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John Force's funny car team in top form as NHRA arrives in Seattle
John Force's funny car team in top form as NHRA arrives in Seattle

As NHRA drag racing returns to Seattle this weekend to wrap up its three-race Western Swing, John Force's funny car team is on a roll, having won the last three events. Funny cars are one of the two elite classes of 300-mph dragsters in the National Hot Rod Assn.; the other is top fuel. John Force Racing's Robert Hight, who's also president of the Yorba Linda-based team, has a series-high five wins this season -- including two weeks ago in Denver -- and leads the championship point standings. Second in the standings is John Force himself, the 65-year-old funny car legend and reigning champion who has two victories this year, the latest three weeks ago in Norwalk, Ohio....

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