Brittany Force put aside her first-day stumble and made a successful debut run in the NHRA's top-fuel division Friday in Pomona.
The 26-year-old daughter of drag-racing legend John Force raced down the 1,000-foot drag strip in 3.845 seconds at a speed of 293.22 mph in the second day of qualifying at the National Hot Rod Assn.'s season-opening Winternationals.
"Got it down the track," a smiling and no doubt relieved Brittany Force said after she climbed out of her dragster on a balmy day at Auto Club Raceway. "It's just going to be one step at a time."
Force was supposed to make her first run in top fuel, drag racing's fastest division, during the opening round of qualifying Thursday.