BROWNSBURG, IN (January 30, 2018) — John Force Racing will be heading into the 2018 season with a solid crew chief line-up consisting of familiar faces and significant changes in the Top Fuel and Funny Car ranks.
The world championship Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster driven by Brittany Force will once again be headed by Brian Husen with Ronnie Thompson coming on as assistant crew chief. Veteran tuner Alan Johnson will return as Top Fuel consultant on the team that reached six final rounds with four event wins and set the national speed record in 2017.
Robert Hight’s 2017 world championship tandem of Jimmy Prock as crew chief and Chris Cunningham as assistant will continue to tune the Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car. The pair won four races and reached seven final rounds in addition to setting both the speed and elapsed time national records.
John Force Racing is proud to announce the addition of Brian Corradi to join Dan Hood as co-crew chief of Courtney Force’s Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car for the 2018 season. Corradi has three NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel world championships but is eager to get back to his Funny Car roots and rejoin former teammate Hood.
“This move was a great opportunity for me and the timing just worked out. Danny and I have a long history both on the track and with our families. I am excited to get back to Funny Car. This Advance Auto Parts team was very successful last year and I think we can be even better this season,” explained Corradi on the new direction.
John Force’s PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car will be managed by co-crew chiefs Jon Schaffer and Jason McCulloch.
“We have a lot of talent top to bottom with our crew chiefs. With that talent, hard work and a little luck we were able to come away from the 2017 season with the Top Fuel and Funny Car championships,” said team owner John Force. “We’re welcoming Brian Corradi to the team and back into the Funny Car world with Danny Hood. Now we are all going to work together, just like we always have, to put all four of these hot rods in as many winner’s circles as possible. I am excited to get to Phoenix and see where we stand. All these guys have been working hard all off-season and now it’s time to go racing.”