KENT, Wash. (July 27, 2022) – Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS team continue to impress fans and competitors alike as they chase the best season of Hight’s career. The Auto Club team hope to next put on a show and end up in the winners circle at this weekend’s Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Hight won the Northwest Nationals on the way to the championship in 2017 and has been the No. 1 qualifier four times (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010). The last time the race was contested in 2019, he qualified his Auto Club Chevy Camaro SS No. 5 but lost to teammate and eventual event winner, John Force, in round two.
“We are off to a great season so far. This Auto Club team is really working hard, and we need to keep it up,” Hight said. “This last half of the season is what’s really important, four races and then we hit the NHRA Countdown. We are going to try and be perfect, come out every run and get down the track, be consistent and try not to make any mistakes. This Chevy is responding to what Jimmy Prock and Chris Cunningham are doing and we are only getting better.”
Robert Hight and the Auto Club Chevy are the Funny Car points leader on the strength of five wins in 12 events this year and are on par to match, or better, a career best six wins in a single season. Hight is chasing his fourth Funny Car world championship while also looking to hit a milestone 60 career victories, he currently has 58, with 10 events left on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action at the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways begins with qualifying Friday at 6:45 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 and 4:45 p.m. Eliminations are slated for a 10:30 a.m. start on Sunday. Television coverage of the event begins on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) with qualifying shows Saturday at 2:00 p.m. ET and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Eliminations will be aired on FOX Broadcasting Network Sunday at 4:00 p.m. ET.