Hight wins at NHRA Summer Nationals

Hight wins at NHRA Summer Nationals

Published May. 22, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Robert Hight gave John Force Racing its 200th victory, beating teammate Mike Neff in the Funny Car final Sunday in the NHRA Summer Nationals.

Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Shane Gray (Pro Stock) also won.

Hight had a 4.284-second pass at 264.86 mph to edge Neff.

''I came to (the NHRA Summer Nationals) 16 years ago to be a part of John Force Racing and I thought then my dreams had come true. I didn't know what I was going to do, I didn't care,'' Hight said. ''To be part of history like this, 200 wins, this is now my dream come true. This is unbelievable.''


John Force has 132 victories for the team, Tony Pedregon 27, Hight 21, Gary Densham eight, Eric Medlen six, Ashley Force Hood four and Neff two.

Massey won at the expense of Bob Vandergriff, who extended his NHRA record of runner-up finishes without a win to 13. Massey finished in 3.914 seconds at 312.78 mph.

Gray won for the second time in his career with a 6.679-second pass at 206.95 mph.