So what's wrong with Force's sexy shots? She looks very nice, and goodness knows the NHRA could use some attention, what with sponsors dropping out left and right. Still, if it were up to us to make drag racing exciting, we might go a different route--bring back the wheelstanders and the Swamp Rats. Our super YouTube searcher Tom Yeager hipped us to the following videos, from a Mopar meet at Englishtown back in Don Garlits and Bill "Maverick" Golden were on hand, telling stories and making contemporary drag racers look like total sissies. Golden talks about the development of the wheelstanding Little Red Wagon, and when you can recall a tale in which your racing weekend starts off with having to back the car off the trailer while engulfed in flames, well, that's gonna be a good yarn.
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Daughter of Drag Racing legend John Force made the decision at the age of 7 that she was going to race funny cars like her dad. Courtney's sisters also grew up to become racers, Brittnay currently drives the Brandsource Top Fuel Dragster, and older sister Ashley raced, but has now retired from competitive racing. We would like to add, that her body is rockin'! She trains constantly, and it shows. When asked about other sports she participated in as a youngster she told ESPN ,. I was in dance, gymnastics, cheer and softball. In high school, I was a cheerleader, but I was also taking auto shop class, kind of like the best of both worlds. I like the girly side of everything, but I really love these race cars.
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We're used to seeing a lot of muscle from our fave athletes—but not quite this much! Some of the fittest champs in the world bared every pec, quad and yes, even their glute muscles for ESPN magazine's annual body issue , which hits newsstands today. Take three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings , who manages to look fiercely fit in the spread, despite posing both while pregnant and after giving birth. The 6-foot-3 beach volleyball player admits that no amount of athleticism can compare with birthing a child. Having babies makes me feel like Wonder Woman. And the statuesque star definitely looks like a superhero, too! As does fellow athlete Courtney Force , who revs up the va-va-voom volume in the issue. The NHRA Funny Car driver shows off her feminine curves as she perches atop a tire and covers her unmentionables with a gasoline canister.
Courtney and Brittany Force sit on one of the great past cars of their father, legendary racer John Force at their Yorba Linda headquarters. Courtney Force has driven this Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car which has 8, horsepower, and can reach over miles-per-hour in four seconds. John Force also knocked off Courtney in the first round of eliminations on Sunday en route to the victory, which ended a race winless streak and is the th of his career. It has 8, horsepower and can reach miles per hour in 4 seconds. Both of their current cars were being worked on at the Force shop in Indianapolis. It marked the first time that they have raced in a Funny Car final round, and Courtney improved to overall in head-to-head matchups against her father, a time Funny Car world champion, by going 4. John Force, who was making his second finals appearance in as many weeks, finished with a 4. Force said she wants to show the public that drivers have to be physically and mentally fit to drag race a 10,horsepower funny car. She was happy to receive the support and hugs from her all-male team. Contact the writer: or dlanghorne ocregister.