Ashley Force is definitely a force to be reckoned with – see her photos, biography, and video here.
***April 27, 2008*** Ashley Force becomes the first woman to win an NHRA funny car final, beating out her father, John Force in Atlanta. Read the rest of the story here.
As a biography, Ashley Force was born on November 29, 1982 to 14 time NHRA Funny Car divisoin champ John Force and his wife, Laurie Force. She attended high school in Anaheim, California. She graduated from California State University-Fullerton in 2003, with a degree in Communications, with an emphasis in TV and Video.
Ashley graduated from Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School and spent two seasons in the Super Comp class and three more in Top Alcohol Dragster, before joining the Funny Car division in 2007. She is the 10th woman in NHRA history to earn a license to compete at this level.
NHRA history was made in April 2007 when Ashley and her father became the first father and daughter to race against each other. Ashley won the race and advanced to the semifinals, which has tied the highest ever Funny Car event finish for a female.
Her family is featured in the A & E reality TV show, “Driving Force”.
See more photos and video of Ashley Force below: