Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
HIGHT WANTS SUPER RESULT IN ENGLISHTOWN
ENGLISHTOWN, NJ --- Robert Hight is hoping to get the Auto Club Ford Mustang to the winner’s circle for the third time. Ironically if Hight is successful it would be his first personal trip to the winner’s circle as the driver of the big blue Mustang. In 2002 and 2004 veteran driver Gary Densham took a Jimmy Prock tuned Mustang to the win. Those are the two most recent wins by John Force Racing at the famed East Coast track.
Hight already has three wins in 2011 including a victory at the most recent NHRA Full Throttle event in Topeka, Kansas. The 2009 Funny car champion was successful in defending his title, a first for the former crewman turned driver.
“Winning Topeka was big for the Auto Club Mustang team. We had been struggling for a couple of races but we got back on track. I am hoping that momentum carries through to Englishtown,” said Hight.
The win in Topeka was the 200th Funny Car win for John Force Racing. Hight’s Auto Club Mustang outran teammate Mike Neff and the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang in the final. It was Neff’s 3rd final in a row.
“It was great to get the 200th Funny Car win for John Force Racing. John Force has over half of those wins but getting the 200th was really special. This is a dream job for me. I thought my first job with JFR was my dream job just getting to drive the truck and work on John’s Mustang,” said the 2009 Funny Car champion.
In the past four years Hight has not advanced beyond the second round. In two years friend Del Worsham has been the driver to end Hight’s racing day. He does not have to worry about that in 2011 since Worsham has moved to the Top Fuel ranks. For Hight getting a win at Englishtown would be a special moment.
“Losing to Del and John Force did not make not getting to the winner’s circle any easier. This is a race like the Gatornationals that any pro wants to have a Wally from. This is one of the special races that you want to get four wins on Sunday. I hope that we can keep our Auto Clun Mustang on a roll.”