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Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 22:01 PM

C. Force, Torrence, Gray and Tonglet Emerge Victorious at Inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals
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DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Courtney Force was able to build on her points lead in the Funny Car category at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park as she brought home her fourth Funny Car victory of the season.

Steve Torrence (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock), and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the 10th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.039 seconds, 321.96 mph defeated John Force, Camaro, 4.076 seconds, 307.65 mph.

She was the No. 1 qualifier for the event; She has won each race this season as the No. 1 qualifier; She defeated her father John in the finals.

Steve Torrence, 3.812 seconds, 322.96 mph defeated Doug Kalitta, 3.844 seconds, 309.56 mph.

This is his 200th race; Richmond was the first race Torrence entered as a Top Fuel racer in 2006; This is first career final at Richmond.

Tanner Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.595 seconds, 208.81 mph defeated Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.628 seconds, 208.46 mph.

Gray was the number five qualifier for the event; He defeated Kenny Delco, Vincent Nobile, and Drew Skillman to advance to the final round.

LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.841 seconds, 196.76 mph defeated Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.848 seconds, 196.22 mph.

Tonglet erases a winless drought dating back to 2017; This is his seventh win for Tonglet as a racer for Jerry Savoie

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