(BRISTOL, TN) --- Ashley Force Hood raced her Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to the top of the field on Friday at the 9th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, to capture the No. 1 qualifying position with a run of 4.105 seconds. That time held up as temperatures rose on Saturday and her stellar efforts handed Billy Dotson of Clintwood, Virginia, a new Whirlpool washer and dryer as part of the BrandSource “Win with Force” promotion. During the 2009 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series at select event when any one of the four John Force Racing Funny Cars qualifies No 1 at the event one lucky winner wins a Whirlpool washer and dryer set.
“I’ve been coming to Bristol Dragway since before they had NHRA races. I have never missed the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and I love John Force Racing. I have been a fan of his forever. I never thought I would win a Whirlpool Washer & Dryer for being a John Force fan though. My wife is excited because we could really use a new set,” said Dotson.
This is the second fan that has won a Whirlpool Washer & Dryer thanks to Ashley Force Hood’s driving and Dean Antonelli’s and Ron Douglas’ tuning efforts.
The "Win with Force" promotion gives NHRA fans the chance to win valuable prizes, including a Sweepstakes Grand Prize trip on the John Force Racing Fan Cruise III, an exclusive offer from AAA Travel. The 5 Day/4 Night cruise includes a Penthouse Suite for 4 people aboard Carnival Cruise Lines(r) Elation and a $2,000 AAA Gift of Travel Certificate. The cruise departs from San Diego, California and will now be setting sail New Year’s Eve for Cabo San Lucas in Baja, Mexico.
In addition to the Grand Prize trip on the John Force Racing Fan Cruise III, BrandSource is also offering NHRA fans a chance to win prizes from Mitsubishi Digital Televisions and Whirlpool at each of 15 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series national events in 2009.
Whirlpool will give away a washer and dryer to a registered fan when a John Force Racing driver qualifies #1 overall on Saturday of designated NHRA events, and Mitsubishi will follow that up on Sunday eliminations by giving away a 65" television if a John Force Racing driver wins the race. This is the fourth year for Mitsubishi to participate in the promotion and the second year for Whirlpool to offer prizes to NHRA fans.
Fans can enter the Sweepstakes on-line at www.brandsource.com. For more information about the John Force Racing Fan Cruise III from AAA Travel, visit AAA.com/FanCruise.
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