St. Louis: Robert Hight news 2010-04-27

NHRA CHAMP HIGHT READY TO BRING HEAT AT CARDINALS GAME YORBA LINDA, CA (April 27, 2010) --- 2009 NHRA Funny Car champ Robert Hight knows about speed and control. The fifth year professional Funny Car driver enjoys powering his Auto Club Ford ...

NHRA CHAMP HIGHT READY TO BRING HEAT AT CARDINALS GAME

YORBA LINDA, CA (April 27, 2010) --- 2009 NHRA Funny Car champ Robert Hight knows about speed and control. The fifth year professional Funny Car driver enjoys powering his Auto Club Ford Mustang down NHRA race tracks all across the country at speed in excess of 300 mph but as an avid baseball fan Hight also enjoys watching a 95 mph fastball fly from a pitcher's hand towards home plate. On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Hight will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals game versus the Atlanta Braves.

"I grew up playing baseball in Northern California and love the game. I am really thrilled to have this opportunity. I have been able to enjoy a number of exciting experiences since I won the Funny Car world championship but being able to get down on the field of Busch Stadium and throw out the ceremonial first pitch will be really cool," said Hight a former catcher. "I want to thank AAA Missouri for the opportunity to represent them and I hope I can bring the heat on Wednesday as well as at Gateway International Raceway over the weekend."

Hight will be in St. Louis as a guest of AAA Missouri prior to the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals which start on Thursday, April 29, at Gateway International Raceway.

The game starts at 7:15 p.m. and Hight's ceremonial pitch will precede the official start time.

-source: jfr

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