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Robert Hight wins NHRA Four-Wide Nationals



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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Robert Hight became the first two-time Funny Car winner in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday, beating John Force, Alexis DeJoria and Tim Wilkerson in the final.

Antron Brown won the Top Fuel division, Jimmy Alund topped the Pro Stock field to become the first European winner in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and Andrew Hines won in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the event that features racing in four lanes instead of the traditional two.

Hight, also the 2012 Four-Wide winner and the Charlotte winner last fall, had a winning pass of 4.074 seconds at 311.34 mph in his John Force Racing Ford Mustang. Hight also won this season in the Gatornationals and extended his lead to 53 points over Force.

Brown won with a 3.800 at 317.42, beating Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd and Doug Kalitta.

Alund, from Sweden, won in his first final appearance.

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