John Force was as adamant Saturday afternoon at zMax Dragway as he’s ever been. Regardless of what was aired on ESPN3.com Friday afternoon, he’s only running one Top Fuel car next season and only if he can find enough sponsorship to supplement the effort.
This dragster, he contends, will be driven by daughter Brittany.
“I’m not in any talks with Larry Dixon,” Force confirmed. “ESPN talked to me in Indianapolis who are the people I’d look at [for Top Fuel]. The first person they mentioned was Larry Dixon. I pointed out he was a great champion and did the whole deal. But I will tell you, the driver of the dragster will be Brittany.”
Force confirmed Brittany was meeting with sponsor reps from children’s television network Nickelodeon on a possible deal.
Brand Source will be part of the deal, Force confirmed, and has funded her testing efforts this season.
“Because of the Countdown, we are going to hold off in testing Brittany until after Reading,” Force explained. “I have to get her in the range of 80 to 100 runs. We’re at 50 runs now. She’s already got her license. I just need to get those 100 runs.”
Don’t misunderstand Force he’d love to have two Top Fuels, if he had the money to support it.
“And I just don’t have it,” he added.
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