John Force Racing Announces Promotions and Crew Chief Lineups


John Force Racing has announced new crew chief lineups, including the promotion of Jon Schaffer to crew chief of the PEAK Camaro SS Funny Car. Previously Schaffer was the assistant to crew chief for Robert Hight’s Auto Club Camaro SS Funny Car; current crew chief Mike Neff will remain in his current position and be assisted by Tim Fabrisi. The PEAK Funny Car team has also added Nick Casertano as car chief.

“We have developed the next generation of drivers and now I want to do the same thing with our crew chiefs. We have so much young talent I want to start giving these guys a chance to grow and develop their talents,” said John Force.  “Mike Neff, Ron Douglas, Dean Antonelli, Todd Smith and Dan Hood have a lot of experience and we want to continue to grow and be competitive at a championship level. Guys like Jon Schaffer and Tim Fabrisi as well as new hires Ronnie Thompson and Nick Casertano will keep us young and on the cutting edge.”

The team has promoted long-time crew chief Dean “Guido” Antonelli as General Manager of the JFR Brownsburg shop and hired Ronnie Thompson, formerly of Al-Anabi Racing, to assist Brittany Force’s JFR Top Fuel dragster team.


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