NORWALK, Ohio (June 26, 2022) – Robert Hight and the AAA Ohio Chevrolet Camaro SS team take over the points lead with their fourth win of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
Coming in as the No. 3 qualifier making his 90th career final round appearance, Robert Hight defeated Bob Tasca III for his 57th career victory, first at Summit Motorsports Park. The AAA Ohio Chevy would rally to a 3.944-second pass at 327.51 mph for Hight’s fourth win of the season bettering Tasca’s 3.962 at 330.63.
“This is big. I’ve never won here. We come here almost every year and race in Night Under Fire, a huge match race where the Bader’s pack in all the fans. I’ve won that thing a lot, but I could never get it done here for the National event,” said Hight who has been to six of 10 final rounds this season. “I think this is awesome being able to cross this one off and get the points lead, it’s big. I am so proud of this AAA team. They have worked so hard. AAA Ohio and everybody behind us, Chevrolet, Cornwell Tools was here with us. I’ve had so much fun this weekend and we’ve had a great time, and I’m not ready for it to end.”
En route to the finals, Hight would defeat Jim Campbell in the first round with a 3.903-second pass at 326.24 mph to Campbell’s 4.093 at 311.85. The win set Hight up to run against Alexis DeJoria who would go 4.651 at 175.71. Hight would lay down a solid 3.997 at 311.92 mph.
In the semifinals, Hight would have a strong side-by-side drag race against J.R. Todd. Hight would prevail with another quality run at 3.890-seconds at 328.06 mph sending Todd and his 3.916 at 329.75 home.
Hight and the AAA Chevy now have a 21-points lead over Matt Hagan in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series points standings.
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