Sunday, July 8, 2018

"NHRA Top Fuel Drag Racer" Brittany Force Born - July 8, 1986

July 8, 1986
Brittany Force
Born in Yorba Linda, California, USA.
Brittany is an NHRA drag racer and 2017 NHRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel dragster champion. She is the daughter of drag racer John Force and the sister of fellow racers Courtney Force and Ashley Force Hood.

Force became a NHRA drag racer in 2013, driving a Top Fuel dragster, the first John Force Racing driver to compete in that class. She is sponsored by Monster Energy. In 2016, she became the first woman to win the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. On May 20, 2016, she set a new NHRA top fuel drag racing record with a run of 3.676 seconds over 1,000 feet at Heartland Park Topeka, Kansas.

In 2017, Force became the second woman in history to win a Top Fuel Championship, after Shirley Muldowney in 1982, clinching the title in the quarterfinals of the final race of the season before going on to win the event. Force won 4 races for the year, the most in a single season in her career, including 3 in the Countdown to the Championship.

Force attended California State University, Fullerton, where she received a degree in education.

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