John Force Net Worth
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What is John Force Net Worth?
John Force is an American drag racer and car owner with a net worth of $20 million. John Force takes won the National Hot Rod Association(NHRA) Championship 16 times as a driver and 21 times as a car owner. He owns and drives for John Force Racing. His three daughters are Ashley, Brittany, and Courtney, all drag racers, and his oldest daughter Adria are the CFO of John Force Racing. John takes to earn the nickname Brute Force, partly for his domination in winning ten straight NHRA championships. His family is identified as “The First Family of Drag Racing.” He and his family remained featured in the A&E reality TV show Driving Force from 2006- 2007.
Force was born on May 4, 1949, in Bell Gardens, to parents Harold and Betty Ruth Force. He had a challenging childhood moving between migrant farms and trailer parks and then contracted polio, which he ultimately survived. He was one of six children and played football in high school before attending Cerritos College. His interest in racing took place at a young age and at 21 years old he had already started competing.
In 1971, Force drove his first fun car, the Night Stalker Mustang built by Jack Chrisman. He also competed in a variety of other races throughout his early career, including a Corvette, a Monza and an Oldsmobile Cutlass. Force stayed with the Cutlass from the 1980s until the end of the 1993 season. He later switched to Ford for a long period of time, but eventually returned to Chevrolet.
Force was a very successful driver between 1987 and 1996, during which time he won sixty-seven of a total of 203 NHRA events. His success continued into the mid-to-late 1990s, as he dominated the field and won a total of ten NHRA championships from 1993 to 2002, including six consecutive events from 1997 to 2002.
This time, he also began to form a racing team. Younger brother, Tony Pedregon, arch-rival Cruz Pedregon, drove his second car and fellow racer and friend, Gary Densham, drove his third. In 2003, Force had not won a title for the first time since 1992. However, the timing was fixed when his teammate Pedregon won his first world title. The power returned to the top in 2004 when he won his thirteenth world title.
In 2005 Force won five events but placed third in the overall championship standings. The following year, in 2006, he won the 14th NHRA World Funny Car Championship. The following year started poorly as he had an accident in Ennis, Texas at the beginning of the year. However, he was clever to recover and came back to win the O’Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. In September of 2007, Force was injured in a crash and had to be replaced by Phil Burkhart Jr. for the remainder of the 2007 season. Force’s dominance began to decline in the late 2000s, finishing seventh in 2008 and ninth in 2009. However, his daughter, Ashley, second place overall.
In 2010, the Force celebrated 25 years with the same sponsor and 34 years in the NHRA. He started the season on a positive side, winning the opening match at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. While he continued racing throughout 2010, his wins became rarer even though he is still considered an icon in the sport and a tough contender. Racing has also become a true family affair, with all his three daughters participating in and winning races. In 2019, Force won his 150th race in the NHRA Northwest Nationals’ Magic Dry Sucker Organic. The year was very positive for him, as he subsequently won the American Nationals.
Force has a wife, Laurie, and three children, Ashley, Kourtney, and Brittany. The family appeared on the A&E reality show, “Driving Force”. In 2008, the Force was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.