Ashley Force's net worth: Husband, age, career stats, and is she still racing?

Ashley Force's net worth: Husband, age, career stats, and is she still racing?

Lenah Ann
updated at September 15, 2023 at 11:47 AM

Ashley Force is an American-based former professional NHRA Funny Car drag racer and director who competed for John Force Racing. Her fame skyrocketed after defeating her father, a 16-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car national champion, to become the first female to win the NHRA Funny Car race. So, what is Ashley Force's net worth, and is she still racing? Read along to find out.

Why did Ashley Force stop racing?
Ashley, driver of the Castrol GTX funny car, pauses before being introduced to the fans before the finals for the NHRA Carolinas Nationals at the zMax Dragway on 14 September 2008 in Concord, North Carolina. Photo: Rusty Jarrett (Modified by author)
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Although her career was short-lived, she has numerous records and titles. She was the 2007 Drag Racing Series' Rookie of the Year and the first woman to win a TF/FC. Additionally, she is a celebrity figure since she was featured on the A&E reality television series Driving Force with her family members.

Ashley Force's profile and bio summary

Full name

Ashley Force Hood

Date of birth

29 November 1982


40 years of age (as of September 2023)

Place of birth

Yorba Linda, California, United States of America







Zodiac sign


Relationship status



Daniel Hood


Jacob and Noah


John and Laurie Force


Courtney, Brittany


5 feet 6 inches or 168 centimetres


126 pounds or 57 kilograms

Hair colour

Dark brown

Eye colour

Dark brown


Former professional drag racer

Active years



Esperanza High School, California State University

Net worth

Approximately $3 million

Social media presence

Instagram, X (Twitter)

Ashley Force's biography and education background

The retired drag car racer was born to John and Laurie Force in Yorba Linda, California, the United States of America. She was raised alongside her sisters, Courtney and Brittany, and a half-sister, Adria.

She attended Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California, and then joined California State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Ashley Force's age and body measurements

The former NHRA Funny Car drag racer was born on 29 November 1982, and thus, as of September 2023, she is 40 years of age. She is an American citizen of a white ethnic background, and Sagittarius is her Zodiac sign.

Ashley Force's track record
Ashley Force Hood is seen during the inaugural NHRA 4 Wide Nationals at the zMAX Dragway on 28 March 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. Photo: David Griffin
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Regarding her body measurements, she is 5 feet 6 inches or 168 centimetres tall, weighs 126 pounds or 57 kilograms, and has brown hair and eyes.

Ashley Force's career stats

After her graduation, Ashley joined racing, and in 2004, she became a member of the Top Alcohol Dragster division. During her first season, she won three races out of the last five, entered the winning circle alongside her father, and was the first-ever father-daughter winner in the competition's history.

At the end of the season, she was ranked fourth in overall standings and, in doing so, continued to compete in the division for two more years before joining her father's team, John Force Racing, in 2007 as a professional racer.

Ashley Force's Rise to stardom

At the Castrol-sponsored Mustang Top Fuel Funny Car held in Atlanta, her father and she went down in history as the first father-daughter to race against each other. She won the competition, beating her father with a top speed of 317.05 mph or 510 km/hr.

Ashley Force's track record of 317.05 mph or 510 km/h in 4.779 seconds saw her reach the semi-finals but lost in the finals to Tony Pedregon at the Strip, Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Ashley Force's track record
NHRA top fuel driver, Ashley, during practice for UAW DaimlerChrysler 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on 10 March 2007 in Las Vegas, NV. Photo: Ron Lewis
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In the following year, however, she reached the finals thrice, lost the first two, and defeated her father in the last one to become the first female to win the NHRA Funny Car competitions and lead in the standings.

She secured her second win in 2009 and finished second in the championships and, in doing so, set a record as the first female with the highest finish position ever in the Funny Car championship.

What is Ashley Force's net worth?

According to various online sources, she is worth approximately $3 million as of September 2023. She received most of her income competing and setting records on the tracks.

Although her career was short, she holds the record as the first woman to win in both the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car divisions of the NHRA.

Ashley Force as of 2023

What is Ashley Force Hood doing now? As of 2023, together with her husband, they own the American Bobtail cats Simba and Gizmo, featured on 18 September 2010 on Animal Planet's Cats 101.

Aside from that, she is a director who owns her own production studio, John Force Entertainment. Her fans can find her on YouTube as she uploads new videos weekly.

Who is Ashley Force married to?

The renowned former drag car racer is married to Daniel Hood[K1] , a Castrol GTX Funny Car manager. The duo share two sons, Jacob, born on 8 August 2011, and Noah, born on 22 May 2013.

Ashley Force Hood's wedding

The dynamic couple tied the knot on 13 December 2008 in Lake Tahoe in a ceremony attended by close friends and family members.

Ashley Force Hood's Facebook

Unfortunately, the former drag racer is not on Facebook. However, she is on Instagram and has over 83k followers under the handle @ashleyforcehoodjfe and on X with over 21.9k followers under the handle @ForceHood as of September 2023.

Does Ashley Force still drag race?

She retired from professional drag racing in 2010.

Did Ashley Force win a championship?

Ashley Force Hood's Facebook
Ashley during an interview on 10 September 2007. Photo: Paul Drinkwater
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In 16 final appearances, she won four professional-level wins in the US Nationals racing competitions, including back-to-back triumphs.

Why did Ashley Force stop racing?

Following her pregnancy announcement, she stopped racing during the 2010 season to start a family.

Ashley Force's net worth journey is an inspiration to countless budding racers who want to make history on the racing tracks. Her success is marked by determination, racing pedigree and skills, which saw her become the first woman to win in both the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car divisions of the NHRA.

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Lenah Ann is a Kenyan-based content creator with 2 years of experience. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and Communication from Dedan Kimathi, Kenya in 2021.