CONCORD, NC (April 14, 2012) --- When Robert Hight and his Auto Club of Southern California Ford Mustang posted the quickest Funny Car elapsed time in qualifying, 4.074 seconds as well as top speed of the weekend at 317.19 mph, they not only grabbed the No. 1 qualifying position, they won Dee Collins of Apex, N.C. a new front loading washer and dryer compliments of BrandSource and the “Win with Force” promotion. This makes for Hight’s third no. 1 qualifying effort this season, his second in a row.
“We were a little slow out there in the last session, but Jimmy will fix it for tomorrow. We definitely have to get on the other side of it and make the thing faster. If we can do that I have a really good feeling that this Auto Club Ford Mustang could be low ET every round just like it was in the first run today.
So far this season JFR has given away three sets of washer and dryer and four 55” flat screen TVs. Hight would like to make it five races with free TVs for fans but before today he was not thinking about Sunday.
“I haven’t looked at the weather for tomorrow. I was so nervous today to just get today done and get in the show. I didn’t even look forward until tomorrow until we were in. Whatever it is, it is. We have run well in all kinds of conditions and I really, really believe he (Jimmy Prock, Crew Chief) has such a good handle on this thing that really when we get on the other side of this thing it is only three rounds which is a lot easier than four rounds. I am looking forward to tomorrow. You get second chances first and second round,” added Hight.
At each NHRA national event when a JFR team qualifies No. 1 a lucky fan that has signed up at the JFR Win with Force display located in Nitro Alley will be eligible to win the BrandSource No. 1 Qualifier Award, a front loading washer and dryer set. If a JFR driver wins the event a different fan will win the 55” flat screen TV Winner’s Circle Award from BrandSource. At the end of the season a grand prize winner of the “Win with Force” Sweepstakes will be awarded a 2013 Ford Fiesta.
The “Win with Force” promotion began in 2006 and has grown each season. In 2011 a total of 11 flat screen televisions were given away to lucky fans and seven sets of washers and dryers were awarded.
Fans can sign up to win at the John Force Racing interactive midway display. This 53-foot trailer will be in the Nitro Alley area of every NHRA Full Throttle Series national event in 2012. The “Win with Force” promotion now includes JFR team partners Castrol, BrandSource, Ford, AAA Auto Club of Southern California, Mac Tools, and Pleasant Holidays all joining together to create an incredible promotion for the fans.
Fans can sign up to win exciting prizes at NHRA events, www.brandsource.com and www.castrolforce.com as well as at thousands of BrandSource stores across the country.