Category Archives: John Force Racing

COURTNEY FORCE WINS HER THIRD RACE OF THE SEASON AT MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE WINS HER THIRD RACE OF THE SEASON AT MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 21, 2018) — Courtney Force secured her third win of the season, second consecutive, when she out ran teammate and reigning world champion Robert Hight in the Funny Car final Monday at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. It is Hight’s third runner-up finish of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

Courtney Force was able to pedal her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS around Richard Townsend in the first round before powering her Funny Car to a 3.934-second pass at 328.54 mph narrowly defeating Matt Hagan and his 3.936 pass at 328.94 during the second round that took place Sunday night after an eight hour delay. Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE WINS HER THIRD RACE OF THE SEASON AT MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE EARNS FIFTH NO. 1 QUALIFIER OF THE SEASON AT MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE EARNS FIFTH NO. 1 QUALIFIER OF THE SEASON AT MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 21, 2018) — Courtney Force secured her third win of the season, second consecutive, when she out ran teammate and reigning world champion Robert Hight in the Funny Car final Monday at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. It is Hight’s third runner-up finish of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

Courtney Force was able to pedal her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS around Richard Townsend in the first round before powering her Funny Car to a 3.934-second pass at 328.54 mph narrowly defeating Matt Hagan and his 3.936 pass at 328.94 during the second round that took place Sunday night after an eight hour delay. Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE EARNS FIFTH NO. 1 QUALIFIER OF THE SEASON AT MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE AND ROBERT HIGHT ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS AT POSTPONED MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE AND ROBERT HIGHT ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS AT POSTPONED MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 20, 2018) — Eliminations at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals did not go on as scheduled. An extensive rain delay pushed the once slated 11 a.m. start to 7 p.m. and because of the late hour and weather conditions the nitro categories were only able to race through the quarterfinals. Semifinals and finals will be run on Monday morning beginning at 10 a.m. at Heartland Motorsports Park.

Courtney Force and Robert Hight will both be competing in the “Monday Nationals” after pedaling their ways out of the first round and then laying down impressive side-by-side runs in the quarterfinals. Brittany Force ran quickest of the weekend in the Top Fuel category but struggled to a quarterfinal exit and John Force, like Courtney and Hight, had to pedal it in round one but fell to Tommy Johnson Jr.
Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE AND ROBERT HIGHT ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS AT POSTPONED MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE EARNS FIFTH NO. 1 QUALIFIER OF THE SEASON AT MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE EARNS FIFTH NO. 1 QUALIFIER OF THE SEASON AT MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 19, 2018) — Courtney Force and her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car will start race day from the No. 1 position for the fifth time this season after holding on to the top spot through qualifying Saturday at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. John Force will kick things off from the No. 11 spot, Robert Hight will be looking to shake things up from the No. 14 spot and in Top Fuel, Brittany Force will be looking to go rounds from the No. 7 spot.

Courtney Force collected her third consecutive No. 1 qualifier when her 3.911-second pass at 321.73 mph from Friday night held through two additional qualifying rounds on Saturday. Force had a 4.574 and a 4.453 during the two rounds on Saturday.
Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE EARNS FIFTH NO. 1 QUALIFIER OF THE SEASON AT MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE CONTINUES QUALIFYING DOMINANCE WITH NO. 1 POSITION FRIDAY AT HEARTLAND MOTORSPORTS PARK

COURTNEY FORCE CONTINUES QUALIFYING DOMINANCE WITH NO. 1 POSITION FRIDAY AT HEARTLAND MOTORSPORTS PARK
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 18, 2018) — Courtney Force continues her Funny Car dominance with a provisional No. 1 qualifier Friday at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. Her father, John Force is in the No. 9 position and teammate Robert Hight rounded out the John Force Racing Funny Cars in the No. 14 position. Brittany Force is currently No. 8 in Top Fuel.

Courtney Force powered her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car to a 3.911-second pass at 321.73 mph during Friday’s final Funny Car pass. During the first session, Force was also quickest on a hot and tricky race track running a 4.020 at 307.51. Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE CONTINUES QUALIFYING DOMINANCE WITH NO. 1 POSITION FRIDAY AT HEARTLAND MOTORSPORTS PARK

JOHN FORCE STRIVING FOR TURN AROUND WIN AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

JOHN FORCE STRIVING FOR TURN AROUND WIN AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 16, 2018) — Legendary drag racer John Force is ready to ride a steady and consistent wave into the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. After a roller coaster start to the season, the 16-time champion has seen progressive improvement with his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car.

Throughout qualifying at the most recent stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit, Force steadily climbed the ladder as he improved with every pass and ended up with the fifth qualifying spot. Tricky track conditions on Sunday race day handed him a first round exit, but the progress wasn’t lost on the 148-time event winner. Continue reading JOHN FORCE STRIVING FOR TURN AROUND WIN AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

ROBERT HIGHT LOOKING FOR WINNING PERFORMANCE AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

ROBERT HIGHT LOOKING FOR WINNING PERFORMANCE AT
HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 16, 2018) — As two-time and reigning Funny Car world champion Robert Hight continues to grind for his first win of the season, his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car continues to be one of the fastest hot rods on the circuit. Hight and his Auto Club team will continue that high-performance trend this weekend at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT LOOKING FOR WINNING PERFORMANCE AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

FUNNY CAR POINTS LEADER COURTNEY FORCE EXCITED FOR NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

FUNNY CAR POINTS LEADER COURTNEY FORCE EXCITED FOR
NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 16, 2018) — Courtney Force is heading to the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kan. with momentum, confidence and history on her side.
The winningest female Funny Car driver in NHRA history is coming out of three back-to-back races with two consecutive No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte and the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. She capped things off by bringing home the Wally at the Southern Nationals. With the win, she also took over the NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car points lead for the first time since 2016. Continue reading FUNNY CAR POINTS LEADER COURTNEY FORCE EXCITED FOR NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE LOOKING FORWARD TO A WIN AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

BRITTANY FORCE LOOKING FORWARD TO A WIN AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 16, 2018) — Top Fuel reigning world champion Brittany Force is setting her sights on her second win of the season this weekend at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kan.

The eight-time event winner is confident in herself, her team and her Monster Energy dragster as they’ve built some momentum after a rough start to the season. After her extreme crash at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series opening event, Force needed only two races to get back in the swing of things and dominate the Top Fuel qualifying. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE LOOKING FORWARD TO A WIN AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

COURTNEY FORCE VICTORIOUS FOR SECOND TIME IN 2018 WITH NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS WIN

COURTNEY FORCE VICTORIOUS FOR SECOND TIME IN 2018 WITH NHRA
SOUTHERN NATIONALS WIN
COMMERCE, Ga. (May 6, 2018) — Courtney Force powered her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car to the winner’s circle for the second time this season Sunday at the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Sister Brittany Force raced into the quarterfinals and veteran drivers Robert Hight and John Force had first round exits after strong performances during qualifying.

Ten years after sister Ashley Force Hood won the first victory for women in Funny Car at the Southern Nationals, Courtney Force claimed her 10th career victory at the storied Atlanta Dragway. Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE VICTORIOUS FOR SECOND TIME IN 2018 WITH NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS WIN

ASHLEY FORCE HOOD REFLECTS ON FIRST WIN TEN YEARS LATER

ASHLEY FORCE HOOD REFLECTS ON FIRST WIN TEN YEARS LATER
COMMERCE, Ga. (May 5, 2018) — Ashley Force Hood was a fan favorite throughout her sportsman career and, when she moved up to the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, she took the sport by storm. In May of 2008, she changed the history of the Funny Car category when she defeated her then 14-time time Funny Car champion father John Force in the Southern Nationals final round to become the first female to win an NHRA Funny Car national event title. When she hung up her fire suit at the conclusion of the 2010 season, she had racked up four pro wins, including back to back U.S. Nationals victories, in 16 final round appearances. Continue reading ASHLEY FORCE HOOD REFLECTS ON FIRST WIN TEN YEARS LATER

COURTNEY FORCE TAKES OVER NO. 1 QUALIFIER SATURDAY AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE TAKES OVER NO. 1 QUALIFIER SATURDAY AT NHRA
SOUTHERN NATIONALS
COMMERCE, Ga. (May 5, 2017) — The winningest female Funny Car driver in NHRA history raced her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS to the top of the qualifying ladder Saturday afternoon at the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Her stellar pass bumped John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro SS to the No. 2 position. John Force locked up the No. 5 spot and in Top Fuel Brittany Force will start race day from No. 2.

Courtney Force laid down a 3.932-second pass at 324.51 mph in the final qualifying session for her second consecutive No. 1 qualifier at Atlanta Dragway, her fourth of the season and 20th of her career. Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE TAKES OVER NO. 1 QUALIFIER SATURDAY AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT POWERS TO NO. 1 QUALIFER FRIDAY AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT POWERS TO NO. 1 QUALIFER FRIDAY AT
NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS
COMMERCE, Ga. (May 4, 2018) — Robert Hight powered his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car to the provisional No. 1 qualifier at the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway on Friday night. Courtney Force and her Advance Auto Parts Chevy team are currently in the No. 4 spot, John Force has his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevy are in the No. 6 spot and in Top Fuel Brittany Force piloted her Monster Energy dragster to the No. 3 spot.

Hight, who has one No. 1 qualifier already this season, laid down a 3.952-second pass at 327.59 mph in the second qualifying session to put him solidly in the No. 1 position. His stellar run came after an early shutoff during his first qualifying try resulting in his crew chief Jimmy Prock making more than a few changes to the reigning world champion’s car. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT POWERS TO NO. 1 QUALIFER FRIDAY AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT HAS NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS VICTORY IN HIS SIGHTS

ROBERT HIGHT HAS NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS VICTORY IN HIS SIGHTS
COMMERCE, Ga. (May 2, 2018) — Despite what the NHRA Mello Yello points standings may say, Robert Hight and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS are the Funny Car team to watch out for heading into the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. The defending world champion has raced to runner-up finishes at the season opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. and the NHRA SpringNationals outside of Houston where he also secured his first No. 1 qualifier of the season. Currently fifth in points, Hight has set low ET and speed at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. and at the NHRA SpringNationals as well as top speed at the Winternationals.

“Jimmy (Prock) and I have been talking the last two races and we are seeing the performance come around and also the consistency,” Hight said. “When the conditions are right and the track is right I don’t think there are many Funny Cars that can run with my Auto Club Camaro. We just have to stay focused and be ready to adapt. Jimmy is the best at getting the most out of a tune-up and I am excited to be the driver in his race car.” Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT HAS NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS VICTORY IN HIS SIGHTS

JOHN FORCE READY TO COMPETE FOR A WIN AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE READY TO COMPETE FOR A WIN AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS
COMMERCE, Ga. (May 2, 2018) — From blown-up to runner-up, John Force has been on the ultimate roller-coaster ride for the first six races of the season. The lows have given the 16-time champion a new appreciation for the sport he has dedicated his life to and he’s looking forward to moving forward and winning some races for his sponsors and fans, starting with the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

“We are getting a tune up now. We are getting a tune up on this PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro and that means (Brian) Corradi, (Dan) Hood and (Jimmy) Prock can focus 100% on their own cars. Now that my Camaro is going to the other end, we can tune it,” Force said. “We have a lot of work to do. I want to thank the fans they have been so supportive in Houston and Charlotte. They have told me they know we are struggling but they still support us. That means everything.” Continue reading JOHN FORCE READY TO COMPETE FOR A WIN AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE LOOKING TO CLOSE OUT THREE IN A ROW STRONG AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE LOOKING TO CLOSE OUT THREE IN A ROW STRONG AT
NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS
COMMERCE, Ga. (May 2, 2018) — Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force is heading into the NHRA Southern Nationals with her head held high. The pilot of the Monster Energy dragster is on an upswing. After suffering the lowest low of her career, a devastating crash at the season opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., Force has secured a race victory and a No. 1 qualifier under her belt, putting her in competitive spirits heading to Atlanta Dragway located just outside of Atlanta. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE LOOKING TO CLOSE OUT THREE IN A ROW STRONG AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUED 2018 SUCCESS AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUED 2018 SUCCESS AT
NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS
COMMERCE, Ga. (May 2, 2018) — Heading into the seventh of 24 races in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season the best performing hot rod for John Force Racing is undoubtedly the Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car driven by Courtney Force. Second in points with a win and three No. 1 qualifiers, Force isn’t just enjoying the confidence she has in her race car, she’s looking for ways to continue to get better. Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUED 2018 SUCCESS AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

COURTNEY FORCE COMMEMORATES FIRST WIN WITH ADVANCE AUTO PARTS

COURTNEY FORCE COMMEMORATES FIRST WIN WITH ADVANCE AUTO PARTS
CONCORD, N.C. (May 1, 2018) — On Saturday at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, nine-time NHRA event winner Courtney Force presented her 2018 NHRA Arizona Nationals Wally to executives representing her primary sponsor Advance Auto Parts. Between the third and fourth qualifying sessions in the John Force Racing track-side hospitality area, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Natalie Rothman, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Insights, Analytics Yogi Jashnani and Division President Maria Ayres accepted two trophies to commemorate Force’s first victory in partnership with the organization.

“Thank you so much for your support. We wouldn’t be out here doing what we love without Advance Auto Parts,” said Courtney Force. “I want to thank everyone on the distribution and corporate side. This is a real team effort. I am so proud to give you these trophies and I am hoping to give you an even bigger trophy at the end of the season.”

In Arizona, Force was the No. 1 qualifier and set low ET and speed during the second event on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Force has continued to be consistent all season in her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car. She was No. 1 at the Las Vegas four-wide race and was the No. 1 qualifier at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and raced to the final quad of each event earning semifinalist points. Force is now second in the NHRA Mello Yello points standings.

BRITTANY AND COURTNEY FORCE KEEP TOP SPOTS IN NITRO CATEGORIES SATURDAY AT ZMAX DRAGWAY

BRITTANY AND COURTNEY FORCE KEEP TOP SPOTS IN NITRO CATEGORIES SATURDAY AT ZMAX DRAGWAY
CONCORD, N.C. (April 28, 2018) — For the third time in their careers, Brittany and Courtney Force have doubled up as No. 1 qualifiers at a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. Saturday at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the Force sisters maintained their top spots through two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, reigning Funny Car world champion Robert Hight secured the seventh position and 16-time champion John Force qualified eighth at zMAX Dragway, located just outside of Charlotte.

Previously, Brittany and Courtney Force have qualified No. 1 together in 2014, first in Topeka, Kan. and then again in Sonoma, Calif. On both occasions, Courtney has gone on to win the event, a stat she’d like to continue as she’s yet to win at zMAX Dragway. Continue reading BRITTANY AND COURTNEY FORCE KEEP TOP SPOTS IN NITRO CATEGORIES SATURDAY AT ZMAX DRAGWAY

FORCE SISTERS SWEEP NITRO TOP SPOTS AT NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

FORCE SISTERS SWEEP NITRO TOP SPOTS AT NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS
CONCORD, N.C. (April 27, 2018) — Brittany and Courtney Force both currently hold the No.1 qualifying position after two rounds of qualifying at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway just outside of Charlotte. Teammates Robert Hight and John Force are qualified seventh and eighth respectively.

The Force sisters will be racing on Saturday to double up as No. 1 qualifiers for the second time, they previously secured the top spot together in 2016 at the Topeka, Kan. event.

“It is a family sport and we love being out here together,” explained Courtney Force. “I got to get on the starting line and watch her make a killer run in her Monster dragster. I saw that number and knew that she got the top spot. Obviously, we are both hoping to hold onto the top spot through tomorrow night but there are a lot of great cars out here. I was excited to see her make that pass and we’ll see what happens.” Continue reading FORCE SISTERS SWEEP NITRO TOP SPOTS AT NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS