Hight’s Weld Racing wheel equipped Mustang held off Johnny Gray in the final round with a 4.14, 307.79 to Gray’s 4.16, 301.81.
“It’s not getting any easier, “ Hight said. “If you let your guard down any little bit, you are going to get beat. I had close side-by-side races in every round. In the final, Johnny Gray stepped up and made his best run of the weekend. There are no easy ones. Jim Head was right there in the first round. It makes it feel better when you can get a win like this. In this day and age in this competition, it’s awesome. We’ve got to keep it going. This was the 199th career victory for John Force Racing, and it would be great to get the 200th at Charlotte.”
Hight’s victory, his second of the season, was the fifth in a row for the Force team including two wins to close the 2010 season by Force and last month’s Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals victory by Mike Neff. Hight, who also won the season-opening Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline, moved into the series lead with the win, his second at this event and 20th of his career.