Sixteen-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car champion John Force will be inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) during a ceremony June 25 at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California.
Force, who recently signed what has been described as a lifetime contract with PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil, will become the first in motorsports to join the Hall.
Force’s list of accomplishments includes a number of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series records, including most championships (16), most victories (148) and most No. 1 qualifiers (155).
Now 67, Force added to those numbers last month when he won the NHRA Gatornationals from the No. 1 spot at Gainesville Raceway. John Force Racing currently fields four full-time race cars in NHRA: John Force’s PEAK Chevrolet Camaro SS, Robert Hight’s Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Funny Car, Courtney Force’s Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet and Brittany Force’s Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster.
Force was enshrined in the Motor Sports Hall of Fame of America in Novi, Michigan, in 2008, and in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama, in 2012.