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COURTNEY FORCE SNAPS 32-RACE WINLESS STREAK

In the time since Courtney Force last won a race, a lot has happened in the world around her.

She got married. She switched manufacturers. Her father, 16-time world champion John Force, has won twice. Her teammate, Robert Hight, added two more victories. While her sister, Brittany, struggling to find her footing in the ultra-competitive Top Fuel class, claimed her first two career wins. That is a lot of celebrating going on around her.

KALITTA WINS TOP FUEL SHOWDOWN BETWEEN NOS. 1, 2 QUALIFIERS

Doug Kalitta said he wasn’t sure he had gotten his Mac Tools Dragster to the finish line ahead of Steve Torrence in Sunday’s Top Fuel final round of the NHRA Spring Nationals ahead of Capco / Rio Ammunition Dragster driver Steve Torrence.

With all the other tumultuous events of the day, he wouldn’t have been the least bit surprised if Torrence had won for the second time this season and denied him his first. He had no clue whether he really had scored back-to-back victories here.

ANDERSON TAKES WIN IN TOUGHEST TEST OF THE SEASON

So far this season, it seems everything has gone right for KB Racing.

Through five races, the duo of Greg Anderson and Jason Line have taken every pole, won every race and set the quickest and fastest time at every event. Yet, despite overwhelming odds in their favor, tensions were a little high entering this weekend’s NHRA event in Houston.

ALTERNATE WHITELEY WINS PRO MOD FINAL AS SMITH’S CAR WRECKS

The final round of Sunday’s NHRA J & A Service Pro Modified Drag Racing Series Spring Nationals at Baytown, Texas, was just as ugly and scary as Friday's qualifying sessions were.

Jim Whiteley, an alternate in the 16-car field because Jonathan Gray's car was damaged beyond repair Friday, won the trophy by default as Rickie Smith’s IDG Camaro went out of control and crisscrossed the track and hit both walls.

FRIGO RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL, RETURNS TO RACETRACK TO WATCH

Brazilian Pro Modified owner-driver Sidnei Frigo is out of Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. And on his way back to Sao Paulo with his broken left arm in a sling Sunday, he stopped by Royal Purple Raceway at Baytown, Texas, to watch eliminations of the NHRA SpringNationals.

Doctors inserted a titanium plate and six screws into Frigo’s arm Saturday after Frigo, a six-time champion in his homeland, crashed for the first time in his career during Friday-night qualifying.

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FORCE, KALITTA AND ANDERSON RACE TO VICTORY AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Courtney Force raced to her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. It is the fifth consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event that has featured a female winner.

Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also were winners at the sixth of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events on the season.

WHITELEY WINS NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES EVENT IN HOUSTON

Jim Whiteley earned his first career win Sunday at the NHRA J&A Serviced Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing is the second of 10 events on the season.

Whiteley, appearing in his first ever final round, defeated two-time world champion Rickie Smith to bring home the Wally trophy.

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 29th annual SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway, the sixth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

 

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2016 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Sunday's final sportsman results from the 29th annual SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. The race is the sixth of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

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