“It responds much quicker than a dragster,” Force said. She ran to about 900 feet the second pass: 3.863 at 307.23 mph, but Hight and the JFR crew chiefs analyzed the data and discovered the clutch came in much faster than anticipated, and they all agreed to slow the car down.
“I’m used to turning the wheel, and it takes a moment to get caught up. “The driver’s here to learn and make laps,” John Force said. We have plenty of time.” For the final run, Force shut it off about 800 feet and ran 3.916 seconds at 297.81 mph.
Then, a conversation with Peak Oil owner Tom Hurvis slowly started to bring things back together. “(Peak) wrote me a contract to drive as long as I’m competitive and as long as I can win races,” Force said. I’m 68, and I ain’t going to last forever.” Force says this was all in the plans.“We are excited to have Brittany Force joining Courtney (Force) in representing the Advance Auto Parts brand throughout the month of June,” said Yogi Jashnani, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Insights and Analytics for Advance.“Brittany and Courtney will be instrumental in launching our new advertising campaign – one that builds upon our Mission: Passion for Customers…Passion for Yes!The two struck a deal after Force said he wanted to race forever. Now, the organization is riding momentum heading into 2018 from two championships: Brittany took home the 2017 Top Fuel championship while Robert Hight, also the president of John Force Racing, won the Funny Car title.“All of a sudden it took us a couple years, but we got some engineers, we got some people back,” John, who won once in 2017, said.But there are racing seasons past 2018 to think about, especially for a team as deeply rooted in family as this one is.