NHRA Driver
Ashley Force Hood
Force Hood
  • Date of birth:
    November 29, 1982
  • Hometown:
    Yorba Linda, Calif.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Castrol GTX Ford Mustang
  • Crew Chief:
    Dean Antonelli/Ron Douglas
  • Career Wins: 8
    FC: 4 TAD: 5
  • Career Final Rounds: 25
    FC: 16 TAD: 9
  • Career Best E.T.:
    4.032
  • Career Best Speed:
    316.38
Career Highlights
  • 2010: Won the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for the second consecutive time; Raced to runner-up finishes in Charlotte 1 and Atlanta; Posted an impressive six No. 1 qualifiers
  • 2009: Became the first woman to win the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Funny Car; Won two events in eight final-round appearances; Finished a career-best second in the Funny Car point standings; Led Funny Car with six No. 1 qualifiers; tied for most final-round appearances in the category with eight
  • 2008: Became the first female driver to win an NHRA Funny Car event; She beat her father, John Force, in the final round in Atlanta; Reached four final rounds; Earned three No. 1 qualifying awards
  • 2007: Won Auto Club Road to the Future award, given annually to top performing rookie; Advanced to first career final round at Las Vegas 2; Had a 1-1 record in head-to-head races with father, John Force; Earned Top 10 finish; Went to back-to-back semis (Atlanta and St. Louis) and was as high as seventh in the point standings
  • 2006: Obtained her Funny Car license during a test session in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 11; scored two wins in Alcohol Dragster
  • 2005: Scored two national events runner-ups in Alcohol Dragster
  • 2004: Moved up to the Top Alcohol Dragster division; won her first national event at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals; won Division 4 Top Alcohol Dragster championship and named division's “Rookie of the Year.”
  • 2002: earned an NHRA competition drivers license after graduation from Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School and competed in Super Comp

Personal
  • Husband: Danny Hood
  • Height/weight: 5´6´´, 125 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Movies, video production, shopping, kickboxing, and spending time with family and friends
  • Daughter of 15-time Full Throttle world champ John Force
  • Husband is crew member at John Force Racing
  • Was co-star of A&E reality series Driving Force
  • Graduated from Cal-State Fullerton (B.A. in Communications)
  • Shared the winner’s circle with her father at the 2004 Auto Club Finals (she won in TAD, John in Funny Car)
  • Earned first career TAD win at prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
  • Finished fourth in Lucas Oil Sportsman Series national driver points in 2004 while winning the South Central Division points championship for which she earned both Rookie of the Year and Driver of the Year recognition
  • Earned her Funny Car license with a 4.936-second pass at 315.86 on April 14, 2006 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 
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