HOUSTON, TX (April 27, 2016) ---- 16-time Funny Car champion John Force will be racing an Advance Auto Parts branded Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car this weekend at the NHRA Spring Nationals in Baytown, Texas. The 10,000 horsepower Funny Car will continue to fly the standout blue PEAK Antifreeze branding but Force will be looking for his unprecedented 144th career Funny Car win with some new partners. The Houston NHRA race will be the first of eight races during the 2016 NHRA season Force will be in the red and blue Funny Car.
“I am excited to be racing this PEAK/Advance Auto Parts Chevy Funny Car starting in Houston. PEAK has been aggressive in promoting this race team and using the NHRA to build their business with all my race cars. We have three wins already this season from Robert Hight and Brittany Force but I want to get this hot rod into the winner’s circle as fast as I can,” said Force.
“We are working with a lot of companies through PEAK and it is great to be growing this program. They stepped up to the full season and we are working and racing hard for them and all our sponsors. Plus they’ll have the Advance RV in Nitro Alley, special store incentives for Speed Perks members, and fans might even be able to get a die cast replica of this hot rod too,” added Force.
So far this season Force has raced to a runner-up finish at the Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals as well as two additional semi-final finishes. The PEAK Chevrolet Camaro team sits No. 3 in the Funny Car point standings and was the No. 3 qualifier at the most recent NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.