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Robert Hight Takes Home Career Win #50!

Robert Hight continues to show the way in the Funny Car category after winning his 50th career NHRA event Sunday in Somona, California.  Check out all the race highlights below.

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Robert Hight became just the 13th driver to win 50 times on the NHRA pro tour, repeating as Funny Car Champion at the 31st annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

Entering race day as the number one qualifier, Hight earned a first-round bye, then eliminated Blake Alexander and Tommy Johnson Jr. en route to a final round matchup with Matt Hagan.  In his seventh final round of the season, Hight would earn his 50th career victory after a stout 3.973-second pass at 325.45 mph took out Hagan’s 4.030 at 316.60.

Sixteen-time Funny Car world champion John Force started eliminations with a round one win over Tim Wilkerson and second round win over Shawn Langdon before Force matched up against Matt Hagan in the semifinals.  Force’s day ended before the matchup as he couldn’t get his PEAK Camaro out of reverse to stage after the burnout.

In Top Fuel, Brittany Force defeated Mike Salinas in the opening round but smoked the tires against Clay Millican in the second round.  Teammate Austin Prock defeated Leah Pritchett in the opening round but hazed the tires against eventual race winner Billy Torrence in the second round.

The NHRA teams make their way to Kent, Washington August 2-4 for the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceway.

NASCAR CUP SERIES

Denny Hamlin lead a 1-2-3 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing Sunday at Pocono Raceway.  Hamlin won for the fifth time at the 2.5-mile triangular track over teammates Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr.  The victory was Hamlin’s third of the season and the 34th of his career.

William Byron finished fourth after starting 31st while Kyle Larson rounded out the top five.  Kyle Busch and Jimmy Johnson won stages one and two of the race.  PEAK’s Clint Bowyer finished 11th after restarting the race in 20th for the two-lap dash to the finish after the final caution.

The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is on Sunday, August 4th at Watkins Glen International in New York.

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen scored the team’s second double-points finish of the season, placing ninth and tenth, respectively, in Sunday’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheimring.  With the results, Haas F1 Team remained ninth in the constructors’ championship with 19 points, 12 behind eighth-place Racing Point and 19 ahead of 10th-place Williams.

Max Verstappen scored the victory in the German Grand Prix, the seventh of his career while Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line 7.333 seconds behind Verstappen for the runner-up spot.  Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso brought home the final podium position in third.

The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship resumes August 4th with the Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring in Budapest.

NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES

The next event on the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will be in Querétaro on August 4th.

DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES

The next event for the Clint Bowyer Racing Drivers is the North/South Shootout August 8-10 in Union, Kentucky.

eNASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE iRACING SERIES

Jimmy Mullis took the victory at Pocono Raceway Tuesday night, coming out on top in the second overtime race of season in the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series.

Mullis found himself third going into the two-lap shootout with Casey Kirwan and Ryan Luza.  On the restart, Mullis passed Kirwan to prevail by 0.655 seconds over Kirwan and Malik Ray.  Bobby Zalenski wound up fourth after leading 12 laps and Garrett Lowe rounded out the top five.

Ryna Luza’s sixth place finish gives him the points lead with two races remaining in the regular season.  Up next is Michigan International Speedway on Tuesday, August 6th.

Luke Jago

July 29, 2019

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