Robert Hight

Robert Hight

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Robert Hight is an American Race Car Driver. Robert Hight is an NHRA drag racer. He is a member of John Force Racing who won an NHRA championship in the year 2009, ranking first in points with 2,547.

Early life and Childhood

Robert Hight was born in California, USA, on August 20, 1969. He is 51 years old and is under the astrological sign, Leo. He holds American nationality follows the religion, Christianity.

The name and information regarding his parents are not available at the moment. Similarly, information regarding his other family members such as his siblings, cousins, grandparents, and any other members is also not available until now. He has kept his personal as well as his family life and background private and away from the limelight and the public. He also barely talks about his family in front of the camera and the media as well.

Regarding his educational background and qualification, he is a 1994 graduate of Boston University. He was able to earn a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Likewise, Hight is also a 2005 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Arts in East Asian National Security Affairs.

Professional Life

Robert Hight eventually joined a team after a number of years as a fan. He became a clutch specialist for John Force Racing in the year 1995. He also worked as a crew member until the year 2005, when he was a driver, teaming up along with John Force and Eric Medlen. Likewise, he finished fifth in points in his first season along with John Force Racing, totaling two victories, four final rounds, and a 28-21 record in 23 starts. He also finished second in points in his second season along with JFR, garnering three victories, six final rounds, and a 35-20 record in 23 starts.

Moreover, he entered his 13th season driving a Chevrolet Camaro, along with crew chief Mike Neff and co-crew chiefs Jon Schaffer and Jason McCulloch. He began the season driving the California Highway Patrol car, reminiscent of a CHP car, at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. He started with the third race of the season, the NHRA Gatornationals. He reunited along with crew chief Jimmy Prock, with whom he had won the 2009 championship. In the beginning, it was a slow start but eventually, the team came together and earned its first No. 1 in June at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., at the New England Nationals.

He even earned the team’s first victory at the Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado. This followed up two weeks later with a win in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington. And, with strong qualifying performances and solid races, the team crept into the top five, as well as eventually as high as second before the regular season ended at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.

More About Career

Moreover, he starred with record-breaking performances, which included setting the NHRA’s fastest speed ever – 339.87 mph at Sonoma Raceway in California in July. It is the first 3.7-second performance in a Funny Car – 3.793 seconds at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota, USA. And, at the end of the season, he had seven of the top 10 speeds ever run in Funny Cars – all set in the year 2017.

He began strong, recording a victory in the open in the Countdown to the Championship, the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.. After a seesaw battle along with defending champion Ron Capps over the next four races, it was a win in the AAA Texas Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, USA. And, a semifinals appearance in the next to last round in Las Vegas, Nev., helped Hight jump into the points lead. He was able to enter the final race, the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, which paid points-and-a-half.

Furthermore, he was able to clinch the title after winning his first-round matchup. He was able to increase his lead to 98 points by finishing runner-up in the event. Overall, he tied his career-best of finals in a season seven and low ETs (10) and earned career-bests in elimination-round victories (45) and top event speeds (13). He was able to earn four victories, the most he had earned since the year 2014 when he scored five wins. Moreover, he is an avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan. He was also a star in trap shooting and was close to pursuing the chance to compete on the U.S. Olympic team in that sport.

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Caption: Robert Hight winning the race (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Robert Hight is married to Adria. They tied the knot in the year 1999 and are together since then. They couple also has a daughter whose name is Autumn Danielle. He has shared pictures of his wife as well as his daughter on her social accounts. Their small family is very happy together and is living their lives to the fullest. However, nothing much about their marital as well as their family is known to the public.

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Caption: Robert Hight along with his daughter, Autumn Danielle (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Robert Hight has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and his weight is 60 Kg. Likewise, his other body measurements like his chest size, waist size, as well as hip size, are 38-32-35 inches respectively. Moreover, he has blonde hair and blue eyes. And he wears a cap most of the time.

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Caption: Robert Hight posing for a picture (Source: Instagram)

Social Media and Net Worth

Robert Hight is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He owns his Instagram account under the name “roberthight7000”. He has shared 186 posts until now on his Instagram page. Likewise, he has 23K followers on his Instagram account. Moreover, his Twitter account is under the name “roberthight7000” and has shared 1628 tweets to date. He has 19K followers on Twitter.

According to dreshare, he has a $20 million net worth and his main income source is his career as a race car driver.