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Force leads the Funny Car field after third qualifying session in Virginia

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

North Dinwiddie, Va. – Advance Auto Parts Funny Car pilot Courtney Force is the provisional No. 1 qualifier following her third qualifying pass on Saturday at the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. The Yorba Linda, California native went 3.983 at 323.35 mph.

Force will hope that her numbers will hope up at the end of the day. She is attempting to get her sixth No. 1 qualifier of the season.

Advance Auto Parts Funny Car pilot Courtney Force racing earlier this season

Courtney Force racing early this season (Photo by the NHRA)

Her John Force Racing teammate, Auto Club sponsored Robert Hight, who also resides in Yorba Linda, California, is the No. 2 provisional qualifier. He went 4.039 at 318.39 mph.

Don Schumacher Racing’s NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Ron Capps is the provisional No. 3 qualifier. The Carlsbad, California native went 4.039 at 318.02 mph.

Kalitta Motorsports’ DHL sponsored J.R. Todd is the provisional No. 4 qualifier. The Indianapolis, Indiana native went 4.042 at 310.55 mph.

Head Inc.’s Jonnie Lindberg is the provisional No. 5 qualifier. The Brownsburg, Indiana native went 4.057 at 310.98 mph.

Presently, there are two Funny Car drivers, who are not qualified. These two drivers will have one more session, as they attempt to make the show on Sunday.

Phil Burkhart Jr., the Yorkville, New York native, went 5.009 at 159.89 mph. He’s presently in the 17th position.

Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc.’s Tim Wilkerson is presently the No. 18 qualifier. The Springfield, Illinois native had the worst pass with a 6.347 at 112.09 mph so far.


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