David Grubnic and Robert Hight talk team, 2023, and relentless competition
On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, host Brian Lohnes is joined by David Grubnic and Robert Hight.
Hight is coming off of an incredible season, perhaps the best in his career, but one that did not see him with a championship. He talks about testing and how fast his car was, the work that they have done in the offseason, personnel changes at John Force Racing, and the fact that the major players in Funny Car are all coming back strong for this season. This is an interesting and insightful conversation.
Grubnic enters a season for the first time as a defending world champion. The conversation with Lohnes is wide-ranging, from his first experience seeing nitro cars when he was 13 years old at Surfer's Paradise in Australia to the approach he and his team take to testing. He also talks about testing being interrupted by weather and the goals he and the team have to achieve when they return shortly to get their last two days completed.
Great chats, more news from inside the NHRA, and insight into the sport that we all know and love.