Courtney Force beats her father John in final to win NHRA Funny Car race

  • Updated: June 24, 2013 - 7:11 AM

EPPING, N.H. — Courtney Force claimed a Funny Car victory against her father on Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals.

In their first final round matchup, Courtney Force earned her second victory of the year and third in her career. She improved to 4-2 against her father, John Force, a 15-time Funny Car world champion.

It was their first meeting in the finals.

Courtney, who lost to John in the first round at Bristol Dragway last weekend, outran Alexis DeJoria, Tim Wilkerson and defending Funny Car world champion Jack Beckman to reach the final round.

She then powered her Ford Mustang to a winning performance of 4.301 seconds at 261.67 mph, edging her father's Mustang, which trailed with a 4.367 at 193.93.

Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and John Hall (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, the 11th of 24 this season.

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