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John Force roars off the start line in his funny car last year during the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

NHRA: Force building momentum heading into BIR


With 16 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships to his credit, it is safe to say reigning Funny Car world champion John Force knows how to peak for a championship run.

Further proof of that is Force's longtime dominance at Brainerd International Raceway, which plays host to the 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Aug. 14-17. Force has an incredible 11 victories at the facility, the most for any driver in NHRA history at one particular track.

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