2 women win at NHRA Northwest Nationals

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 6:59 PM

KENT, Wash.  -- Courtney Force raced to her first Funny Car victory and Erica Enders topped the Pro Stock field in the Northwest Nationals on Sunday for the first female double in NHRA history.

"To have both me and Erica in the winner's circle is awesome," Force said. "We're not just out here to race the boys, we're here to beat the boys and today just proves that.”

Force, the youngest daughter of 15-time Funny Car season champion John Force and sister of the first female Funny Car winner, Ashley Force Hood, had a 4.238-second pass at 293.54 mph in the final round to beat reigning Funny Car champion Matt Hagan. He finished in 4.328 at 276.58.

Enders won for the second time this season, topping defending Pro Stock series champion Jason Line at Pacific Raceways with a run of 6.614 at 209.65.

Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel division for his third victory of the season, beating Shawn Langdon with pass of 4.168 at 261.98.

 

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