Force involved in second round crash

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In two races to begin the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, there have been two crashes involving John Force Racing pilots. John Force was also sent to the hospital on the Friday qualifying of the season in Pomona after his car exploded.

Brittany Force crashed in Pomona. She spent overnight in the hospital before being released.

John Force crashes into Jonnie Lindberg (Photo by Nitro Notes)

John Force crashes into Jonnie Lindberg (Photo by Nitro Notes)

The 68-year-old has now gone to the hospital for the second straight race weekends. He was involved in a crash with Head Racing Inc.‘s Jonnie Lindberg in the second round.

Force was the No. 4 qualifier at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona. He defeated “The Surfer” Jeff Diehl in the first round.

Lindberg, the No. 5 qualifier, defeated Bob Tasca III in the first round. That set up the matchup with Force in the second round.

Force got the second round win. Then, his car exploded with his body being blown off.

Force’s chassis made contact with Lindberg’s car, and made contact with both walls. His car then came to a complete stop along the wall.

The living legend was transported to a local hospital. He is reportedly OK following the scary crash.

He was conscious and alert when the Safety Safari arrived at the scene to aid any help if necessary. He was madder than he ruined his race car that he was about the crash.

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