Force, Ford raise money for charity

FORCE, FORD RAISE $375,000 AT BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTION YORBA LINDA, CA (January 20, 2008) ---On Saturday night Funny Car legend John Force used his considerable vocal talents and driving skill to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes...

FORCE, FORD RAISE $375,000 AT BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTION

YORBA LINDA, CA (January 20, 2008) ---On Saturday night Funny Car legend John Force used his considerable vocal talents and driving skill to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) auctioning off a 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet for $375,000 during the famed Barrett-Jackson Auction in Phoenix.

The Cobra Jet was one of three prototype's and was driven by John Force in a promotional match race during the Auto Club Finals in Pomona last year. 2008 Auto Club Road to the Future Rookie of the Year Mike Neff also drove the vehicle during a media event centered around the Cobra Jet in 2008

In 2008 the Cobra Jet celebrated Ford's return to NHRA stock racing, 40 years after the original Cobra Jet was produced. The Cobra Jet is a turn-key, NHRA legal Stock Eliminator race car, designed for the double-A class. It features a 5.4L supercharged, 4-valve engine and 6-speed transmission.

At least four of the new Cobra Jet Mustangs will compete at the season's opening 49th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals, February 5-8, at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.

-credit: jft

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Series Charity , NHRA
Drivers John Force , Mike Neff