Shawn Langdon took the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals. Courtney Force topped the Funny Car field, and Erica Enders-Stevens was the fastest in Pro Stock.
Erica Enders-Stevens made history last year, becoming the first woman to win the NHRA Pro Stock season championship -- and that was without running a full schedule. This year, her team is better positioned.
It's been a turbulent year for John Force Racing. But the boss at JFR -- 16-time Funny Car champion John Force -- insists it will be business as usual at the season-opening Circle K NHRA Nationals in Pomona.
The "Super Bowl" of NASCAR is still three weeks away. Meanwhile, several motor racing personalities spent one of their final days of the offseason chiming in on the NFL's showcase event, Super Bowl XLIX.