Another daughter of drag-racing legend John Force will join the sport's major leagues this year.
But unlike her father and two racing sisters, Brittany Force plans to drive top-fuel cars -- the fastest in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s premier Mello Yello Series. The 8,000-horsepower dragsters reach speeds of 330 mph.
John Force, 63, has won a record 15 championships in the sport's other elite class, funny cars, whose speeds top 300 mph. His daughter Courtney, 24, also races funny cars as did her sister Ashley, 30, before she left in 2011 to have a baby.
So racing in top-fuel will be new not only to Brittany but to her father's race team, which will prepare her cars.