CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Brittany Force raced to her second straight pole to start the NHRA season, edging defending Top Fuel season champion Steve Torrence by a thousandth of a second in the Arizona Nationals.
Force had a 3.670-second run at 327.11 mph at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.
Matt Hagan topped the Funny Car field with a 3.859 at 331.61 mph in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Sixteen-time season champion John Force, at age 70, was third at 3.861 and 331.94.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. was the fastest in Pro Stock, running a 6.536 at 208.46.