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75-year-old John Force races to his 157th NHRA victory at the New England Nationals

EPPING, NH – John Force raced to his record 157th NHRA victory Sunday at age 75, defeating teammate Austin Prock in the Funny Car final of the NHRA New England Nationals.

Force had a 4.081-second run at 519.29 mph in his Chevrolet Camaro SS, while Prock ran a 4.096 at 316.38.

“We had a good race car and what keeps me alive is driving this hot rod and all these fans,” Force said. “We all work together as a team and that’s the most important thing. Without this team of guys I wouldn’t be here.”

Force won for the second time this season and the third time at New England Dragway. The 16-time Funny Car season champion also won the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge on Saturday, with Sunday’s double win pushing him up the season leaderboard.

Doug Kalitta won in Top Fuel and Troy Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock.

Kalitta defeated Tony Schumacher with a 3.802 at 332.92 in his dragster. The defending season champion has now won at every track on the NHRA circuit.

Coughlin defeated Erica Enders with a 6.584 at 210.05.

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