John Force Wins 150th NHRA Funny Car Race At 70

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Congrats to NHRA legend, John Force! During the finals of the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, WA, Force beat Ron Capps with a 3.971-second run to Capp’s 4.018. It was Force’s first win since the Denver event in July 2018. The milestone win also took place during his 700th Funny Car event.

Force was racing Capps for a title for the 20th time in his career when he took the win.

“I’ve crashed here at Pacific Raceways so many times. I’ve won here so many times. There are certain tracks I’m really happy at. I love Indy, Pomona, I love Vegas, Seattle is special. I have no complaints. I’m 70 years old and I do it because I love the fans and God will tell me when it’s time. You’ll know when your old body says you’re done. I’m giving it all I got and I’m glad I got 150.”

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On the way to 150 wins, Force defeated 41 different final round opponents, most often besting Cruz Pedregon (16 times), former teammate and current FOX Sports analyst Tony Pedregon (13 times) and Capps (11 times).