Robert Hight is on a roll in 2022 and this weekend in Denver was no different. He and his Auto Club Camaro and has won five of the season’s first 11 races and show no signs of slowing down. The four-time world champion ran his season record to an impressive 30-6 after stopping Bob Tasca III in the final round. Hight didn’t have lane choice but powered to a 4.065 for the win after Tasca shut off early in his Motorcraft Quick Lane Ford.
“I don’t know if I’d call it dominance. There are still a lot of good race cars out here,” said Hight. “Last year was the worst Denver race ever. We never went down the track here bit Jimmy and Chris had a year to digest it. This time, we went down track every time and we got a little quicker and quicker.
“We raced smart today,” added Hight, who now has 58 career wins. “We could have pushed it a little harder in round one and we might have been in same boat as Hagan and smoked the tires. To have five wins this time of the year is amazing. Five wins total is a successful season. To have that many half-way through season is incredible but the next 11 are the ones that really count. I’d like to get to 60 this year. I don’t think that’s out of the question.”
Hight has wins in Pomona, Phoenix, Richmond, and Norwalk along with his win today in Denver. Hight also has runner-up finishes in Epping and Charlotte. Over the weekend at Bandimere, Hight seemed to only lag behind Matt Hagan in qualifying but was able to surpass him when it mattered most.
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