Crampton, J. Force, Enders-Stevens and Savoie Top Leaderboard After Friday Qualifying at
Fri, 31 Oct 2014, 23:21 PM ~ Courtesy of NHRA Communications
In the thick of the battle to earn another NHRA Funny Car world championship, John Force raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a 4.039 second pass at 318.54 mph to top the field, completing the pass alongside championship rival Matt Hagan, who entered this event with a 36-point lead over the 16-time champ. Jack Beckman, whose car is now tuned by former Force crew chief Jimmy Prock, was the top qualifier until Force`s run knocked him off.