COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the NHRA Southern Nationals with a 4.072-second pass at a top speed of 310.98 mph in his Ford Mustang.
If Force takes the No. 1 qualifying spot, he will tie Pro Stock star Warren Johnson for the NHRA record of 138. The 62-year-old Force is a seven-time winner at Atlanta Dragway.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also topped their divisions in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Massey drove his dragster to a 3.825 at 323.19 in the final qualifying session of the day.
In Pro Stock, Edwards had the quickest runs of both qualifying sessions, powering his Pontiac GXP to a 6.605 at 208.55. Krawiec had a 6.933 at 192.44 on a Harley-Davidson.