This weekend the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series rolls into Brainerd International Raceway for the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals and Robert Hight hopes for a strong performance in Minnesota
Courtney Force had to beat Alexis DeJoria, veteran Tim Wilkerson, 2012 Funny Car champion Jack Beckman to reach the final round match-up with her dominant father.
Previous Funny Car points leader Courtney Force and the Traxxas Ford Mustang earned the most qualifying bonus points.
Brittany Force made history for her family with her win in a Top Fuel round. Robert Hight was also strong in the Funny Car class.
Courtney Force ended Friday’s qualifying attempts in the No. 2 spot, right behind teammate and brother-in-law, Robert Hight.
Tasca grabbed an early lead of the starting line with a .064 reaction time to Hagan’s .067.
It was a welcome run for Hight who has struggled in the opening two races of the season.
Coming off a win in the first event of the year, Courtney Force is looking for a win at Firebird.
A new era at John Force Racing also began with Brittany Force and the Castrol EDGE Top Fuel dragster qualifying for the 53rd annual O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals.