COURTNEY FORCE No. 1 AND VICTORIOUS FOR BRANDSOURCE FANS IN DALLAS
ENNIS, TX (September 21, 2014) – Courtney Force qualified No. 1 at the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRAFallNationals at Texas Motorplex and she raced to the winner’s circle giving two different fans a front loading washer & dryer set and a TV from BrandSource and the Win with Force promotion. This was Courtney’s third win of the season and sixth of her career, which are both records for female Funny Car drivers.
“I looked at the ladder and thought, ‘Man, I could be bumping into my teammates from second round, through the Semis,’ and I wasn’t about to have a weekend like last weekend in Charlotte when my dad took me out in the first round. It felt good to go some rounds out here today and end up in the Winner’s Circle,” said Force. “Definitely proud of my team; these guys have been working hard in this heat. It’s tough for them and I really appreciate everything they’ve done for me today. Thank you to (crew chiefs) Ron Douglas and Dan Hood for giving me a great race car in the heat and getting me down the race track on every run, and on both sides of the track; in the right and the left lane. I’m very proud of my team and glad that we could get this win for Traxxas in their home state of Texas.”
Courtney had to beat two-time Mello Yello world champion Tony Pedregon in the first round before getting past her teammate and brother-in-law Robert Hight in the second round. In the semi-finals Force had to outrun Tommy Johnson Jr. who had just defeated her father, John Force, in the previous round. The final round win over Del Worsham was a great race on an increasingly hot race track. Over the weekend the track temperatures soared in excess of 140 degrees.
Courtney’s 4.039 second No. 1 qualifying effort put a washer & dryer set into the hands of Akindeji Akinwale of Allen, Texas. The AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals win gave Rachel Coleman of Godley, Texas a 55” flat screen TV.
At each NHRA national event when a JFR team qualifies No. 1 a lucky fan that has signed up at the JFR “Win with Force” display located in Nitro Alley will be eligible to win the BrandSource No. 1 Qualifier Award, a front loading washer and dryer set. If a JFR driver wins the event a different fan will win the 55” flat screen TV Winner’s Circle Award from BrandSource. At the end of the season a grand prize winner of the “Win with Force” Sweepstakes will be awarded a 2014 Ford Escape S-Series.
Thanks to a winning season by John Force Racing in 2013, BrandSource gave away eight flat-screen televisions and nine washers & dryers to lucky fans. More than 24,000 race fans registered to win prizes at the “Win with Force” display in NHRA’s Nitro Alley. Another 91,000 fans signed up online at BrandSource.com.
Fans can sign up to win at the John Force Racing interactive midway display. This 53-foot trailer will be in the Nitro Alley area of every NHRA Mello Yello Series national event in 2014. The “Win with Force” promotion now includes JFR team partners Castrol, BrandSource, Ford, Traxxas and Mac Tools, all joining together to create an incredible promotion for the fans.
Fans can sign up to win exciting prizes at NHRA events http://www.brandsource.com/jfr-contest/ as well as at thousands of BrandSource stores across the country.