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Friday's regional sports roundup: Courtney Force atop chart in Funny Car at Virginia NHRA Nationals

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Courtney Force continued her early-season dominance in the Funny Car class as she became the No. 1 qualifier at the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also preliminary No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 10th of 24 events of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Force made a pass of 3.983 seconds at 323.35 mph in her Chevrolet Camaro SS. The NHRA ’s top racers returned to VMS for the first time since 2009, and both Her time and speed are track records. The current points leader is on the...

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