Skip to comments.Drag racer John Force just "Dixie Chicked" himself
Posted on 07/24/2010 5:25:17 PM PDT by RingerSIX
I was enjoying watching drag racing... the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals, qualifying rounds from Denver Colorado when driver John Force was on camera complaining about a list of the all time great drivers. Keep in mind that drag racing fans are much like country music fans. They tend to be all American conservatives.
Just then, Force blurted out "You're like FOX News, Hannity and Beck. All lies. All crap."
I had no idea that John Force was that stupid. And I'm not even talking about stupid because he apparently supports the Communist takeover of the USA, but because he would spit in the face of more than 50% of his fans.
Force is... OK, was, the biggest name in drag racing. His sponsors are Castrol, Ford, Auto Club, MAC Tools, Brand Source, and many others.
He's just earned the distinction of being a non-person to me. He's now commie crap.
Swamp Rat 1, aspirated, at Houston.
John went there, huh? Well..I bet he is glad he can say whatever he wants now that his daughter is the draw and his dreadful reality show is gone and done.
Is there anything to boycott here? His sponsors? Let us know.
John was instrumental in geting AAA into the street rod insurance business and they have the best and cheapest coverage there is.
He should only be allowed to race in a Prius from now on.
We will now call him john FARCE from here on out.
Just a couple of months ago I got to talk to Connie Kalitta; he’s NOT a liberal.
The other guys you mention really take me back in time. I love the weed-burner pipes on the Swamp Rat; they burned out your eyes big-time!
One of the greatest runs that I saw was Tom McEwen in the Yeakle Plymouth Dragster. He left the line smoking the tires like crazy. Then the car got sideways. Tom throttled back and gradually applied power as the car straightened out; he smoked them all the way to 205mph. It must be noted that this happened just after Denny Milani in the Gotelli Speed Shop dragster broke 210 for the first time. Damn, the Mongoose’s run was beautiful and impressive!
“Throttled back and gradually applied power” is something today’s cats can’t do. Granted, they have the performance and the noise, but I really would like to see throttled cars again, with the better DRIVERS rising to the top.
From my conversations with a few other small name drivers, they would like that too.
Good names and good guys!
If you’re in the pits and get the chance , take some time to talk with Bob Bode. His good nature reminds me of Danny Ongias. He’s racing out of his own pocket, with just a little help from a couple of minor sponsors.
Remember all the experiments with streamlining? I loved those days!
Yes he is their dad and until reading this I was a big fan of his, ever since I was a little kid.
I must respectfully disagree with most of the posters here. What is wrong with someone stating their opinion?
The freedom of political opinion, and the freedom to state that opinion, is one that we must hang on to, regardless of whether or not you agree.
“...and thinks Fox is too lefty for him.”
It is all relative. By our standard (most of us here on FR, Maggie Thatcher, if we truly understood her, was left of any conservative Republican. Cameron is a leftist, though he has a ‘Conservative’ label.
Fox is ‘conservative’ vs CNN, NBC, CBS MSNBC etc...etc...etc...most of us know that Fox is less than conservative.
I’ll look some more then. Wasn’t what I remember, but I haven’t been in the pits since rear engine was a fairly new thing. Sort of drifted away from the sport until a few years ago.
LOL...I think about that every time is does the Heritage Foundation ads. Hearing Hannity use the phrase "intellectual firepower" is like hearing Pee Wee Herman advocating "brute muscular force."
When I was a kid my moms friend watched us during the summe. Her husband was Allen Backla, who had the fastest fuel dragster in CO. I spent time in the shop and pits. In those days we pushed the car down the return lane to fire it up. And crew guys pushed it back after a burn out. Sitting in the chase truck and watching them leave was awesome.
There were also some guys, Kaiser bros, who brought a funky contraption they called a “funny” car. The one I recall was a stretched out Corvair body called “Assasination II”.
Shortly after we moved to another state we heard Allen rolled his new car, a beautiful long dragster, at nearly 200 mph and was almost killed. When I moved back here I found he was still big in the Top Fuel scene, but no longer driving. Last I heard he was still alive.
There are people in the world whose opinion is that your head should be chopped off and your wife & daughters raped. I think they should be freely allowed to state that opinion.
It makes it easier to identify them and blow them up.
Couldn’t agree more I have been an ardent supporter of Force’s for his entire career and his daughters and other team members. I also drive Ford products and plan on passing my displeasure on to them as well. It’s been a good run John but you lost me this time I think it might be time to let a young up and comer get those sponsor dollars instead of a old angry fossil.
Nice of him to confirm it.
Maynard's Corvair was stretched by adding about 2 feet to the hoodline - - it looked great.
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