Ashley Force Hood is recognized as the daughter of a 21-time champion car owner and 16-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car national champion driver, John Force. Nevertheless, the star kid’s mother Laurie also has her own name in the media as a TV personality. Since, 2004, Ashley began making a name for her own in the media light.
She is now well-known as the ex-Top Fuel Funny Car (TF/FC) drag racer for her father’s racing team named John Force Racing. It is an NHRA drag racing team. At the start of her career, Ashley won three of the season’s final five races. She also became the first woman to achieve a win in TF/FC when she defeated her father in the final round at NHRA Summit Southern Nationals.
Besides her settled professional career, Ashley is also a successful mother. She has been raising her two sons alongside her husband Daniel Hood. So, like her parents, does her husband have a name in the media? Here in this article, you can find information about Ashley’s personal and professional life including her age, career, net worth, Facebook, and many others.
Ashley Force Hood Was Born To An American Car Racer: Know About Her Early Life & Parents
Ashley Force was born on November 29, 1982, in Yorba Linda, California, United States. As we all know she is the daughter of professional car racer John Force (father), then who is her mother? Well, her mother’s name is Laurie Force.
As of 2022, Hood is 39 years old. Further, down here is the image of Ashley and her parents when she was in her early days.
Ashley belongs to White ethnical descent and has an American nationality. Talking about her education, Force went to study at Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California. Later, she joined California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), and completed her Bachelor’s level study in communications in 2003.
Siblings: Does She Have Any Siblings?
Ashley has one elder half-sister Adrie Hight and two biological sisters Courtney Force, and Brittany Leighton Force. Ashley’s older half-sister Adrie was born in 1969. Though, there isn’t any clear information about Adrie’s biological mother.
Besides, her half-sister is a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in her father John’s NHRA drag racing team. On the other hand, Hood’s sister Brittany was born on July 8, 1986, and, the youngest out of them Courtney was born on June 20, 1988.
Nonetheless, both her sister followed in the footsteps of their father and are working in the drag racing industry.
Ashley Force Hood is a drag racer, just like her dad John Force
In 2004, she first joined the Top Alcohol Dragster and gradually began her career in several car race events. In the same year, the beginner won three titles in the season’s final five races. Similarly, the titles included the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California and the 50th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis.
Finally, in 2007, the rookie with some experience started her racing career professionally by becoming a member of her father’s team John Force Racing. Her first ride was a Castrol-sponsored Mustang Top Fuel Funny car.
In mid-2007, she became the first female to complete a national series TF/FC final round at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, though she was defeated on a holeshot by Tony Pedregon. The following year, in 2008, she earned the title of the first female racer to lead the NHRA Funny car point standings.
There were several wins and losses, but she never gave up on her passion as a racer. In 2014, Ashley officially left her Drag racing career to take care of her home and children.
She Lost One Of Her Teammates Who Was More Like Her Brother; What Was The Cause Of Death?
During her early career on her father’s team, one of her very close friends Eric Medlen who was a rising star in NHRA died. Sadly, Eric passed away in an accident with a serious head injury while test driving.
Ashley disclosed the death saying,
“It changed everything for me. I had never lost anyone that close to me. Eric was so much more than a teammate. He was like my brother.”
Further, she added,
“We grew up together. He had dinner with us on Thanksgiving and Christmas. So you can’t prepare for something that this or how you’ll get through it.”
The tragic death of Eric has taught her some difficult lessons about life.
Hood Won A Race Against Her Father John Force
In 2007, in the NHRA Southern Nationals which took place at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, John, and his daughter Ashley had to race each other. Surprisingly, Hood defeated her father who was seeking his 1,000th career round win.
She beat John with an elapsed time of 4.779 seconds, and a speed of 317.05 mph (510.24 km/h). Her father was a little bit sad about the defeat, but at the same time as a father, he felt proud. He even said,
“It’s great for her that she gets that win and gets that out of the way. I’m a little disappointed that my car didn’t run a little bit better.”
In addition to that, John added,
“I’m proud of her. She did her job. She didn’t do anything stupid at the starting line. … I love her.”
Ashley Force Hood Is The Vice President Of The John Force Racing Team
Since 2015, she has been working as a Vice president of her father’s racing team. After looking at her Instagram account, she is also into videography and editing. As said before, she is also equally giving her time to her family and her professional career.
As of 2022, she is trying to become a mother anyone could wish for as well as the best wife.
Ashley Force Hood Marriage to Daniel Hood
One of the happiest moments in Ashley’s life was on December 13, 2008, the day she married the love of her life. Similarly, Hood and her husband Daniel Hood exchanged their vows in Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada. Needless to mention, her husband is the parts manager of the Castrol GTX Funny Car Team.
Prior to their marriage, they first met at her dad John’s racing team when her father hired Daniel as a crew chief in 2007. Likewise, it is safe to say that, they stayed in a relationship for almost one year before their nuptial.
The beautiful duo has been leading a blissful marital relationship to date. Not only that but, on Dec 13, 2021, the former racer shared a post on her Insta on the occasion of their 13th marriage anniversary. She captioned the post,
Happy anniversary @danielhoodjfr! This was back when we looked young- before I had kids and Dan was my dads crew chief! Happy to grow old with you & I love the family we’ve built!Cheers to 13 years on the 13th
How Many Kids Do Ashley And Her Husband Daniel Share?
Ashley and her husband Daniel are parents to their two sons Jacob John Hood and Noah William Hood. The beautiful pair became parents for the first time after welcoming Jacob on August 18, 2011. Their eldest son is 11 years old as of 2022.
Besides, their second son Noah William Hood was born on May 22, 2013, weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz and 21 inches long at the time of birth. The kids are being raised under the excellent care of Ashley and her hubby Daniel.
Nevertheless, the young once are also seem to be interested in car racing. They often attend racing events together with their family.
Net Worth: Ashley Force Wood Is A Millionaire
The former car racer has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2022. She accumulated her wealth from her career in racing and now she makes her earnings as the Vice President at John Force Racing Inc.
Besides, her father is listed as a multi-millionaire with a net worth of $20 million.
Ashley’s Social Media Presence – Facebook?
We can find Ashley on Instagram under the name @ashleyforcehoodjfe with over 83k followers. Similarly, the car racer is also available on Twitter with the account name @ForceHood with more than 20k followers.
Besides, she isn’t active on social media platforms like Facebook.