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John Force Racing Dominates in Houston

For the third time in John Force Racing history, the team swept the nitro categories with Brittany Force and Robert Hight claiming wins at Houston Raceway Park.

After a history making Saturday where Brittany Force and her father John became the first father – Daughter pairing to secure the number one qualifying position at the same event, Force battled her way through Cameron Ferre, Doug Kalitta, and Clay Millican before taking down Antron Brown in the Final for her ninth career victory.  The victory is also Force’s first since the SpringNationals in 2018 and her first with her new team headed by David Grubnic and Mac Savage.

At the end of Friday night, Robert Hight was sitting outside the 16-car field but by Sunday night, Hight had raced to his third win of the 2019 season and 48th of his career.  Hight powered past Jonnie Lindberg, J.R. Todd and John Force on his way to a matchup with Matt Hagen in the finals.  Hight never trailed, bettering Hagan at the start and carried it all the way to take the win.

Sixteen-time Funny Car world champion John Force moved to fourth in the points standings after a semi-final round finish to teammate Robert Hight.  In Top Fuel, Austin Prock defeated Jordan Vandergriff in the opening round but came up short against Steve Torrance in the second round.

The next stop on the NHRA schedule is the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 26-28th.

Luke Jago

April 15, 2019

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