Courtney Force races to landmark drag racing win
Courtney Force raced to the 100th victory by a female driver in NHRA history Sunday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kansas. In her second attempt to earn the landmark victory in two weeks, the 25-year-old Force outran Cruz Pedregon in the final round for her first Funny Car victory of the season and fourth of her career. Force, the No. 1 qualifier, finished in 4.148 seconds at 306.46 mph in a Ford Mustang. Force is one of 14 female winners in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, starting with Shirley Muldowney in Top Fuel in 1976. Force nearly accomplished the feat last weekend in Georgia, but she lost a close final-round race to her teammate Robert Hight.