FanDuel - WFBC

April 28, 2008

Force makes history as first female Funny Car winner: Another woman winning in a major auto sport. I think it is even better since she beat her dad in the finals. Congratulations Ashley.

posted by dbt302 to auto racing at 07:56 AM - 12 comments

Ashley seems to be a Force to be reckoned with. Kudos to her on her win. Apparently April isn't the cruelest month for women racers.

posted by steelergirl at 09:00 AM on April 28

Big win, but I've let my daughter win at things before if it would mean a lot to her, too. It's just a little fishy this historical victory comes against her dad. That being said, there's practically no way of ever proving it wasn't a earned-win. Dad barely got off the start.

posted by dyams at 09:45 AM on April 28

...to deny him his 1,000 winning round in his 500th NHRA tour event... ...dad was never in it, losing traction almost at the hit of the throttle... ...second career win against her father, drag racing’s biggest winner... I really don't see where you get the idea he "let" her win. John Force is too much of a competitor to give a race away. True, he didn't give her much of a run, losing traction, but that could happen to any driver any time. Or maybe my sarcasm meter needs adjusting.

posted by steelergirl at 10:17 AM on April 28

I thought about that possibility too, dyams. I guess it goes back to the statement "They don't ask how, they ask how many." Congrats to the Force family who will be celebrating another accomplishment here in good 'ol St. Lou. (Provided John wins, of course.)

posted by BoKnows at 10:37 AM on April 28

I really don't see where you get the idea he "let" her win. I didn't actually come out and say he let her win. What I said is I've let my daughter win a things many times, thinking she'd get more out of a victory in a certain situation than I would. I guess I shouldn't have used the word "too." It's just a bit ironic. And competitor or not, it's his daughter, his own flesh and blood, not just another opponent.

posted by dyams at 11:01 AM on April 28

Ok, dyams, I took you the wrong way. I know what you mean by "...his daughter, his own flesh and blood.." but my opinion is I don't think he let her win just because she is blood. So I will leave it at that.

posted by steelergirl at 01:10 PM on April 28

I no John Force did not let ashley win her first wally, he is too much of a champ to do something that would mess with his FAMLEY. the young force IS JUST GOMING TO AGE. you go girl great win!!

posted by dman at 02:17 PM on April 28

Drag racing is dull. I prefer my racing to last longer than an orgasm.

posted by Drood at 02:35 PM on April 28

Drag racing is dull. I prefer my racing to last longer than an orgasm. Now Drood, I thought you better than that. See ya in the next F1, Indy car, Moto thread that comes along.

posted by Folkways at 04:47 PM on April 28

You really should not be around John Force if he hears you say that he let his daughter win. I am not sure but what the 58/59 man might not just tear you apart if not physically at least mentally.

posted by coach at 09:21 PM on April 28

Drood keep your asshole comments in canada. The only orgasm you probably get is from your own hand. Don't comment if you don't have something to actually SAY.

posted by amatzek at 12:03 AM on April 30

Wow, the irony of that comment just broke my Ironograph.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:36 AM on May 01

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