Enthusiasts John Force Blows it Up and Crashes at the Arizona Nationals

19:10  11 march  2018
19:10  11 march  2018 Source:   hotrod.com

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Photographer Will Lester shot the action as 16-time champion John Force tangled with Funny Car driver Jonnie Lindberg at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park during the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday. During the second round of eliminations, Force's engine exploded, blowing the body off the car and sending Force into the right lane where he hit the wall and bounced off the roof of Lindberg's Funny Car. Both cars' parachutes became tangled forcing them across the track into the opposite wall. According to the NHRA, both drivers were uninjured.

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"I feel great. I was in the office at 7 a.m. (Tuesday) morning," said Force. "John Force is good, I am healthy. I am going to get a couple of check-ups to make sure I am okay. I was already goofy."

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