NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (April 28, 2015) — John Force, 16-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car champion, and Brittany Force, his daughter and 2013 NHRA rookie of the year, will serve as keynote speakers at the Automotive Service Association (ASA) Celebration of Excellence during NACE | CARS 2015 in Detroit.
The event is scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 22, at the GM Heritage Museum, according to show organizers.
Mr. Force is the most successful driver in funny car history, with 142 wins to his credit. In addition to racing his own car, he also owns and manages a team of four cars, including two driven by his daughters, Brittany and Courtney Force.
In 2014, Brittany Force raced her 10,000-horsepower top-fuel dragster to 10th place in the NHRA point standings. She currently ranks eighth in the 2015 season.
Coatings maker PPG Industries is the gold sponsor for the Celebration of Excellence, where the two racers will address the audience prior to the recognition of Automotive Management Institute graduates. Following the talk, they will greet attendees and sign autographs, show organizers said.
Attendees of the event also will have the chance to view rare cars featured in the museum's private collection.
“ASA and PPG are excited to announce John Force and his daughter Brittany as keynote speakers for the AMI Celebration of Excellence,” said Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director. “Graduates of the program worked hard to obtain this level of certification and recognition. John Force appreciates hard work as he owns and manages a four-car championship race team and continues to drive and win.”