John Force ended a 31-event winless streak Sunday in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, beating Cruz Pedregon in the final round.
The 64-year-old Force raced to his record 135th career victory and fourth at Bristol Dragway. He powered his Ford Mustang to 4.148-second run at 305.29 mph, while Pedregon's Toyota Camry shut off approaching the finish.
"If you can't compete you are just mentally out of it," Force said. "This is great to come back here and win. So many fans wanted me to win on Father's Day. It's just a great day for the Force family and to do it on Father's Day is just awesome."
Force outran daughter Courtney Force, points leader Matt Hagan and rising star Blake Alexander to advance to the final round.
Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel event, and Rodger Brogdon topped the Pro Stock field.
Torrence raced to his first win of the season and fourth overall, beating top qualifier Spencer Massey with a 3.871 at 320.13. Massey had a 3.894 at 317.19.
Brogdon claimed his first Pro Stock victory, outrunning Erica Enders-Stevens with a 6.745 at 205.38 in a Chevy Camaro. Enders-Stevens had a 6.752 at 205.66.
Top Fuel — Steve Torrence, 3.871 seconds, 320.13 mph def. Spencer Massey, 3.894 seconds, 317.19 mph.
Funny Car — John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.148, 305.29 def. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 4.335, 224.02.
Pro Stock — Rodger Brogdon, Chevy Camaro, 6.745, 205.38 def. Erica Enders-Stevens, Camaro, 6.752, 205.66.
Pro Modified — Rickie Smith, Chevy Camaro, 5.991, 240.47 def. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.984, 246.26.
Super Stock — Anthony Bertozzi, Pontiac Grand Am, 9.172, 141.97 def. Dan Fletcher, Chevy Camaro, 10.365, 121.55.
Stock Eliminator — Drew Skillman, Ford Mustang, 9.065, 150.73 def. Brian Rogers, Chevy Camaro, foul.
Super Comp — Ed Richardson, Dragster, 8.950, 171.97 def. Greg Slack, Dragster, 8.939, 162.86.
Super Gas — Sherman Adcock, Pontiac Trans Am, 9.904, 163.47 def. Jason Lynch, Chevy Cobalt, 9.913, 159.78.
Top Sportsman — Marco Abruzzi, Chevy Camaro, 6.910, 193.24 def. Ronnie Proctor, Ford Mustang, 7.041, 195.87.