Drag Illustrated Issue 168, May 2021 - Page 17

MONSTER FLAMES

Second-generation nitro pilot Brittany Force sends huge header flames flying as she takes off in her Monster Energy Top
Fuel dragster during qualifying at the season-opening NHRA Gatornationals . Though it was the first race in over a year for Force and her John Force Racing teammates , she didn ’ t miss a beat , firing off a 3.747 at 330 mph to end up third after the first qualifying session . Her David Grubnic and Mac Savage-tuned dragster was the quickest and fastest car during prerace testing at West Palm . Considering they ’ ve been on the sidelines since February 2020 , it was a solid start to the new season for Force and company .
Photograph by Steve Brenwald Gainesville Raceway | Gainesville , Florida | Friday , March 12 , 2021
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