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Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • 2-27-2014 John Force visits Featherlite, tours new trailer.

    Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force was at Featherlite today to take a tour of his new 53-foot Featherlite media/hospitality transporter as it nears completion. This is the last of five new Featherlite trailers John Force Racing will take delivery of and use in the 2014 race season. In total, Force and his team use up to ten Featherlite trailers at every NHRA event.

    Force won his 16th NHRA Funny Car world championship title in 2013, setting an NHRA record, and his team has won a record 18 championships. He is the current points leader for the Funny Car class in 2014. Also on the John Force Racing team are his daughters Courtney Force and Brittany Force and son-in-law Robert Hight.

    Force has been a Featherlite trailer owner for over 15 years. Force’s newest Featherlite transporter is multi-purpose and features a private living quarters area with bedroom, bathroom and galley kitchen, a media room, kitchen and more. When deployed at the track, it will also have a large wraparound tent to host sponsors and other guests. John Force Racing also uses Featherlite race and support trailers as well as a marketing trailer.

    Featherlite Trailers, headquartered in Cresco, is a leading manufacturer of aluminum trailers, including car, recreation, utility, horse, livestock and other specialty trailers, as well as racecar transporters. Featherlite employees over 500 people at its facilities in Howard County.

    Check out a few of the photos on Facebook from his visit today!

  • 2-10-2014 New race transporter

    This race transporter we built for CORE autosport is not your usual car hauler!  It is one of two designed specifically to carry Porsche cars that race in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and the upper deck has room for three of them.

    The work area is where this trailer really stands out. The rear half contains two workbenches and the standard efficient cabinet storage system. The front half, though, is a huge track engineering office with space for ten workstations—and that’s not counting the additional eight workstation spaces in the front lounge area! The front half can be closed off from the rear with the help of sliding double doors that can be locked down during transport. Keep an eye out for this trailer at upcoming TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races!

    Interior of race transporter

    Interior of race transporter

    Interior of race transporter