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John Force wins NHRA Northwest Nationals

John Force wins NHRA Northwest Nationals

The John Force Racing team celebrates another victory in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceway. August 3, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/Courtesy of Johnforceracing.com

KENT, Wash. (AP) — John Force raced to his third Funny Car victory of the season and record 141st overall win Sunday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

The 65-year-old Force beat former teammate Gary Densham in the final with a run of 4.173 seconds at 302.48 mph in a Ford Mustang. Densham’s Chevrolet Impala lost traction early and finished in 5.808 at 120.44.

Force has raced in four consecutive finals, winning twice.

Doug Kalitta won in Top Fuel, and Jason Line topped the Pro Stock division.

Kalitta raced to his second victory of the season, beating Antron Brown with a 3.844 at 318.84. Kalitta has 35 career victories to tie Don Garlits for fifth place on the Top Fuel list.

Line edged teammate Greg Anderson in the final with a 6.611 at 210.67 in a Chevy Camaro.

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