NHRA: Major sponsorship announcement for Top Fuel driver Brittany Force set for Wednesday


It’s Brittany Force’s turn now.

With father John Force and sister Courtney Force set for the next several years with sponsorship for their respective NHRA Funny Car rides, Brittany Force’s search for primary sponsorship was the next big priority at John Force Racing.

But now it appears the long search is over.

JFR will hold a national media teleconference Wednesday at 2 pm ET to announce what the team is calling a “multi-year major primary sponsorship agreement for the JFR Top Fuel dragster.”

Brittany Force is in her third full-time season in the NHRA Top Fuel ranks.

The graduate of Cal-State Fullerton, Brittany was named 2013 Auto Club Road to the Future Award winner (NHRA Rookie of the Year).

The 28-year-old Yorba Linda, Calif., native was voted Rookie of the Year for all Motorsports in 2014 by RACER magazine.

In her sophomore Top Fuel season in 2014, even though she finished runner-up each time, Brittany Force reached the final round in four races.

After the first seven races of the 24-event 2015 NHRA national schedule, Brittany Force is ranked 11th in the Top Fuel class.

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Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.