New Look John Force Wants To Stand Out With Performance In Denver
DENVER, CO -- John Force might be hard to see at the Mopar Mile High NHRA Nationals but the 16-time Funny Car champion wants to continue to make a lot of noise on the mountain top. Force, the six-time Mile High NHRA Nationals winner, will be driving a new look Realtree PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant camouflage Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car this weekend. The one race partnership will highlight Force’s All-American roots and his passion for building business relationships beyond the race track.
“PEAK has been a great partner with John Force Racing and bringing in Realtree is another huge deal for us and the NHRA. We’ll be on FOX national TV on Sunday. What grows our sport is exposure,” said 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force. “We are going onto the FOX broadcast network for our Western Swing, and that is huge. For our sport, growth is very important and getting new fans is important. We love the bigger ratings we have seen on FS1, but to move up to what I call ‘prime time’ with FOX, where all of America can see NHRA drag racing, is very exciting. The positive growth for our sport and sponsors and fans has me ready to get in my hot rod. I would just say we’ve done good.”
Force’s team will be wearing Realtree camouflage uniform shirts and Force will also have a Realtree camouflage firesuit. In fact Force will have five firesuits this weekend as part of a PEAK promotion for later in 2016. Force will wear a different firesuit during every qualifying session and then a fifth firesuit on race day.
“I love coming to Bandimere Speedway because of the Bandimere family and all the fans. This is a great race track and we have had a lot of success here. I have won here and Robert has won here. Heck he beat me in the final a couple years ago. I have been the final round the last two years and I want to get that seventh win,” said Force.
The past two seasons Force has been the No. 1 qualifier at the Mile High Nationals and came within one round of winning the race each year. Force’s last win at Bandimere Speedway was against Matt Hagan in 2011. Since 2010 Force has been in four final rounds on the side of the mountain.
As the only Funny Car driver to ever sweep the Western Swing Force has established himself as the driver to beat again in 2016. After two days of testing in Indianapolis following the Route 66 Nationals Force is ready to make a run at his unprecedented 17th Mello Yello NHRA Funny Car championship.
Force has 21 career wins over the three Western swing races. The next closest active Funny Car competitor with multiple wins is Ron Capps with seven. Antron Brown and Doug Kalitta also have seven Western Swing wins in Top Fuel. Greg Anderson is the active leader in Pro stock with nine wins.