The New England Nationals are this weekend at New England Dragway in Epping and I had the pleasure of speaking to the man whose Funny Car run is the fastest ever recorded at that track, Robert Hight. We talked a little baseball too!

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Hey, I was looking at the weather forecast for this weekend. If we get the conditions that are in the forecast, that 3.82 track record could be in jeopardy.


There's going to be some great runs, it's one of the very best surfaces we'll be on all summer long.


- Robert Hight - NHRA Driver And NE Dragway Record Holder

I've said it countless times since I first attended The New England Nationals back in 2015, these NHRA drivers are the most down to earth and approachable elite athletes on the planet.

Perhaps to prove this point even further, I love the story Robert tells about having to 'pay the forfeit' of wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey due to The Sox beating his beloved Dodgers in the 2018 World Series.

The bet was made with Brian Lohnes, a well known NHRA Fox Sports TV Broadcaster who worked at New England Dragway for years. Lohnes is a Massachusetts native and die hard Sox fan.

It'll be interesting to see if this bet is payed off this weekend and both of them simultaneously wear the uniform of baseball teams that they despise.

Between the prediction of multiple track records falling along with the triumphant return of a full event schedule this weekend? It will be an unforgettable New England Nationals without a doubt!

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