As part of our celebration of the 50th birthday of the Mustang, we will take a look at a great photo of a Ford Mustang in racing each Monday in 2014.
John Force has many wins in a Mustang, but his first came 17 years ago on Sept. 28, 1997 when he won at Heartland Park in Topeka, KS.
"It was really exciting, my first win in a Ford Mustang," Force said. "Even though I'd driven the Ford Mach 1 earlier in my career, built by the late Jack Chrisman, this was my first win on the NHRA Series. It was exciting because we had Tony Pedregon under contract with Ford and then I left GM and I came under contract. The first thing you do when you get a contract is you want to deliver.