Ashley Force Hood moves on to second round of NHRA finals at Pomona


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Ashley Force Hood, the top qualifier in the National Hot Rod Assn. funny cars, advanced to the second round at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.

She beat Bob Bode in the first round and will race Del Worsham next.

Her dad, John Force, won his first-round race by a fraction of a second. Force beat Gary Densham and will face Mike Neff in the second round.

Robert Hight, who wrapped up the funny car championship during qualifying Saturday, won his first-round race against Jerry Toliver.

Hight will go up against Tim Wilkerson in the second round.

-- Tim Haddock