70-year-old John Force wins 150th NHRA Funny Car race
Living NHRA legend John Force won his 150th Funny Car race on Sunday, resetting a record that will likely stand for decades.
Force, 70, beat Ron Capps in the finals of the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Wash., with a 3.971-second run to Capp’s 4.018. It was Force’s first win since his 149th at the Denver event in July 2018, and it took place in his 700th Funny Car event.
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"Give me a good race car, I can race," Force said. "I may not be as young as these kids and a hot shot on that tree, but I can still get it done. I'm glad it's over and I can calm down now and not live with that, thinking you'd never get it. I know I've only got a few years left. I want to enjoy it. I want to have fun. And when you can't win ... I've been trained to win and it's just, it's just not fun."
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Capps wasn’t just second in the race, but remains a distant second in the all-time standings to Force with 63 career wins.
The Associated Press contributed to this report