Courtney Force
  • Date of birth:
    June 20, 1988
  • Hometown:
    Yorba Linda, Calif.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Traxxas Chevy Camaro SS
  • Crew Chief:
    Dan Hood/Ronnie Thompson
  • Career Wins: 9
    FC: 8 TAD: 1
  • Career Final Rounds: 19
    FC: 17 TAD: 2
  • Career Best E.T.:
  • Career Best Speed:
Career Highlights
  • 2015: Raced to a runner-up finish at Norwalk; Won the Fan Vote lottery into the Traxxas Nitro Shootout specialty bonus race at Indianapolis; Claimed No. 1 qualifiers at Pomona 1 and Charlotte 1; Reset both career-bests at Las Vegas 2
  • 2014: Raced to four victories becoming the first female Funny Car driver to record four wins in a season; won the 100th race by a female driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series; passed sister Ashley Force Hood as the winningest female Funny Car driver; qualified for the Countdown to the Championship and finished a career-best fourth in points
  • 2013: Raced to two victories in four final-round appearances; Posted career-best performances at Las Vegas 2 and Pomona 2; Earned No. 1 qualifying position at Pomona 1; Qualified for the Countdown to the Championship and finished seventh in points
  • 2012: Raced to her first career Funny Car victory in only her 15th career race; posted two No. 1 qualifying positions during the year with her first coming at the prestigious NHRA U. S. Nationals at Indianapolis; was named the Auto Club Road to the Future award winner which recognized her as the 2012 NHRA Rookie of the Year; made Professional racing debut, competing alongside her father, John, in the Funny Car class
  • 2011: Tested and licensed in nitro Funny Car
  • 2008-10: Competed in Top Alcohol Dragster category in NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Scored first national event win in Seattle in 2009.
  • 2005-07: Competed in Super Comp category in NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series

  • Marital Status: Married (Graham Rahal)
  • Height/weight: 5' 8", 130 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Cooking, hanging out with friends, working out
  • Notable: In 2013 was featured in ESPN The Magazine’s The Body issue, including the cover; Spokesperson
    for Ford’s Driving Skills for Life teen driver education program; recognized as a 2012 NEXT athlete by ESPN
    The Magazine; Won 2009 Seattle NHRA race in Top Alcohol Dragster in NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series;
    attended Cal State Fullerton and majored in communications with an emphasis in entertainment studies;
    former cheerleader at Esperanza High School in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Social Media: @CourtneyForce, Twitter; Courtney Force (Official Fan Page), Facebook; @courtneyforce, Instagram