John Force Racing
BAYTOWN, TX – Robert Hight and the AAA Texas Chevrolet Camaro SS team took advantage of a shortened qualifying session to secure the No. 5 spot at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park on Saturday. Due to weather, qualifying was reduced preventing the John Force Racing hotrods from making a second run. Brittany Force and her Monster Energy team secured the No. 6 spot while John Force and the PEAK / BlueDEF PLATINUM Chevy landed in the No. 9 spot.
The AAA Texas Chevy made a solid pass of 3.954 seconds at 324.05 mph that momentarily was quickest of the session. Hight was bumped to the No. 2 spot heading into what was supposed to be the second qualifying session. Midway through the Funny Car field, rain heavily hit the track and NHRA officials called it a day but not before Hight and the AAA Texas team were shifted down to the No. 6 spot. They’ll face Bobby Bode in the first round of eliminations.
“We’ve figured this AAA Texas Chevy out a bit,” said Hight who ended a streak of tire smoke-ridden runs. “We really could have used that second run but I’m glad we got one in. We’ll be good and I’m feeling good about going into race day tomorrow.”
ROBERT HIGHT AND AAA TEXAS HAVE RENEWED RESOLVE HEADING INTO NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS AT HOUSTON RACEWAY PARK
BAYTOWN, TX – After a productive test session, Robert Hight and the AAA Texas Chevrolet Camaro SS team are approaching the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park having regained their confidence and determination.
Hight and the AAA Texas team started the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season looking like the same championship caliber team that took the crown in 2019. They opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Gatornationals and in Las Vegas, the first four-wide event of the season, they were quickest each of the qualifying rounds and bettered themselves with low ET of the event during the first round of eliminations. In Atlanta at the NHRA Southern Nationals, the 51-time national event winning team ran into trouble to only qualify 12th and have a first-round exit. The gremlins continued at the most recent event at zMAX Dragway, Hight and the AAA team qualified 15th and had another early exit.
Now sitting ninth in points, Hight and his Jimmy Prock and Chris Cunningham led team took advantage of a day of testing at zMAX Dragway and are confident they have solved their problem.
BAYTOWN, TX – After yet another successful weekend, the first win of the 2021 NHRA Camping World season for Brittany Force and the Monster Energy / Flav-R-Pac team sits just around the corner. There’s not a better place for them to start their winning ways than the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park, an event the 2017 world champion has dominated.
Led by crew chiefs David Grubnic and Mac Savage, Force and her team have opened the season garnering top speed at the Gatornationals, tallying the 21st and 22nd No. 1s of Force’s career at each of the Four-Wide events, Las Vegas and most recently Charlotte, and setting both ends of the track record at zMAX Dragway. Each of her No. 1s have been shared with Funny Car teammates, Robert Hight in Vegas and her father, John Force, in Charlotte.
“It’s been a good start to the season for this Monster Energy / Flav-R-Pac team. We’re just four races in and getting back in the groove of things after a whole season away,” said Force who sits third in the points standings. “This is the same team I had in 2019 and every single one of them returned. They stood by John Force Racing, and I think that speaks highly of their character, it shows how loyal they are and their commitment to John Force Racing. Our hard work is paying off but we want more, we’re looking for wins and ultimately to go after that championship.”
JOHN FORCE AND PEAK / BLUEDEF FULL OF CONFIDENCE HEADING INTO NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS AT HOUSTON RACEWAY PARK
BAYTOWN, TX – Coming off not only a win but a string of promising performances to open the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, John Force and the PEAK / BlueDEF PLATINUM Chevrolet Camaro team show no signs of letting up as they enter the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park May 21-23, the fifth event of the 2021 season.
In the first four events of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule, Force and his Daniel Hood and Tim Fabrisi led PEAK / BlueDEF team had steadily worked their way to victory starting with a quarterfinal finish at the hands of teammate Robert Hight at the season opening Gatornationals. At the first four-wide event of 2021 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Force would qualify No. 2 only behind Hight and at the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, Force and his PEAK / BlueDEF team would make their 257th final round appearance finishing runner-up. At the most recent event, the NHRA Four Wide-Nationals at zMAX Dragway just outside of Charlotte, N.C., Force earned his 161st No. 1 qualifying position before continuing his dominance into race day and coming out with his 152nd national event victory.
CONCORD, NC – John Force and the PEAK / BlueDEF PLATINUM Chevrolet Camaro team stole the show at the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. For the 152nd time Force was the Funny Car victor on Sunday. Brittany Force and the Flav-R-Pac team nearly joined her father in the winner’s circle ending a successful weekend with her 14th runner-up finish. Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California team had an early exit in the first quad.
After earning his 161st No. 1 qualifying position, John Force and the PEAK / BlueDEF PLATINUM team didn’t skip a beat in their first quad running a 3.926-second pass at 329.10 mph to defeat Dale Creasy Jr., Mike McIntire and Dave Richards. McIntire moved onto the second round with Force where they battled against J.R. Todd and Terry Haddock. Laying down the quickest pass of the event at 3.897-seconds and 330.31 mph, Force, along with Todd, would move onto the final round to run against Alexis DeJoria and Cruz Pedregon.
In Force’s 258th career final round appearance he would continue his consistency to handle his PEAK / BlueDEF hot rod to a 3.916-second pass at 328.78 mph handing J.R. Todd the runner-up finish at 3.944 and 327.82. The victory marks Force’s 152nd career win and his second at the zMAX Dragway four-wide event, his first coming at the inaugural four-wide race in 2010.
CONCORD, NC – The father daughter duo of John and Brittany Force swept the nitro No. 1 qualifying positions for the third time in their careers. The Flav-R-Pac dragster secured it’s 22nd No. 1 while the PEAK / BlueDEF Platinum Chevrolet Camaro tallied it’s 161st at the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway just outside of Charlotte, N.C. Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Camaro rounded out qualifying in the No. 15 position.
In 2019, Brittany and John qualified No. 1 together at the SpringNationals in Houston and the Texas FallNationals in Dallas. At the Houston event, Brittany went on to win the race for the second consecutive year. As a team, the No. 1 qualifiers are the 337th and 338th for John Force Racing and the fifth and sixth at the NHRA Four-Wide at zMAX Dragway.
Entering the day from the No. 16 position after experiencing tire smoke right at the hit on Friday night, John Force powered his PEAK / BlueDEF Chevy to an impressive 3.904-second pass at 328.30 mph to start Saturday. With one qualifying run left, Force and the BlueDEF team continued to put on a show when they ran 3.902-seconds at 330.55 mph to solidify their No. 1 position.
CONCORD, NC – Brittany Force and her Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel dragster team made their presence known with a stellar run Friday night of the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway to land in the provisional No. 1 qualifying position. Robert Hight and the Auto Club Chevy Camaro are currently No. 4 while John Force and the PEAK / BlueDEF Camaro are in the No. 16 spot with two qualifying sessions left.
Making quite the entrance, Brittany Force and her David Grubnic and Mac Savage led Flav-R-Pac dragster team set the track low elapsed time record when they blasted their way to a 3.662-second pass at 333.08 mph.
“I’m just pumped after a run like that. That’s a hell of a run,” Force said. “The four-wide race can be tough and tricky, and I just have to keep my focus. (Crew chief David) Grubnic said we were going to have a killer run, and Grubnic, Mac Savage and all of my guys, I’m just so proud of them.