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Robert Hight earns 3rd Funny Car victory in a row

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm •  Published: May 19, 2014

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car victory in a row and fourth overall this season on Monday at the rain-delayed NHRA Southern Nationals.

Hight, the 2009 Funny Car world champion, defeated John Force Racing teammate Courtney Force in a thrilling final at Atlanta Dragway with a performance of 4.049 seconds at 315.05 mph in his Ford Mustang.

Force, who was trying to earn the 100th victory for women in NHRA history, trailed in her Mustang with a 4.117 at 316.01. It was the sixth final-round appearance in a row for Hight, who extended the John Force Racing team's consecutive final round streak to 14 races.