Brittany Force breaks NHRA na­tional Top Fuel time record

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Brittany Force broke the NHRA na­tional Top Fuel time record Saturday in qual­i­fy­ing for the Mopar Ex­press Lane NHRA Na­tional in Mohn­ton, Pa.

Force had a 3.623sec­ond pass at 331.61 mph at Maple Grove Race­way in the first race of the NHRA Count­down to the Cham­pi­onship play­offs.

Ron Capps topped Funny Car qual­i­fy­ing, Erica En­ders was the fastest in Pro Stock, and An­gelle Sam­pey led the Pro Stock Mo­tor­cy­cle field, mark­ing the first time three women have been No. 1 qual­i­fiers in an event in the four pro­fes­sional di­vi­sions.

“That run was just out­stand­ing,” Force said. “I knew be­fore I even got into the car. In the stag­ing lanes (crew chief, David) Grub­nic jumped in the tow car with me and had a con­ver­sa­tion with me about what the plan was. What we were going to do and how we were going to set a record. He told me to hang on and get the car down there. That sur­prised me. I didn’t think a .62. I didn’t ask him for a num­ber but he said if we get down there, it’ll be an awesome run and we’d break some records.”

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