Rookie Brittany Force Gets Historic Opportunity in NHRA
John Force Racing, Inc., NHRA drag racing’s most successful Funny Car team, announced Thursday an historic expansion that for the first time will give it a presence in a professional racing category other than the one in which it has been dominant for almost a quarter century.
While the team again will campaign four fuel cars, one will be noticeably different from the others. After winning a record 217 NHRA Funny Car races and 17 Winston, Powerade and Full Throttle Funny Car championships, JFR this year for the first time in its 35-year NHRA history will field a Top Fuel dragster sponsored by Castrol EDGE and driven by 26-year-old rookie Brittany Force.
Meanwhile, Force confirmed that he will be re-united this season in his pursuit of the Mello Yello Funny Car championship with crew chief Mike Neff. He will be joined by daughter Courtney who, after earning Rookie-of-the-Year honors, will be back in the Traxxas Ford for crew chiefs Ron Douglas and Dan Hood, and son-in-law Robert Hight, who will start his ninth season in the Auto Club Ford for Jimmy Prock and new assistant crew chief Danny DeGennaro.