Skip to comments.Drag racer John Force just "Dixie Chicked" himself
Posted on 07/24/2010 5:25:17 PM PDT by RingerSIX
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He used to be one of my favorites. The show changed my mind about him considerably. Still rooted for his girls.
These days his team seems to be taking over. Getting too big for the good of the sport.
“John was born and raised in a travel trailer!!”
Hopefully, he will go back to that travel trailer, once
the Marxist that he seems to admire take over America.
Your a great American
(sorry, had to fire that off, he annoys the crud out of me too, lol)
That's the first thought that came to mind when I saw the article.
He's probably not worried. If they drop him, Citgo and Cubapetróleo will pick him up.
But they’re not “All lies. All crap.”
What did ‘whoeve’r ask him that he felt he had to say that?
So you never saw those butterflies opening/closing when a car blew the tires?
You are mis-informed.
Gee, once you hit that post button, it can’t be stopped. lol
“Is John Force a stage name, or his real name?”
that’s his real name, his daughter Ashley races against him.
Is this tribal code?
I wouldn’t be surprised if they have software-controlled throttle activation with manual override. Couldn’t possibly be an on/off switch, though. My R/C (radio controlled) dragster has one but that is one horsepower, not 8,000.
Next time youre at the races, check it out....look at the construction of the car; ask some of the drivers. Doug Kalitta is a good guy to talk to and gets to the point. If you catch Tony Pedregon in a talkative mood hell go on and on; I like him. It is too bad that Gary Scelzi isnt at the tracks as much anymore, hes another great interview. They will all confirm the reality of the sport: the cars throttle is set by the computer and the accelerator switch is the initiator.
I gather that youre not even the mildest of the insiders, who get to enter the cars pit and have sandwiches and drinks with the drivers, wives and crew, and see the cars stripped apart, and then go into the trailer and watch the crew chief set up the cars next run on the computer. Those computer settings adjust the engine’s fuel flow, ignition advance, clutch sequence and the throttle. I have stood next to a crew chief and watched this; and I am misinformed?
Yes, the betterflies open and close, but it is an on/off hit by the driver that goes into the setup in the computer. The driver’s pedal has no increments.
Makes sense what you say. The driver’s foot is just there for reaction time.
Why you think that Kemo Sabe. :>)
Mike Dunn complimented him as being on of his (dunns) top 5 best drivers of the current era when you take all of the variables out.
For some reason it seemed to piss him off...
Larry Dixon is also a good guy to talk too.
It’s too bad that The Snake and Dick Lahaie are gone. Those two would talk to you about anything..
Another good guy to talk to is Warren Johnson, just wait until the day is over, he is very nice and accomidating once his workday is over.
Thanks for the info.
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