By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
So many people criticized John Force during his early season struggles, as he was involved in numerous crashes. Some even insisted that the then-68-year-old living legend should retire.
Force, the 69-year-old living legend, showed that he has a lot left in this sport, as the Funny Car great won the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway on Sunday in Morrison, Colorado. He defeated NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car pilot Ron Capps in the final round.
Force went 4.075 at 315.42 mph to get the Wally on the mountain. Capps went 4.067 at 308.71 mph.
“I found myself with all of the crashes at probably the lowest I’ve been, probably worse than ’05 when I crashed and was fighting to get back,” said Force. “The fire is back in me, I’m fighting.”
This is the living legend’s 149th career win. This is his first win of the 2018 season and his first since winning the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on April 2nd, 2017.
Prior to this final round, Force held a 56-38 advantage over Capps. He also held a 10-8 advantage over Capps in previous final rounds.
Force was the leader off of the starting line. Capps then caught up to him and passed him by the 60-foot mark. Capps was then the leader through the 660-foot mark.
Near the finish line, Force drove past him to get the win. He won by approximately six feet.
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