NHRA Driver Takes His Best Shot in Memphis On and Off the Track

The Ground pounding Excitement of the National Hot Rod Association is set to make it's 20th annual run here in Memphis this weekend..

All the top drivers of the NHRA will put their 7-thousand Horsepower Thunder Machines on the quarter-mile drag strip at the Memphis MotorSports Park...including Funny Car Points leader Robert Hight in the Auto Club Ford Mustang..

Hight has qualified first or second in 10 of the 18 races so far this season...but he's also first in something off the track...

Trap Shooting!

Hight is here ahead of schedule to take a few shots at the Memphis Sports Shooting Association in Arlington..

A State High School Champ in California, Hight Actually had the chance to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team, but Fast Cars got in the way...and he hasn't shot competitively since.

Hight says, he readily traded the Gun Barrell for the Gear Shift.

"Back then I had the dream of driving even though I was a good shooter. I made the right choice because you can't do both. You've got to focus 100% in shooting, and racing's the same way."

Action News 5's own Carrie Anderson tries her hand at Trap Shooting..

I'll tell you this, don't make her mad and try to run...

Find out how she does this Sunday on Action News 5 at 10pm.

The NHRA O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals are Friday through Sunday at the Memphis MotorSports Park.