Force kept his NHRA record qualifying streak alive at 393 races, while
his daughter Ashley qualified for her first NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
Series event Saturday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Drama was high as the elder Force needed his best run of the weekend to
make the starting lineup at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA
Winternationals. He produced a miracle run and in the process bumped
his rookie daughter from the 16-car order. However, on her final
qualifying attempt she also powered her Castrol/Auto Club Ford Mustang
to acareer-best performance and earned her first starting position.
Tony Schumacher, Gary Scelzi and Greg Anderson were the No. 1
qualifiers in their respective categories at the season-opening event,
the first of23 races in the NHRA POWERade Countdown to the