Stock Images Racing Assignment Motorsports PhotographerThere are many legendary names in the world of The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series but none speaks greater volumes than the name FORCE. From Wikipedia: " John Force (born May 4, 1949 in Bell Gardens, California) is an American NHRA drag racer. He is a 16-time Funny Car champion driver and an 18-time champion car owner. Force owns and drives for John Force Racing. He is one of the most dominant drag racers in the sport with 144 career victories…He is the father of drag racers Ashley Force Hood, Brittany Force, and Courtney Force. His oldest daughter Adria Hight is the CFO of John Force Racing [JFR]. Current drivers racing under him are son-in-law Robert Hight, and daughters Brittany and Courtney. Force, his daughters, Courtney, Ashley, and Brittany, and son-in-law Robert Hight are collectively known in drag racing as The First Family of Drag Racing." WOW. That’s a pretty impressive resume with career winning and championship stats that are likely never to be surpassed. He is also one of the most colorful characters in the world of professional drag racing. John Force has been racing NHRA Funny Cars since 1971. The Monster Energy sponsored Top Fuel dragster pictured here is being driven by Brittany Force. She is leaving the starting line at the legendary drag strip, Raceway Park, in Englishtown, New Jersey during the first round of qualifying for The Summernationals event. One week prior I had the pleasure of photographing her in another NHRA national event at New England Dragway in Epping New Hampshire; during the qualifying and final rounds of The New England Nationals. At both of those events I also had the opportunity to photograph her sister, Courtney, at the wheel of the Advance Auto Parts sponsored funny car; and John Force himself, piloting the Peak Anti-Freeze sponsored NHRA funny car. A quick tour through my web site will reveal other great drag racing photos of all of the John Force Racing cars and drivers. All of the photos on my web site are available for lease as stock images. These include pictures I have taken not only at NHRA events, but also those of The Pirelli World Challenge, The IMSA Northeast Grand Prix (both held at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut) The Championship Cup Series, MotoAmerica and Loudon Road Racing Series motorcycle races. (Taken at New Jersey Motorsports Park and New Hampshire Motor Speedway).