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 The second event of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concluded Sunday as
Courtney Force took home the Funny Car victory at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) are also winners in their respective categories at the second of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Presented by Hal Sanguinetti
Winner Circle Photos Courtesy NHRA Dragstrip Photos by Spinning Wheels Photography
Force emerged victorious with a run of 3.834 seconds at an incredible 337.16 mph in her Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro to take down Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round. It was her first victory since Houston 2016.
John Force was involved in an incident during the second round of eliminations Sunday after his Peak Chevrolet Camaro SS suffered an engine explosion, went out of control, made contact with the retaining wall
and collided with Jonnie Lindberg. Force was responsive, speaking with medical personnel, and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
Torrence powered his Capco Contractors/Torrence Racing dragster to the Top Fuel victory with a run of 3.729 at 330.72 to take down Scott Palmer in the final round. After locking down a career-best eight victories in 2017, Torrence recorded a victory in Phoenix for the first time in his career.
Palmer secured the No. 12 qualifying spot and took down Richie Crampton, Leah Pritchett and Greg Carrillo as he reached the first final round of his career in Top Fuel.
In Pro Stock, McGaha drove to the winner’s circle with a 6.529 at 211.59 run in his Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro to defeat Jason Line in the final round. It was his sixth career victory and first since winning the Four-Wide Nationals last year in Charlotte. v
         Steve Torrence captured his first Courtney Force won for the first time in nearly Chris McGaha defeated Jason Line to earn
Wally of 2018.
two years by beating Tommy Johnson Jr. the Pro Stock Wally in Arizona.
Courtney Force, Steve Torrence and Chris McGaha Win NHRA Arizona Nationals
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