By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Autumn Hight has been seen on NHRA programming and has even helped her father’s team out. She is the daughter of two-time NHRA Funny Car Champion Robert Hight.
Hight, the driver of the AAA of Southern California Funny Car, goes 300-plus mph in his car when he is on the 24-race NHRA tour. On his off weekend, he helped his daughter to her first race win, as she goes way less than that at her 8.15 dialed-in number. A Jr. Dragster could go as fast as 85 mph in 7.90 seconds during an eighth-mile.
Autumn won her first Jr. Dragster race on Saturday at Barona Dragstrip in Lakeside, California. The Jr. Dragster League is for racers from ages 5-17. In addition, the Jr. Dragster League celebrated its 25-year anniversary in 2017.
Many of her famous family were there to celebrate with her.
Besides her father, Danny Hood, the crew chief for the Advance Auto Parts Funny Car driven by Courtney Force, along with his wife and former Funny Car driver Ashley Force-Hood was also there, along with their two children. In addition to Hood and Force-Hood, living legend John Force was also there.
Courtney Force was not there, as she is in Indianapolis with her husband, Graham Rahal, as he prepares for the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday.
The NHRA circuit, after this weekend, will go four weekends in a row. First, they will start at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Elwood, Ill from May 31-June 3. Then, the series will move to the Virginia NHRA Nationals in North Dinwiddie, Virginia from June 8-10, then moving to the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Nationals from June 15-17 in Bristol, Tenn.
The series will then close out their four-race stretch from June 21-24 at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.