Just two weeks before the start of the 2019 racing season – and just a few months after joining NHRA in the Funny Car Division championship in 2018 – the most successful woman in the class, Courtney Force, announced Thursday that she withdraws from driving.
Even after the announcement was so close to the start of the new season, Force said their decision was "immediately effective". She is at the top, no matter what a cliché sounds like.
Force, one of John Force Racing's 16-time NHRA joke champions, said in John Force Racing's announcement that her decision to step down from driving was "a personal choice." Courtney Force, 30, said she was "ready to see what the next chapter of life holds while spending more time with the family." She said she intends to stay in racing and work with some partners, and The announcement did not specifically mention the word "retirement."
Courtney Force, the youngest of John Force's daughters, wanted to be a racer at a young age, and the 201
The announcement thanked C Ourtney Force told her dad that she had encouraged her to hunt the dream of becoming a Funny Car driver while "fighting him and learning from the best".
Courtney Force became a top driver herself and, along with her sisters, helped the NHRA give something to female faces in the highest ranks. This is not a bad way to complete a career, no matter how early she has decided to resign.