John Force Racing Between Rounds – Fire in the Hole!
John Force Racing Teams at NHRA Arizona Nationals
The race only lasts about 4 seconds. Four. Even F1’s new engines at 15,000 rpm would only turn over 1000 times in four seconds. But no doubt, these nitro burning mothers make some power!
Back at the pits of John Force Racing, it went like this: Race, win, zip back to pits, body off, blink, the blower’s on a bench, blink, the clutch is SMOKING next to the car. These guys don’t play, so I wanted to show some pictures…
You’ll have to look closely, but off to the right of the clutch shown here, you’ll see some smoke rising up. One of Robert Height’s crew members just moved this thing. Wonder if it’s cool enough to touch before going back in?
This is the mess that goes with the heat of the clutch. It’s a beautiful mess when you can rocket from 0 to 100 in under a second!
This was the thrash between rounds for Brittany Force’s final round race. How many arms do you see in there? (Click any of these pictures to see them full size)
I tried to stay out of the way, but just in case I wasn’t completely, thanks to the teams for letting me behind the scenes!