS NHRA STARS TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST ILLEGAL STREET RACING GLENDORA, Calif. -- Robert Hight, driver of the Auto Club Ford Mustang, has teamed with the NHRA and his fellow professional drag racers to bring the message that street racing is...

HIGHT JOINS NHRA STARS TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST ILLEGAL STREET RACING

GLENDORA, Calif. -- Robert Hight, driver of the Auto Club Ford Mustang, has teamed with the NHRA and his fellow professional drag racers to bring the message that street racing is not only illegal it can ruin lives to NHRA fans and the general public.

"As a professional drag racer I think it is my responsibility to let people know that illegal street racing is dangerous and senseless. In almost every community there is a safe place to drag race in an organized environment," said the 2005 Auto Club Road to the Future winner. "If the professional and sportsman level racers don't speak out about the dangers of illegal street racing then legitimate drag racers will continue to get lumped in with these people that are breaking the law. We spend too much time on making sure we do things safely and by the book to have our great sport dragged down by people who are risking their lives and the lives of innocent bystanders."

Hight and professional drivers including Brandon Bernstein, Bob Vandergriff, Del Worsham, Jeg Coughlin, Doug Herbert, and Hillary Will participated in the creation of the 'Race the Strip, not the Street' video that will be shown at NHRA POWERade Series events and is linked on YouTube for anyone to see.

The 'Race the Strip, Not the Street' video features information about the NHRA Street Legal Drags, presented by AAA, and the 140 NHRA member tracks around the country that host events designed to get illegal street racing off of public roadways and onto safe, sanctioned tracks.

To find an NHRA track near you, or for more information about Street Legal Drags presented by AAA, visit NHRA Street Legal.

-credit: jfr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Jeg Coughlin , Del Worsham , Brandon Bernstein , Bob Vandergriff , Robert Hight