John Force Racing Road Show to stop at Walmart headquarters
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
The John Force Racing Road Show will make a special appearance at Walmart world headquarters Saturday, Oct. 13, in Bentonville, Ark., followed by a 9 to 10:45 a.m. autograph session at the Walmart Supercenter at 406 S. Walton Blvd.
Force will be joined by daughters Ashley Force Hood, Brittany Force, and Courtney Force and a collection of his iconic drag racing Funny Cars. Among the eight cars on display will be the Superman version of Force’s Castrol GTX Mustang, the hybrid in which he earned the largest weekend payday in the sport’s history ($210,000). Also in the mix will be the 25th anniversary Castrol GTX Mustang in which the 15-time Auto Racing All-America selection won the 2010 championship.
The elder Force is the most prolific winner in drag racing history. In addition to 15 individual championships, the most recent in 2010, the 63-year-old Force family patriarch is the only Pro driver to have won as many as 100 tour events (134 and counting) and as many as 1,000 racing rounds.
Ashley is a three-time winner of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus, drag racing’s version of the Daytona 500, and a former rookie of the year. Courtney is a favorite to win this year’s rookie of the year honor, the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award, on the strength of three final-round appearances and a breakthrough win in Seattle. Brittany has been testing this season in a Top Fuel dragster in anticipation of a 2013 Pro debut.