FORCE No. 1 QUALIFIER, RACE WINNER AND WORLD CHAMPION IN LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS (October 27, 2013) – John Force won it all today at the 13th annual Toyota NHRA Nationals. He was No. 1 qualifier, won the race and clinched his record 16th Mello Yello Funny Car championship at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While Force was collecting a Wally and a massive Mello Yello championship trophy two fans that signed up for the “Win with Force” promotion we collecting front loading washers and dryers and a 55” flat screen TV.
On Saturday Jane Lown, of Las Vegas, Nevada, won the washer and dryer combo as Force captured the 145th No. 1 qualifier of his career. Today Rhonda Hansen, of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 55” flat screen TV when John Force outran his daughter Courtney for the first time in a final round.
“I wanted to prove I could still race. (Wife) Laurie (Force) has been the best thing for me. She said. ‘If you would quit sitting on the end of the bed whining about what is going on. If you get out there and just win then winning fixes everything.’ That just got my head right. Go win that is what you are paid to do. I am good. I am tough enough. I am young enough to race and nobody loves it more than me. I am the sixteen time champ!,” said Force.
At each NHRA national event when a JFR team qualifies No. 1 a lucky fan that has signed up at the JFR “Win with Force” display located in Nitro Alley will be eligible to win the BrandSource No. 1 Qualifier Award, a front loading washer and dryer set. If a JFR driver wins the event a different fan will win the 55” flat screen TV Winner’s Circle Award from BrandSource. At the end of the season a grand prize winner of the “Win with Force” Sweepstakes will be awarded a 2013 Castrol Edge Ford Mustang GT premium edition.
Fans can sign up to win at the John Force Racing interactive midway display. This 53-foot trailer will be in the Nitro Alley area of every NHRA Full Throttle Series national event in 2012. The “Win with Force” promotion now includes JFR team partners Castrol, BrandSource, Ford, and Mac Tools, all joining together to create an incredible promotion for the fans. Last year, John Force Racing won ten races and was No. 1 qualifier seven times. So far in 2013, JFR has had two No. 1 qualifiers.