LINDA, CA - John Force Racing, Inc. and Chevrolet
announced that they will be joining forces to back the 18-time
NHRA Funny Car championship team starting with the 2015 NHRA
Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The multi-year agreement
will see all three John Force Racing Chevrolet Camaro Funny
Cars adorned with the iconic gold bowtie as well as the JFR
Top Fuel dragster.
Force is a champion and a legend both on and off the track,
as a driver and as a team owner,” said Jim Campbell,
Chevrolet Vice President for Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.
“John Force is a racer’s racer and a fierce
competitor, and we are excited to welcome John and his team
back to Chevrolet.”
is great to be back with Chevrolet. I started my career
in a Chevy and my plan is to keep racing with them for many
years to come. This is a great American company and we are
excited about the opportunities in front of us,” said
John Force, CEO John Force Racing and 16-time Funny Car
first 60 starts of John Force’s illustrious career
were behind the wheel of a Chevrolet product. From 1978-80
he raced a Corvette before switching to a Citation (1981-82),
Camaro (1983-84), Corvette (1985), and then a Cavalier (1986).
Force won the 1994 NHRA Funny Car championship racing a
Chevy Lumina to a 50-8 record, 11 finals, 10 wins, and 12
No. 1 qualifiers.
won my first round of racing, went to my first final and
got my first No. 1 in a Chevy. Since then I have won more
rounds, races, championships than anyone in the sport. I
have the record for most No. 1 qualifiers too and I can’t
wait to get to the Winternationals and start adding to those
records in a brand new Chevy,” added Force.
completed one of its most successful years in its motorsports
history in 2014, earning five manufacturer and six driver
championships in NHRA, NASCAR, IndyCar, United SportsCar
Championship and World Challenge series.
addition, Chevrolet drivers won several noteworthy races
in 2014, including the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Pro Stock
and Stock Eliminator classes, Daytona 500, Brickyard 400,
IndyCar Dual in Detroit, and the 24 Hours of Daytona.