Batman and Superman each have one. Now 15-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force also has his own comic book title. Destination Force was inspired by the career of one of professional drag racing’s most successful and popular drivers. And now there’s a race car of the same name and it will debut in Las Vegas.
NHRA Funny Car superstar Ashley Force Hood, her legendary father, John Force and many other stars will participate in the free NHRA driver autograph session on Fremont Street on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
In addition to meeting the famous father-daughter duo, fans can see the new John Force Destination Force Castrol GTX HIGH MILEAGE Ford Mustang Funny Car that he will race this weekend at the NHRA Big O Tires Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“I wanted to race this Funny Car the minute Ashley showed me the comic book. The whole story behind Destination Force was my story and to take it in a whole new direction with a comic book,” said John. “I know the fans loved the book and we have been selling a lot of them at the car shows, through our John Force Racing website and the John Force Racestation apparel store. We’ll be selling them at Fremont Street too, so I want everyone to come on down and see this hot rod, say hello to me, Ashley and Courtney plus get excited about this race in Las Vegas. I want to get this Destination Force Funny Car in the winner’s circle for me, my sponsors, my team and especially Ashley.”
Force Hood released her first comic book, Destination Force, at the end of last season to positive fan feedback.
“Finally racing the car in Las Vegas just seemed like the perfect place to debut the Destination Force Funny Car on the race track,” Ashley explained. “I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from the first Destination Force comic book and it was so much fun to work on we thought it would only make sense to have an actual Destination Force Funny Car. My dad is excited about racing the car and I think he has a few surprises to go along with the Funny Car.”
In addition to the Destination Force Funny Car being on display at the NHRA autograph session on Fremont Street on Thursday night, Lionel NASCAR Collectables has produced commemorative hero cards for the Destination Force Funny Car. The collectible hero cards will be available on Thursday night as well as throughout the week at the NHRA Big O Tires Nationals.
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