North Richland Hills, Texas — April 28, 2015 — NACE | CARS 2015 organizers have named NHRA’s John and Brittany Force as keynote speakers of the ASA Celebration of Excellence.
Held at GM Heritage Museum in Detroit, Michigan on the evening of July 22, the event will host the father-daughter team, who will address the audience prior to the recognition of AMI graduates. Attendees will then have the opportunity to meet the NHRA icons, have autographs signed and view the many rare cars in the museum’s private collection. PPG is a gold sponsor of the event.
“ASA and PPG are excited to announce John Force and his daughter Brittany as keynote speakers for the AMI Celebration of Excellence,” says ASA President and Executive Director, Dan Risley. “Graduates of the program worked hard to obtain this level of certification and recognition. John Force appreciates hard work as he owns and manages a four-car championship race team and continues to drive, and win.
“We are proud to work with our industry partners at PPG to bring this caliber of speakers to NACE | CARS 2015.”
John Force, a 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion and an 18-time champion car owner, is the most successful driver in funny car history with 142 wins. He also owns and manages a team of four cars including two driven by his daughters, Courtney and Brittany—who finished the 2013 NHRA season as rookie of the year.
In 2014, Brittany raced her 10,000-horsepower top-fuel dragster to tenth in the NHRA point standings. She is currently eighth in points in the 2015 season.
Other events taking place during Industry Week, running July 21 to 25 in Detroit include:
- The CIC summer meeting, held July 21 through 22
- The CREF Golf Fundraiser, scheduled for July 22
- I-CAR classes, training and demos
- NABC and SCRS board and open meetings
- CIECA, featuring NACE | CARS 2015 Conference + Expo, spanning July 22 to 25