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Robert Hight Wins Again With the Help of Gates Poly Chain Blower Belts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

posted by Tony at 9:10 AM

In case you missed it, July 18th marked the beginning of the 35th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals in Morrison, Colorado.  As you may know, Gates is a proud sponsor of the John Force Racing team and they must have been feeling the local Gates support because 3 of the 4 drivers in the finals for Top Fuel Dragster and Top Fuel Funny Car were members of the Johns Force Racing Family (Brittany Force, John Force, and Robert Hight). 

The Top Fuel Dragster final had Brittany Force racing J.R. Todd.   Brittany went into the race hungry for her first Top Fuel Dragster national win and was poised to do so with her confidence and exceptional race car however she was outrun after what appeared to be a loss of power in a few cylinders.  Brittany is quickly becoming one of the best drivers in Top Fuel Dragster and it won’t be long before she and her entire team take home John Force Racing’s first Top Fuel Dragster Wally.


The Top Fuel Funny Car final pitted two of the best drivers in the field in John Force and Robert Hight against one another.  This was set to be a great drag race with John Force and Robert Hight qualified number 1 and number 2 respectively and John setting a track record during the first days qualifying sessions.  Robert was able bring home the Wally with a stellar pass while John was unable to maintain traction and went up in smoke around the 330 ft. mark.  This was Robert’s 5th win of the season and he is now firmly atop the Top Fuel Funny Car points and with this win also clinched a spot in the Top 10 Countdown to the Championship.  Robert’s winning pass and post-race interview can be seen HERE in which Robert thanks the Gates Corporation for helping him get another win.


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