Drag Illustrated Issue 176, May / June 2022 - Page 16


NHRA Top Fuel stars Brittany Force and Justin Ashley race side-byside in front of a packed house for the final NHRA SpringNationals Wally at Houston Raceway Park . Force , the 2017 world champion , held off Ashley ’ s 3.763-second pass with her 3.767 to win on a holeshot . It was Force ’ s 13th career win and her second of the season , giving her the points lead going into the late spring and early summer stretch of the season . This was the last final round to run at the SpringNationals , which was billed as the final NHRA national event at Houston .
Photograph by Joe McHugh Houston Raceway Park | Baytown , Texas | Sunday , April 24 , 2022
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