YORBA LINDA, Calif. (March 20, 2023) – In its continued effort to grow partnerships and strengthen business-to-business relationships, John Force Racing announced that they have hired Paul Woody as its Chief Revenue Officer. In his new role, Woody will be responsible for creating new and enhancing current partnerships as well as developing and executing successful activation.
“We are always looking for ways to keep up, keep up with how business is being done, keep up with what sponsors are looking for and I believe Paul will be important in keeping us up to speed,” said John Force, CEO of John Force Racing and driver of the PEAK / BlueDEF Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car. “We’re focusing on maintaining partnerships for years to come, building relationships that benefit both us and the businesses that support what we love doing. Having Paul specifically focused on finding and maintaining those relationships will be essential to John Force Racing.”
Woody joins John Force Racing with two decades of sponsorship experience, most recently serving as the Vice President of Business Development for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), where he played an integral role in sponsorships, partnerships, and media development. Prior to PRCA, Woody worked for IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media, and fashion management and marketing, for a total of nine years, notably serving as General Manager for IMG Sports Marketing at the Air Force Academy, Ohio University and Assistant General Manager at UNLV.
“I am very excited to be joining John Force Racing, one of the biggest names in motorsports. It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent and help the legacy of this team grow,” said Woody who earned a PhD from the University of Nevada and MBA and MSA from Ohio University after graduating with a Physics degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. “This team is already a leader both on and off the track. John is known for the quality with which he treats his sponsors. He and Robert Hight have established concrete relationships with their partners, and I look forward to building on that foundation and expanding their reach for the next generation of John Force Racing.”
In his spare time, Woody enjoys time with his two sons (10 and 7) and his wife of 14 years. He is a member of Rotary Club International and serves on the Board of Directors for Home Front Military Network, a local charity focusing on financial bridge assistance for veterans.
About John Force Racing
John Force Racing, Inc., based in Yorba Linda, Calif., and Brownsburg, Ind., is a professional sports dynasty that has earned 22 NHRA championships and claimed 302 professional victories in Funny Car (283) and Top Fuel (19). Led by team owner and driver John Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champion, 1996 Driver of the Year for all of American motor racing, 2011 International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, and driver of the PEAK Antifreeze and Coolant / BlueDEF PLATINUM Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car, JFR is additionally comprised of Robert Hight, driver of the Cornwell Tools / AAA / Flav-R-Pac Chevrolet Camaro SS, a three-time Funny Car world champion (2009, 2017, 2019) and 2005 NHRA Rookie of the Year; two-time reigning Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force, driver of the Monster Energy / Flav-R-Pac dragster, and 2013 NHRA Rookie of the Year; and Austin Prock, driver of Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel dragster and 2019 NHRA Rookie of the Year.