Courtney Force

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

*Won the season-opening 2013 O’Reilly Winternationals to become just the second woman in NHRA history (after older sister Ashley Force Hood) to lead the Funny Car point standings.

 

*Won the 2012 Auto Club Road to the Future Award as the NHRA Rookie-of-the-Year after winning a race and finishing fifth in Funny Car points. 

 

*Became just the third woman to win an NHRA Funny Car race when she beat Matt Hagan in the final round of the 25th annual O’Reilly Northwest Nationals at Seattle, Wash., on Aug. 5, 2012.

 

*Won the first final round meeting with her famous father when she beat him to win the inaugural Auto-Plus New England Nationals on June 23, 2013.

 

*Became the ninth different driver to take a John Force Racing Ford Mustang to a Funny Car final round on July 1, 2012 at the O’Reilly Route 66 Nationals at Chicago, Ill.

 

*Beat veteran Chris Demke in the final round to win the Top Alcohol Dragster championship at the 2009 NHRA Northwest Nationals at Seattle, Wash.

 

YEAR-BY-YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

2013

*Opened her second season by qualifying No. 1 and winning the 53rd annual O’Reilly Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, in the process becoming the seventh different JFR driver to lead the NHRA Funny Car point standings.

 

*Beat her father, John Force, in the final round of the inaugural Auto-Plus New England Nationals at Epping, N.H.

 

2012

*Accepted the Auto Club’s Road to the Future Award as the NHRA Rookie-of-the-Year after becoming just the third woman to win an NHRA Funny Car race when she prevailed in the 25th annual O’Reilly Northwest Nationals at Seattle, Wash.

 

*Became the ninth different driver to take a John Force Racing Ford Mustang to a Funny Car final round when she lost to Jeff Arend at the O’Reilly Route 66 Nationals at Chicago, Ill.

 

*In her second pro start, advanced to the semifinals at Phoenix, Ariz., beating her dad before losing to her brother-in-law Robert Hight, the eventual race winner.

 

*After qualifying for her debut event at the wheel of the Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car, beat Bob Tasca III in round one, becoming just the second John Force Racing driver ever to win his or her first round at the pro level.

 

2011

*Spent the season testing a BrandSource-backed Ford Funny Car at selected NHRA events.

 

*Named a spokesperson for Ford Motor Company’s Driving Skills for Life initiative.

 

2010

*Began focusing on an eventual transition to Funny Car racing after her Top Alcohol Dragster suffered extensive damage at Seattle, Wash., when the right rear tire failed and took out a major piece of the rear stabilizing wing.

 

2009

*Top Alcohol Dragster runner-up to Jim Whiteley at the season-ending Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway, Pomona, Calif.

 

*After beating her sister Brittany in an all-Force semifinal, outraced Chris Demke in the final round to win the Top Alcohol Dragster title at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Seattle, Wash.

 

*Qualified No. 1 in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston, Texas.