By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: July 26th, 2014 at 1:56 am EST
For the first time since Heartland Park Topeka, Brittany Force has joined her sister Courtney Force as No. 1 qualifiers. In May, the duo made history, as the first sisters to ever be No. 1 qualifiers at an NHRA race.
This time around, there is no history to go with the mark. Yet, Brittany went 3.762 seconds at 325.53 mph to give her Castrol Edge the provisional top spot.
The pilot of the first Top Fuel dragster in the history of John Force Racing is looking to keep the top spot with two sessions left at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Saturday. Already this season, she has qualified first three times.
“It’s really exciting to go number one especially with Courtney next to me again,” Force added. “I love coming out to Sonoma. It’s one of my favorite tracks to race on.”
Following Force, points leader Doug Kalitta currently sits at second with a 3.971 second at 324.20 run in his MacTools dragster. Tony Schumacher, who is a seven-time Top Fuel Champion, is in third with a 3.793 run at 323.43 mph.
Antron Brown is fourth with a 3.796 at 319.60 run, while rookie Richie Crampton is fifth with a 3.799 at 324.05 run. Bob Vandergriff Jr., who is expected to retire after this season, is sixth with a 3.896 at 319.60 pass, while Khalid alBalooshi is seventh with a 3.828 at 316.52 pass.
J.R. Todd, who won his first race last week in Denver in years, is eighth after going 3.836 at 316.82. Billy Torrence and Shawn Langdon, who won the Top Fuel championship last year, is in 10th place.