NORWALK, Ohio (June 22, 2022) – John Force and the PEAK / BlueDEF Platinum Chevrolet Camaro SS team head to Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals needing just one win light to set a round win record.
The next time John Force illuminates a win light in his PEAK / BlueDEF Chevy, it will lift him to a record 1,400 round wins in an NHRA career spanning 47 seasons. There are few venues at which he would rather achieve that milestone than Summit Motorsports Park, a track on which he was racing years before the NHRA’s 2007 introduction of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and where he first had a grandstand named in his honor. Force is the only one of the four current JFR drivers to have a win in Norwalk, 2014 when he beat reigning champion Ron Capps in the finals and has one No. 1 qualifier that came in 2014.
“I’ve got a lot of history in Norwalk. The Bader Family, they do as amazing job putting on a real show,” Force said. “The stands are always packed which is what drag racers live for, turning that corner and seeing all those fans, that really gets you going, really gets my energy up. This PEAK Chevy is right there in the hunt. Danny Hood and Tim Fabrisi, my crew chiefs, they make the adjustments, and they figure this Camaro out, we’ll be ready to go.”
After prevailing earlier this year at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte, Force is trying to win multiple events for the 27th different season. He currently has the PEAK / BlueDEF Chevy sitting solidly in the No. 4 position in the points standings.
Racing at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park begins with four qualifying sessions on Friday at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 and 5:00 p.m. Eliminations are slated to begin at 11 a.m. Television coverage of the race weekend will be on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) beginning with qualifying shows Friday t 10:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET. Eliminations will air Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET.