MADISON, Ill. (Sept. 29, 2022) – Brittany Force and the Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy Chevrolet dragster enter the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway in seemingly unfamiliar territory, sitting outside the top two for the first time in 14 races. Currently No. 3, the Flav-R-Pac team will look to shift themselves back up the Top Fuel standings at the third of six evens in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship.
Force has already had a career season with four victories, which ties her personal best. The 2017 world champion has finished runner-up twice and has started from the No. 1 position eight times. The Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy team entered the NHRA Countdown in the points lead making them the first Top Fuel team other than Steve Torrence to win the regular season since 2016. Force is still well positioned to become just the fourth woman in NHRA pro drag racing history to win multiple championships (after Shirley Muldowney, Enders and Angelle Sampey).
“St. Louis is number three on the Countdown list and our Flav-R-Pac team is looking to step up our game. We are currently third, but only 52 points out from the number one spot. We need to make some big moves this weekend starting in qualifying,” Force said. “We’re aiming to qualify top three and need to perform well on race day. I’m looking forward to St. Louis especially since there is no down time in between, we head straight there coming out of Charlotte. We plan to get this team back on track and back in a winners circle.”
Force is the track record holder for speed at World Wide Technology Raceway thanks to her 337.66 mph run in 2021. Force has surprisingly otherwise been shut out at NHRA Midwest Nationals. Her best result came in 2015 when she reached the semifinals. Last year, after starting her Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy dragster from the No. 2, she exited race day in the second round.
Competition at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway begins with qualifying Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. with eliminations at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Television coverage of the event will be on Sunday with a qualifying show at 12:30 p.m. ET immediately followed by eliminations coverage at 2 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 (FS1).