This was one of John Forces major accidents which happened in Memphis in 1992. The car explodes into a fireball against Al Hoffman and crosses into his lane where John hits the barrier and into the sand trap causing the car to flip.
John Force a Cheater? (You Decide) U.S. Nationals 2009
A verbal exchange with Tony Pedregon in which Force had to be restrained
overshadowed his daughter beating Hight in the final to become the first
woman to win a U.S. Nationals title in Funny Car.
In the semifinals, with Hight needing to beat Force to knock Cruz Pedregon
out of the 10th spot in the Countdown, Force smoked his tires midway
through the run as Hight pulled away. After Tony Pedregon lost to Force
Hood in the second semifinal, he walked past Force and accused him of
losing on purpose.
"I saw the ladder. I knew if Force raced Robert what would happen," Tony
Pedregon said. "I raced with John for eight years. I know what they do. I
made some comments and it got a little exciting there. But I didn't say
anything that wasn't true.
"It's not just because it was Cruz. I would say the same thing if it was
anybody and John set up his car to lose. I understand the business. It's a
tough position John was in. But it's dirty in horse racing. It's dirty in
boxing. I'm not going to sit here and watch it and not say anything."
2007 NHRA John Force Huge Crash at Dallas *Live Version*
Kenny Bernstein crosses the center line and hits some blocks, John Force's
tires sudden blow and the chutes deploy ripping the car in half. At this
time Force is relatively OK, with at least a broken ankle and number of
other leg injuries.
treemaster7 explains the crash:
The G Forces were more than the chassis was designed to handle. When the
tire went flat, the weight of the car went to one side & at that same
instant the chutes were released with explosive force severing the cotter
pins holding the chassis together with devastating results to John Force.
Had the cotter pins not severed, John Force wouldn't have been injured.
John Force Crash at Dallas -- Part 2 of 3
Coverage of the 09-23-07 Dallas race and John Force's crash. This segment
has an interview with Kenny Brenstien, who was in the other lane for the
race and accident.
NHRA Drag Racing Pro Mods & Doorslammers - Mission, BC - June 27/09 part 1 of 4
CanadaMotorSports - Drag racing at Mission Raceway Park, Mission BC, part 1
of 4. June 27, 2009. Check out parts 2, 3 and 4 for more amazing drag
racing including top end 200+ mph passes! Pure Sound! No music, just cars!
NHRA Drag Racing, featuring 8 second door-slammers, pro-mods, pro streets.
Look for Rick DiStefano's beautiful Pro-mod 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.
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