When it comes to NHRA drag racers, the name John Force must pop up. When it comes to drivers, he is usually leasing. That same case applies when it comes to cars. He is not only the owner but also a driver for the John Force Racing (JFR). Did you know that the man has clinched 149 wins over the years? That shows the stature of the man. With all that, the man must have wealth under his name. Do you know the exact figure? If no, read on as we unveil the life story and net worth of John Force in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
This star was born as John Harold Force in 1949 on 4th May. His place of birth was Bell Gardens, California, the United States of America. He was born to Harold together with Betty Ruth Force. John was born along with his five siblings. They include Walker, Tom, Louie, Cindy Hem, and Dana Marino. Out of the 5, it is only Dana who is younger than John.
The childhood of John Force wasn’t easy. From trailer parks to migrant farms to Indian reservations to logging camps, those were the places he often called home. He is also a survivor of childhood polio. His family and therapy played a prominent role in his recovery journey.
John joined Bell Gardens High Schools when he reached the school going age. After graduating from there, Force enrolled at the Cerritos Junior College. He was to play football, but his stay was brief.
The 69-year-old is a married man. He has been the husband of Laurie Force for quite some time now. The marriage has led to the birth of four beautiful daughters. Their names are Adrian Hight, Ashley Force Hood, Brittany Force, and last but not least Courtney Force. Ashley, Brittany as well as Courtney are drag racers too. Clearly, the seed doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Despite being a drag racer, Ashley Force Hood doesn’t race for John’s team.
Force is the father in law of both Robert Hight and Graham Rahal. Robert is also a driver of his team. John is the grandfather of Autumn Hight who is the daughter of Robert and Adria.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1971, John Force drove his first funny car. It was the Night Stalker Mustang by Jack Christmas. He has raced various cars including Chevrolet and Ford.
Due to his outstanding skills, Force has won 148 wins and other titles. He won a Driver of the Year Award in 1996. From 1951 to 2000, he was the second best after Don’t Garlits in the NHRA Top 50 Drivers.
Equally important, the man has won 16 NHRA Championships.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of John Force is estimated to be about $14 million. John’s main source of income is his career as a drag racer. In addition to that, he owns racing cars as well. The champion titles and awards that he has won since his career began has also contributed to his current net worth. His appearance on the Driving Force has also made him some money. That is how the man has amassed his wealth.
John Force is an award-winning drag racer. Force has been part of the industry for almost half a century. His efforts have earned him a lot of things including a good life, wealth and fame. That is despite his humble beginning. That has inspired many young people not to give up. If you follow suit, you could become a star in your way.