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As her sister, Ashley Force Hood, took a “Hiatus” as a Funny Car pilot for to take care of her new son and become more involved in the business end of John Force Racing, the youngest daughter of John Force, Courtney, took her place as the driver for one of Dad’s Funny Cars. This after training for several years as the driver of both a Super Comp and later an A/FD dragster. It should be noted that she was no slouch as a dragster driver, winning a couple of races in the AFD. This year she made her professional debut as a Funny Car driver at the NHRA Winternationals, and at the following race won her first round of eliminations by beating her dad.
RO Editor Jeff Burk had a chance to interview Courtney during the break in the Full Throttle series between the Phoenix race and this weekend's Gatornationals. See Next Page