John Force Racing
CHANDLER, AZ – Sixteen-time Funny Car world champion John Force and the BlueDEF Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team launched their way to the semifinals Sunday in front of a sold-out crowd at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Brittany Force exited in the quarterfinal with her Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel team, while Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS team and Austin Prock with Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist both ended race day in round one.
Entering race day as the No. 2 qualifier, John Force powered his BlueDEF Chevy Camaro SS to low ET and top speed of the round when he laid down a 3.848-second pass at 335.90 mph defeating Terry Haddock’s 7.692 at 86.52 after he lost traction. In the quarterfinal, Force was matched up with veteran racer Tim Wilkerson. Force handled his 11,000-horsepower hot rod to a 3.894-second pass at 332.43 mph to advance to the semis after Wilkerson left the starting line early for a red-light start. The 43-year racing legend headed to the semis where he had a clean 3.917-second pass at 326.63 mph but fell short to Don Schumacher rival and eventual event winner Jack Beckman and his 3.882 at 329.91.
“I was hoping to get to the final to get a shot at the win. I was rooting for (Jack) Beckman to take Tommy (Johnson Jr.) out so I could be second in points. It’s a long season though so it’s okay, it doesn’t matter too much right now, it’s just two points,” said Force. “I was able to win some rounds got some plugs for our sponsors and upcoming things we have going on with BlueDEF and Chevrolet and Cornwell Tools. You need rounds to get those plugs in. Anyway, it didn’t go the way I wanted but we’re okay.”
CHANDLER, AZ – Due to persistent rain, racing on Saturday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park was reduced to just one qualifying session. That was all Brittany Force and the Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel team needed as they laid down an aggressive 3.670-second pass at 327.11 mph, earning Force the 20th No. 1 qualifier of her career and second consecutive of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
John Force and the BlueDEF Chevrolet Camaro SS team stayed in the No. 2 spot, Robert Hight kept his No. 3 positioning with the Automobile Club of Southern California team and Austin Prock and Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist will start race day from 11th.
Coming into Saturday’s third and only qualifying round sitting in the No. 2 spot, Brittany Force brought the same momentum from her impressive performance during Friday’s sessions. The 2017 Top Fuel world champion propelled her David Grubnic and Mac Savage tuned dragster to a showstopping 3.670-second pass at 327.11 mph to be quickest of the pack and pick up three bonus points for a total of eight over the two days of qualifying. Force will begin race day with a round one matchup against Terry Totten as she chases her first win of the season, first at Wild Horse Pass and 11th of her career.
CHANDLER, AZ – Brittany Force, outfitted in the yellow and blue of her new sponsor Flav-R-Pac Frozen Fruits and Vegetables, picked up the preliminary Top Fuel No. 2 spot at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, the second race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. John Force, with his BlueDEF Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car, sits in the No. 2 spot while Robert Hight and the Auto Club of Southern California team are third. Rounding out John Force Racing Friday qualifying at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park is Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel team in the No. 10 spot.
Brittany Force and the Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel team picked up right where they left off at the season-opening Winternationals where they secured the No. 1 qualifier and raced to the semifinals. On their first run of the Arizona Nationals weekend, the David Grubnic and Mac Savage tuned dragster made an impressive 3.707-second pass at 328.14 mph to be quickest of the session. As the last pair of nitro cars down track, Force improved to 3.680-seconds and 331.12 mph and, thanks to her speed, would shift into the No. 2 spot.
“It’s day one out here at the Arizona Nationals and I ended the night in the No. 2 spot with Flav-R-Pac. The car looks awesome,” Force said. “We went to the No. 1 spot earlier with a 3.70 and improved on that second run with a 3.68 so we’re feeling good and I’m just really excited for this Flav-R-Pac team. They’re our new sponsor and our plan is to go rounds on race day and get them in the winner’s circle Sunday.”
CHANDLER, AZ – Making his way to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park this weekend for the NHRA Arizona Nationals, Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team are eager to regain their championship performance.
Two weeks ago, at the season-opening Winternationals, the reigning and three-time Funny Car world champion laid down three consistent qualifying passes in the .80s to land the Auto Club Chevy in the No. 3 spot. The slew of runs would back up their showstopping performance from pre-season testing where the Jimmy Prock and Chris Cunningham led crew were the quickest of the Funny Car class in two of the three test days. Although a rare second-round exit on race day at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona would have Hight packing up early, the 16-year racing veteran left confident that the team won’t be making a habit of the day.
“Pomona wasn’t a bad weekend for the Auto Club team; we just had a bad race day. It happens and we’ll bounce back. Jimmy Prock, Chris Cunningham and all the Auto Club guys worked really hard to get us a championship last season and they’ve continued that into 2020 it just wasn’t our day,” said Hight. “The team had a chance to regroup so we’ll be ready for this next one in Phoenix. I have all the confidence in my team.” Continue reading
CHANDLER, AZ – Brittany Force will be debuting the yellow and blue colors of Flav-R-Pac on her Top Fuel dragster this weekend when she heads to the NHRA Arizona Nationals hosted at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, just outside of Phoenix.
Force is sitting third in the NHRA Top Fuel points standings thanks to a No. 1 qualifying position and semi-final finish at the 2020 season opening Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. After making only half-track passes at pre-season testing, Force’s first full pull of the year was an impressive 3.706-second pass that had her leading the pack on Friday. A stellar Saturday with 3.686 and 3.657-second runs earned Force the No. 1 qualifying position. She would have a solo run and two consistent passes only to fall short to eventual race winner Doug Kalitta in the semis.
“It’s the second race of the season and our team will be pulling out with a new look. We’ll be debuting our Flav-R-Pac sponsorship. I’m very happy to be teamed up with Frank Tiegs and Flav-R-Pac, it’s one of his companies, frozen fruits and vegetables. The car looks awesome, it’s bright yellow and blue,” Force said. “I’m excited to get to Phoenix, get back to the team, get back in the flow of things. I’m ready to get out there, go some rounds and hopefully bring home a first win for Flav-R-Pac.” Continue reading
CHANDLER, AZ – Coming off his second career final round appearance at the Winternationals, Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel team are eager to keep up the momentum heading into this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Following an impressive pre-season test at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Prock and his Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel dragster team continued to show they’re one to watch out for this season when they finished runner-up at the season-opening event.
After launching to a stellar 3.680-second pass at 330.72 mph in the final qualifying session, Prock locked in the No. 2 qualifying spot and continued to dominate on race day. During eliminations, the third-generation racer powered his Mike Green and Joe Barlam-tuned hot rod past Cameron Ferre before laying down a career-best elapsed time of 3.678-seconds on a solo run in the quarterfinal. He then took out veteran racer Leah Pruett in the semifinals to face Doug Kalitta in the finals where he finished runner-up for the first time.
CHANDLER, AZ – John Force and the BlueDEF Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team are gearing up for this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals, the second of 24 events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Season schedule, ready to keep up their season-opener performance as they compete for the driving legend’s 152nd event title.
With a strong ending to the 2019 season and showing at pre-season testing at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Force and the BlueDEF team brought the same energy to the season-opening Winternationals. On race day, the Hall of Fame team owner and driver blasted his way to his 256th final round appearance after sweeping Bob Bode, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Matt Hagan in the first three elimination rounds. In the final, Force faced rival Jack Beckman where he would have the starting line advantage but fall short to Beckman for his 105th runner-up finish.
“Danny Hood, Ronnie Thompson and Tim Fabrisi gave me a great hot rod in Pomona. To go to the finals, that was really good for the BlueDEF team. I’m excited to see what we can do this season,” said Force. “All of us at John Force Racing had a great weekend. Monster is back with Brittany, the Prock kid and Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist finished runner-up and Frank Tiegs brought on Flav-R-Pac. Can’t forget Robert and Auto Club. They’ve been with us for a long time. It’s just really great to be out here with all our sponsors and we’re looking forward to doing it again Phoenix.”