NHRA Driver
Robert Hight
Hight
  • Date of birth:
    August 20, 1969
  • Hometown:
    Anaheim Hills, Calif.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Auto Club Ford Mustang
  • Crew Chief:
    Mike Neff
  • Career Wins: 34
    FC: 34
  • Career Final Rounds: 52
    FC: 52
  • Career Best E.T.:
    3.986
  • Career Best Speed:
    321.81
Career Highlights
  • 2013: • Won prestigious Indianapolis race for third time in his career; Opened Countdown playoffs with win at Charlotte 2; Qualified No. 1 two times; Qualified for Countdown playoffs in dramatic fashion by winning Indianapolis; Finished fifth in points standings
  • 2012: Won four consecutive races Phoenix, Gainesville, Las Vegas 1, and Charlotte 1; finished in the top 10 point standings for the eighth consecutive season; set a career best speed of 321.81 mph at the Reading event
  • 2011: Raced to five wins in six final-round appearances; finished in the top 10 points standings for the seventh consecutive season 
  • 2010: Raced to four wins in five final rounds, including three consecutive wins in four consecutive final-round appearances; Posted an impressive six No. 1 qualifiers; Finished in the top 10 in the points standings for the sixth consecutive season
  • 2009: Earned his first world championship in Funny Car after barely making the 10th and last-place spot in the Countdown to 1 playoffs at the end of the regular season; Raced to three wins in four final rounds; Became the third driver in John Force Racing history to win a world championship (John Force, Tony Pedregon)
  • 2008: Earned three wins in six final-round appearances; Remained in contention for the world championship title until the final race of the year; Fell out of the top five in the points standings only once, to 6th place, after a first-round loss to Ashley Force in Chicago
  • 2006: Finished second in the fi nal Full Throttle standings behind father-in-law and team owner, John Force; Earned a category-topping nine No. 1 qualifiers during the season
  • 2005: Earned the Auto Club of Southern California Road to the Future award, given annually to the top NHRA rookie; Earned a category-topping six No. 1 qualifiers during rookie season; Earned two wins in four final-round appearances; Had the top speed at six events; Led the Funny Car point standings for five events; Led the class with an average elapsed time of 4.821 seconds

Personal
  • Wife: Adria
  • Daughter: Autumn Danielle
  • Height/weight: 5' 9", 170 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Competitive trap shooting, bowling
  • Notable: Named president of John Force Racing Inc. in January 2011; Married to the eldest daughter of team
    owner John Force; Was the clutch specialist on Force’s Castrol GTX Funny Car for seven championship seasons
    (1995-2001) before becoming the California facility manager and test driver for Force Racing; Earned his
    Funny Car license in 2004 (Topeka) after attending Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School in Gainesville, Fla.

 
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