Courtney Force looking to turn luck around in Las Vegas

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She is now hoping to hit the jackpot this weekend at the 15th annual NHRA Nationals, March 28-30 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

LAS VEGAS – The Strip at Las Vegas has always been good to Courtney Force and her Traxxas Ford Mustang team. In fact, the 25-year-old qualified in the No. 2 spot and went to the final round for both NHRA events in 2013, but is now hoping to hit the jackpot this weekend at the 15th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, March 28-30 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I’m excited going into Vegas this weekend since we have done so well at The Strip in the past,” said Force. “However, since we are working with a new car this season, I’m anxious to see if we can continue running like we have the last couple of years,” said Force.

Courtney Force and John Force
Courtney Force and John Force

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The Traxxas team struggled at the start of the 2014 season, but after testing in Phoenix, it appears they have turned their luck around. The 2012 Rookie of the Year is currently No. 10 in NHRA Funny Car points after going rounds at the Gatornationals two weeks ago in Gainesville, Fla.

“Our Traxxas Ford Mustang team has seen improvements in this car and we are motivated and excited to see what this weekend holds. We are ready to turn our luck around in Sin City and come out of there on a high note.”

“I hope we can roll over my semi-final round appearance from Gainesville into the Vegas race this weekend and take home a win. We’ve got a great car and this Traxxas Ford Mustang is showing improvement at each event. This track has been lucky for us in the past, I’m excited to get out there and see what kind of numbers we are capable of laying down,” said Force.

At the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals last year, Force started from the No. 2 spot and drove her Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car to beat Tim Wilkerson, Del Worsham and Matt Hagan before losing to Cruz Pedregon in the final round of eliminations.

Also in 2013 at the NHRA Toyota Nationals, Force qualified No. 2 again and took out Tony Pedregon, Robert Hight and Jack Beckman on race day, but lost to her father John Force in the final.

“Our goal is to finish with a win this weekend. I’m hoping for some solid qualifying runs and some good luck on race day so we can continue climbing back up the points ladder,” she said.

Force will be busy this weekend with more than just racing. The youngest daughter of John Force will spend Thursday filming a new commercial with her Traxxas team. She will also join her teammates, John, Robert, Brittany and Ashley for an autograph signing at the Monte Carlo Hotel Brew Pub on Friday night.

“I will also be signing autographs at the Traxxas display and making an appearance at the JFR Midway display this weekend so there are plenty of opportunities for fans to get an autograph! I’m looking forward to all of it and can’t wait to get out there,” said Force.

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