Brittany Force has won her first NHRA Top Fuel event, beating Terry McMillen on Sunday in the final at the Gatornationals.
Robert Hight gave John Force Racing its first double victory by winning the Funny Car class.
But Brittany Force was the story. One of 16-time world champion John Force’s three racing daughters, Brittany was winless in her first seven Top Fuel finals. She ended the skid with some favorable matchups at one of the NHRA’s premier events.
The No. 5 qualifier, Force beat Morgan Lucas (12th), Tripp Tatum (13th), Dave Connolly (ninth) and McMillen (14th).
McMillen was racing in his first final in 151 events.
It was Force’s second straight final in 75 events. She lost to Leah Pritchett three weeks ago in Phoenix in the first all-female Top Fuel final since 1982. Pritchett was knocked out in the first round of eliminations Sunday.