05/20 22:43 CDT NHRA Heartland Nationals postponed until Monday
NHRA Heartland Nationals postponed until Monday
TOKEKA, Kan. (AP) --- Courtney Force reached the Funny Car semifinals Sunday in
the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals before dewy conditions following rain
postponed the eliminations at Heartland Motorsports Park.
Force, the points leader and No. 1 qualifier, will face J.R. Todd when action
resumes Monday. Robert Hight and Shawn Langdon raced to the other semifinal in
the session that started with an eight-hour rain delay.
"It was a completely different day of racing when you compare the conditions
from qualifying," Force said. "We had to wait around eight hours and then had
to pedal it in the first round. I actually had to pedal it a couple times but
we were able to get that win light in the first round. We lost lane choice for
the second round against (Matt) Hagan, but man, my team laid down a solid
number. We gave it all we had and put it all out there."
In Top Fuel, No. 1 qualifier Clay Millican will race Tony Schumacher, and
points leader Steve Torrence will run against Terry McMillen.
"We will have to come in and start from scratch but we have lane choice in the
morning and the weather is what it is," Millican said. "It was rewarding to
turn on the win lights, get to another semifinal, and hopefully get to more win
The Pro Stock drivers completed only one round of eliminations.