John Harold Force is an American NHRA drag racer. He is a 16-time NHRA and 1 time AHRA Funny Car champion driver and a 21-time champion car owner. Force owns and drives for John Force Racing. He is one of the most dominant drag racers in the sport with 151 career victories. He graduated from Bell Gardens High School and briefly attended Cerritos Junior College to play football. He is the father of drag racers Ashley Force Hood, Brittany Force, and Courtney Force. His oldest daughter Adria Hight is the CFO of JFR. Current drivers racing for his team are son-in-law Robert Hight, and daughter Brittany. Mike Neff was crew chief for John two separate times. Effective July 2013 Jimmy Prock replaced Mike Neff as crew chief, and Mike Neff became crew chief for Robert Hight. Neff, who was once the crew chief for rival driver Gary Scelzi, raced in a 4th Funny Car for JFR from October 26, 2007, following the death of Eric Medlen, until the end of the 2009 season.
|Born||May 4, 1949, Bell Gardens, California, USA|
|Related to||Laurie Force (wife), Adria Hight (daughter), Ashley Force Hood (daughter), Daniel Hood (son-in-law), Brittany Force (daughter), Courtney Force (daughter), Robert Hight (son-in-law), Graham Rahal (son-in-law), Autumn Hight (granddaughter)|
|Current team||John Force Racing, PEAK Chevrolet Camaro SS|
|Car no.||4 (2020)|
|Crew Chief||Danny Hood|
|Championships||17 (16 in NHRA, 1 in AHRA)|
|Fastest laps||Best ET, 3.832 seconds, 3/17/2017 at Gainesville, FL, Best Speed, 337.16 mph (542.61 km/h), 7/29/2017 at Sonoma, CA|
|1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013||16 NHRA Championships (see left), 1 AHRA Championship (1984)|
|IMDb||John Force's IMDb|
NHRA drag racer who amassed more than 130 career victories, along with fifteen championships.
He used a tax refund check and sold an organ his mother won on a tv show to get started in drag racing.
He made his oldest daughter Adria Hight the CFO of John Force Racing.
He had three daughters with his wife Laurie, the youngest being Ashley Force.
He had a cameo in a 2004 episode of King of the Hill, the animated series voiced by Brittany Murphy and others.
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Latest information about John Force updated on June 23 2021.