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Courtney Force – Where Confidence is Born!

Courtney Force is fast, fast to give credit for her magnificent performance already this year to her co-crew chiefs at John Force Racing.

“My crew chiefs Ronnie Thompson and Dan Hood really deserve all of the credit for these runs” Force shared. “We have been motivated after coming off of [success at] Spring Training and now running an unofficial National E.T. record, putting that on the board definitely makes you more confident coming into this new season.”

Force and her team ran a best run on their last pass at the Spring Warm-Up here at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park with a 3.80 @ 333.33 m.p.h. before heading west to the NHRA season opening Winternationals in Pomona two weeks ago.

Force told me that “Going to the Final round in Pomona, running pretty consistently made us feel pretty good about the 2017 season.”

Force added that “all of the hard work over the off season is now paying off on the racetrack.”

Force finished qualifying for the Arizona Nationals in the number 2 position after leading the first three sessions with a career best ET of 3.838 at 332.67 mph.

“After running the 3.80 here at the same track in Phoenix, now followed by the 3.83 feels really good. We are going to try and push that to get back to the 3.80. “

Even though this young season is only at the second race of 24, every point accrued will bring Courtney closer and closer to her first NHRA World Championship.

“We want a consistent racecar every time that we go out there, we don’t really care if we are the quickest, we just want to be the most consistent and end up in the winners circle on raceday. Our ultimate goal is to get that Championship at the end of it all.”

“There’s tough competition out here this year and we just need to stay a little ahead of them.”

By a hundredth here and a hundredth there,  Courtney and her team hope to continue the consistent performance that they are impressing us with today.

Courtney faces the #15 qualifier Jim Campbell in round one of eliminations on Sunday.

Words and Photographs by Ken Sklute,

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