NorCal Driver Highlights at the NHRA Gatornationals

Here are the race results for Northern California Drivers competing in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series during the month of March.

The Tire Kingdom Gatornationals

Last Race: March 8-11, the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by in Gainsville, Florida.

Upcoming Race: March 30 – April 1, the 13th annual NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Top Fuel

Ron August Jr. from Pleasanton, CA has not raced yet.

Steve Faria from Tulare, CA. Steve did not race in the Gatornationals and is currently in 17th place in the 2012 points standings.

Mike Salinas from San Jose, CA has not raced yet.

Hillary Will from Fortuna, CA qualified in the 9th spot with a 3.847 at 312.50 mph. Hillary was eliminated in the first round on Sunday by Spencer Massey and is in 16th place in the points.

Robert Hight from Alturas, CA
Robert Hight from Alturas, Funny Car Champion at the 2012 Arizona Nationals

Funny Car

Robert Hight from Alturas, CA qualified in the 3rd spot with a run of 4.057 at 313.66 mph. He then defeated Blake Alexander, Ron Capps, Jack Beckman and finally Johnny Gray. It was Robert’s second victory of the season, the 25th of his career, and his first win ever at the historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

“I’ve won Indy, and I’ve won races at home in Pomona, but next to Indy, our biggest event, this is where you want to win,” said Hight, who moved to second in the points standings and now trails series leader Mike Neff by seven. “You don’t want to retire and not have a Gatornationals win. That’s two in a row, that’s huge and a great way to start the season.” Robert is now in 2nd place in the 2012 Points Standings.

Jeff Diehl from Monterey did not race, and is in 21st place in the points.

Brian Thiel from Pleasant Grove has not raced yet.

Pro Stock

Ben Watson from Sonora, CA has not raced yet.

Pro Stock Motorcycle

Karen Stoffer from Minden, Nevada qualified 7th with a run of 6.894 at 192.58 mph. Karen lost in the 2nd round on Sunday to Hector Arana Jr., and is now in 7th place in the season’s points standings.

Katie Sullivan from Corning, CA, was in an accident during testing for the Gatornationals and destroyed her bike.

Charles Sullivan from Corning, CA failed to qualify but ran a 7.302 at 179.49 mph.

Matt Guidera from Loomis, CA, has not raced yet.

Top Alcohol Funny Car

Bret Williamson from Campbell, CA did not race is now tied for 20th in the points standings.

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