John Force Dominates
John Force is a name in the racing industry that is associated with success, determination, and a passion for the sport of drag racing. Not only does he own John Force Racing, but he is also a seventeen time champion car owner and has won no less than fifteen championships as a driver in the Funny Car division. With more than a hundred and thirty victories, John Force has proven his worth in the racing industry and continues to do so without any thought of retiring.
After a very serious accident in the year 2007, many of his fans and close friends did not think he would return to driving. Not only has he managed to return to driving, he has gone on to win more championships and has been motivated to begin a campaign to ensure the safety of drivers. The Medlen Project, named after the late Eric Medlin, was created by Force and his wife, and they were the pioneers in three rail chassis and improved housing tubes to create safety awareness for drag racers.
This past weekend, at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals, which was held at the Royal Purple Raceway, John Force once again showed the racing community that he is still at the top of his game as a drag racer at the age of sixty-one. And make no mistake; he has no thoughts about slowing down either, only plans for the future. Even though he has set many records and won many trophies, Force maintains that he focuses on the driving and not the awards to keep his head in the game..
Force now drives for Hood, and has managed to qualify in first position for three consecutive events. John Force qualified with a time of 4.097 seconds and a speed of 310.27 miles per hour, while his John Force Racing team was not doing badly themselves with a time of 4.131 seconds and a speed of 293.44 miles per hour. In regard to race day, John Force commented: “We are just going to come out here tomorrow and hope we have a beautiful day. We hope we pack the stands. That is what this is all about. We want to entertain the fans. You have war, tornados and the economy we just want to entertain the folks tomorrow. Somebody will get a Wally tomorrow and they will go home. Maybe it will be this old man.”