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NHRA Wrap-Up: John & Brittany Force Take Home Historic Wins at Menard’s NHRA Nationals

Under a watercolor sunset, Funny Car drivers Tim Wilkerson and Alexis DeJoria face off in the first round of qualifying last Friday night. DeJoria took the round with a 3.894-second, 329.67 mph run. (Image/Auto Imagery)

From qualifying under a picturesque sky Friday evening to a historic family win on Sunday afternoon, there was a lot to like as the NHRA rumbled into Topeka, Kansas and Heartland Motorsports Park for the Menard’s NHRA Nationals last weekend. Want to see how things shook out? Get the scoop in this week’s NHRA Wrap-Up.

2021 Menard’s NHRA Pro Stock Results

Pro Stock driver Dallas Glenn put another line item on his application for NHRA Rookie of the Year honors by taking an impressive win against fellow KB Racing teammate Kyle Koretsky. Glenn cut a jaw dropping 0.000 RT at the start, on his way to an impressive 6.681-second at 205.01 mph run. Koretsky actually made a faster pass (6.651 at 206.13), but couldn’t dig out of the hole made by Glenn’s perfect light.

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2021 Menard’s NHRA Top Fuel Results

With a 3.783 second, 324.75 mph run, Brittany Force powered past Clay Millican’s 3.830 at 288.58 to lift the Wally this weekend. It was Force’s first Top Fuel win on the season and, while any NHRA win is special, this one was significantly more special-er because…

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2021 Menard’s NHRA Funny Car Results

…her dad, John Force, also took home a win this weekend, marking the first time a father and child have won on the same day together in NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series history. In the case of the elder Force, his 4.019 second, 321.04 mph pass was enough to best a tire-shaking 4.453 second, 199.29 mph effort from J.R. Todd. As a bonus, the victory moved John Force into the Funny Car championship points lead for the first time in almost a decade.

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The Next Race in the NHRA Championship is the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota, August 18 – 22.

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2021 NHRA Championship Points Standings Through Race 10

Pro Stock

  1. Greg Anderson, 895
  2. Aaron Stanfield, 741
  3. Erica Enders, 725
  4. Dallas Glenn, 639
  5. Matt Hartford, 622
  6. Kyle Koretsky, 618
  7. Troy Coughlin Jr., 574
  8. Mason McGaha, 550
  9. Deric Kramer, 518
  10. Chris McGaha, 409

Top Fuel

  1. Steve Torrence, 1090
  2. Brittany Force, 748
  3. Antron Brown, 736
  4. Leah Pruett, 611
  5. Shawn Langdon, 587
  6. Mike Salinas, 571
  7. Justin Ashley, 523
  8. Billy Torrence, 510
  9. Clay Millican, 482
  10. Doug Kalitta, 471

Funny Car

  1. John Force, 816
  2. Ron Capps, 787
  3. J.R. Todd, 778
  4. Bob Tasca III, 766
  5. Matt Hagan, 748
    Robert Hight, 748
  6. Alexis DeJoria, 691
  7. Cruz Pedregon, 610
  8. Tim Wilkerson, 574
  9. Blake Alexander, 417

Pro Stock Motorcycle

  1. Matt Smith, 813
  2. Steve Johnson, 551
  3. Scotty Pollacheck, 491
  4. Angelle Sampey, 443
  5. Ryan Oehler, 441
  6. Angie Smith, 429
  7. Karen Stoffer, 428
  8. Eddie Krawiec, 409
  9. Joey Gladstone, 389
  10. Andrew Hines. 381
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