JFR LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO ADD BRITTANY FORCE TO TRAXXAS SHOOTOUT
John Force Racing is asking all their fans to get behind Castrol EDGE Top Fuel driver Brittany Force and vote her into the last spot in the 2nd annual Traxxas Shootout. The rookie Top Fuel wants her fans to “Make Brittany The First In TF” in the Top Fuel Traxxas Shootout. Force is the first JFR driver to compete in Top Fuel and she would like to be the first female to compete in the Top Fuel Traxxas Shootout Labor Day weekend.
“It has been a thrill to be the first JFR driver to race Top Fuel and I want to be the first woman to take on the guys in the Top Fuel Traxxas Shootout. I have a great team and we have really been making progress lately. I love the “Make Brittany The First In TF” campaign and I hope everyone goes to Facebook and votes for me and my Castrol EDGE Top Fuel dragster,” said Force.
John Force Entertainment president Ashley Force Hood produced a campaign video to promote Brittany Force’s “Make Brittany The First In TF” campaign and the video is live now on the John Force Racing YouTube channel. The video can also be viewed by
clicking this link: http://youtu.be/kRjehHH-QaY
Beginning August 18th after the Brainerd NHRA national event fans can go to the NHRA’s Facebook page and vote to put Brittany Force into the second annual Top Fuel Traxxas Shootouts during the Chevrolet Performance US Nationals. The race within a race will have a purse of $260,000 with the Top Fuel getting $100,000. The final spot will be awarded through a fan vote and then a lottery drawing on Wednesday, August 28th in downtown Indianapolis.
JFR teammate Robert Hight can guarantee his spot in the Funny Car Traxxas Shootout with a win at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd. In the event Hight does not come out on top in Brainerd fans will be able to vote for him to grab the fan spot and more details will be announced following Brainerd.
Fans can vote for Brittany from August 18th through noon ET on Tuesday, August 27th here www.facebook.com/nhra. Brittany is asking all her fans to vote and help spread the word to help give her the best chance to grab the last spot in the Traxxas Shootout.
TWO TARGETS IN HIGHT’S SIGHT AT BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Heading into the 32nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals this weekend Robert Hight and the Auto Club Ford Mustang Funny Car are looking at winning the race and securing the final guaranteed spot in the 2nd annual Traxxas Shootout. Brainerd International Raceway is one of the few tracks Hight has never qualified No. 1 or reached final round but that sort of history does not enter into the equation for the 2009 NHRA Funny Car champion.
“We are going to Brainerd focused on winning the race just like we go to every race. There is a lot at stake in Brainerd of course. The Traxxas Shootout is huge but we are looking at making the Countdown. We are looking at how high we can get in the points to be solid in the Countdown,” said Hight. “We have two races left and Brainerd is the first of those two. Brainerd weighs heavier because there are two things at play. You want to move up in the Countdown and you want to get that last guarantee spot in the Traxxas Shootout."
C. FORCE IN GOOD POSTION TO MOVE UP IN BRAINERD
Courtney Force is getting geared up for a level of excitement unlike any other as she travels to Brainerd, Minn. this week for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Aug. 15-18 at Brainerd International Raceway.
“I'm looking forward to competing at Brainerd this upcoming weekend. This track is known for ‘the zoo’ and I learned why last year. The energy of the fans is amazing. We’re very grateful to have them there cheering us on and enjoying the race weekend. It’s a fun track to race at and a really fun environment for all who are able to make it out there,” said Force.
Last year, Force was voted into the Traxxas Shootout via fan vote for the eighth and final spot. Her father, John Force, won the inaugural Traxxas Funny Car Shootout in 2012. Overall, JFR drivers have won nine times in bonus races and five times in Winston All-Star events.
“There is only one spot left in the Traxxas Shootout in the Funny Car, so I'm really hoping that my teammate and brother-in-law Robert Hight can make a big move this weekend by heading to the winner’s circle and getting that last spot in the shootout. The pressure is really on this weekend for all of our teams so I'm excited to see how it will all pan out,” said Force.
27-year-old Brittany Force needs to be voted into the Traxxas Nitro Shootout as the Top Fuel spots have already been filled.
“As for my sister, Brittany, I know exactly how she feels trying to get all those much needed fan votes to help get her team in the Traxxas Shootout because I was in the same position last year. I think fans should vote for Brittany in the Top Fuel Dragster category because her team has worked hard to turn things around these last few races, and it shows. Brittany qualified in the No. 3 spot during the Western Swing in Denver after some changes were made to her car, so I'm hoping fans can see that they have a great shot. She's got a competitive race car and it would be great to see her be the only person to represent all the female drivers in Top Fuel Traxxas Nitro Shootout.
“It would be great to see two sisters win the Traxxas Shootout this year, one in Top Fuel and one in Funny Car, but we've got to work hard to get her voted in that last spot if you want to see it happen,” said Force.
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