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Courtney Force posted a 3.913-second pass at 327.90 mph in her Traxxas Chevrolet Camaro SS to take the win out in Houston at the Royal Purple Speedway. Tim Wilkerson ran a close second in his Ford Shelby Mustang and set a time of 3.943sec at 323.81mph. This is Courney’s eighth win of her career, and puts her tied for first place in the points standings with Tim Wilkerson.
“It was a pretty amazing weekend,” Force said. “I was nervous going into the final against Wilkerson. I knew what kind of numbers he could put on the board and I knew I just had to be right there with him. We’ve been working really hard and I feel like this one felt even better than my first ever career win. We wanted it more than anything.”
Courtney Force Leading In Points
Courtney Force appeared unstoppable all throughout the race, disposing of Bob Bode, Ron Capps and Tommy Johnson Jr. in the earlier rounds, while Wilkerson, who’s had some success this season, battled past Jim Campbell, Matt Hagan and Jack Beckman to earn a spot the final round.
With this latest win for Courtney Force, the NHRA Mello Yello Series has now seen four different female winners in the Nitro categories up to this point this season, making it the most in a single season in NHRA history. Somewhere, we know there’s a huge smile on the legendary Shirley Muldowneys face.
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