John Force

The Straight Story of Drag Racing's 300-mph Superstar

John Force The Straight Story of Drag Racing's 300-mph Superstar

Erik Arneson


Jon Asher

Format: Paperback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780760335666
Publisher: Motorbooks
Illustrations: 175 color & 30 b/w photos
Size: 8.25 x 10.625
Weight: 0.06 lb.
Published: Apr. 4, 2009
Price: $19.99
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The stars of the drag race circuit may be 6,000-horsepower nitro-burning drags cars, but the 300-miles-per-hour superstar of the sport is funny car racer John Force.  John’s popularity is about more than his career record. His honest and consistently outrageous demeanor have endeared him to the fans, made him a favorite with Jay Leno and FOX’s “The Best Damn Sports Show,” and has led him to be dubbed the "best interview in sports today."


Force has been the face (and mouth) of drag racing for the past decade, and he shows no signs of slowing down, on or off the track.  This revised and updated photo biography by veteran race reporter Erik Arneson covers the rags-to-riches story of Force’s rise from a penniless racer to a multi-team effort that includes his high-profile daughter Ashley (the 2004 Driver of the Year and Rookie of the Year). Force’s is the story of a career built on sheer will and determination--the tale of a racer who, with unstoppable drive, guts, and savvy,  overcame lousy equipment and little backing to become the best.

Erik Arneson is a former design editor and motorsports reporter for USA Today and is now director of public relations for SPEED Channel. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and children. He is author of Motorbook's Mickey Thompson: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of a Racing Legend.

Jon Asher is one of the premier drag racing photographers, having covered the sport for nearly 30 years. He lives in Glorietta, New Mexico.

“If you are a drag racing fan who thinks they know the story of John Force, you need this book to fill in the gaps in your knowledge and really get the whole story behind a guy who can lay claim to the title of “greatest professional drag racer of all time.” - Brian Lohnes,

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