Videos: Brittany Force, Matt Hagan smash NHRA speed records in Kansas qualifying runs

Friday subordinate also big for Pro Stock personality Jason LineMatt Hagan as well as Brittany Force took advantage of cool weather conditions as well as a quick racetrack to produce national jot down performances Friday during a NHRA Kansas Nationals during Heartland Park Topeka.Hagan set Funny Car national records for time as well as speed with his leading performance of 3.862 seconds during 335.57 mph in his Mopar Express Lane/Rocky Boots Dodge Charger. Force closed out a record-setting subordinate session where many teams in both Top Fuel as well as Funny Car posted career-best performances, with a national jot down time of 3.676 seconds in her Monster Energy dragster.The fans got their moneys worth tonight, said two-time world champ Hagan, who enters this event in a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series riding a wave of momentum after winning last weekend in Atlanta.That was only a phenomenal session, Hagan continued. Run after run, each car that ran kept lowering a bar. Our car is starting to unequivocally run strong. To come here as well as qualify No. 1 with a national jot down after winning last week in Atlanta, theres a lot to be positive about.Hagans implausible performance led a cluster of career-best efforts by a rest of a pack. Jack Beckman competent second with a 3.866 during 332.10 in a Infinite Hero Dodge as well as Tim Wilkerson was third overall with a 3.869 during 333.74 in his Levi Ray & Shoup Ford Mustang. Points personality Courtney Force was fourth in her Traxxas Chevy Camaro with a 3.871 during 331.12.Weve got us a hot rod this weekend, Hagan said. we was only perplexing to hang onto it. It was digging as well as we was only perplexing to keep it in a groove. Dickie Venables (crew chief) has a great handle upon this tune-up. When you get conditions like this upon a lane thats this fast, these cars will unequivocally fly.Nine-time Topeka winner John Force sits 14th in a order after his Peak Chevy Camaro lost traction, got out of a slit as well as scrubbed a wall near mid-track. The group will reinstate his code new Camaro physique that was denounced during a press conference earlier in a week prior to Saturdays last two subordinate runs (1:30 as well as 4 p.m.).Brittany Force, who is having a breakout deteriorate in Top Fuel with two wins in three finals this season, was a only driver in her category to break into a 3.6-seconed zone during qualifying. She hold off points personality Doug Kalitta, who has won a last two events, for a tip spot in a subordinate order. Kalitta posted a 3.701 during a lane jot down speed of 330.88 mph in his Mac Tools dragster.That was an implausible run for a complete Monster Energy team, Brittany Force said. we knew with a way a Funny Cars were using (tuning consultant) Alan Johnson as well as (crew chief) Brian Husen we were going to chuck down. To be able to put a 3.67 upon a board is only incredible. we was blown away when we found out what it ran during a tip end. It unequivocally pumps us up going into tomorrow. This lane is regularly fast. we love coming here as well as Ive regularly had great luck here. To finish up in a winners circle upon Sunday would be awesome.Steve Torrence competent third in his Capco Contractors dragster with a 3.709 during 329.91 as well as defending event winner Richie Crampton was fourth in his Lucas Oil dragster with a 3.710 during 318.99.In Pro Stock, series points personality Jason Line, who has modernized to all seven last rounds this deteriorate in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro, led subordinate in a factory hot rods with a 6.578 during 210.37. Matt Hagan grabbed a subject to tip spot in Funny Car with a record-setting run upon Friday. Photo by NHRA/National Dragster TOPEKA, Kansas -- Friday's results after a first two of four rounds of subordinate for a 28th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals during Heartland Park Topeka, eighth of twenty-four events in a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's last eliminations.Top Fuel -- 1. Brittany Force, 3.676 seconds, 325.45 mph; 2. Doug Kalitta, 3.701, 330.88; 3. Steve Torrence, 3.709, 329.91; 4. Richie Crampton, 3.710, 323.50; 5. Tony Schumacher, 3.724, 324.05; 6. Shawn Langdon, 3.726, 330.15; 7. Clay Millican, 3.736, 325.77; 8. Antron Brown, 3.743, 323.12; 9. J.R. Todd, 3.759, 326.40; 10. Terry McMillen, 3.762, 324.59; 11. Scott Palmer, 3.872, 312.86; 12. Luigi Novelli, 4.957, 145.02. Not Qualified: 13. Smax Smith, 5.836, 117.91; 14. Rob Passey, 12.086, 47.03.Funny Car -- 1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.862, 335.57; 2. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.866, 332.59; 3. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 3.869, 333.74; 4. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.871, 331.45; 5. Alexis DeJoria, Toyota Camry, 3.875, 332.18; 6. Del Worsham, Camry, 3.880, 332.67; 7. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 3.889, 321.42; 8. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.907, 332.84; 9. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.908, 328.38; 10. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 3.923, 311.41; 11. Chad Head, Camry, 3.974, 320.74; 12. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.015, 312.71. Not Qualified: 13. Brian Stewart, 4.075, 295.79; 14. John Force, 4.107, 326.00; 15. John Hale, 4.138, 280.54; 16. Dale Creasy Jr., 4.363, 227.38; 17. Jack Wyatt, 4.456, 214.76.Pro Stock -- 1. Jason Line, Chevy Camaro, 6.578, 210.37; 2. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.591, 209.59; 3. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.600, 209.30; 4. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.623, 208.46; 5. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.632, 207.50; 6. Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.636, 208.20; 7. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.638, 208.84; 8. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.642, 208.39; 9. Erica Enders, Dart, 6.643, 207.30; 10. Aaron Strong, Camaro, 6.658, 207.24; 11. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.667, 208.10; 12. Jeg Coughlin, Dart, 6.670, 206.61. Not Qualified: 13. Deric Kramer, 6.675, 206.54; 14. V. Gaines, 6.679, 206.76; 15. Mark Hogan, 6.925, 200.05; 16. Dave River, 19.806, 66.09.

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