NHRA Funny Car rookie driver, Courtney Force, will attend the 33rd annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver as confident as ever in her team, crew chiefs and Traxxas Ford Mustang. The youngest Force daughter approaches the 13th stop on the NHRA Full Throttle drag racing series tour having held her position in the top ten in the point standings all year, qualified for each event, made her way to three semi-final rounds, and one final in only her 11th professional race.
The 24-year-old Cal State- Fullerton graduate came on board full-time at the beginning of the season with a primary sponsor new to the NHRA series, radio control giant Traxxas. She managed to get a jump on the Funny car class and continue to keep a solid footing in the point standings. She is currently tied with Jeff Arend for the eighth spot and learning more about Funny Car racing with every event.
“Our car has appeared in three semi-final rounds and one final round while remaining in the top 10 in points. I’m so thrilled with how this season is going and just want to continue to learn as much as I can on and off the racetrack in order to become a better driver.” –Courtney Force
Courtney Force will look to her dad, 15-time champion John Force, for guidance at the Mile-High event. John Force leads the Funny Car category with the most Funny Car Denver victories and is the reigning 2011 title holder.
With Norwalk in her rear-view mirror, Force kicked-off the week with a media tour in San Francisco, Tuesday through Thursday, for the FRAM/Autolite NHRA Nationals the week following Denver. Force will also make an appearance at NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command and take a tour of the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, located at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS), a short distance from NORAD at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
MSgt Dan Sherer, an avid RC enthusiast and owner of numerous TRAXXAS cars, is excited about meeting Force during her visit to Cheyenne Mountain.
“Being a TRAXXAS enthusiast, sponsoring Courtney Force is the biggest thing to happen to TRAXXAS and I am looking forward to meeting her at the Mountain and watching her race at Bandimere Speedway. The men and women of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station are thrilled about hosting Miss Force and spending some time with this new superstar. Taking the time from her busy schedule really means a lot to the troops and their families,” said Sherer.