CLEVELAND, N.C. – April 16, 2012 – Freightliner Trucks recently presented John Force, legendary Funny Car driver and chief executive officer of John Force Racing, with the keys to the team’s first Freightliner Cascadia® hauler. Freightliner Trucks is an official sponsor of John Force Racing, the John Force Travelin’ Road Show and the John Force Racing Sponsorship Midway program.
John Force Racing’s new Cascadia raised-roof sleeper is equipped with a Detroit™ DD15® engine and Detroit™ axles. The 17-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car championship team will use its Cascadia hauler to transport equipment to races and events throughout the United States. Ultimately, the team’s entire fleet will be comprised of DD15-equipped Cascadia trucks.
“We are all over the country racing and doing Road Shows, so I want my team to have a safe and comfortable ride. There’s nothing better out there than our new Cascadia trucks,” said Force. “The trucks we are getting today are great, and the opportunities down the road are unbelievable. With Freightliner Trucks, John Force Racing has a winning combination off the track just like we have success on the track.”
The key ceremony – which took place at the Freightliner Trucks Cleveland, N.C., manufacturing facility – featured several John Force Racing team drivers, including Robert Hight, Mike Neff, Brittany Force, Courtney Force and Ashley Force Hood. The team toured the plant and visited with Freightliner employees.
“Because John Force started his career as a truck driver, he not only understands the benefits of a driver-friendly and efficient vehicle like the Cascadia, but he truly connects with our core audience,” said TJ Reed, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “We are proud of our partnership with John Force Racing, and are looking forward to an exciting season.”
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Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.