DOB: 05/04/1949

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

John Force, 71, Yorba Linda, Calif.

16-Time Funny Car World Champion

1996 American Driver of the Year

Birthday: May 4, 1949


John Force, the Hall of Fame owner/driver of John Force Racing, will set a record every time he mashes the gas in the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car this season. He already has won more races, more rounds, more championships, more money and more awards than anyone else in professional drag racing history. 

After beginning his career with 10 winless seasons on the NHRA tour, and nine runner-up finishes, Force finally broke through for his first win on June 28, 1987 when he beat Ed “the Ace” McCulloch to win the Grandnational at Montreal, Canada. He was 38 years old.  Since then, Force has claimed at least one tour victory in 32 of the last 33 NHRA seasons and secured an unprecedented 34 consecutive Top 10 finishes in the Funny Car driver standings while surpassing the 150 career win mark.

He is not only the sport’s most prolific winner, he also is the oldest driver to win a tour event (70) and the oldest to win the championship (64). He was the first drag racer to earn American Driver of the Year honors in competition with the best from NASCAR and IndyCar (1996), was named to the Auto Racing All-America Team selected by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association 16 times and on a record five occasions accepted the Jerry Titus Memorial Award as the driver receiving the most overall votes.

Over 30 Years in Motorsports

It’s in our blood.

At PEAK®, we’re not afraid to mix it up with the big boys. This is why we’ve been actively involved in motorsports for over 30 years. We identify with the straight shooters like John Force and Clint Bowyer, just two of the truly great racers who’ve been part of the PEAK family throughout the years.

Today, PEAK still aims to shock the motorsports establishment partly as a way to showcase the excellence and competitive quality of our family of brands, but mostly, because it’s so much fun. Look for our drivers and teams to challenge the heavy hitters in NASCAR, NHRA, and Dirt Late Model racing!