Category Archives: John Force Racing

BRITTANY FORCE LOOKS AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO SECOND RACE OF THE NHRA SEASON

BRITTANY FORCE LOOKS AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO
SECOND RACE OF THE NHRA SEASON
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 20, 2019) — With her new Advance Auto Parts team by her side, Brittany Force is heading into the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals eager to continue the hard work put in through the winter and season opener.

For the Top Fuel world champion, the Arizona Nationals marks a commemorative moment. After a dramatic wreck at the 2018 Winternationals, Force was back in the seat of her dragster just 11 days after her hospital stay. She qualified 14th and had a first round win against Clay Millican before exiting against eventual finalist Billy Torrence in the quarterfinals. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE LOOKS AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO SECOND RACE OF THE NHRA SEASON

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE AUSTIN PROCK EXCITED FOR NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE AUSTIN PROCK EXCITED FOR
NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 20, 2019) — After making his professional Top Fuel debut in the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist dragster, Austin Prock will head to the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals tied for sixth in the NHRA Mello Yello points standings.

Prock’s Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist team, headed by Jon Schaffer and Ronnie Thompson, thrashed to be ready for the season opening Winternationals after Prock earned his Top Fuel license only four days prior to the first day of qualifying at the NHRA season opening event. Prock’s team at the Winternationals was comprised of a hodgepodge of former John Force Racing crew members and Force American Made workers. Continue reading ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE AUSTIN PROCK EXCITED FOR NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

SIXTEEN-TIME WORLD CHAMPION JOHN FORCE OPTIMISTIC FOR NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

SIXTEEN-TIME WORLD CHAMPION JOHN FORCE OPTIMISTIC FOR
NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 20, 2019) — Making his way to the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals, John Force and the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevy Camaro team are looking to build on the race day momentum from the season opener. Continue reading SIXTEEN-TIME WORLD CHAMPION JOHN FORCE OPTIMISTIC FOR NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM LOOKING TO CONTINUE EARLY SEASON SUCCESS AT NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM LOOKING TO CONTINUE EARLY SEASON SUCCESS AT NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 20, 2019) – Coming off the first race of the season with a win under his belt, Robert Hight is more than ready to continue what he started as he heads to the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the second of 24 races in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

Following a successful pre-season test at Wild Horse Pass, Hight and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car team continued to show that hard work pays off when they clenched the final-round win at the Winternationals. This was the 15th consecutive season in which Hight has won an event. It was also the fourth Winternationals Wally for Hight and his 46th career victory. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM LOOKING TO CONTINUE EARLY SEASON SUCCESS AT NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT WINS FOURTH NHRA WINTERNATIONALS MONDAY AT AUTO CLUB RACEWAY

ROBERT HIGHT WINS FOURTH NHRA WINTERNATIONALS MONDAY AT
AUTO CLUB RACEWAY

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2019) — Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California team raced way to their victory at a weather delayed Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, the opening event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. On the way to their fourth win, Hight, the John Force Racing president, handed team owner John Force a loss in the semifinals and watched Top Fuel teammates Brittany Force and Austin Prock face-off in a first round duel that earned Prock the first-round win of his career. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT WINS FOURTH NHRA WINTERNATIONALS MONDAY AT AUTO CLUB RACEWAY

AUSTIN PROCK EARNS FIRST ROUND WIN AT POSTPONED WINTERNATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK EARNS FIRST ROUND WIN AT POSTPONED WINTERNATIONALS
POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2019) — Austin Prock earned his first career round win under gloomy conditions Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Prock defeated Brittany Force in the first round before weather suspended competition at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Racing is set to continue Monday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. with the conclusion of Top Fuel first round.

Before the weather interfered with the day’s racing activity, six pairs of Top Fuel dragsters lined-up, including Austin Prock in his Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist dragster against Brittany Force in her Advance Auto Parts dragster. It was a pedal fest for the John Force Racing teammates with Prock getting the better of the track. Prock would cross the finish line with a 4.029-second pass at 312.21 mph to top Force’s 5.851 at 112.72 to record his first professional NHRA career round win.

“I’m still speechless. I can’t believe how well this weekend has gone so far. My team is doing a great job and I’m really happy that Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist came on board to help make this dream of mine come true,” Prock said. “We did it in style this morning. That was the first time I’d ever pedaled a race car. It just seemed like instinct for me. I watched Billy (Torrence) do it two pair in front of me so I knew I had to be ready for it. I was and we got the job done. The chutes didn’t come out. I hit the lever and the cable was about a 16th of an inch from getting the chutes out. I got it stopped so that was good. Kept her out of the kitty litter.”

Prock is on the verge of having the most successful debut of any John Force Racing team in history if he can manage a second-round win tomorrow morning. Only Courtney Force debuted with a first round win at the Winternationals in 2012 against Bob Tasca III but ended her day in the second round against Mike Neff.

Prock and Force were the final pair of nitro cars to hit the track before NHRA officials made the decision to suspend racing. Prock will face the winner of the final Top Fuel pair of Mike Salinas and Clay Millican.

For those who subscribe to NHRA.TV, the remaining race coverage will be available.

ROBERT HIGHT LANDS AUTO CLUB CHEVY IN NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITION AT NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT LANDS AUTO CLUB CHEVY IN NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITION AT NHRA WINTERNATIONALS
POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019) — Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Funny Car team secured their 61st career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season opening event at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif. Team namesake John Force is in the show at the No. 13 spot in his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS. In Top Fuel Brittany Force improved to the No. 4 qualifying position with Austin Prock landing in the No. 11 spot for his first professional start. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT LANDS AUTO CLUB CHEVY IN NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITION AT NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB SIT NO. 1 FRIDAY AT NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB SIT NO. 1 FRIDAY AT NHRA WINTERNATIONALS
POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019) — Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California team ended day one of the season opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at the top of the Funny Car field Friday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Austin Prock held his own in his Top Fuel debut with his Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist team ending the evening in the eighth spot. The father daughter duo of 2017 Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force and 16-time Funny Car champion John Force are in 10th and 11th respectively in their categories. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB SIT NO. 1 FRIDAY AT NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM READY TO START CHAMPIONSHIP RUN AT WINTERNATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM READY TO START
CHAMPIONSHIP RUN AT WINTERNATIONALS
POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019) — Robert Hight and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team are more than ready to get the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season started with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals this weekend. With their strong showing at testing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park last week, they have reason to be excited.
Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM READY TO START CHAMPIONSHIP RUN AT WINTERNATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK MAKING NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES DEBUT AT WINTERNATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK MAKING NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES
DEBUT AT WINTERNATIONALS
POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019) — Austin Prock, son of championship tuner Jimmy Prock, will make his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series debut at the 2019 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona this weekend. Prock will be driving the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel dragster for John Force Racing tuned by crew chiefs Jon Schaffer and Ronnie Thompson.

“I’m excited to head out to Pomona for my first national event,” Prock said. “This is what I’ve been working towards for years now. I know it took a lot of hard work from everyone at John Force Racing to be able to make this happen. I’m proud to be able to race for Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist and John Force Racing and I can’t wait to go rounds and ultimately get in the winner’s circle. It’s going to be an exciting year with Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist and I’m excited to be able to represent their brands.” Continue reading AUSTIN PROCK MAKING NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES DEBUT AT WINTERNATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE READY TO KICK-OFF 2019 SEASON WITH NEW LOOK AND NEW TEAM

BRITTANY FORCE READY TO KICK-OFF 2019 SEASON WITH
NEW LOOK AND NEW TEAM
POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019) — After an off season filled with changes, Brittany Force will head to the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona ready for a fresh start and she’ll have just that sporting more than just a newly built dragster. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE READY TO KICK-OFF 2019 SEASON WITH NEW LOOK AND NEW TEAM

JOHN FORCE READY TO KICK-OFF THE 2019 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES SEASON WITH WINTERNATIONALS

JOHN FORCE READY TO KICK-OFF THE 2019 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES SEASON WITH WINTERNATIONALS
POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019) – Following a busy off season and successful testing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, sixteen-time Funny Car champion John Force and his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro are more than ready to take on the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, the first race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

“It’s always exciting for me and the JFR team to kick-off the season at Pomona. It’s a home race for us and there’s nothing like being able to do what we do in front of family and friends,” said Force, CEO and owner of John Force Racing. “The 2018 season was tough. We didn’t end the season how we planned but we’ve made some adjustments with both the car and my team. It will feel good to get back behind the wheel and see what it can do.” Continue reading JOHN FORCE READY TO KICK-OFF THE 2019 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES SEASON WITH WINTERNATIONALS

JOHN FORCE RACING FINISHES FOUR DAYS OF TESTING AT WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK

JOHN FORCE RACING FINISHES FOUR DAYS OF TESTING AT
WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 02, 2019) — After four days of testing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside Phoenix, the three full-time hot rods of John Force Racing were able to put their hard work during the off-season to good use. Robert Hight led the Funny Car class with a trio of impressive runs on Friday, John Force saved the best for last with a solid run to close out the test session and Brittany Force combined with her new team to leave testing ready for Pomona. Continue reading JOHN FORCE RACING FINISHES FOUR DAYS OF TESTING AT WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK

JOHN FORCE RACING ANNOUNCES DRIVER AND CREW CHIEF LINEUP FOR 2019

JOHN FORCE RACING ANNOUNCES DRIVER AND CREW CHIEF LINEUP FOR 2019
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2019) — It was announced today that John Force Racing will feature three full-time hot rods with a fourth team in contingency for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Season.

President of John Force Racing and two-time world champion Robert Hight will continue to drive the Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS with his tandem of Jimmy Prock as crew chief and Chris Cunningham as assistant. The trio picked up a world title in 2017 and in 2018 won four races in seven final rounds on their way to finishing second in the points standings, showing that they have the consistency needed to be in contention for the 2019 crown. Continue reading JOHN FORCE RACING ANNOUNCES DRIVER AND CREW CHIEF LINEUP FOR 2019

BRITTANY FORCE TO DRIVE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS TOP FUEL DRAGSTER

BRITTANY FORCE TO DRIVE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS TOP FUEL DRAGSTER

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2019) — John Force Racing today announced that Brittany Force, the 2017 Top Fuel World Champion, will be in the driver’s seat of the Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, which kicks-off with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, February 8-10 at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif.

With her sister Courtney Force having just announced that she is stepping away from driving duties, Advance Auto Parts continues its partnership with John Force Racing by becoming the primary sponsor of Brittany Force’s Top Fuel dragster. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE TO DRIVE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS TOP FUEL DRAGSTER

COURTNEY FORCE STEPPING AWAY FROM DRIVING DUTIES

COURTNEY FORCE STEPPING AWAY FROM DRIVING DUTIES

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2019) — The winningest female Funny Car driver in NHRA history, Courtney Force, a top 10 finisher in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in six of her seven professional seasons, announced today that she will be climbing out of the driver’s seat of her 11,000 horsepower, 330 mile per hour John Force Racing Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car.

While her driving duties will be coming to an end, Force looks forward to continuing to stay involved within the sport of NHRA Championship Drag Racing by supporting her teammates as well as maintaining off-track partnerships. Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE STEPPING AWAY FROM DRIVING DUTIES

ROBERT HIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TO CLOSE OUT AUTO CLUB FINALS AND 2018 NHRA SEASON

ROBERT HIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TO CLOSE OUT AUTO CLUB FINALS AND 2018 NHRA SEASON
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2018) — The finale to the NHRA Mello Drag Racing Series 2018 season may not have ended with the championship celebration many had hoped and predicted but the legendary John Force Racing teams all finished inside the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top 10 for the 33rd time in the team’s 34-year history. Robert Hight came close to a repeat championship coming in second with Courtney Force ending a career best season in the sixth spot. Team namesake and CEO John Force finished ninth and in Top Fuel Brittany Force finished fifth after leading the team at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona on Sunday. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TO CLOSE OUT AUTO CLUB FINALS AND 2018 NHRA SEASON

BRITTANY FORCE LEADS JOHN FORCE RACING INTO RACE DAY AS ROBERT HIGHT CHASES THIRD CHAMPIONSHP

BRITTANY FORCE LEADS JOHN FORCE RACING INTO RACE DAY AS
ROBERT HIGHT CHASES THIRD CHAMPIONSHP
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2018) — The John Force Racing teams enter race day at the Auto Club NHRA Finals with Brittany Force leading the way in the No. 3 Top Fuel qualifying position. Robert Hight will continue his Funny Car championship defense from the No. 5 spot with Courtney Force close behind in sixth. Team namesake John Force will chase win number 150 from the tenth spot. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE LEADS JOHN FORCE RACING INTO RACE DAY AS ROBERT HIGHT CHASES THIRD CHAMPIONSHP

ROBERT HIGHT CLOSES GAP ON THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH FRIDAY QUALIFYING PERFORMANCE

ROBERT HIGHT CLOSES GAP ON THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH
FRIDAY QUALIFYING PERFORMANCE
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2018) — In the chase for his third world championship, reigning Funny Car champion Robert Hight lined up with J.R. Todd, whom he sat just 74-points behind in second place going into the weekend, for the first qualifying session at the Auto Club Finals in Pomona. Neither Funny Cars made it down the track and Hight coasted to a 6.130-second pass but wasn’t disheartened by the initially sluggish qualifying performance given the overall position he and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro are in. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT CLOSES GAP ON THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH FRIDAY QUALIFYING PERFORMANCE

COURTNEY FORCE LOOKING TO END CAREER BEST SEASON WITH ANOTHER WIN

COURTNEY FORCE LOOKING TO END CAREER BEST SEASON WITH ANOTHER WIN
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2018) — It’s already been a career best season for Courtney Force, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car, with four event wins and 11 No. 1 qualifiers, not to mention leading the Funny Car points for 12 consecutive races. However, the team, headed by co-crew chiefs Dan Hood and Brian Corradi, is looking to end the season on a high note with a win on the last day of the 2018 season at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE LOOKING TO END CAREER BEST SEASON WITH ANOTHER WIN