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SEASON FOUR REWIND - 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.” 

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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.

CPTV VIDEO - WARMING UP DRAGSTER IN LIVING ROOM?

To our best knowledge, even the master of cool Don "The Snake" Prudhomme never attempted this.

But, for drag racers, cabin fever and a long winter's break will force some into the absurd.

STORYTELLERS - DALE PULDE TELLS THE STORY OF NOT BAD FOR A STOLEN CAR

Dale Pulde is a legendary figure in the history of fuel Funny Car racer. His beautiful War Eagle Funny Cars, in partnership with Mike Hamby, were nothing short of works of art. A little over four decades ago, Pulde debuted his first of the War Eagle Funny Cars, and for him the maiden tour was one he hasn't forgotten. Enjoy a tale which includes the authorities, accusations, a memorable fight and a few for the blooper reel.

SEASON FOUR REWIND - LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF JEB ALLEN

Few ever climbed higher or sunk lower than Jeb Allen who, six years after becoming the youngest driver ever to win the NHRA Top Fuel Championship, was addicted to drugs and alcohol, estranged from family and friends and living in the back of his truck.

In this episode of Legends: The Series, Season Four, Allen, now a successful homebuilder, revisits the good days, discusses the bad and explains how “tough love” finally enabled him to break the cycle of abuse.

A crew chief at 16, the youngest licensed NHRA Top Fuel driver at 17 and the youngest Top Fuel winner at 18, he raced with sponsorship from Revell, Dodge and English Leather. He won NHRA, AHRA and IHRA championships. Eventually, though, the pressure he placed on himself took its toll.

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