Meanwhile, on the track, Force is set to see his daughter Brittany, who spent some time away from racing while earning her college degree, jump into uncharted waters for the team in the new Castrol Edge Top Fuel Dragster.
“That was always my plan,” Brittany said of obtaining a college degree. “If I did (school) halfway or I knew if I stepped away from it, I’d never go back to it. So I wanted to graduate and then go racing.”
Brittany says the early returns on driving the car are very different than anything she’s previously experienced.
“It was so much faster,” she said. “When you leave from the starting line, it’d just throw you back in your seat and pull you all the way down the track. My whole routine is different now. I have to really pick up the pace. You have to do it so much faster. But over time, everything slowed down and I became used to it.
“That’s the great thing about this sport. We all love it. We all have the same passion for it. I’ve been out at the track forever so a lot of these people I’ve known. A bunch of people saw me testing in the Top Fuel cars and they’ve been so great, giving me pointers, giving me tips, and I’m excited.”
John said he was proud of his daughter.
“They’ve been testing all year and she’s done well,” he said. “It’s a completely different animal.”
Additionally, Mike Neff will no longer drive for the JFR team, as he will return to the tuner’s role on Force’s Castrol GTX Ford Mustang.