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Force wins Funny Car; Brown OK

Antron Brown (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Defending Top Fuel champ Antron Brown walks away from this crash.
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POMONA, Calif. (AP)

Courtney Force raced to victory in Funny Car at the NHRA Winternationals and defending Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown walked away from a fiery crash with only minor injuries on Sunday.

Courtney Force (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force celebrates after winning during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) were also winners at the Drag Racing Series season opener at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Force powered her Ford Mustang past Ron Capps' Dodge Charger with a pass of 4.025 seconds at 317.12 mph to claim her second career victory.

The race was delayed for approximately 90 minutes for track cleanup after Brown's dragster went out of control and crashed after crossing the finish line in the second round of eliminations. The car's engine seemed to burst into flames and the dragster slid into a retaining wall.

Brown managed to get out of the wreck under his own power.

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