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NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series: Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Review

Photo Credit: Richard H Shute/Auto Imagery Inc./Stellantis


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It could be said it was a forceful Sunday at the Heartland Motorsports Park drag strip located in Topeka, Kansas. The Menards NHRA National Presented by PetArmor for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series featured two members of the three prominent categories participating in the weekend with victory in the finals.


In Funny Car, 72-year-old drag racing great John Force captured his 154th career final round victory as his Peak Performance Chevrolet Camaro SS beat J.R. Todd’s DHL Toyota machine. Despite Todd’s superior 0.058 reaction time, Force assembled a stronger run with a 4.015-second ET compared to a 4.453 ET. At the top of the NHRA Funny Car points standings, Force briefly celebrated his win before turning his attention back to track as his daughter lined up in Top Fuel in a final round match with Clay Millican. The fastest in qualifying, Brittany Force defeated Steve Torrance in the semi-finals with her Monster Energy-sponsored vehicle. Launching off the start line with a reaction time of 0.076 reaction time, Force dominated in the final round appearance with a 3.783 ET that included a 324.75-mile per hour recorded speed. The win by Brittany Force is her first of the 2021 season and first since the 2019 Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.


The battle for top honours in Pro Stock cars featured a match between Kyle Koretsky and Dallas Glenn. Koretsky progressed into the finals by a super-narrow semi-round victory over Erica Enders as his better reaction time was just enough to fend off a 6.648-second charge from red Melling Performance Chevrolet Camaro. In the final round, the rookie Glenn perfectly timed his jump with the drag racing Christmas tree lights (with a time of 0.000 seconds) storming to his second career Pro Stock win.


The Camping World Drag Racing Series' Top Fuel and Funny Car category will be back in action between August 20 and 22 as part of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

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