Dodgers join forces with Hight and team

HIGHT TO RACE DODGERS' 50th BLUE AT FINAL TWO NHRA EVENTS YORBA LINDA, CA (July 30, 2008) --- Professional Funny Car driver Robert Hight dreamed of playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a young boy growing up in Northern California. Tonight he...

HIGHT TO RACE DODGERS' 50th BLUE AT FINAL TWO NHRA EVENTS

YORBA LINDA, CA (July 30, 2008) --- Professional Funny Car driver Robert Hight dreamed of playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a young boy growing up in Northern California. Tonight he will get to experience the thrill of Dodgers Stadium from the player's perspective when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers versus San Francisco Giants game.

Today it was also announced that Hight will race a commemorative Dodgers 50th anniversary paint scheme on his Auto Club of Southern California Ford Mustang at the final two NHRA events of the 2008 POWERade season, the 8th annual AC Delco NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, October 30 -- November 2, and the Automobile Club of Southern California Finals, November 13-16, in Pomona, California.

"To be able to throw out the first pitch is a baseball dream come true but to be able to honor the Dodgers' 50th anniversary at two NHRA events with my race car is really beyond anything I ever dreamed possible. I want to thank my sponsors primarily, Automobile Club of Southern California, as well as our other team sponsors Castrol, Ford, Old Spice, Mac Tools, BrandSource, and Sanyo for agreeing to the changes on my Mustang," said an excited Hight. "I plan on being the championship hunt at those last two races and it would be pretty special to see that Dodgers Auto Club Ford Mustang in the winner's circle at the end of the season."

The Dodgers Auto Club Ford Mustang will also be commemorated with a limited edition run of Motorsports Authentics die-cast collectibles. The replica Ford Mustangs will be the standard 1:24 scale and will be available for order by the end of the year though a variety of outlets including the John Force RaceStation (www.johnforceracestation.com).

-credit: jfr

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