Everyone knows 16-time NHRA World Funny Car Champion John Force, but did you know about his three daughters that continued his racing legacy? His daughters are Ashley, Brittany, and Courtney and they each have made a name for themselves in the drag racing community— by breaking records and winning championships, setting an example for future generations of women racers.
Ashley Force Hood is a former Top Fuel Funny Car (TF/FC) drag racer. She was selected as the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: Rookie of the Year under the funny car category in 2007. The following year she won her first NHRA Professional-category win after defeating her father in the final round making her the first woman to win in the TF/FC.
Brittany Force is currently the only Force sister that’s still an active NHRA drag racer and the only Force member to drive a Top Fuel dragster competitively. She became the first woman to win the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in 2016. After 35 years, in 2017, she became the second woman (after Shirley Muldowney) to win a Top Fuel Championship in drag racing history, and became the first woman to be the #1 qualifier in Top Fuel in the U.S. Nationals.
Courney Force-Rahal, former Funny Car drag racer, won her first national event in the Top Alcohol Dragster category in 2009. During the O’Reily Auto Parts Winter Nationals she became the first woman to qualify in the #1 position and the first woman to win the Funny Car event. In July 2014 she set the new record for most Funny Car wins by a female driver, previously set by her sister Ashley.