FORCE CLINCHES 16TH MELLO YELLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
John Force’s victory at the NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas was doubly rewarding because not only did it give him his fourth win of the year and 138th of his career, it also allowed him to secure his 16th NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship. Force defeated daughter Courtney in a great 4.06 to 4.08 final-round bout to take the Wally and season crown.
“Man, we’re having fun; everything but the sweet 16,” said Force. “I felt 16 after I won, but I don’t want to end my career at 16. I want to end it at 17 at least, so I’m going to be around for a while. You’re stuck with me because I truly do love it. The truth is if I ever had to win, this is a pretty good time to win because [sponsorship] deals need to be made next year, and I’ll be the champ while we’re making those deals. I love the job. I live in the gym. There ain’t nothing wrong with me. Nobody said you’ve got to quit racing. I’m going to keep doing it because it’s what I like to do. Doctor gave me a clean bill of health a few weeks ago. Read Full Article