Ashley Force Hood leads Funny Car qualifying in Norwalk, Ohio

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ashley Force Hood leads qualifying

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.

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