April 01, 2012

Robert Hight raced to his third straight Funny Car victory Sunday, beating Bob Tasca III in the final in he SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.

Hight earned his 26th career victory with a final run of 4.154 seconds at 312.93 mph in his Ford Mustang. Tasca trailed in 4.213 at 292.14, also in a Mustang.

"This class and the parity has never been this close," Hight said. "It is exciting, and it makes winning three in a row all the more special. It is harder to start a streak than keep it going. It is not that easy to win out here. Most of the time when you lose out here, you beat yourself. There are no underdogs."

Spencer Massey won the Top Fuel competition and Allen Johnson topped the Pro Stock field at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Massey edged teammate Antron Brown at the finish line for his second victory of the season and the eighth of his career. Massey had a 3.830-second run at 323.89.

In Pro Stock, Johnson claimed his first win of the season and 10th of his career, outrunning Vincent Nobile in the final round. In a battle of Dodge Avengers, Johnson pulled away with a 6.648 at 207.30.

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