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.
Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.928 seconds, 329.83 mph defeated Robert Hight, Camaro, 4.087 seconds, 265.90 mph.
This is her third event win of the season and the 11th of her career. She qualified No. 1 at the event and defeated Richard Townsend, Matt Hagan and J.R. Todd on her way to the finals.
Clay Millican, 3.727 seconds, 332.59 mph defeated Terry McMillen, 6.169 seconds, 104.47 mph.
Millican notched his second career Top Fuel victory and first of the season. He qualified first for the event and took down Terry Totten, Doug Kalitta and Tony Schumacher en route to the Finals.
Deric Kramer, Chevy Camaro, 6.615 seconds, 209.36mph defeated Erica Enders, Camaro, 7.409 seconds, 143.58 mph.
This is his first career victory and second final round appearance of the season. He defeated Will Hatcher, Matt Hartford and Jason Line on his way to the final.
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