ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 3, 2018) — Defending Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force hasn’t lost her confidence after a less than perfect season. Still in the hunt for a second championship, her confidence extends to her hard-working team who had a busy off week leading into the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex this weekend.
“We head into Dallas with a lot of changes. We are determined to turn this car around. We’ve really been struggling and we need to step up in points and go after some wins,” said Force, who is the defending event winner. “During this off week my team made a lot of changes to the car, they actually front halved it. We think that will fix some of the problems we’ve been having, smoking the tires early and not being able to get down the track.”
Despite some of the struggles, Force raced to an emotional victory in Houston while debuting a brand-new dragster after her original car was ruined in a horrible crash during the Winternationals and was the No. 1 qualifier at the Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. Sundays have been unlucky for the Advance Auto Parts dragster team, but with 12 qualifying positions inside the top five, including seven No. 2 qualifying spots, they’ve proven they can still compete and with all the changes, will be a team to keep an eye on with four races left in the Countdown to the Championship.
In addition to all the internal changes to the Advance Auto Parts dragster, there’s been changes to the exterior too. The team is going pink for October in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month. They’ll be sporting TrueTimber’s Sassy B pink camo on their Advance Auto Parts hot rod at both the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals and the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
Force’s dragster will be supporting Brakes for Breasts, an organization compiled of more than 100 independent auto repair shops across the U.S. supporting the research of a vaccine to cure breast cancer. For every brake service performed at one of the shops, customers will receive their brake pads for free and only pay for the labor. Each shop will then donate 10% of that brake service to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. In addition, during the month of October, for every set of CARQUEST brake pads sold, Advance Auto Parts will donate a portion of the proceeds to Brakes for Breasts.
“It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month so for Dallas and Charlotte we’ll be running TrueTimber Sassy B pink camo schemed Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster and I’m really excited about it,” said defending Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force. “I got to help design the car, it’s got some hot pink and the great part about it is it’s going to match my sister’s car. We’ll be running matching cars for two weekends and twinning and really confusing people but all for a good cause. I’m excited to be teamed up with Advance Auto Parts and the Brakes for Breasts organization and hopefully we get this car in the winner’s circle like we did last year.”
Qualifying at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals begins with two sessions on Friday at 3 and 6 p.m. and continues Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m. Eliminations are scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m. at Texas Motorplex.