• C. Force continues dominance in Funny Car by securing her third victory of the season
• Millican locks-in his second career Top Fuel win
• Kramer clinches his first national event victory in Pro Stock
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Courtney Force captured her first career back-to-back Funny Car victories Monday afternoon at the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park. The event was postponed until Monday after weather delayed the track activity until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, which allowed for only two rounds of eliminations for Top Fuel and Funny Car, and one round for Pro Stock.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) were also victorious in their respective categories at the eighth of 24 events on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. All three drivers were the No. 1 qualifiers at the event.
"Coming off a back-to-back win is just insane," Force stated. "I got on the radio and told my guys that they're unbelievable and that it's so much fun to drive this race car. Coming out to a track where the conditions have changed a lot, I have to give credit to my crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Dan Hood."
Force defeated Richard Townsend, Matt Hagan and J.R. Todd before entering her third final round this season. Hight drove past Cruz Pedregon, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Shawn Langdon before entering his fourth career final round at Heartland Motorsports Park.
"The car has been really good," Millican said. "Pretty much didn't matter what I did because that car was going to win today. It's just awesome with all of the work [crew chief] David Grubnic has put in. He found some consistency which is what I've been saying all along."
Millican defeated Terry Totten, Doug Kalitta and eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher prior to entering his first final round of the season. McMillen raced past Mike Salinas, Billy Torrence and Steve Torrence before entering his fifth career final round.
"I've been working a long time for this," Kramer stated. "The first win leaves me a little speechless but I'm already looking for the next one. Always great as a driver to do your part and I've certainly been doing that all weekend."
Kramer faced Will Hatcher, Matt Hartford and Jason Line to enter his second final round of his career. Enders took down Mark Hogan, Tanner Gray and Greg Anderson before her third final round this season.
The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues May 31st - June 3rd at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Monday's final results from the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park. The race is the eighth of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series-
Top Fuel -- Clay Millican, 3.727 seconds, 332.59 mph def. Terry McMillen, 6.169 seconds, 104.47 mph.
Funny Car -- Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.928, 329.83 def. Robert Hight, Camaro, 4.087, 265.90.
Pro Stock -- Deric Kramer, Chevy Camaro, 6.615, 209.36 def. Erica Enders, Camaro, 7.409, 143.58.
Pro Modified -- Rickie Smith, Chevy Camaro, 6.262, 233.52 def. Chad Green, Camaro, 8.805, 107.70.
Top Alcohol Dragster -- Shawn Cowie, 5.235, 275.62 def. Monroe Guest, 5.273, 272.83.
Top Alcohol Funny Car -- Shane Westerfield, Chevy Camaro, 5.508, 268.87 def. Doug Gordon, Camaro, 5.838, 261.17.
Super Stock -- Michael Mans, Pontiac Firebird, 8.668, 154.83 def. Gary Stinnett, Chevy Camaro, Broke - No Show.
Stock Eliminator -- Tyler Wudarczyk, Pontiac Firebird, 10.869, 99.71 def. Marion Stephenson, Chevy Camaro, Foul - Red Light.
Super Comp -- Danielle Jaramillo-Miller, Dragster, 8.920, 150.51 def. Don Nichols, Dragster, 8.897, 168.85.
Super Gas -- Kevin Theobald, Viper, 9.927, 155.81 def. Bob Fuller, Chevy Corvette, 9.956, 158.22.
Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com -- Phil Unruh, Dragster, 6.349, 218.12 def. Steve Will, Dragster, Foul - Red Light.
Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com -- Dusty Meyer, Chevy S-10, 6.970, 196.96 def. Phil Dion, Chevy Corvette, Broke - No Show.
Top Fuel Harley -- Jay Turner, Dixie, 6.260, 226.54 def. Tii Tharpe, Dixie, 6.760, 182.72.