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LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF JOHN FORCE

 

John Force’s incredible success as a professional drag racer belies a childhood in which he rarely won anything – from football to fistfights. 

In this episode of Legends, the Series, season four, the 16-time Funny Car champ talks about enduring polio, the influence of his brother Louie, his family’s “Grapes of Wrath” lifestyle, a father whose pride was not evident until after his death, learning to deal with pressure and how he would most like to be remembered.

“I didn’t know I was a poor child,” the 148-time NHRA tour winner said of his years growing up in seven-member family anchored by a truck driving dad and a fry cook mom.   “I thought it was the greatest time of my life.” 

CATCH ALL OF OUR VIDEOS FROM LIGHTS OUT 9

Catch the final recaps in both qualifying and eliminations as well as all the other action from the incredible Lights Out 9 event at South Georgia Motorsports Park, located outside of Valdosta, Ga.

LIVE VIDEO - LIGHTS OUT 9, VALDOSTA, GA.

Thanks to our coverage parters over at Motor Mania TV, we bring you the live feed from Lights Out 9 at South Georgia Motorsports Park located outside of Valdosta, Ga.

CPTV VIDEO - RECAPPING THE NHRA LUCAS OIL WINTERNATIONALS

The season-opening event of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concluded Sunday at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were victorious in their respective categories at the first of 24 events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

NEXT LEGENDS: THE SERIES DELAYED UNTIL FEB 15

LEGENDS: THE SERIES PREVIEW - THE LEGEND OF JOHN FORCE

 

The word icon seems so inadequate.

However, there is no more of an iconic name to represent a drag racer than John Force.

CPTV VIDEO - BO BUTNER ROLLS IN THE "BO MOD" CAMARO

 

There was a day when Pro Modified was the devil according to those in the Pro Stock division. In today's challenging NHRA Pro Stock community, one of drag racing's more volatile doorslammer divisions appears to be the great escape.

Consider Bo Butner the next escapee, although he's really not going anywhere.

Why Pro Mod?

CPTV FEATURE - PAUL LEE HAS THE HEART OF A FUNNY CAR DRIVER

Funny Car driver Paul Lee understands the importance of another chance. By his own estimation, Saturday's runs in a Funny Car is a third lease on life.

Lee, who was seriously injured in a skydiving incident in the 1990s, made his first runs in a fuel Funny Car since suffering a "widowmaker" heart attack in December 2017.

In this CompetitionPlusTV video, Lee explains how each day is a blessing and how driving a Funny car again is a inspirational experience. 

CPTV VIDEO NOTEBOOK - ACTION FROM PHOENIX TESTING

CLASSIC VIDEO - DRAG RACING, A SPORT OF THE PEOPLE

This classic video, produced in the early 1970s. explains the value of drag racing in the entertainment community. Plenty of old cars and interesting people in the promotional/documentary sport extolling the virtues of of straight-line racing.

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