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Aug 31, 2014 6:37 PM

John Force earns win in Traxxas Nitro Shootout

The Associated Press

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) John Force took home the Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday, concluding an action packed day of racing at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world's most prestigious drag race.

Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champ, earned $100,000 when he beat teammate Robert Hight with a 4.061-second run at 317.19 mph in a Ford Mustang.

He defeated fan vote/lottery winner Tim Wilkerson and two-time season winner Alexis DeJoria to reach the final.

It was Force's second Traxxas Shootout win and seventh career victory in an NHRA all-star race. Force will look to conclude the weekend on Monday with his fifth U.S. Nationals victory.


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