Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals
Hight misses championship
“I think lane choice hurt us. NHRA does a great job in preparing the lanes so they are equal but the right lane I think was a little slipperier. Right from the get go when I hit the gas it felt like I was on ice and from then on I was having to drive it. Then it gets the tires too hot and it smokes the tires. I didn’t see Tony so I pedaled it real quick. I think mine must have smoked first and he had a little more momentum. He is a great driver. He did what he needed to do for his brother and for those guys to win two championships over there in a row we have to tip our hats to them,” said Hight.
Hight, a true John Force racing disciple, will rededicate himself to improving for the 2009 Full Throttle season. He knows that becoming a champion is a 24/7 commitment.
“To be competitive you have to live it like John Force has. It is so all consuming. You have to wake up every day thinking about how you can win, what you can do to make your car better, and what you can do to make yourself better. You get down to the last race and your hopes are so high. I can’t wait to start again to get back out here and try to get on top again. That is our goal to win a championship and get John Force Racing back on top. We know we can do it. We just have to work harder. I think this winter will be a little better. We aren’t having to redesign cars completely for safety like we did last year,” added Hight.
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