KENT, Wash. (July 27, 2022) – With just four races remaining before the NHRA Countdown to the Championship, Brittany Force and the Flav-R-Pac / Monster Energy Chevrolet dragster have regained the Top Fuel points lead heading into this weekend’s Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways just outside of Seattle. They look to widen their lead with a win at their primary sponsor’s title race.
Heading to Washington for the first time in three years, Force will be trying to win for the fifth time this season, which would be a personal best for the 2017 World Champion. She is coming off a record-setting performance at last week’s NHRA Sonoma Nationals in which she drove her David Grubnic and Mac Savage-prepared dragster to track records of 3.662-seconds and 337.75 mph. She now owns the six fastest speeds in Top Fuel history and nine of the top 10.
“I’m excited to go back to Seattle, it’s been a while,” Force said. “It’s another track I’ve grown up on and has a lot of memories for John Force Racing. Austin got his first win there the same time my dad won his 150th and then this year it’s the Flav-R-Pac race, my sponsor. I’m excited to see Flav-R-Pac colors painted all up and down the track and proud to stand by such an incredible company. Our team is looking forward to getting back to work and begin qualifying. We’re coming out of Sonoma strong, and we want to do the same thing in Seattle.”
Surprisingly, Pacific Raceways is one of the very few tracks on which Force has not reached the semifinals since moving up to Top Fuel (she lost to sister Courtney in the Top Alcohol Dragster semis in 2009), has not started from the No. 1 qualifying position and does not own either of the track records. The last time the race was contested in 2019, she qualified second and had a quarterfinal exit.
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action at the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways begins with qualifying Friday at 6:45 p.m. and 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.