Category Archives: John Force Racing

ROOKIE AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST TEAM EXCITED FOR NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

ROOKIE AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST TEAM EXCITED FOR NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 12, 2019) — Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel team are heading to the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway with a renewed sense of determination coming off a career best weekend for the rookie of the year candidate. Continue reading ROOKIE AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST TEAM EXCITED FOR NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE EYES HISTORY IN FATHER’S DAY BID AT NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE EYES HISTORY IN FATHER’S DAY BID AT
NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 12, 2019) — For drag racing icon John Force, driver of the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car, the perfect Father’s Day would be sharing the winners’ circle with daughter Brittany at this week’s 19th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Continue reading JOHN FORCE EYES HISTORY IN FATHER’S DAY BID AT NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM EAGER TO CONTINUE SEASON SUCCESS AT NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM EAGER TO CONTINUE SEASON SUCCESS AT
NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 12, 2019) — Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro SS team are making their way to the third event of four in-a-row, the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, looking to keep their streak of finals appearances alive. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM EAGER TO CONTINUE SEASON SUCCESS AT NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS LOOK AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS LOOK AHEAD WITH
CONFIDENCE GOING INTO NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 12, 2019) — Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster team are heading to the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on an upward swing as they enter the 11th event on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series third in the points standings.

After a series of first-round losses, Force and her David Grubnic and Mac Savage tuned Advance Auto Parts dragster picked-up an impressive first round win Sunday at the NHRA Heartland Nationals laying down a 3.69-second pass that has the team feeling optimistic for the remaining two races in the grueling four-in-a-row.

“I’m excited to get to Bristol. I’ve never won the race. This team, we’re finally turning a corner. We’d been struggling the last couple races but last weekend in Topeka we put a 3.69 on the board and I feel like we are definitely finding our footing moving into the next few races,” Force said.

So far this season Force has landed the Advance Auto Parts dragster in the No. 1 qualifying spot three times, each time alongside a John Force Racing teammate in the Funny Car top spot. At the historic 50th anniversary Gatornationals and the NHRA Southern Nationals, Force shared the green hat with John Force Racing President Robert Hight. In Houston, she and her father, John Force, made history as the first parent-child duo to sweep No. 1s in the professional categories. Brittany went onto win the NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park alongside Hight. It was the third time Force and Hight had double-up wins.

While Force has never won at Bristol Dragway on Father’s Day weekend, she still calls the event her favorite on the circuit and this season she has a special surprise for the man who is responsible for her career.

“Thunder Valley, there’s nothing like it, it’s my favorite on the circuit. It’s always special because it always falls on Father’s Day,” Force said. “My dad doesn’t know but I have something special for him. Just a gift I want to give him to let him know how much I appreciate him and everything he’s done; everything he’s taught me. I think he’s going to be blown away by it. It’s going to be pretty cool.”

Qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals begins Friday with nitro session at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nitro qualifying continues Saturday with sessions at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eliminations start at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. Check out coverage on FS1 Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET, and conclude with Finals coverage Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ET.

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB DOMINATE RACE DAY AT NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB DOMINATE RACE DAY AT
NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

TOPEKA, Kan. (June 9, 2019) — Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS team put together an ideal Sunday to race their way to their fourth win of the season at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. The victory, which was his third at the Heartland Motorsports Park where he earned his Funny Car license, ties him with Don “Snake” Prudhomme at 49 all-time wins. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB DOMINATE RACE DAY AT NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK AND THE MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST TEAM LAND NO. 3 QUALIFIER AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK AND THE MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST TEAM LAND
NO. 3 QUALIFIER AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

TOPEKA, Kan. (June 8, 2019) — Rookie of the Year candidate, Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel dragster team locked in the No. 3 qualifier spot Saturday at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park. Team owner John Force is also the No. 3 qualifier in Funny Car with his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil team. Both Robert Hight and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro, and Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts dragster team are sitting No. 9. Continue reading AUSTIN PROCK AND THE MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST TEAM LAND NO. 3 QUALIFIER AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE PUTS PEAK TEAM IN THE NO. 3 SPOT FRIDAY AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE PUTS PEAK TEAM IN THE NO. 3 SPOT FRIDAY AT
THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS
TOPEKA, Kan. (June 7, 2019) — Sixteen-time world champion John Force landed his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car in the No. 3 qualifying spot Friday night of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. First year drag racer Austin Prock also put the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel dragster in third while teammate Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts dragster are in ninth. Points leader Robert Hight is sitting in the No. 13 spot with his Auto Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro. Continue reading JOHN FORCE PUTS PEAK TEAM IN THE NO. 3 SPOT FRIDAY AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST EAGER TO TAKE ON ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST EAGER TO
TAKE ON ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS
JOLIET, Ill. (May 29, 2019) — Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel team are making their way to the ninth event on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Season circuit, the Route 66 NHRA Nationals, motivated to continue their progress.

After a much-needed restart weekend at the recent Virginia NHRA Nationals, Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist team have set a new pace for their season. With crew chief Mike Green now leading the team, Prock made three consistent qualifying passes in the .80s that landed him the No. 10 spot. During eliminations, Prock kept up the consistency in the first round with a 3.866-second run to beat Richie Crampton for the fourth race day win of his rookie season. After taking the starting line advantage in the quarterfinals, Prock had to pedal his Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist dragster and fell short of the second-round victory. Despite the early exit, Prock will enter the Route 66 NHRA Nationals inside the top ten of the NHRA Mello Yello points standings. Continue reading AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST EAGER TO TAKE ON ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB LOOKING FOR REPEAT WIN AT ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB LOOKING FOR REPEAT WIN AT
ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS
JOLIET, Ill. (May 29, 2019) — Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car team are gearing up for the Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the ninth event on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Season schedule, determined to maintain their grip on the Funny Car points lead.

Since the 2019 NHRA season started, Hight and the Auto Club team have commanded the Funny Car class and, with eight races until the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six race playoffs, are showing no signs of losing momentum. The two-time Funny Car world champion has already tallied three wins, one runner-up finish, two semi-final appearances and five No. 1 qualifiers to put him at the top of the pack. At the most recent event, the Virginia NHRA Nationals, Hight had a rare second round exit to rival Ron Capps but only after the two skilled drivers were forced to pedal their 11,000-horsepower hot rods to the finish line. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB LOOKING FOR REPEAT WIN AT ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE POISED TO MAKE HISTORY, AGAIN; AIMS FOR 150TH TOUR VICTORY IN RETURN TO ROUTE 66

JOHN FORCE POISED TO MAKE HISTORY, AGAIN;
AIMS FOR 150TH TOUR VICTORY IN RETURN TO ROUTE 66
JOLIET, Ill. (May 29, 2019) — Nineteen years after beating Jerry Toliver in the final round of the Route 66 Nationals to become NHRA’s all-time leader in tour victories (breaking out of an 85-win tie with the late Bob Glidden), John Force returns this week to Route 66 Raceway with a chance to reach another professional milestone.

Force is on the precipice of adding to a legacy that already includes 16 series championships, Driver of the Year recognition (1996) and induction into America’s two principal auto racing Halls of Fame. The former big rig truck driver is poised to win his 150th NHRA tour title and this week he has a chance to do it in event staged just 60 miles from the Northbrook, Ill., headquarters of Old World Industries, parent of PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil, sponsor of his 10,000 horsepower, 330 mph Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car. Continue reading JOHN FORCE POISED TO MAKE HISTORY, AGAIN; AIMS FOR 150TH TOUR VICTORY IN RETURN TO ROUTE 66

BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS HUNGRY FOR MORE SUCCESS AT ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS HUNGRY FOR
MORE SUCCESS AT ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS
JOLIET, Ill. (May 29, 2019) — Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster team are headed to the Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the ninth event on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Season schedule, eager to keep up the momentum.

Force and the Advance Auto Parts team are now sitting second in the NHRA Mello Yello points standings after defending their 2018 win at the SpringNationals in Houston with a double-up win alongside teammate Robert Hight in April. Accompanying her win are two runner-up finishes and three No. 1 qualifiers including the No. 1 at the SpringNationals that she shared with her father John Force. At the recent event in Richmond, Force had a second-round exit to longtime rival and three-time world champion Antron Brown but left the weekend still sitting No. 2 in the points standings behind reigning Top Fuel world champion, Steve Torrance, who already has three wins this season. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS HUNGRY FOR MORE SUCCESS AT ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB CONTINUE STRANGLEHOLD OF NHRA FUNNY CAR POINTS LEAD

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB CONTINUE STRANGLEHOLD OF
NHRA FUNNY CAR POINTS LEAD
DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 19, 2019) — Robert Hight and the Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro leave the Virginia NHRA Nationals with a solid hold on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points standings. John Force will head into the next race fifth in points while Brittany Force holds onto the No. 2 spot in Top Fuel and Austin Prock rounds out the top 10. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB CONTINUE STRANGLEHOLD OF NHRA FUNNY CAR POINTS LEAD

JOHN FORCE AND PEAK / HERCULINER NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE AND PEAK / HERCULINER NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT
VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 18, 2019) — John Force and the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil / Herculiner Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car team held onto the No. 1 qualifier Saturday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Robert Hight and the Auto Club team kept the No. 5 qualifying spot and in Top Fuel, Brittany Force and Advance Auto Parts and Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist team remained No. 3 and No. 10, respectively. Continue reading JOHN FORCE AND PEAK / HERCULINER NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE AND PEAK / HERCULINER CURRENTLY NO. 1 FRIDAY AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE AND PEAK / HERCULINER CURRENTLY NO. 1 FRIDAY AT
VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS
DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 17, 2019) — John Force powered his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil / Herculiner Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car to the top of the field with two consistent passes Friday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Daughter, Brittany Force is No. 3 with Advance Auto Parts in Top Fuel, team President Robert Hight and the Auto Club team sit in the No. 5 position and rookie Austin Prock is No. 10 in his Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist dragster. Continue reading JOHN FORCE AND PEAK / HERCULINER CURRENTLY NO. 1 FRIDAY AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK LOOKS AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO THE VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK LOOKS AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO THE
VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS
DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 15, 2019) — Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel dragster team are making their way to the Virginia NHRA Nationals, the eighth event on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season schedule, sitting inside the top 10 of the NHRA Mello Yello points standings.

In a close side-by-side race during the first round of the recent NHRA Southern Nationals, Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist team laid down a 3.849-second pass at 321.42 mph that was only narrowly bettered by three-thousandths of a second. The strong first round effort came after Prock made a move from the 15th qualifying position to 11th during a rain hindered two days of qualifying that only allowed a single try in each lane. Although it was his fourth first-round exit, Prock has continued to boost his rookie resume. The first-year driver has three second-round finishes and a career-best elapsed time of 3.699-seconds and speed of 334.15 mph. Continue reading AUSTIN PROCK LOOKS AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO THE VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE TO SHOW OFF HERCULINER COLORS WITH PEAK AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE TO SHOW OFF HERCULINER COLORS WITH PEAK AT
VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS
DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 15, 2019) — Sitting third in the NHRA Mello Yello points standings, Funny Car legend John Force and the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car team are gearing up for the Virginia NHRA Nationals looking to build upon their progress.

Force and the Brian Corradi and Danny Hood tuned PEAK Chevy Camaro team have been hard at work to stay fast and consistent as they race towards the driving veteran’s 150th win. With four semi-final finishes, one No. 1 qualifier and three quarterfinal appearances under their belt, it’s not far out of reach. At the recent Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga., Force secured the No. 3 qualifying spot and exited in the second round to rival Ron Capps, making it his first side-by-side race day loss to someone other than teammate Robert Hight his season. Continue reading JOHN FORCE TO SHOW OFF HERCULINER COLORS WITH PEAK AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB EAGER FOR SUCCESS AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB EAGER FOR SUCCESS AT
VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS
DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 15, 2019) — Points leader Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car team are headed to the NHRA Virginia Nationals motivated to keep the momentum and secure their fourth win of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

With a No. 1 qualifier and victory at the Winternationals to kick-off the season, it’s no question success has been at the forefront for the two-time Funny Car world champion. Since then, Hight and the Auto Club team have continued the upward momentum adding two wins, four No. 1 qualifiers and one runner-up finish. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB EAGER FOR SUCCESS AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB EAGER FOR SUCCESS AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB EAGER FOR SUCCESS AT
VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS
DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 15, 2019) — Points leader Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car team are headed to the NHRA Virginia Nationals motivated to keep the momentum and secure their fourth win of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

With a No. 1 qualifier and victory at the Winternationals to kick-off the season, it’s no question success has been at the forefront for the two-time Funny Car world champion. Since then, Hight and the Auto Club team have continued the upward momentum adding two wins, four No. 1 qualifiers and one runner-up finish. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB EAGER FOR SUCCESS AT VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS FIRED UP FOR VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS FIRED UP FOR
VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS
DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 15, 2019) — Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts team are headed to the Virginia NHRA Nationals fueled by their consistent performance that’s earned them a spot at the top of their category just eight races into the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season schedule.

Force and the Advance Auto Parts team led the pack at the recent NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga. She took the No. 1 spot after putting up a 3.720-second pass at 319.52 mph during Friday’s qualifying under the lights. It was her third No. 1 qualifier of the season and first at the facility. Force swept her way to her third final round appearance with three stellar runs in the .80s but fell short of taking home the Wally to reigning world champion Steve Torrance who tallied his second consecutive victory. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS FIRED UP FOR VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE SECOND IN POINTS STANDINGS AFTER RUNNER-UP FINISH AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE SECOND IN POINTS STANDINGS AFTER RUNNER-UP FINISH AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS
COMMERCE, Ga. (May 5, 2019) — Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts team had their second runner-up finish of the season Sunday at the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Force led teammates Robert Hight, John Force and Austin Prock who had semifinal, second round and first round exits, respectively.

After securing the No. 1 qualifying position for the first time at Atlanta Dragway, Brittany Force strung together four consecutive sub-four-second runs. In the first round against Cameron Ferre, Force ran 3.887-seconds at 316.08 mph even after dropping a cylinder early. Ferre was up in smoke at the hit and was forced to shut off. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE SECOND IN POINTS STANDINGS AFTER RUNNER-UP FINISH AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS