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Brittany Force becomes first woman in 35 years to win top-fuel season title

Brittany Force becomes first woman in 35 years to win top-fuel season title

John Force is among the most decorated competitors in drag racing history. But Sunday he was fine being the second-best driver in his own family after daughter Brittany became the first woman in 35 years to win a season title in drag racing’s top division.

“Ain’t that something,” said Force, a 16-time Funny Car champion who dropped to the track in tears after his daughter clinched her first top-fuel crown two races into the final day of the season.

“She struggled this year as a driver. And she’s really kind of a rookie at this,” he continued. “But to jump up here and get the win, I couldn’t be more proud.

“I can’t even imagine all this happened.”

Nor could his...

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