Is Ashley Force married? Yes, she is. Her husband is none other than the Castrol GTX Funny Car team’s parts manager, Daniel Hood. The couple celebrated their wedding on December 13, 2008. The couple welcomed their first child as a son named Jacob John Hood on August 18, 2011. They extended their family life by welcoming their second son named Noah William Hood.
Both of them have served for John Force Racing. The couple together owns two American Bobtail cats named Gizmo and Simba which were also featured on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 in September 2010. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Ashley:
Who is Ashley Force?
Full name Ashley Force-Hood, she landed the planet on November 29, 1982, which makes her age be 38 years old as of 2020. She is a former Top Fuel Funny Car (TF/FC) drag racer and is most noted for being the daughter of John Force, the 16-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car national champion. Ashley has set a record of being the first woman to become the winner of TF/FC.
Early Life and Education
Ashley Force was born in 1982 and her place of birth is in Yorba Linda, California, where she grew up with her parents and siblings. Talking more about her family, she is the daughter of legend racer John Force (father) and his wife Laurie Force (mother).
Her two sisters are Courtney Force (married to Graham Rahal) and Brittany Force (dating Jim Underco) born on June 20, 1988, and July 8, 1986, respectively. The three siblings are also blessed with an elder half-sister named Adria Hight who is married to NHRA drag racer Robert Hight.
Talking about her education and academic achievements, Ashley attended Anaheim-based Esperanza High School where she used to be a cheerleader like her sister Courtney. She completed her graduation with a B.A. degree majoring in Communications from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 2003.
Career and Professional Life
In 2004, Ashley made a successful journey as a Top Alcohol Dragster rookie winning the 50th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals and Automobile Club of Southern California event. That year, she ended by securing the fourth position in national driver points. She drove for her father’s team John Force Racing in 2007 driving Mustang Top Fuel Funny Car sponsored by Castrol.
The father-daughter created history by racing each other in NHRA. Successfully, Ashley beat her father in the race with an elapsed time of 4.779 seconds where she set a top speed of 510.24 km/h or 317.05 mph. This made her move to the semifinals as well. Ashley became the first female to reach national series TF/FC final round at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in October 2007.
However, she was defeated by Tony Pedregon on a holeshot. An announcement made on January 25. 2011, revealed at John Force Racing press conference stated that Ashley would become the new President to a subsidiary of John Force Racing named John Force Entertainment.
At the same time, she also mentioned that she was pregnant and therefore expecting her first child. In 2014, she was found driving Courtney’s Funny Car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Force family made their appearance in Driving Force, a popular A&E’s reality show.
Ashley Force is married to Castrol GTX Funny Car team’s parts manager, Daniel Hood since December 13, 2008. The couple is blessed with two sons named Jacob John Hood and Noah Hood. The couple has proven to be supportive of each other and their family is blessed with two American Bobtail cats named Simba and Gizmo.
Moving to her body measurements, Ashley Force Hood stands at an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches. She has a well-maintained body structure weighing about 125 lbs. She has always been health conscious and possesses an appealing personality where AOL Sports Poll also voted her as the Hottest Athlete in 2007.
Salary and Net worth
Ashley Force Hood has an estimated net worth of 3 million USD. Most of her earnings come from her income generated through her professional racing career. Although she is retired from her drag car racing career, she is still making an impressive amount of earnings every year.
Wiki and Facts
Most of the popular wiki sites including Wikipedia have provided the bio of former drag racer Ashley Force. One can find her profile on Instagram @ashleyforcehoodjfe where she has retained more than 62k followers now. She is also active on Twitter @ForceHood where she has retained over 13k followers now.