With the NHRA Gatornationals taking place over the weekend, two speedster sisters took their talents off the track and into Shands Hospital to visit with some kids and families.
?This is the greatest way to go into a new race weekend.” said Funny Car driver Courtney Force. “It definitely opens your eyes. We?re very lucky and fortunate with what we get to do for a living driving these race cars at 300 miles per hour; it?s a fun career and it?s great to be able to come here and share a little bit about what we do at the pediatric hospital and we?re excited to be here; it?s a lot of fun.?
Courtney Force?is the youngest daughter of 16-time NHRA Funny Car?champion John Force.? Courtney?s sister Brittany Force also joined in to brighten the day of some Shands patients and families.
Brittany has seen success on the track in recent weeks. Last week in Phoenix she advanced to her first career final round.
?We are really glad to be here and be able to team up with my little sister and Graham Rahal, it just means a lot.? said Brittany. ?We?re glad to be here and put a smile on a kid’s face. People tell us all the time we?re brave for getting in the car, but really it?s the kids here that are brave. We?re going to be thinking of them all weekend and hopefully they can bring up some luck out on the racetrack.?
The speedster siblings teamed up with Indy driver Graham Rahal to volunteer their time, in exchange for some smiles.
Rahal won’t be racing in Gatornationals, but you’ll be able to see both Courtney and Brittany Force race over the weekend.