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Hight injured in Sunday’s explosion

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

AAA’s “Don’t Text and Drive” Funny Car pilot Robert Hight updated his condition on Wednesday on his Facebook page. This was the first update on his condition since Sunday when the team said he was going to be released on Sunday night.

Apparently, he was indeed released from the hospital on Sunday. However, John Force Racing did not say anything about an injured arm or shoulder. 

In the Facebook photo, he had his arm in a sling. 

Hight defeated Tim Wilkerson on Sunday to win the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. The Yorba Linda, California native went 4.036 at 276.29 mph in the left lane to defeat the Springfield, Illinois native, who went 4.413 at 201.91.

On the pass in question, Hight lost two cylinders and exploded his body around the 800-foot mark. The body of his Funny Car flew off of his car following the explosion and it went flying into the stands.

AAA "Don't Text and Drive" Funny Car pilot Robert Hight racing on Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals
Robert Hight racing on Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA midwest Nationals(Photo by the NHRA)

The AAA driver, who was supposed to drive the “Don’t Text and Drive” Funny Car for the first four races of the Countdown to the Championship, has just a 30-points lead over DHL Funny Car pilot J.R. Todd. Hight has 2,270 points, while Todd, who won the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. to kick off the Countdown to the Championship, has 2,240 points.

Hight will now have a week off before the series continues next weekend at the AAA NHRA Texas Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. He is expected to be back in the car to defend his points lead beginning on Friday, October 5th. 


		
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