Brittany Force takes No. 1 spot at NHRA Southern Nationals

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Brittany Force took the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday in the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Force raced to her third No. 1 qualifier of the season and 13th of her career with her Friday pass of 3.720 seconds at 319.52 mph.

“I’m feeling good and we’re exactly where we want to be going into raceday,” Force said. “We have three No. 1 qualifiers this season and that’s awesome, but we want more and we want more wins. We want it all. All of my family has won here, so we’re hoping for a win.”

Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field, and Eddie Krawiec was the fastest in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Points leader Hight picked up his fifth No. 1 qualifier of the year and 65th overall with a 3.920 at 328.54 on Saturday in a Chevrolet Camaro. Krawiec ran a 6.851 at 196.90.


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