CHARLOTTE, NC (September 9, 2014) --- With the NHRA Countdown on the horizon John Force Racing is ready to get the Charlotte area NHRA fans fired up for the kick-off to the playoffs.  On Thursday, September 11 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. all four JFR drivers will be at Town and Country Ford signing autographs and posing for photos with fans. It will be a great opportunity for fans to meet all four Countdown qualified drivers including the No. 1 and No. 2 Mello Yello Funny Car drivers John Force and Robert Hight as well as No. 6 Courtney Force and in Top Fuel No. 9 Brittany Force.

"We had a great regular season but now the Countdown starts and we are looking for another Funny Car championship and hopefully our first Top Fuel championship. I won this race last year and I feel good about where my Auto Club Ford Mustang is headed. The competition will be tough especially from John and Courtney," said Robert Hight.

NHRA qualifying for the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals will start at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at zMax Dragway.

"Getting a chance to talk with fans and Ford customers is really a great way to start race weekend. We love getting the race weekend started by meeting the fans at Town and Country Ford. We have signed at this dealership before and the crowds are always really fun. It will be a cool chance to meet all four of the JFR Funny Car drivers away from the track," added Hight.

Town and Country Ford is located at 5401 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina. Media contacts Elon Werner, 214-244-1184 and Sarah Adams, 812-249-9823.

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