NORWALK, Ohio (Aug. 12, 2019) — Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro team continued their winning ways on Saturday, Aug. 10th when they won the 42nd annual Kelly Services Night Under Fire match race at Summit Motorsports Park.
Hight, who competed alongside John Force Racing owner and CEO, John Force, won Night Under Fire for the fourth time when he ran 3.91-seconds to defeat Ron Capps’ 3.96. It marks the fourth consecutive year John Force Racing has taken home the Night Under Fire trophy. John Force won in 2018, Hight won in 2017 and Courtney Force won in 2015. The 2016 event was rained out.
“I always love coming and racing here at Norwalk for Night Under Fire. It’s a good time, there’s always a huge crowd and this match race has been good to John Force Racing,” Hight said. “Bader really does it up right, the entire day is a celebration and the finale with those fireworks? What a way to end it.
“Coming off the Western Swing last week and heading into Brainerd this week, it makes for a solid five weekends of being in the car and I think it’s a good thing,” Hight said. “We keep our momentum, get to test a little bit and keep our focus right before the NHRA Countdown to the Championship.”
Hight picked up the event trophy shortly after winning his milestone 50th NHRA Mello Yello career victory at Sonoma Raceway. The two-time NHRA world champion has led the NHRA points standings for the entire 2019 season while accumulating five victories in seven final rounds and eight No. 1 qualifiers.
Hight and Force, along with Top Fuel teammates Brittany Force and Austin Prock, continue the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season this weekend with the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minn.