Already this season, John Force has lost in the first round six times,
been beaten by a woman for the first time ever and failed to qualify
his Castrol GTX® High Mileage™ Ford Funny Car for an NHRA tour event
for the first time
in 20 years.
With the mid-point in the season just ahead, the 14-time NHRA Funny Car
champion finds himself outside the Top 10 in driver points for the
first time since 1982.
Not to worry. Drag racing's most prolific winner has a prescription
for what ails him and he takes the cure this week when the NHRA
POWERade tour moves to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for the 38th
renewal of the Pro Care Rx SuperNationals.
"I'm going in with a different attitude," said the 58-year-old drag
racing icon. "The Eric thing (prot‚g‚ Eric Medlen's tragic death
following a testing accident last March) was rough on all of us, the
fans as well as the racers, and I know that the overload from building
new shops in Indy to training my girls, Ashley, Brittany and Courtney,
to working with the TV show (A&E Network's real-life series
"Driving Force") took a toll.