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Old 09-24-2007, 01:40 AM   #1
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:46 AM   #2
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I read about it a few minutes ago. He took a wild ride, but it sounds like he's gonna be okay.

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Old 09-24-2007, 02:12 AM   #3
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The car just came apart when the tire let go!!!! The is the worst drag crash I have ever seen. This looks like a career ender.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:13 AM   #4
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If Bernsteen hadn't hit the barrier and knocked it under Forces car, that wouldn't have happened. Kenny was all over the strip. Too bad for Force. I thought he was retiring and handing over the wheel to his daughter.
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Down But NOT Out!!!

Having met John and sharing a it'll take more than this to put him out. There have been more horrific crashes, obviously with more devastating results in the past, Eric Medlin from John's team earlier this year. These cars are designed to go 4.5 seconds at 315 MPH plus in a 1/4 mile from a standing start, but MORE than that, they are also driver friendly. Watch the video a few times, the car did EXACTLY what its supposed to do. John Force, a little rough around the edges but he IS NHRA and put it back on the map of where it is today. My $.02
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....the car did EXACTLY what its supposed to do. John Force, a little rough around the edges but he IS NHRA and put it back on the map of where it is today. My $.02
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:23 AM   #8
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If Bernsteen hadn't hit the barrier and knocked it under Forces car, that wouldn't have happened. Kenny was all over the strip. Too bad for Force.
kinda how I saw it too . . . . but not to lay blame, cars get loose at the strip, and it's not like NASCAR where drivers actually rub you right into a wreck, on purpose
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Having met John and sharing a it'll take more than this to put him out. There have been more horrific crashes, obviously with more devastating results in the past, Eric Medlin from John's team earlier this year. These cars are designed to go 4.5 seconds at 315 MPH plus in a 1/4 mile from a standing start, but MORE than that, they are also driver friendly. Watch the video a few times, the car did EXACTLY what its supposed to do. John Force, a little rough around the edges but he IS NHRA and put it back on the map of where it is today. My $.02
I have watch video and IMHO that car came apart way TOO EASY...having said that the axel housing should have been designed to rip away instead of the frame at the engine plate with the driver legs exposed. The chain of event were unfortunate and I think the frame failed with the tire explosion. Force was damned lucky on this one!!!
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I have met John several times. He really knows how to treat the fan. He now says that he will race in the final 2 races. He is a true racer and he just might do it. He is the best and knows how to promote the sport of drag racing.
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