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Top Fuel
Position Driver Points
01 Shawn Langdon 124
02 Antron Brown 92
03 Spencer Massey 78
04 Larry Dixon Jr 73
05 Richie Crampton 59
06 Doug Kalitta 56
07 Steve Torrence 54
08 Leah Pritchett 52
09 Tony Schumacher 36
10 Brittany Force 33
11 Troy Buff 32
11 Dave Connolly 32
13 Steven Chrisman 31
13 Terry Mc Millen 31
13 Clay Millican 31
13 J.R. Todd 31
17 Steve Faria 10

Funny Car
Position Driver Points

01 Matt Hagan 107
02 Ron Capps 94
03 Del Worsham 74
04 Robert Hight 73
05 Courtney Force 61
06 Tommy Johnson Jr 60
07 John Hale 51
08 Bob Bode Jr 46
09 John Force 40
10 Cruz Pedregon 38
11 Tony Pedregon 34
12 Alexis De Joria 33
13 Tim Wilkerson 32
14 Gary Densham 31
15 Chad Head 30
16 Jeff Arend 16
17 Terry Haddock 10
18 Jack Beckman 5

Pro Stock
Position Driver Points

01 Jason Line 123
02 Drew Skillman 97
03 Erica Enders-Stevens 81
04 Rodger Brogdon 80
05 Chris McGaha 55
06 Larry Morgan 54
07 Shane Gray 52
07 Allen Johnson 52
09 Greg Anderson 34
09 Vincent Nobile 34
11 Jimmy Alund 32
11 Jonathan Gray 32
13 V Gaines 31
13 Joey Grose 31
13 Matthew Hartford 31
13 Deric Kramer 31
17 Jeffrey Isbell 10
Torrence, Force, Brogdon Top Thunder Valley Nationals

by Pete McCole
Monday, June 17, 2013

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John Force
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John Force received a perfect Father’s Day gift on Sunday, ending a 31-race winless streak with a victory in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tenn.

The seemingly ageless 15-time Funny Car champion picked up his fourth Bristol victory and 135th-career NHRA victory with a win over long-time rival Cruz Pedregon in the final to secure his first win since the 2012 season-opening event at Pomona.

Joining Force in the Winner’s Circle was Rodger Brogdon - who was a first-time winner in the Pro Stock division - and Steve Torrence, who tallied his first Wally of the year in Top Fuel.

John Force vs. daughter Courtney
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Force’s march to the final round began with a little Father’s Day family bonding, as he faced his daughter Courtney in the opening round of eliminations, defeating her for just the second time in his career. Force then went on to take down series points leader Matt Hagan and young rookie Blake Alexander to advance to his first final round of the season.

In their 24th-career final round meeting, Force and Pedregon hit nearly identical lights to leave the line side by side before Pedregon began to fall out just before the finish line, leaving Force to cruise to his first victory of the season, going 4.148 seconds at 305.29 mph.

“I really thought Courtney was going to take me out first round,” Force said. “Her car has been flyin’ all year. It’s all in the teamwork. We haven’t won the championship, we haven’t won the Countdown, but we have a race car. That’s what I’m excited about. It’s a great day.

“This is great to come back here and win. So many fans wanted me to win on Father’s Day. It’s just a great day for the Force family and to do it on Father’s Day is just awesome.”

Steve Torrence scored his first win of the season in Top Fuel, taking down top qualifier Spencer Massey for his fourth career victory and his first with new crew chief, Lee Beard.

Steve Torrence
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Torrence led his family-owned team to their first final round since last August at Seattle with round wins over Leah Pruett, Shawn Langdon and Clay Millican to meet Massey in the final for just their second-career money round matchup.

At the start, it was Massey with a slight starting-line advantage before Torrence powered past to beat out Massey by about seven feet at the finish line, going 3.871 at 320.13mph over Massey’s 3.894, 317.19.

“Today’s been unbelievable,” Torrence said. “I didn’t expect the car to turn around nearly as quickly as it did. My guys worked their tails off with 14- and 15-hour days to get the car setup like we wanted it. I am happy with the way the car is running and it’s real consistent right now. I am happy with the decision we made (to hire crew chief Lee Beard) and it is paying off now.”

In Pro Stock, Rodger Brogdon became the first first-time winner since Erica Enders-Stevens in July of last year, besting Enders-Stevens in a close finish for his first victory in 110 career starts.

Brogdon, who came into Sunday’s eliminations as the eighth qualifier, knocked out V. Gaines in the opening round, then watched as top qualifier and defending event winner Mike Edwards broke in the quarter-finals and former Bristol winner Jason Line went up in smoke in the semi’s to advance to just his second-career final round.

In the final, Ender-Stevens was first out of the gate with a 0.040 light, but Brogdon was able to roar back and track down Enders-Stevens at the finish, taking the win but less than a foot, going 6.745 second at 205.38 mph over Enders-Stevens 6.752, 205.66.

“Erica (Enders-Stevens) is like a daughter to me,” Brogdon said. “I’ve known her dad for a long time and we used to race against each other years ago. But when you go up against each other in the final, you have to put all that behind you.

“We made nine runs in two days of testing here, and it sure paid off. We were so much better at the end of our testing than we were when we got here. I have to give my guys a lot of credit to my guys for coming up here and doing such great work.”

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