GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ John Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car on Friday at the NHRA Gatornationals.

Dave Grubnic, Greg Anderson, and Antron Brown also led their categories at the $2 million race, the third of 23 events in the series.

Force drove his Ford Mustang to a leading run of 4.751 seconds at a top speed of 323.62 mph to pace the Funny Car lineup.

Grubnic led the Top Fuel order by clocking a 4.555 at 323.62 in his dragster.

In Pro Stock, Anderson drove his Pontiac GTO to the lead with a 6.664 at 206.80 and Antron Brown led Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 7.046 at 189.19 on a Suzuki.