Brittany Force is embarking on her fourth year in Top Fuel and second season with Monster Energy as her primary sponsor. Prior to the new season, John Force Racing named Brian Husen as Crew Chief on the Monster Energy Top Fuel Dragster, with legendary tuner Alan Johnson as supervisor over the JFR Top Fuel program. Once again, the 30-year-old will be a serious threat to the competition in the next lane during the 2016 season.
Brittany has proven herself in the professional ranks, racing to a career-best 3.676 ET (Topeka 2016) at 331.53 mph (Reading 2015). This year Brittany has had a breakout season picking up three wins including a win at the historic Gatornationals. She has collected seven runner-up finishes, has qualified on the pole six times and has posted low ET seven times and run top speed of the event four times. This year at the Kansas Nationals Brittany set the national elapsed time record with her low qualifying run of 3.676 seconds.
Early in 2014, Brittany was award RACER magazine’s Rookie of the Year for all Motorsports for the 2013 season. With a staggering 78 percent of votes, Brittany lapped the rookie field. Her nearest contender, recognized for his second-place finish on his Indy 500 debut, earned nine percent of the poll.
At the 2014 NHRA Kansas Nationals, Brittany and her sister Courtney Force made history as they both raced to the No. 1 spots in their respective classes. It was Brittany’s first Top Fuel No. 1 and it came at a track she has raced throughout her career. The pair became the first ever sisters to qualify No. 1 in professional categories the same event.
Also in 2014 and for the second year in-a-row, Brittany won the fan vote for the Traxxas Nitro Shootout and competed as the eighth and final entry in the specialty race during one of the biggest and most prestigious NHRA events of the year, the Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indy.
Brittany never has driven anything but dragsters. After earning her Super Comp dragster license under the watchful eye of NHRA Funny Car Champion Jack Beckman, who was her teacher at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, she raced in the entry-level class, along with sister Courtney, for three years before moving up to the Top Alcohol Dragster class. Driving for Jerry Darien and BrandSource, she was the No. 1 qualifier at the 2009 SuperNationals at Englishtown, N.J., and at the 2010 O’Reilly Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif., her home track. Brittany spent all of 2012 testing in a Top Fuel dragster, logging almost 80 runs before becoming a professional Top Fuel driver.
Brittany won the Auto Club’s Road to the Future Award and became the 2013 NHRA Rookie of the Year. It’s a fitting title that has also been bestowed upon sisters Ashley and Courtney as well as brother-in-law Robert Hight.
Like her 16-time NHRA world champion father, and her sisters Ashley and Courtney, Brittany is fiercely competitive. When the helmet goes on, the visor comes down, and her dragster rolls up to the starting line, she’s ready to win.
Finishing No. 7 in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel points, her best finish to date, Brittany is more driven and focused than ever to get her first Top Fuel win in 2016 with the Monster Energy Top Fuel Dragster.