Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sisters Courtney, Brittany Force top qualifying

Sisters Courtney and Brittany Force top qualifying in NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 26, 2014 at 12:46 a.m.

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Sisters Courtney and Brittany Force topped qualifying Friday night after the first two sessions in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

Courtney Force led the Funny Car field with a 4.045-second pass at 319.22 mph in a Ford Mustang, and Brittany Force took the Top Fuel lead with a 3.762 at 325.53.

The daughters of Funny Car star John Force, they each qualified No. 1 in Topeka, Kansas, this year for a first for sisters. Courtney Force went on to win at Topeka for the 100th female victory in NHRA history, and won again last month in New Hampshire.

“It’s always a good day for me if I’m paired up next to my dad and I can turn on a win light,” Courtney Force said. “I don’t care if it’s Q1 or the final round, it just makes my day right there.”

Jason Line topped the Pro Stock lineup, and John Hall led in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Line had a 6.550 at 210.93 in a Chevy Camaro. He has two career victories at Sonoma.

Hall ran a 6.951 at 191.54 on a Buell.

Updated on Sept. 22, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.

Updated on Sept. 21, 2014 at 10:44 p.m.
 In this photo provided by NHRA, Tony Schumacher drives to victory in Top Fuel at the delayed Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. Schumacher earned his 75th career victory when he defeated Khalid alBalooshi in the final round of the race that was originally started one week ago at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/NHRA, Randy Anderson)
Updated on Sept. 21, 2014 at 6:51 p.m.
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