Courtney Force tops Funny Car qualifying

CORCORD, N.C. (AP) Courtney Force top Funny Car qualifying Saturday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

Force moved from the 16th spot to first with the quickest Funny Car run of the weekend at the controls of her 10,000-horsepower Chevy Camaro SS. She covered the distance in 4.011 seconds at 312.35 mph to take her second No. 1 of the season and ninth of her career.

Friday's racing was canceled because of rain and NHRA pro teams had only two runs to qualify for Sunday's eliminations. She will race Chad Head, Dale Creasy Jr. and Del Worsham in the first round.

J.R. Todd led the Top Fuel field, Chris McGaha was the fastest in Pro Stock, and Hector Arana Jr. topped the Pro Stock Motorcycle competition in the unique event that features racing a in a four-lane configuration.

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