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Force claims 11th No. 1 qualifier at The Grove

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Mohnton, Pa. — Advance Auto Parts Funny Car pilot Courtney Force is the No. 1 qualifier on Saturday afternoon at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. This is her 11th No. 1 qualifier of the season.

However, it is her first No. 1 qualifier since the Toyota Sonoma Nationals back in July. Force, the Yorba Linda, California native, went 3.907 at 323.27 mph on Friday night to claim the top spot.

Advance Auto Parts Funny Car pilot Courtney Force is the No. 1 qualifier at Maple Grove Raceway

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

Levi, Ray, and Shoup Inc. Funny Car pilot Tim Wilkerson is the No. 2 qualifier. The Springfield, Illinois native went 3.912 at 324.20 mph.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Funny Car pilot Tommy Johnson Jr. is the No. 3 qualifier. The Avon, Indiana native went 3.921 at 324.90 mph.

Infinite Hero Foundation Funny Car pilot Jack Beckman is the No. 4 qualifier. The Norco, California native went 3.939 at 328.22 mph.

NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car pilot Ron Capps is the No. 5 qualifier. The Carlsbad, California native went 3.942 at 321.19 mph.

The final three cars in the Top 5 are Don Schumacher Racing. Force represents John Force Racing, while Wilkerson represents Tim Wilkerson Racing.

First Round of Eliminations:

  1. Courtney Force vs. 16. Mike Smith
  2. Tim Wilkerson vs. 15. Terry Haddock
  3. Tommy Johnson Jr. vs. 14. Jim Campbell
  4. Jack Beckman vs. 13. Cruz Pedregon
  5. Ron Capps vs. 12. Jonnie Lindberg
  6. Shawn Langdon vs. 11. Robert Hight
  7. John Force vs. 10. Matt Hagan
  8. J.R. Todd vs. 9. Bob Tasca III
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