Monday, February 13, 2012
Force Scores One For Us Old Farts
John Force won the Funny Car class at NHRA's season opening race in Pomona this past weekend. The 62 year old driver scored his 134th event victory by defeating his teammate, Mike Neff, in the final race.
The race also saw the first Funny Car event for his youngest daughter, Courtney, age 23. She won her first round race, before falling in the second round. Team Force had 4 Mustangs in the 16 car field.
For fans of the US Army, Tony Schumacher took The Sarge into the semi-finals. Not a bad start following last year's disappointing winless season.
NHRA has some interesting changes surfacing for this year. The biggest may be that the Top Fuel team of Al-Anabi Racing fired both of its drivers from last year, Del Worsham and Larry Dixon, both of whom were championship competitors. In their place are two newcomers - very puzzling. Worsham took a position as crew chief on a Funny Car, while Dixon is without a ride.