John Force wins Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — John Force raced to his second consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday, beating Ron Capps in the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
The 67-year-old Force pushed his record Funny Car victory total to 145. He powered his Chevy Camaro to a 3.948-second run at 324.59 mph, while Capps had a 3.960 at 320.13.
Force started the three-event Western Swing with a victory last week in Colorado.
''We won Denver and that got me motivated,'' Force said. ''My daughter (Courtney Force) and Robert (Hight) were outrunning me in Denver, but we got the win. We knew it was going to be a different animal here. We got down here and I was amazed.''
J.R. Todd won in Top Fuel, Greg Anderson in Pro Stock, and LE Tonglet in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Todd won for the first time in nearly a year, beating Richie Crampton in the final with a 3.745 at 324.83. Todd has nine career victories.
Anderson raced to his seventh victory of the year at 85th overall, topping KB Racing teammate Bo Butner with a 6.580 at 210.54. Tonglet won for the first time since 2011, edging Andrew Hines in the final with a 6.813 at 196.73.