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John Force

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  1. awbenz

    awbenz TS Member

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    Wishing for a speedy recovery. Broke both legs and one arm today at Texas NHRA Race
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I watched it. Hell of a whack. Looked like a rear tire went after the other guy hit a marker and it went into JF's rear tire.

    HM
     
  3. ec90t

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    Max,

    It's a drivers points race. The racer must compete. There is no constructors championship in the NHRA.

    ec90t
     
  4. rumplestilskin

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    http://www.nhra.com/2007/events/race20/video/


    Check Out the Video
     
  5. Inspector 12

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    As you watch the video, notice that the front half of the car crosses the track and hits Bernstein. The rear of the car with John in it is against the left wall (drivers left). Looked like the back half of the chassis seperated when the chutes hit?

    As noted, heck of a nasty ride for sure.

    Best wishes to John, his family, and his team (second family) in the future days.
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    This is another hurdle for John Force Racing to overcome, and they will ... Its actually pretty amazing that a man could even survive such a violent accident and come away with a few broken bones ... The Force Teams will be the ones to watch in the future as they have been in the past ... All the best and a speedy recovery to John Force and his Organization ... I feel that Ashley did the right thing in pulling out of the race and was at her Fathers bedside at a time like this ... Can you see him sitting still in the hospital, that would be something to have a tape of ..? WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. Marco Polo

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    IF you stop and pause the video of the head on film, you see Kenny hits the orange blocks and knocks them into Johns' car and it looks like the rear tire blows. THEN, the front half of Johns car goes into Kenny's lane.
     
  8. 1-straight

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    I tell you! John Force Racing is living under black cloud this year!!! They are my favorites - really hurt deeply when I heard the news about Erik a few months old - then scarred the crap out of me when Ashly Force slammend into the wall and caught on fire!! Chemical fires scare the hell out ony ody!! YIKES!!

    1-Straight
     
  9. Hanktheduece

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    Ashleys a babe!
    Duece
     
  10. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    those blocks are foam rubber with small 3 inch reflectors glued to the sides to reflect the light beams.Sometimes the reflectors are recessed into the block of foam. The actual timing lights are in the outside walls protected from damage by the concrete. They are only foam but at 300 mph I guess they can become a brick. If they went into the stands--unlikely because of the size and weight--they would not be deadly. motordoc
     
  11. shooterIII

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    I just copied this from the NHRA website for your information.

    "John feels terrible that there are some people that are blaming Kenny,” said Dave Densmore, Public Relations Director of John Force Racing. “Kenny hit a cone, which every driver has done at some time or another. However, when given access to video from all angles, it's obvious that the cone goes behind John's car and is never a factor. The assumption, I suppose, is that the cone blew out our tire but that just isn't the case. We're still analyzing all the data. For reasons we don't understand, the chassis pulled apart. Kenny did a great job of driving for which John has complimented him and thanked him in a variety of interviews this week. After hitting the cones, Kenny muscled his Dodge back into his own lane. It was the front half of our car that actually came across the centerline and punched out the Monster Dodge. After the impact, Kenny somehow managed to steer his car back off the wall and get it stopped.”
     
  12. W.P.T.

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    I watched it on ESPN 2 and do not think the cone had anything to do with it from what I could see ... It does look like Johns car had a rear tire let go and at those speeds that can't be a good thing ... The fact that the chassis came apart is the part that would be most bothersome because without the cage the drivers are in the open and subject to some major damage ... It'll be interesting to see the pictures of it and where the chassis actually broke ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  13. Whiz Bang

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    Go to the N.H.R.A. web site. And watch a Inter view with John Force from his hospital bed about the accident. Plus a inter view with Ashley. Also a statement from Kenny Bernstein. It sounds like Johns crew is working on a car with a few modifications so he can drive in two weeks.
     
  14. Steve NJ

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    I wouldn't bet against him driving in 2 weeks!
     
  15. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    they are foam but at 180 mph they are like a brick. you should see the damage they do to a fiberglass body at about 200mph. they will take a chunk out of the body. I would hate to kick one at 180
     
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