• Apr 28, 2008
Score another one for women! Less than a week after Danica Patrick recorded her first IRL win, pro drag racer Ashley Force made history this weekend by becoming the first woman to win a Funny Car national event at the Southern Nationals in Atlanta. Not only is the 25-year-old Force red hot in her second season in the Funny Car division, having been to the finals in each of her last three races and currently leading the Funny Car point standings, but she also knows how to make a headline. Standing in the way of her and history this weekend was her own father, legendary drag racer John Force, who she beat in the finals with a run of 4.837 seconds at 320.36 mph. She also reportedly wrestled her Ford Mustang off the wall in spectacular fashion during the semifinals to beat Jim Head. What could make a poppa prouder, eh? Father Force himself suffered a bad crash last September that broke a few bones, but we're sure his return to the sport is all that much sweeter with his offspring currently holding court in the division. It's kind of like when you finally beat your dad in basketball for the first time, except this isn't basketball and you're using 1,000+horsepower drag racers.

[Source: MLive.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Danica has nothing on the looks of Ashley Force. I like brunettes more too just Danica does not do it for me; she's married too... It isnt Misses Ashley Force is it?...Hope not
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, there goes my pretend chance.
        • 6 Years Ago
        but she does have two younger sisters that race also, just not professionally yet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd hit it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's with men and their judgment of women's accomplishment based on their looks. This is a racing article, not article about Ashley sponsoring some woman's product or posing nude.

      This is about winning, You know that thing you do when you race. The article is about beating her father, no different than article were to talk about Dale jr. beating Dale Earnhardt senior.

      I don't see post saying Tony Stewart is a fugly in Nascar articles pertaining to him. Stop talking with your penis every time you see a female racer. Its embarrassing to intelligent men who follow Racing.

      As for the article, I'm not the least bit surprised by Ashley, she's definitely better than her dad, who is a helluva racer himself. You know what they say, Success breeds more success and that's whats happening here. Its quiet common in the racing business to have your children exceed your accomplishments.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love how excited we get whenever there is anything to do with a female covered on autoblog.
      People must think we are all desperate virgins when they come across autoblog.
      Anyway, I'd definitely hit it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You arent a virgin?...How do I make that happen?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think we may be seeing the passing of the torch here, folks. Ashely managed to win her first event in a fraction of the time it took her dad to get his first win. Yes, I will admit she had John to teach her, whereas he didn't have a parent in drag racing. Still, she's very good. After John's wreck last year at Ennis (I was there) I think he is starting to feel his age...You don't heal like you use to. I say one or two more seasons and he will simply retire from racing and be a team owner. Why elese would he have so many cars?
      • 6 Years Ago
      sounds like a Porn name - Ashley Force
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, that's what I thought when I heard first her name.

        At least it isn't Richard....
      • 6 Years Ago
      damn I'm old, she was born the year before I graduated high school
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow... talk about the full package.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      I say let her and Danica get in a big pit of Jello and wrestle for "hottest female EVER" supremacy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know looks are in the eye of the beholder but damn she's fugly!
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's OK Danica, we still like you too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL Allan. Danica looks even worse. I don't understand how people like (scratch that, LOVE) either one. Ashley's face in that picture is devoid of any female graciousness.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My friend met John Force in an airport once. John was practicing with a portable practice tree, and stopped and took the time to talk to my buddy, who says that John was the one of the most friendly and outgoing people he's ever met, and was as funny as any comedian.

      Glad to see the skills have transferred over to Ashley.

      Yup, Ashley is much sexier than Danica.
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