JFR AUTOGRAPH SESSION ANNOUNCED FOR ROAD SHOW APPEARANCE
BROWNSBURG, IN (May 26, 2011) --- John Force Racing has just confirmed that 15-time NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car champion John Force will be signing autographs at the John Force Road Show at the Indianapolis 500 on Friday. Force along with 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car champion Robert Hight, 2011 Full Throttle Funny Car points leader Mike Neff and NHRA rising star Courtney Force will be signing at the Road Show located at the corner of 16th and Georgetown outside The Speedway beginning at 10 a.m. on May 27th.
The quartet of drivers will be available to sign autographs as well as pose for photos with NHRA fans as well as Indy Car fans in town for the 100th annual Indy 500.
"While I am excited to show off the John Force Road Show I am more excited to meet some of the fans,” said the fan-friendly Force. “We decided today the best way to do that was to pull out some chairs and tables and sign some autographs on Friday. I’ll have three more of my drivers there Robert (Hight) and Mike (Neff) including my youngest daughter Courtney.”
Force will also be showing off the John Force Road Show to NHRA president Tom Compton. Compton will be spending the day in Indianapolis before heading to Charlotte. The NHRA has been a major supporter of the John Force Road Show and Force is thrilled to be able to show Compton the trailers, videos and show cars in person.
“This is a big deal to have Tom Compton spend the day with us. The NHRA has always been aggressive in promoting the sport and to have the top man from NHRA here to see what John Force Racing is doing is huge,” said Force. “We always want to work with NHRA to make sure we are spreading the gospel the right way. Compton came in to Texas to induct me into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame and it is an honor to have him here to see the unveiling of the Road Show at the Indy 500.”
In addition to the autograph session on Friday at 16th Avenue and Georgetown Avenue all four drivers will also be signing autographs at the John Force Racing Brownsburg shop on Saturday.
BROWNSBURG, IN (May 26, 2011) --- In January John Force announced he was going to take a page from the PT Barnum book on promotion and start spreading the gospel about the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series as well as other major forms of motorsports. This weekend Force will have his John Force Road Show on display at The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the 100th annual Indianapolis 500. The John Force Road Show will be open during normal spectator viewing times and will be positioned at the corner of 16th Avenue and Georgetown across from The Speedway Administration building.
“I have never been to the Indy 500 but I know it is unbelievable. I can’t wait to get to The Speedway and check it out,” said Force, a 15-time Full Throttle NHRA Funny Car champion. “We’ll have our John Force Road Show right beside the race track talking about all kinds of motorsports. People want and need to be entertained in these tough economic times and there isn’t anything more entertaining than two race cars racing down a drag strip or going three-wide into turn four.”
“The John Force Road Show is about educating people about all forms of racing. I know drag racing, of course, and we are reaching out to all our friends in NASCAR and Indy Car to have them provide us with photos, videos and interviews so when we go to malls, airports, state fairs or wherever, people see all sort of information about racing. I want people to walk away the John Force Road Show excited about going to a race the next time they see a commercial on TV or ad in the newspaper.”
The John Force Road Show will consist of two 18-wheelers with dual side awnings. Under the “big tops” will be a variety of John Force Racing Funny Cars as well as video screens showing race footage. Plans are in the works to add representative race cars from NASCAR and Indy Car.