Ashley Force is a new and upcoming NHRA Funny Car female racer. Ashley became the first female in the history of the NHRA to win the Mac Tools Nationals in Indiana. She is the daughter of legendary John Force. Racing is in her blood. She is currently married…more
During the 2008 off season, Ashley married fiancee Daniel Hood, and now races under the name Ashley Force Hood.
On April 27, 2008, Ashley became the first women to ever win an NHRA Funny Car title. She defeated her father, John Force, in the final round of the 28th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
In October of 2007, Ashley Force made racing history at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (The Strip) by becoming the first female to compete in a national series Funny Car final.
In 2007, Ashley Force was chosen as NHRA's Rookie of the Year for Funny Cars.
In 2007, Ashley was voted as the "Hottest Athlete" by AOL.
Ashley Force became engaged to boyfriend Danny Hood on her 25th birthday.
Ashley Force's career best E.T is 4.73 seconds and her career best speed is 323.43 mph.
The paint scheme on Ashley's Castrol GTX Ford Mustang Funny car is a direct opposite to the color scheme on her father's Castrol High Mileage Mustang.
Ashley and her father, John made NHRA history in April of 2007, as they became the first father, and daughter to compete against each other in head-to-head competition. Ashley won the race.
Ashley Force finished #4 and #7 in the National Championship standings.
Ashley Force won Hot Rod Magazines Real Women of Racing contest.
Ashley Force was one of the O.C. Metro's Hot 25 of 2005.
Ashley Force was recently licensed in Funny Car at 4.93 seconds and 315 mph.
Ashley Force has won 5 national events.
Ashley Force would like to be Jessica Alba, if she would be somebody famous.
Ashley Force can't live without her cell phone, her Thumps, her Ford truck, her helmet, and her makeup case.
Ashley Force's favorite drinks are Coke and margarita's.
Ashley Force's favorite TV shows are Nip/Tuck and The O.C.
Ashley Force's favorite books are The Cay, The Client, and all romance novels.
Ashley Force's favorite bands are Nickelback and 3 Doors Down.
Ashley Force loves boxing.
Ashley Force has played the piano since she was 4.
Ashley Force's family and pets are more important than drag racing.
Ashley Force would be a cop or 2nd grade teacher if she wasn't a racer.
Ashley Force is inspired by her dad, John Force, Shirley Muldowney and all gal racers.
In 2007, Ashley Force will be the only female Funny Car Driver.
Ashley Force's favorite actors and actresses are Tom Hanks, Anythony Hopkins, Julia Roberts, and Nicholas Cage.
Ashley Force's favorite movies are Napolean Dynamite, Dumb and Dumber, Pearl Harbor, The Saint, and Face Off.
Ashley Force's favorite music is alternative and rock.
Ashley Force's favorite car is her friends new silver `05 Mustang.
Ashley Force's favorite book is The Client.
Ashley Force's favorite tv shows are "The Newlyweds," "Friends," and Anything on E! Entertainment.
Ashley Force's favorite food is chinese.
Ashley Force's hobbies are riding my motorcycle, movies, playing with my new niece, Going to the beach, having girls night at my place, flying airplanes, and watching drag racing.
Ashley Force's first car was a 1999 Ford F-150 and a Super Comp Dragster.
In 2004, Ashley Force finished fourth in national driver points.
Ashley Force is a movie fanatic.
Ashley Force is projected to be one of the 2007 Rookie of the Year candidate in Funny Car championship.
Ashley Force wants to beat her father, not succeed him.
Ashley Force was born to John Force and Laurie Force on November 29, 1982.
Ashley Force has three sisters; Adria, Brittany and Courtney.
Ashley Force has a barbie-like doll made after her from Mattel.
Ashley Force was 2004 Rookie of the Year and 2004 Driver of the Year for Top Alcohol.
Ashley Force graduated college early with a degree in communications.
For her 16th birthday present, her father, John Force, sent Ashley to Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School.
Ashley Force is a former highschool cheerleader.
Ashley Force hopes to join the Funny car Force team in 2007.
Ashley Force has won 67 percent of her individual races in her Castrol Dragster.
Ashley Force won the Auto Club Finals in Pomona, California, and shared the winners' circle with her father, John Force.
Ashley Force has 5 career victories so far.
Ashley Force lives in Anaheim Hills, California.
Ashley Force drives a Castrol GTX Ford Mustang Funny Car.
Ashley: I'm really excited to be part of the many women involved in racing.
Ashley: My dad is a nervous wreck when any of his drivers race because he knows that things can happen and they happen quickly. He's been in many flips and fires and has been ok, but I know that every time we go up and stage he's hoping we're prepared for anything and that he has prepared us. But I'm sure watching your little girl in the race car brings some added tension because he remembers me and my little sisters learning to walk, and now we're behind the wheel of some pretty fast race cars!
Ashley: My dad truly is one of a kind! He is always energetic and going 100 mph every single day, which is probably the ONLY way someone would be able to manage 4 teams!
Ashley: When I got into high school, all I wanted to do was go racing. I'd wear race t-shirts to school, and I took auto shop and welding. My binder was covered with race pictures. I originally wanted to be a crew member because I thought it was amazing how they could all work together in such a short amount of time and put together a car that would go over 300 miles an hour. When I turned 16 my dad let me go to Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School and suddenly I was hooked on driving. I've definitely progressed slowing moving up the ranks and starting in Super Comp for a couple years and then moving to Top Alcohol Dragster for a few years. My family, team and I thought this was the safest path to take, because accidents can happen at any speed, but it's better to learn how to react quickly to what's going wrong at 150mph versus 330mph!
Ashley: When we were younger and in grade school we would always go to the close events like Pomona, Phoenix, Sonoma and Las Vegas, all the summer races and of course Indy. But during the school year, we'd watch every Sunday on T.V.
Ashley: I grew up going to drag races on every family vacation so it became a big part of my life. My favorite drivers growing up were my dad, Gary Densham, Shirley Muldowney, Shelly Anderson... I always rooted for the girls especially!!