16-time Funny Car champ prepares to race at Carolina Nationals

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The 8th annual Carolina Nationals kicks off this weekend, September 18-20 at the zMAX Dragway in Concord.

John Force, 16-time Funny Car champion will be competing. Force drives the 10,000 horsepower NHRA Peak Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car. It's top speed is more than 320 MPH. 

He finished the regular season 5th in the NHRA Funny Car points standing. The top 10 from the regular season compete for the world championship.

Force has 143 careers wins in 241 final rounds. He won the inaugural NHRA Four-Wide at zMAX Dragway. 

Force is looking for his first fall event win. His daughter and son-in-law will also compete this weekend. The paint scheme of his car will be in honor of Jeff Gordon.