John Force and Chevrolet Reveal the 2015 Camaro Funny Car
If it wasn't true I'd probably think that this car is some sort of joke. It has funny visuals which were inspired by Chevrolet's history. As a matter of fact, even the name of this vehicle signifies its comical appearance: John Force Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car. The image was released next to the announcement that John Force Racing and Chevrolet will join forces to back the 18-time NHRA Funny Car championship team starting with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
It is multi-year agreement which will include three John Force Racing Chevrolet Camaro Funny Cars adorned with the iconic gold bowtie. There will also be a JFR Top Fuel dragster. If you happen to not know who John Force is, well, he is a champion, in fact - a legend, both on and off the track.
A driver and at the same time a team owner, Force is a racer's racer and a fierce competitor. The first 60 starts of his career were behind the steering wheel of a Chevrolet. In details, from 1978-80 he drove a Corvette before switching to a Citation (1981-82), Camaro (1983-84), Corvette (1985), and then a Cavalier (1986).
The famous driver won the 1994 NHRA Funny Car championship with a Chevy Lumina to a 50-8 record, 11 finals, 10 wins, and 12 No. 1 qualifiers. In fact, this will be Force's 16th participation in the Funny Car champion and he says that he impatiently waits fro its start.
Force also says that he won his first round of racing, went to his first final and got his first No. 1 in a Chevrolet product. And since then he has won more rounds, races and championships than anyone in the sport. With excitement he reveals that he can't wait to get to the Winternationals and start adding to those records in a brand new Chevy.