LAS VEGAS (March 30, 2022) – Brittany Force and her Monster Energy / Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel dragster team, currently fourth in the points standings, will be looking to make up some ground at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Just the fourth race in the 2022 Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Force is only 78 points out of the lead heading to a track where she’s made history.
Force and the Monster Energy team have started 2022 off strong. At the season-opening Winternationals they secured the No. 1 qualifying position, the 33rd of Force’s career and 23rd in her last 47 starts. At the Arizona Nationals, Force and the Monster Energy team showed some consistency when they were quickest during the warmest run of qualifying. At a rain riddled Gatornationals, Force and her David Grubnic and Mac Savage led team won the first-round of the Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout that also landed them the No. 2 qualifying position and marked the third fastest run in Top Fuel history.
At The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Force set the track records, a 3.652-second pass on November 3, 2019 and a 338.17 mph run, which is also the official NHRA national record, on November 1, 2019. In 2021, Force was the No. 1 qualifier at both the Four-Wide spring race and fall event. To this point, she is the only John Force Racing driver to have raced in a final quad at The Strip when she was runner-up to Mike Salinas in 2019. Her lone victory at Vegas came in the fall race in 2019 when she qualified No. 2 and then beat Steve Torrence in the final round.
“We’re back on the West Coast and excited to head to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Little bit of a change of pace with four-wide racing but the entire Monster Energy team and I are excited to get right into the groove during Friday qualifying. Glad to be back to four qualifying runs at the four-wide, it gives us the best opportunity for race day,” Force said. “David Grubnic and Mac Savage and this team have had success together at this track. We’ll be looking to build on that with a strong weekend for this team starting with qualifying Friday and going out on race day and winning this four-wide.”
Qualifying at the NHRA Four-Wide NHRA Nationals takes place Friday and Saturday with two sessions at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (PT) on each day. Eliminations are slated to begin at noon on Sunday. Racing action will be televised on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and begins with qualifying Friday at 7 p.m. ET and continues Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET. Eliminations will air Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.