John Force grabs qualifying lead
EPPING, N.H. -- John Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car on Friday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
A week after winning his first event in 31 races, Force drove his Ford Mustang to a leading performance of 4.051 seconds at a top speed of 313.44 mph.
If Force's performance holds through Saturday's two qualifying sessions, it will be his second No. 1 of the season and 142nd of his career, the most in NHRA history.
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