Brittany Force

DATE OF BIRTH: July 08, 1986
HOMETOWN: Yorba Linda, Calif.
CAREER BEST ET: 3.676 (Topeka 2016)
CAREER BEST SPEED: 331.53 (Reading 2015)

Brittany Force is embarking on her fourth year in Top Fuel and second season with Monster Energy as her primary sponsor. Prior to the new season, John Force Racing named Brian Husen as Crew Chief on the Monster Energy Top Fuel Dragster, with legendary tuner Alan Johnson as supervisor over the JFR Top Fuel program. Once again, the 29-year-old will be a serious threat to the competition in the next lane during the 2016 season.

Brittany has proven herself in the professional ranks, racing to a career-best 3.707 ET at 331.53 mph in 2015 at Reading. She has collected seven runner-up finishes, has qualified on the pole four times and has posted low ET and top speed of the event four times each.

Early in 2014, Brittany was award RACER magazine’s Rookie of the Year for all Motorsports for the 2013 season. With a staggering 78 percent of votes, Brittany lapped the rookie field. Her nearest contender, recognized for his second-place finish on his Indy 500 debut, earned nine percent of the poll.

At the 2014 NHRA Kansas Nationals, Brittany and her sister Courtney Force made history as they both raced to the No. 1 spots in their respective classes. It was Brittany’s first Top Fuel No. 1 and it came at a track she has raced throughout her career. The pair became the first ever sisters to qualify No. 1 in professional categories the same event.  

Also in 2014 and for the second year in-a-row, Brittany won the fan vote for the Traxxas Nitro Shootout and competed as the eighth and final entry in the specialty race during one of the biggest and most prestigious NHRA events of the year, the Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indy.

Brittany never has driven anything but dragsters. After earning her Super Comp dragster license under the watchful eye of NHRA Funny Car Champion Jack Beckman, who was her teacher at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, she raced in the entry-level class, along with sister Courtney, for three years before moving up to the Top Alcohol Dragster class. Driving for Jerry Darien and BrandSource, she was the No. 1 qualifier at the 2009 SuperNationals at Englishtown, N.J., and at the 2010 O’Reilly Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif., her home track. Brittany spent all of 2012 testing in a Top Fuel dragster, logging almost 80 runs before becoming a professional Top Fuel driver.

Brittany won the Auto Club’s Road to the Future Award and became the 2013 NHRA Rookie of the Year. It’s a fitting title that has also been bestowed upon sisters Ashley and Courtney as well as brother-in-law Robert Hight.

Like her 16-time NHRA world champion father, and her sisters Ashley and Courtney, Brittany is fiercely competitive. When the helmet goes on, the visor comes down, and her dragster rolls up to the starting line, she’s ready to win.
Finishing No. 7 in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel points, her best finish to date, Brittany is more driven and focused than ever to get her first Top Fuel win in 2016 with the Monster Energy Top Fuel Dragster.  


Brian Husen
Crew Chief

Brian Husen joined John Force Racing in January of 2016 and the Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster team saw immediate results racing to the final round of the second race of the season in Phoenix and winning the Gatornationals two weeks later for driver Brittany Force’s first career victory.

Husen has been working with Top Fuel consultant Alan Johnson throughout the season and has led Force to three victories and two additional runner-up finishes. Prior to joining John Force Racing Husen was tuning Shawn Langdon with Alan Johnson Racing and in 2013 he tuned him to the Mello Yello Top Fuel world championship, winning seven races, the lucrative Traxxas Nitro Shootout and the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals that season.

Husen was promoted to crew chief at AJR in the 2011 season after two excellent seasons working with crew chief Jason McCulloch. In 2014 the team finished fourth in points with one win and five runner-up finishes.

Husen early career included eight successful seasons with Don Schumacher Racing. He worked with Alan Johnson on the US Army Top Fuel dragster that won five consecutive Top Fuel championships. In 2000 Husen worked on Bruce Sarver’s Funny Car but moved to Melanie Troxel’s Top Fuel dragster later that season. His first job in drag racing began in 1997 when he started working on Cory McClenathan’s Top Fuel dragster that was owned by Joe Gibbs Racing.

Most recently Husen was crew chief for Alan Johnson Racing where he led Shawn Langdon to a No. 6 finish in the 2015 NHRA regular season.

In 2012 Husen teamed up with Shawn Langdon and led him to the world championship in 2013 after winning seven races as well as the lucrative Traxxas Nitro Shootout. This was Husen’s second world championship as a crew chief.

Brian Husen has been named the crew chief of Del Worsham’s Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel dragster in 2011. Rod Centorbi will remain the assistant crew chief on Worsham’s team, which is in the process of switching from Funny Car to Top Fuel. The team won eight races in 11 final round appearances on the way to the world championship. Husen’s first.

Husen’s promotion to crew chief on Worsham’s team comes after two very successful years as the assistant crew chief on Larry Dixon’s Top Fuel team that won the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel championship and finished second in 2009. Prior to joining the Al-Anabi Racing team, Husen, 37, worked alongside then assistant crew chief Jason McCulloch in coordinating team management and logistics on the way to winning five consecutive Top Fuel championships with the U.S. Army team. A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., Husen is a 15-year drag racing veteran.

Jason McCulloch
Assistant Crew Chief

Aaron Cave

Birthdate: 12/22/1986
Hometown: Spotsylvania, VA
Current Residence: Avon, IN
Year Hired at John Force Racing: 2011
Which Team (s): Brittany Force (Monster Energy Top Fuel Dragster)

How did you get involved in drag racing: He grew up around the sport and knew that’s what he wanted to continue to be around.

Background (education/work/racing experience): Before he actually worked in the automotive field, he spent his time doing construction at the airport near his hometown and working on a coal mine. He then spent his time working on Bunny Burkett’s car in the IHRA before joining John Force Racing.

Team Responsibilities: left side heads, fuel system, valvetrain

Favorite part about being involved with drag racing/ working at JFR: He enjoys being a part of a championship caliber team and working with a great group of guys

Career Highlights: getting a job at one of the most respected teams in drag racing and winning in Denver with John

Favorite Track/ Race: Bristol

Hobbies/Interests: cars, racing, dirt bikes, spending time with family and friends

Chance Scott

Birthdate: 09/03/1991
Hometown: Homeland, CA
Current Residence: Homeland, CA
Year Hired at John Force Racing: 2015
Which Team (s): Brittany Force (Monster Energy Top Fuel Dragster)

Career Highlights: working the Indy 500 with Andretti Autosports

Favorite Track/ Race: Indy; Pomona

Hobbies/Interests: drag racing, motocross, music

Eric Chambers

Birthdate: 09/19/1983
Hometown: Ventura, CA
Current Residence: Avon, IN
Year Hired at John Force Racing: 2015
Which Team (s): Brittany Force (Monster Energy Top Fuel Dragster)

Background (education/work/racing experience): He has previously worked for several USAC Sprint, Midget and Silver Crown Teams such as Irvin Motorsports, Whitt Racing and RW Motorsports

Favorite part about being involved with drag racing/ working at JFR: the feeling he gets when the nitro monster comes to life

Favorite Track/ Race: Pomona, Indianapolis

Hobbies/Interests: baseball, ice hockey, dirt bikes, motocross, dirt circle track racing, music

Zak Seedroff

Cole Fergen

Ryan McGilvry