KENT, Wash. (July 29, 2022) – John Force and the PEAK Antifreeze and Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car sit No. 3 after Friday qualifying at the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways just outside of Seattle. Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro sits in the No. 7 spot while in Top Fuel Brittany Force has the Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy dragster in 10th and Austin Prock has the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist dragster in 15th.
John Force and the PEAK Chevy were the third quickest Funny Car Friday afternoon earning them three bonus qualifying points for their 4.001-second pass at 311.92 mph on a race track that was over 130 degrees.
“Really cool to be out here with Flav-R-Pac and Frank Tiegs with my daughter Brittany and the success she’s had so far this year,” Force said. “Good start to the weekend for this PEAK Chevy. That track is prepared pretty good considering how hot it is out here. I’ve been racing here for 100 years, and I want to win, that’s what I’m here to do. Love it up here.”
Robert Hight and the Auto Club Chevy were not running on all cylinders when they went 4.053-seconds at 310.20 mph in the first qualifying pass down Pacific Raceways. The points leader will be looking for a lot more starting from the No. 7 spot on Saturday.
“The Auto Club Chevy put a hole out and it moved around a little bit up there at the end. We were expecting a 3.94 or 3.96. We’ve run that in Richmond under similar conditions, but we get another go at it tomorrow, earlier in the day will be similar conditions to Sunday race day,” Hight said. “We’re going after that No. 1 spot, this is the perfect race to go No. 1.”
Brittany Force and the Flav-R-Pac team lost traction on their first run down Pacific Raceways. The most recent event winner and points leader would cross the finish line at only 4.301-seconds and 189.55 mph to currently sit No. 10.
“Proud to be back running at Pacific Raceways this year especially because it’s the first ever Flav-R-Pac race,” Force said. “Our first run we attempted a mid 3.70 but unfortunately drove into tire smoke. We will have two more shots at it tomorrow to get this Flav-R-Pac dragster in the top of the field.”
Defending event winner Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / RMT dragster weren’t able to make a clean first pass down Pacific Raceways, they smoked the tires and had to shut off early recording a 6.201-second pass at 248.02 mph.
“Rough start to the weekend for this Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist team. It’s tough to not make it down Friday night, it really helps set the bar for the weekend,” Prock said. “The conditions will be similar tomorrow so we can get into the top half of the field. I know this team is capable of winning, we have the people, backing, parts and drive to win. We will get this figured out.”
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action at the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways continues with qualifying Saturday at 2:00 and 4:45 p.m. Eliminations are slated for a 10:30 a.m. start on Sunday. Television coverage of the event begins on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) with qualifying shows Saturday at 2:00 p.m. ET and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Eliminations will be aired on FOX Broadcasting Network Sunday at 4:00 p.m. ET.