BRITTANY FORCE FOCUSED ON NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS
EPPING, NH (May 31, 2016) --- The 2016 season has been a whirlwind for fourth year pro Brittany Force. Heading into the 4th annual NHRA New England Nationals Force, a two-time winner and widely recognized championship contender, is looking to get into a racing groove over the next four weeks.
Last race Force took herself out of competition with a surprising red-light foul in the second round but the 2013 rookie of the year and driver of the Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster is not dwelling on a misstep from the Kansas Nationals.
“I have let go of that last race. In the past I might have held onto the memory of a red light as a driver but this time I have let it go. I think I have taught myself to move on and start focusing on the next run. If you think about something like that for two weeks that doesn’t get you anywhere. It probably screws you up more in qualifying. I have already let it go and moved on from it,” said a focused Force.
In 2015 Force raced to the semi-final round before being defeated by world champion Larry Dixon at New England Dragway. That was Force’s best effort in three starts at the New England Nationals. That recent success combined with her confidence from a strong 2016 season so far has Force ready to get back on the track in Epping.
“I am just excited to be heading into four races in a row. Epping is a good race track where you will see good numbers. I am anxious to get there with my team. Four straight races is awesome. There is no down time. You get right back into that seat weekend after weekend that is where I feel most comfortable as a driver,” said Force.
Throughout her career which started in the Lucas Oil Series driving a Super Comp dragster Force has been able to handle the understandable butterflies and nerves that come along with piloting some of the fastest accelerating racecars on the planet. In Topeka Force set the national elapsed time record with a historic 3.676 second run in qualifying. With the national record in hand Force joined an impressive list of record setters that all happen to be her relatives.
“I think it is neat to be able to join my family with their list of accomplishments. The fact that we all now have set a national record at one time or another is cool,” said Force.
“It would be awesome to beat that record and just hang onto it. I would like for it to be ours for a while and maybe have it be something unbeatable. It does seem like nowadays the racecars are getting faster and quicker every race so I don’t know how long we will hang onto this record. I am hoping it last for a little while so we can enjoy it.”
Force has already checked off a number of goals so far this season most importantly picking up her first career win at the historic Gatornationals and then two weeks later becoming the first female to win the unique Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. The success this season has been attributed to Force’s development under the tutelage of Top Fuel consultant Alan Johnson and Monster Energy crew chief Brian Husen.
“I can’t say enough about Alan and Brian. They have been so great to work with and this whole Monster Energy team has really come together. This whole team works really well together and they are a great group of guys. I am proud of every one of them and we all work so hard to try and get the win every race,” said Force.