NORWALK, Ohio (June 23, 2021) – Heading into the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals June 25-27, Brittany Force and her Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel dragster team are aiming for a well-timed victory that could mean some major moves in the points standings. The Flav-R-Pac team currently sits fifth, just 13 points out of fourth and 50 out of third.
Looking at Force’s history at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, a victory at the facility for 2017 world champion is more than due. Since she began racing, Force has steadily improved her performance at the fan forward venue. She worked her way from being a No. 9 qualifier in 2014 to in 2019, when she last visited, securing the No. 1 qualifying position, each year she qualified better than the last. While she has yet to reach a final round, she has three semifinal appearances, most recently in 2019.
“Our John Force Racing teams head to Norwalk this weekend and I’m excited to be back with my Flav-R-Pac team chasing down a win,” Force said. “We’re going back to old approaches, attacking every run. Playing it safe is easy, comfortable but, we’re going back to pushing the limits because that’s what David Grubnic, Mac Savage and this Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy team are capable of. In Norwalk we will be chasing records, going after the No. 1 qualifier, and focused on going rounds on race day.”
Led by crew chiefs David Grubnic and Mac Savage, Force and her Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy team opened the 2021 season garnering top speed at the Gatornationals, tallying the 21st and 22nd No. 1s of Force’s career at each of the Four-Wide events, Las Vegas and Charlotte, and setting both ends of the track record at zMAX Dragway. Each of her No. 1s have been shared with Funny Car teammates, Robert Hight in Vegas and her father, John Force, in Charlotte. At the rain plagued NHRA SpringNationlas, Force qualified No. 6 after only one qualifying run down the Houston Raceway Park track and then had to wait until Monday morning to race only to run into tire smoke for a first-round exit. In Epping, N.H., Force and the Flav-R-Pac team came up short when they dropped a cylinder in the first round.
“This Flav-R-Pac Monster Energy team has had a tough couple of races lately so we’re hoping to turn our luck around in Norwalk, Ohio,” Force said.
The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals begins Friday with qualifying at 8 p.m. ET and continues with two more qualifying tries on Saturday at 1:15 and 5:30 p.m. with eliminations slated for Sunday at 11 a.m. Television coverage of the event hosted at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park begins with two qualifying shows Saturday at 2 p.m. ET and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. both on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). Eliminations will be live Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FOX Broadcast Network.