Force Hood posts track record in Ohio
NORWALK, Ohio -- Ashley Force Hood raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Force Hood powered her Ford Mustang to a track-record time of 4.032 seconds at 311.99 mph to grab the top spot in the 7,000-horsepower category.
Also in Funny Car, Del Worsham had a track speed record of 313.15 mph in his Toyota. He was sixth with a time of 4.087 seconds.
Larry Dixon, Jeg Coughlin and Steve Johnson also paced qualifying in their divisions in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Series leader and two-time world champ Dixon was quickest in Top Fuel, posting a track-record performance of 3.780 at 320.43.
Ohio native Coughlin led Pro Stock with a track-record time of 6.592 at 208.97 in a Chevy Cobalt. Series points leader Mike Edwards, winner of the last four races and eight this season, was 14th with a 6.641 at 207.88 after the first day of qualifying.
In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Johnson powered his Suzuki to the top spot with a track-record run of 6.929 at 193.60.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
MORE RACING HEADLINES
- Jim Harbaugh to drive Indy 500 pace car
- IndyCar altering qualifying in doubleheaders
- Full 33-car field assured for Indianapolis 500
- Driver/owner Carpenter wins Indy 500 pole