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Nearly a ages ago in Seattle, John Force becoming the 150th win of his allegorical annoyance antagonism career. Much like the 200 NASCAR Cup wins becoming by allegorical Richard Petty, it’s absurd anyone will anytime breach Force’s wins mark.
Except, of course, Force himself. And that’s what he intends on accomplishing this weekend in the bigger chase of the season, the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in burghal Indianapolis.
Force is activity for his fifth career U.S. Nationals win this weekend, accepting won ahead in 1993, 1996, 1998 and best afresh 17 years ago in 2002. He’s additionally able No. 1 a almanac 11 times.
Ironically, he’s been about best than the chase they alarm the “Big Go” – Force angry 70 in May, while the U.S. Nationals about-face 65 years old this weekend (the accident runs from August 28-Sept. 2).
“That’s the granddaddy,” Force, a grandfathering himself, said of the U.S. Nationals. “That’s area everybody wants to go. Everybody wants to win. I’ve won it a few times, and my daughter, Ashley, won it alert in her Funny Car.
“Indy is consistently exciting. Added condoning run, added day to be in my Chevy hot rod. No complaints about that. It’s consistently a acceptable show. It’s the Big Go, the world’s bigger annoyance race, (and) anybody wants to win it. (Plus), it’s the aftermost adventitious to affirmation a atom in the Countdown. It’s acute all the way to the end.
“We’ll see if we can do it afresh with the Chevrolet Performance car. Indy is consistently exciting, added condoning run, added day to be in my Chevy Camaro hot rod. No complaints about that. It’s consistently a acceptable show. It’s the Big Go, the world’s bigger annoyance race, and anybody wants to win it. It’s acute all the way to the end.”
Given he comes into Indianapolis – the 18th and final chase of the approved division – sitting in third-place in the NHRA Funny Car standings, Force is attractive to not alone acquire his sixth win in Indy, but additionally to bang off the accessible six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs on the appropriate foot.
After demography aloof over a year to acquire win No. 150, there’s no against what Force wants next: championship No. 17, which would extend his own NHRA record, as able-bodied as accomplish him the oldest above chic best in NHRA history.
And the U.S. Nationals couldn’t appear at a bigger time for him and his appellation hopes. In the aboriginal 17 contest of 2019, Force has one win, addition runner-up accomplishment and has accomplished the semifinals eight times.
One added allurement not aloof for Force but for all pro chic competitors is that there will be 50 percent added credibility accessible than in added civic events. In added words, for every point a annoyance racer earns at added tracks, he/she will acquire 1.5 credibility per every run they accomplish this weekend.
Force is alike debuting a cast new chase car for the event.
“Indy is appropriate to me because we do a specialty car with Chevrolet Performance,” Force said. “It’s become a bit of a tradition.
“It would be agitative to win, get their specialty arrangement in the winner’s circle, but I’d adulation to win it with any of my teams, Robert Hight with Auto Club, Brittany with Advance (Auto Parts) and Austin Prock with Montana Brand. We’re all Chevy so no amount who wins, it’s a win for Chevy at the bigger chase of the season, their race.”
Robert Hight is Force’s son-in-law and additionally admiral of John Force Racing. He’s been accepting a amazing division to date, with bristles wins and one added runner-up finish. He aloof needs to authorize and will accept clinched the No. 1 atom branch into the Countdown. That would be the aboriginal time in Hight’s career has entered the playoffs No. 1 as he seeks his third career Funny Car championship.
“Robert has a huge advance and I don’t anticipate anybody can bolt him,” Force said. “But there’s points-and-a-half at Indy, so I’m not acceptance anything. I’ve won it a few times. (Crew chiefs) Brian Corradi and Danny Hood and (car chief) Tim Fabrisi accept accustomed me a acceptable hot rod so we’ll see if we can win it again.
“I may not be as adolescent as these kids and I may not be a hot attempt on the ‘tree anymore. But if you accord me a acceptable chase car, I can still win and appropriate now I’ve got a chase car as acceptable as anyone’s.
“I’ve assuredly got that monkey off my aback (150th win) and I’m accessible for the Countdown,” he said. “I’m in the coursing and that’s all I anytime capital to be.”
NOTES: The aboriginal of bristles pro chic condoning sessions is Friday at 7:15 p.m. ET. Two added sessions are on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., and the final two condoning sessions are Sunday, Sept. 1 at 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Final eliminations activate at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2.
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