Finding that special Valentine’s Day gift often can cause anxiety. However, longtime auto-racing writer Louis Brewster, sports editor of Southern California’s Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and The San Bernardino Sun, has a suggestion for you — and it will ease someone else’s fear.
Jan 27 2011 | Posted in Columns
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All the hot news from John Force Racing came Jan. 25 from his Yorba Linda, Calif., facility. A testimony to Force’s penchant for drama, he used his preseason press conference to fire a barrage of blockbuster news. Any one item would have packed a powerful punch by itself
Two-time reigning Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Champion Ashley Force Hood will be stepping out of her John Force Racing Funny Car — at least for this season.
All the king’s horsepower and all the king’s men put John Force back together again from the destruction of his Dallas accident and a winless, ninth-place 2009 season. Physical therapists whipped him into his best physical shape, his crew chiefs gave him a Ford Mustang worthy of its 25th Castrol-sponsorship anniversary livery and he hit the gym faithfully every day.
Ashley Force Hood scored back-to-back Indianapolis triumphs in the Funny Car class at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, taking the victory at the expense of father John Force in an all-Castol Ford Mustang final at O’Reilly Raceway Park.
Some media members and fans have tried desperately to instigate a rivalry between reigning champion Tony Schumacher and two-time predecessor Larry Dixon. The Top Fuel headliners, though, genuinely have no cross words to say about each other.
Team owner Chip Ganassi topped his epic 2010 season that earned him NSSN’s Economaki Champion of Champions award with Thursday’s blockbuster announcement at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Graham Rahal and Charlie Kimball will headline his expanded IZOD IndyCar Series operation.
Whether Funny Car champion John Force admired him for his strong character and professional behavior or Force simply became obsessed with him for being a new challenger in a career full of them, Matt Hagan made an excellent impression this season.
Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and L.E. Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) weren’t quite as boisterous as 15-time Funny Car champion John Force when they claimed their National Hot Rod Ass’n crowns this past weekend at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Ford stalwart Bob Tasca III shocked the Auto Club Raceway crowd in Sunday’s first round of the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, eliminating Funny Car leader Matt Hagan and paving the way for John Force’s popular 15th NHRA championship.
Nov 16 2010 | Posted in Drag Racing
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