-NHRA fans also offered El Monte RV rental discount for limited time-
YORBA LINDA, CA (July 10, 2009) --- NHRA Funny Car points leader Ashley Force Hood is used to going from point A to point B as quickly as possible in her Castrol GTX Ford Mustang on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. For the next three weeks however Ashley and her husband Dan will be taking their time as they tackle the daunting NHRA Western Swing behind the wheel of an El Monte RV.
“This will be quite an adventure for Dan and me. A lot of the other drivers take their families on the road for the Western Swing so we thought it would be a lot of fun. Plus, we can bring along our cat Simba which is a huge bonus since when we are on the road he really misses us. I haven’t really travelled in an RV that much but this El Monte RV is like driving a dream house. It is so comfortable and easy to drive,” said Ashley Force Hood, current NHRA Funny Car points leader.
“I am looking forward to being able to stop and see all the neat sites along the way. We used our AAA TripTik Travel Planner to map out the best route for us as well as where all the gas stations, restaurants and most important where the Starbucks are located,” added Force Hood.
The pair set off for Denver, Colorado, site of the 30th annual MOPAR Mile High NHRA Nationals, on Monday, July 6th from the John Force Racing headquarters in Yorba Linda, California. After the Denver race they will hit the road for Seattle, Washington, where Ashley will be racing at the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceway the weekend of July 17-19. The next to last leg of the trip will take them to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, for the 22nd annual FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals July 24-26 before they return to Yorba Linda at the end of the month.
The couple will travel approximately 2,115 miles and they will be travelling in style behind the wheel of a 2009 34 ft. Class A Bounder by Fleetwood. It is loaded with luxury amenities and is the same type of vehicle being driven in the new TV show “The Great American Road Trip” on NBC. In addition to providing the Force Hoods with a dream ride El Monte RV Rental is offering John Force Racing and NHRA fans an exclusive discount for a limited time (9/8/09-11/20/09) to the first 100 fans that rent their RV from any of the sixty El Monte RV locations. Fans need to act now and call 1-888-337-2213 and mention “FORCE” to receive special discounted rental rates.
"We were thrilled when Ashley and Dan approached us about renting an RV from El Monte RV Rental. As America's premier RV and Motorhome Rental Company since 1970 we knew we would have something that would be perfect for them to tackle the NHRA's Western Swing. We also wanted to do something for the fans of John Force Racing and really everyone in the NHRA so we put together a special discount rental offer. Fans can call our call center and ask for the Force discount for a limited time. I know Ashley and Dan will have a great time traveling in an El Monte RV and I want to encourage anyone with a question about traveling in an El Monte RV to give us a call or visit our website," said Joe Laing, El Monte RV Director of Marketing. www.elmonterv.com
Fans will also be able to track the progress of Ashley and Dan via an on the road blog on www.johnforceracing.com as well as Twitter updates www.twitter.com/jfr_racing search for #AFHRV.