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Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Chicago, Ill.
(June 5-8)

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Robert Hight
Auto Club Ford Mustang

From No. 1 to No. 11, Hight seeks better spot

Chicago, Friday: Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight was in the No. 1 position at the end of the first session with a strong 4.850 run. That run was the only run quick enough to hold up from the first session and it had him sitting in the No. 11 qualifying slot going into the final day of qualifying. Last year Hight was unable to get into the top 16 and was forced to watch the race on Sunday from the side line.

In the second session Hight’s Ford Mustang made an uncharacteristic move to the right that had the 2005 Rookie of the Year and former JFR crewman scratching his head.

“That second run was just a strange, strange run. It was like the rear end came over. It just kept going that way (right) it went so amazingly fast out of the groove. There was something strange,” said Hight. “We checked the diameter of the tires and they were the same. Maybe one had more traction. I’m not talking a little outside it was out of control.”  

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