It happened again, for the second time in two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races: A John Force Racing car had a huge, frightening accident in Sunday eliminations.
It was a tough weekend to be a JFR driver at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona.
When John Force Entertainment, led by daughter No. 2 and company president Ashley Force Hood, also an accomplished Funny Car competitor and winner, began filming the team early in the 24-race 2017 season, she had no idea she and her team would be chronicling the path to a pair of world championships.
John Force is always excited about something and this winter he’s got plenty to keep him talking.
Race teams always look for the “unfair advantage.” It’s no different in NHRA drag racing, where the crew chief shuffle is in high gear this fall.
For Robert Hight and the John Force Racing team, Saturday’s Night Under Fire wasn’t just another match race; it was a chance to defeat seven other Funny Cars and bring home another trophy.
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Though John Force’s racing career is far from over, his incredible record and skill have led the California Sports Hall of Fame to schedule his induction for later this year. He will be the first person in motorsports to join the Hall of Fame.
Although the first two weeks of the 2017 NHRA season would mean a whole lot more to those dreaming of championships in the top levels of drag racing, the legends of drag racing would be all the rage at the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
John Force and president of JFR Robert Hight have announced changes in crew chief and team arrangements as they head into next weekend’s NHRA Gatornationals.