LOS ANGELES --
The former Super Comp and Top Alcohol Dragster racer qualified in 22 of 24 events during the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, qualified in the top half of the Top Fuel field five times, and won ten rounds of racing. She was the lone rookie to compete in the 2nd Traxxas Shootout qualifying as the fan vote and lottery winner in Top Fuel.
"Brittany Force is so deserving of this award and on behalf of everyone at Castrol and especially the Castrol EDGE brand we want to say congratulations. Brittany's performance on the track her rookie season in a new class was a learning process but she showed how important it is to be Driven Stronger as she improved every race. Her poise and charm with the media were tremendous and we know she has a growing fan base that followed her all season long," said Lori Anne Gola, Castrol, Sports Marketing, Sponsor Relations, and Promotions
Force is the fifth JFR driver to win this coveted award and its $20,000 payday. Eventual 2009 NHRA Funny Car champion Robert Hight won in 2005, followed by eventual two-time U.S. Nationals winner Ashley Force Hood (2007), Mike Neff (2008) a 10-time NHRA Funny Car national event winner and Courtney Force (2012), who went on to win twice in 2013.
John Force Racing: Rookie Performances Driver Year Starts DNQs Finals Wins No. 1 W-L Finish Award Brittany Force 2013 22 2 0 0 0 10-22 13th Rookie of the Year Courtney Force 2012 23 0 4 1 2 25-22 5th Rookie of the Year Mike Neff 2008 22 2 3 0 2 20-22 9th Rookie of the Year Ashley Force Hood 2007 18 3 1 0 0 16-18 10th Rookie of the Year Robert Hight 2005 23 0 4 2 6 28-21 5th Rookie of the Year Eric Medlen 2004 23 0 2 1 2 29-22 5th x R/U (Top FC rookie)
x - Runner-up in Rookie of the Year balloting to Jason Line, who won four Pro Stock races, was
runner-up in four others and finished second in points
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