John Force Racing To Remain Sidelined Until 2021

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John Force Racing will not take part in the remainder of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series' 2020 season, but will return to full-time competition next year, according to a statement by John Force.

Sixteen-time Funny Car world champion Force had previously sidelined his four-car team for the restart of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Part of Force's statement is below. For the complete statement, visit here.

“In our contracts with sponsors, we have guarantees. They get social media, certain number of races, certain number of race days, activation at races and other commitments. No matter how I looked at it I couldn’t deliver on those commitments. It just wasn’t fair to them,” Force said. “The impact of not being able to deliver on these commitments makes sitting out the rest of the 2020 season the right thing to do. No matter how I looked at it, no matter how much I personally invested, I couldn’t make it.

“...I’m going to prepare to come back next year stronger than ever... We will continue to support all our sponsors, doing their promotions as planned and stay relevant on social media for the fans; we are going to continue to build race cars, as we always have, build engines, mount bodies, parts and do everything we can because we are open for business in Indy and California,” concluded Force. 

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