NHRA Kansas Nationals conclude with historic win

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Courtney Force raced to the 100th victory by a female driver in NHRA history Sunday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.

In her second attempt to earn the landmark victory in two weeks, the 25-year-old Force outran Cruz Pedregon in the final round for her first Funny Car victory of the season and fourth of her career.

Force, No. 1 qualifier, finished in 4.148 seconds at 306.46 mph in a Ford Mustang.

She is one of 14 female winners in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, starting with Shirley Muldowney in Top Fuel in 1976.

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