John Force, who won his 16th series title in 2013, leads a three-car effort in a Funny Car class in which the team has won at least four tour events in each of the last 25 NHRA seasons. Force will be joined by son-in-law Robert Hight, driver of the Auto Club Chevy Camaro SS, and youngest daughter Courtney, who for the fifth season will be at the wheel of the Traxxas Chevy Camaro SS.
By any measure, John Force Racing's domination of Funny Car drag racing over the last quarter century is unparalleled. Entering the 2016 season, JFR drivers had won more than 40 percent of all the events contested in the NHRA's Mello Yello Series (241 of 602) in the 25 years since John Force won the first of his team's record 18 championships.
Overall, JFR has won more series championships than the professional team most pundits consider to be the No. 1 dynasty of all time, the Boston Celtics of the NBA. The difference is that it took Boston 54 years to accumulate all its hardware; JFR has done it in just 25.
By sheer numbers, the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball and the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League are the unchallenged leaders with 27 and 22 world titles, respectively. However, for the Yankees, the span from first championship to most recent was 89 years; for the Canadiens, it was 83.
In auto racing, much has been made of Hendrick Motorsports and its 11 NASCAR championships. Nevertheless, while 11 is an impressive number, it pales in comparison to the 12 championships JFR drivers won in SUCCESSION from 1993 through 2004. Jimmie Johnson's five straight Sprint Cup championships? Noteworthy, for sure, but not so much when you factor in the 10 straight Funny Car titles Force won from 1993 through 2002.
In fact, JFR's championship total exceeds that of any other motor racing team including Ferrari (15 driver titles in Formula 1), Karl Kinser Racing (16 World of Outlaws titles), Don Schumacher Racing (14 NHRA championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car) Richard Childress Racing (seven NASCAR titles with Dale Earnhardt Sr.) and Petty Enterprises (also with seven titles in NASCAR's principal series).
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