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Drag racing's Courtney Force makes history as she chases title
Drag racing's Courtney Force makes history as she chases title

Drag racing's Courtney Force is battling her legendary father for her first NHRA championship while making history in the process. Force is the daughter of John Force, the record 16-time champion in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s funny car class. Funny cars and top-fuel dragsters are the two elite divisions of the NHRA that reach speeds of 300 mph. Courtney Force, who also races funny cars, defeated former champion Matt Hagan to win the event in St. Louis on Sunday for her second consecutive victory. She also won the previous week in Dallas. That left Courtney Force only 30 points behind her 65-year-old father in the championship standings of the NHRA's premier Mello Yello...

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