Robert Hight Wins in Las Vegas!
The NASCAR teams were in Martinsville this weekend for the last short track race of the season and Robert Hight took the Funny Car win at the NHRA event in Las Vegas at the second to last race of the 2015 season. Check out how your favorite team did last weekend below.
Robert Hight raced to his second win of 2015 at the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The number three qualifier dispatched Gary Densham, Del Worsham, Ron Capps and Tommy Johnson Jr. on the way to his 36th career Funny Car win. Hight’s winning elapsed time of 3.955 seconds was the second quickest run of the day and his third three second run of race day.
The win moves the former crewman turned Funny Car driver into sole possession of 4th place on the all-time Funny Car win list. He only trails John Force (143), Ron Capps (44), and Tony Pedregon (43) on the list. The win also moves Hight up to the sixth spot in the Mello Yello point standings.
John Force in the EiKO Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car and Brittany Force were both upset in the first round of competition. Courtney Force advanced to the second round coming up short against Chad Head.
The NHRA teams end the season in Pomona, California November 13-15.
Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag 0.355 seconds ahead of Jamie McMurray in Sunday’s 500-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five.
David Ragan finished 25th in Martinsville after starting 28th and slowly worked his way to the front of the field, climbing to 12th at the halfway mark. Ragan used long green flag runs to claim fourth with 65 laps remaining. However, wall contact, then a spin, plus a flat tire dropped Ragan off the lead lap in the closing stages and left him with a 25th-place finish.
Clint Bowyer finished 43rd after starting 17th and raced near the front of the field when a hard crash ended his race on lap 185. MWR teammate David Ragan and Kyle Larsen were racing behind Bowyer when they made contact, sending Larson into Bowyer who spun backward into the wall. The heavy damage kept Bowyer from continuing.
The NASCAR teams return to action Sunday, November 8 at Texas Motor Speedway.