On Thursday night before the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, I signed autographs at the FanFest at the New York New York hotel and casino. It was like no autograph signing I have ever been to and the fans filled the room with an energy that got me motivated for the weekend at the track.
So many amazing things have happened with just a couple weeks off in between races. I took a flight at speeds over 700 miles per hour, which is twice the g-forces and speed that I’m used to in a Funny Car.
Starting out the 2013 race season as a sophomore driver in the Funny Car category, I was surprisingly more nervous than when I started my rookie season at the Winternationals. The first race of the season is at my home track in Pomona, Calif.
My sister, Brittany Force, made a big announcement at our John Force Racing news conference at the beginning of January. She will be piloting the Top Fuel dragster during this NHRA season. She will be entering into her rookie season, just like I did in Funny Car, last year.
Last week John Force Racing announced I will be joining the NHRA this season as the driver of a Top Fuel dragster. I think it will finally sink in at the Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., in mid-February.