POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 09, 2022) – Brittany Force and the Monster Energy / Flav-R-Pac Chevrolet team enter this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona with a seven-point lead chasing her sixth win of the season which would guarantee her the second NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series championship of her career.
Coming off a wire-to-wire victory at the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Brittany Force and the Monster Energy / Flav-R-Pac team are poised to win her second Top Fuel championship in just seven years. Force’s victory Las Vegas marked a career best fifth win for the 2013 Rookie of the Year. She won four events when she claimed the championship in 2017 to become just the second woman to win in the premier division and the first to do so in 35 years.
“I’m really proud of our entire team, they’ve all worked really hard from David Grubnic and Mac Savage to every single crew guy and we’ve had a great season. We’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing. This Monster Energy / Flav-R-Pac ream has been winning races and setting track records and now it comes down to the final race, as we knew it would,” Force said. “Our Countdown got off to a rocky start. The first four races, we didn’t perform like we had all season and we started to stumble, but we turned it around in Vegas and we all felt that energy. Anything can happen in Pomona with points-and-a-half, and we’ve all seen it before at this race. It’s still anyone’s game. That win in Vegas was huge for us and we’re going ride that through this weekend. That gives us confidence and it motivates us to want to do it again.”
Force was the winner at the Finals in her championship-winning 2017 season where she also earned her only Finals No. 1 qualifying position (although she has started from No. 1 the last three years at the season-opening Winternationals). Owner of the 10 fastest speeds in Top Fuel history, Brittany is also the speed record holder at Auto Club Raceway where she drove her Monster Energy / Flav-R-Pac dragster to 336.23 mph on Feb. 9, 2020. With Dave Grubnic and Mac Savage handling the tune-up duties, she set the current NHRA national records of 3.623 seconds (Aug.31, 2019 at Reading, Pa.) and 338.43 mph (Oct. 2, 2022 at St. Louis).
The Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona will begin with four rounds of qualifying including two on Friday at 1 and 4:15 p.m. and two Saturday at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Eliminations, where champions will be crowned, are slated to begin Sunday at 11 a.m. Television coverage of the event begins Sunday with qualifying coverage Sunday at 1 p.m. ET and eliminations airing in a tape delay at 4 p.m. ET and a special NHRA Post Show at 7 p.m. ET all on FOX Sports 1 (FS1).