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“I WANNA RACE!” Campaign Launched to Add Elvis Fan Courtney Force to the Traxxus Shootout

August 19, 2012

Courtney Force, daughter of Elvis Presley fan and 15-time Funny Car champion John Force, has had a tremendous start to her rookie season. She has supported her dad when he raced the 35th anniversary Elvis Funny Car in Bristol and now she is asking for your support. She is asking her fans to give her a little help so she can make it an even more awesome first year behind the wheel of her Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car. She has launched the “I WANNA RACE!” campaign to get fans to vote for her so she can win the last spot in the Traxxas Shootout.

Fans can go to the NHRA’s Facebook page and vote to put Courtney into the inaugural Traxxas Shootout during the Mac Tools US Nationals. This race within a race will have a purse of $260,000 with the winner getting $100,000. The final spot will be awarded through a fan vote and then a lottery drawing on Wednesday, August 29th.

“I wanna race! I am having a great rookie season with my Traxxas Ford Mustang and I want a shot at the $100,000 Traxxas Shootout money. My Traxxas crew guys have given me a great race car and I think I can win this big money race but I need some help from my fans. My dad has loved Elvis all his life and I would love to get the support of Elvis fans around the world to race with my dad in the Traxxas Shootout,” said Force.

Fans can vote for Courtney from August 19 - August 28. Courtney is asking all her fans to vote and help spread the word to help give her the best chance to grab the last spot in the Traxxas Shootout.

She has raced every driver that has clinched a spot in the Traxxas Shootout and has a beaten over half of them at least once this season. She has as good a chance on race day as anyone so cast your vote for Courtney now. Fans can vote here www.facebook.com/nhra.