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TOPEKA, Kan. – Matt Hagan and Brittany Force took advantage of cool conditions and a fast track to set records Friday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Hagan broke the Funny Car records for time and speed with his 3.862-second run at 335.57 mph in a Dodge Charger. Force closed out the record-setting qualifying session with a record time of 3.676 seconds in her Top Fuel dragster.
Force, a two-time winner this season, was the only Top Fuel driver to break into the 3.6-second zone during qualifying. She held off points leader Doug Kalitta, the winner of the last two events, for the top spot. Kalitta had a 3.701 at a track-record speed of 330.88 mph.
Series leader Jason Line led Pro Stock with a 6.578 at 210.37 in a Chevy Camaro.