Courtney Force

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
* 8 career Funny Car victories (2012 Seattle; 2013 Pomona1; 2013 Epping; 2014 Topeka; 2014 Sonoma; 2014 Dallas; 2014 St. Louis; 2016 Houston)
* 14 career No. 1 qualifiers
* 12 career low elapsed times
* 19 career top speeds
* 141 career elimination round victories
* 2012 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Rookie of the Year (Auto Club Road to the Future Award) after winning a race and finishing fifth in Funny Car points
* Won season-opening 2013 NHRA Winternationals to become just second woman in NHRA history (after older sister Ashley Force Hood) to lead the Funny Car point standings
* Became just third woman to win an NHRA Funny Car race when she beat Matt Hagan in final round of 25th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Seattle, Wash., on Aug. 5, 2012
* Won first final-round meeting with her famous father when she beat him to win inaugural NHRA New England Nationals on June 23, 2013
* Career-best elapsed time: 3.815 seconds, Heartland Park Topeka, 2017 (Qualifying, Round 2)
* Career-best speed: 338.68 mph, Heartland Park Topeka, 2017 (Eliminations, Round 1)

YEAR-BY-YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

2017
* Recorded career-best elapsed time (3.815 seconds, qualifying) and speed (338.68 mph, eliminations) at NHRA Menards Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas
* Made it to finals of Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in California and New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
* Earned career-best four consecutive No. 1 qualifiers (Las Vegas1, Houston, Four-Wide, Atlanta)

2016
* Finished sixth in Funny Car points standings, recording one victory in four finals and qualifying for all 24 events, and finishing with a career-best 35 elimination round wins in 58 appearances
* Won NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas
* Recorded No. 1 qualifier and low ET at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo. (outside Denver) at 3.917 seconds
* Set top event speed at 329.34 mph in season-opening NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
* Recorded then best ET at Dallas (3.854 seconds) and then best speed at Topeka (331.45 mph)

2015
* Finished 11th in Funny Car points standings, failing to make the Countdown playoffs for only time of career despite qualifying for all 24 races for fourth consecutive season; won 13 elimination rounds in 37 appearances
* Made only finals appearance of season at Norwalk, losing to Jack Beckman
* Earned two No. 1 qualifying efforts – Pomona1, in which she also earned low ET and top speed for the event, and Four-Wide Nationals
* Set top speed for three events – Pomona1; Gainesville; Topeka

2014
* Finished career-best fourth in Funny Car points standings, with a career-high four victories in five final rounds in qualifying for all 24 races for third consecutive season
* Won first race of season at Heartland Park Topeka, for 100th NHRA professional victory for a woman; also earned one of four No. 1 qualifiers on year and set best elapsed time and top speed of event
* Bested father John Force at Sonoma Raceway and earned No. 1 qualifier, low elapsed time and top speed as well
* Defeated Del Worsham at Texas Motorplex near Dallas, also garnering No. 1 qualifier, low ET and top speed
* Earned second consecutive playoffs victory by winning at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis
* Overall, set low ET at four events – Las Vegas1; Topeka; Sonoma; Dallas
* Recorded Funny Car best nine top speeds – Las Vegas1; Four-Wide; Atlanta (Commerce); Topeka; Epping; Chicago (Joliet); Sonoma; Indianapolis; Dallas

2013
* Finished sixth in Funny Car points standings, with two victories in four finals and 28 elimination round victories in 50 rounds
* Qualified for and competed in all 24 races for second consecutive season
* Opened second NHRA season by winning 53rd annual Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, and becoming seventh different JFR driver to lead Funny Car points standings; also earned only No. 1 qualifying effort and low elapsed time of season with 4.036 seconds in qualifying and 4.025 seconds in elimination round competition
* Beat her father, John Force, in the final round of the inaugural NHRA New England Nationals at Epping, N.H.
* Set top speed five times – Pomona1, Las Vegas 1; Topeka; Norwalk; Las Vegas2

2012
* Finished fifth in inaugural season of NHRA Funny Car competition, highlighted by one victory in four finals appearances, 25 elimination round wins in 47 rounds, and Auto Club’s Road to the Future Award (NHRA Rookie of the Year)
* Qualified for and competed in all 23 races, with two No. 1 qualifiers – U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg (Indianapolis), Ind., and at Texas Motorplex in Ennis (Dallas), Texas
* Earned first career elimination round victory against Bob Tasca III in first round of season opener at Pomona, becoming just second John Force Racing driver ever to win his or her first round at pro level
* Became just third woman to win an NHRA Funny Car race when she prevailed in 25th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Seattle, Wash.
* Set low elapsed time twice – U.S. Nationals and Texas Motorplex
* Earned first career top speed, with 317.27 mph effort at Indianapolis in qualifying
* Became the ninth different driver to take a John Force Racing Funny Car to a final round when she lost to Jeff Arend at Route 66 Nationals at Joliet, Ill.
* In second pro start, advanced to semifinals in Chandler, Ariz., beating her dad before losing to her brother-in-law Robert Hight, the eventual race winner

2011
* Spent 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 eventual transition to Funny Car racing after Top Alcohol Dragster suffered extensive damage at Seattle, Wash., when 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 season-ending Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway, Pomona, Calif.
* After beating sister Brittany in all-Force semifinal, outraced Chris Demke in final round to win Top Alcohol Dragster title at NHRA Northwest Nationals at Seattle, Wash.
* Qualified No. 1 in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston, Texas.