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NHRA: Brittany Force wins in Top Fuel at Brainerd

August 21, 2016 08:54 PM

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Brittany Force raced to her third Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

The daughter of Funny Car great John Force, Force beat defending season champion Antron Brown with a 4.169-second pass at 180.21 mph. Brown had a 6.566 at 103.47.

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Brown's car rattled and lost traction early while Force's dragster backfired and released the parachutes just a little farther down track than Brown, allowing her to coast to the finish line in front.

Force raced to her first career victory in Gainesville, Florida, in March, and also won the Four-Wide Nationals in April in Concord, North Carolina.

Del Worsham won in Funny Car, Drew Skillman in Pro Stock, and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.


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