not to long agi there was a reality series with John Force, his wife Laurie and their 3 daughters. It was pretty good, I miss watching it. Hope John is okay.......
I had always visited with John and Kenny for close to 15yrs at the Motorplex,I was a drag race freak most of my life!! Stayed at the track from Thurs. morn to Sun. night every year during the Nat'ls. Heck, even got attacked by a Bernstein fan, cuz I was an Eddie Hill fan!! Watched Eddie break into the 4sec.brkt.I think it was in '87 or '88. Seen lots of broken records and lots of broken bones during those years. Even the Snowman(Gene Snow) and Big Daddy Don were hanging out together at times!! Now that was some racing!! I hope and pray that John will make a 100% recovery. He's been thru some crashes just about as bad as today's but the odds are catching up with him!! I also seen Darrell Gwynn set a new world record there for top fuel. Seen him go home a world champion one year, seen him a year later and he was at the starting line, in a wheelchair paralyzed from the hair down, due to a crash in Grt. Britain, I think. It was so sad to see him in that wheelchair!! I bet John will be driving come next race season, he is one tough dawg!!
Life is dangerous enough. When you have a family, why the need to become essentially Wile E. Coyote every weekend?
Isn't there a Drag strip in Jasper?
I don't know why this crash is such a big deal. If you watch drag racing, you'll see something like this two or three times a year.
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