Video: John Force explodes again

John Force
John Force

NHRA champion John Force exploded another Chevy engine Friday. In his second qualifying run of the day for the Gatornationals, the 16-time champion’s engine exploded, sending the body of the car into pieces in the air. The 67-year old was uninjured.

“All the crew chiefs from Jimmy Prock to Brian Corradi to Daniel Hood right down to Jon Schaffer and Jason McCulloch, Alan Johnson — everybody had input into this race car to try and figure out what happened in Pomona and then again in Phoenix," Force explained. “I really thought we had it. I thought we were there. In the first round we drove it 500 feet and shut it off. It looked great. We ran it again that run and I was only going to drive it 800 feet even if we didn’t make The Show."

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