SEATTLE, Washington — The 2010 Western Swing got off to an inauspicious start for John Force Racing today at the 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals as none of the three JFR Ford Mustangs advanced out of the second round.
NORWALK, Ohio — 14-time Funny Car champion John Force almost missed qualifying for the 4th annual Summit Equipment NHRA Nationals but almost 24 hours after grabbing the last qualifying spot he was one of only two Funny Cars still standing at the Norwalk track.
BRISTOL, Tennesse — For the fourth time this season John Force rolled his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang Funny Car into the winner's circle. Force won for the 130th time in his career and moved back into the Full Throttle points lead with his dominating effort today at Bristol Dragway.
TOPEKA, Kansas — Robert Hight’s Reign of Terror continued Sunday at Heartland Park-Topeka where the sport’s hottest driver and its most feared Funny Car showed no signs of relinquishing their stranglehold on the division.
MADISON, Illinois — 2009 Full Throttle Funny Car champion Robert Hight was looking for a turn-around weekend at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals and he delivered. On Wednesday Hight talked about the importance of performing well at his sponsor's race to the St. Louis media members.
NHRA CHAMP HIGHT READY TO BRING HEAT AT CARDINALS GAME
YORBA LINDA, California — 2009 NHRA Funny Car champ Robert Hight knows about speed and control. The fifth year professional Funny Car driver enjoys powering his Auto Club Ford Mustang down NHRA race tracks all across the country at speed in excess of 300 mph but as an avid baseball fan Hight also enjoys watching a 95 mph fastball fly from a pitcher's hand towards home plate. On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Hight will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals game versus the Atlanta Braves.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The winningest driver in NHRA history, John Force, made some more history at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today. He defeated former teammate and two-time world champion Tony Pedregon in the final round for his first Summitracing.com NHRA Nationals title and 129th national event win of his career. En route to the win Force had to defeat son-in-law Robert Hight, Houston winner Matt Hagan, and daughter Ashley Force Hood to reach the final.
BAYTOWN, Texas — A promising qualifying effort literally went up in smoke for John Force Racing today at Houston Raceway Park. The trio of Force owned Ford Mustangs dominated qualifying for two days winding up 1-2-3 led by a resurgent John Force, Ashley Force Hood and 2009 Funny Car champ Robert Hight.
CONCORD, North Carolina — After a nearly 24 hour rain delay it only took 4.036 seconds for John Force to win the Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord. Severe storms and rain forced the postponement of the final round of the historic event to Monday but that did not dampen the enthusiasm for Force as he hoisted the Wally trophy in the winner's circle.
GAINESVILLE, Florida — On race day at the 41st annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals the three Ford Mustangs of John Force Racing were primed to make a run at getting three Funny Cars to the semi-finals. They held down three of the top six qualifying times but races are won and lost on the race track not the ladder sheet and qualifying results.
YORBA LINDA, California — On Saturday and Sunday during the 2010 March Meet at famed Auto Club Raceway at Famoso 14-time Funny Car champion John Force enjoyed meeting old friends and watching Funny Cars from his early days roar down the track. As the event's Grand Marshal Force was on hand signing autographs for sponsor Auto Club of Southern California and enjoying a trip down memory lane.
HIGHT AND FORCE TAKE IN WORLD OF OUTLAWS IN TULARE
YORBA LINDA, California — Late last Friday night 14-time NHRA Funny Car champion and 2009 NHRA Funny Car champion took in some World of Outlaw sprint car action as the guests of three time NHRA world champion Gary Scelzi. The trio of Funny Car champions settled into their seats at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, located 45 minutes south of Fresno, for an evening of dirt track racing and reminiscing. Scelzi's passion for dirt track racing has been growing exponentially as his two sons, Dominic and Giovanni, continue to develop as drivers.
YORBA LINDA, California — John Force is off to a hot start in 2010. While his season opening win in Pomona and follow-up final round appearance in Phoenix have fans of the 14-time Funny Car champion giddy with excitement. It is collectors of John Force memorabilia that are really getting their engines revved up. John Force, as well as his daughters Ashley Force Hood, Brittany Force and Courtney Force are topping the charts of Beckett Racing's Hot List in the Spring 2010 issue.
ERIC MEDLEN AUTOMOTIVE SCHOLARSHIP POWERED BY CASTROL SYNTEC
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PHOENIX, Arizona — John Force will leave Firebird International Raceway with the Funny Car points lead and that is enough, for now, for the 14-time Full Throttle Funny Car champion. Force and veteran Jack Beckman were the first two race cars to cover the 1000 ft race track on Monday and Beckman made a smooth pass in 4.121 seconds while Force's Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang smoked the tires at about half track.
"WIN WITH FORCE" FANS DOUBLE UP AT 50TH WINTERNATIONALS
POMONA, California — John Force Racing started the "Win with Force" promotion off on the right foot doubling up on prizes for just the fourth time in the three years of the promotion at the 50th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
POMONA, California — John Force broke the longest dry spell of his historic career opening the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season with an emotional victory at the 50th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals.